Monday, March 29, 2010

It has been a long few weeks! I finally have had a chance to add at least one pic! This is my Easter card this year. I love the combination of Melon Mambo and Certainly Celery. Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Had a little trouble with the spacing in the tote tutorial. I will get better as I go (I hope).
Finally finished the tote tutorial! Here we go!

2-12 x 12 pcs. of DSP
bone folder

punch of your choice
hole punch
sticky strip

Step 1:
Cut your tote paper to 10 x 12

Step 2:
With the 10" side in the cutter, score the full length of the paper at 2" on each side

Step 3: Turn paper and score at 5" and 7"

Step 4: Crease all scores with your bone folder

Step 5: Cut from side of paper in to where score lines meet on both sides. Total of 4 - 2" cuts.

Step 6: Cut 4 - 5" x 1" pieces out of coordinating DSP

Step 7: Adhere the strips to the front and back of tote about 1"from score marks

Step 8: Add sticky strip as shown

Step 9: Assemble tote

Step 10: Cut 2 - 10" x 1" strips for handles

Step 11: Adhere handles to inside of bag using adhesive

Step 12: Punch out embellishments

Step 13: Add embellishments, hole punch through embellishment, tote, and handles. Add brads to hold it all together.

There you have the finished tote!

If you have any questions or comments please post!!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

This is more of the tote style. I will be adding a tutorial for this type of bag soon. Hopefully even later tonight! I made several of these for my crop this weekend.
Just another color scheme!
I am currently obsessed with making purses and totes. I was inspired by a Miche bag party I attended and have been making different styles ever since.

Monday, March 1, 2010

More SAB stuff! The set and paper are out of SAB. Only 30 more days to order!!!
This is the little monkey from the Fox and Friends set in the Occasions Mini. You can only order this set through April! It is so cute. I used the cloud paper out of the SAB paper pack. Again, a limited time item. I had a little trouble getting the hang of the new punches, but once I did, I loved the results!

Happy March! I am so excited that spring finally starts this month. Snow be gone. I love the leprechaun in the Pinch Proof set. I bought this because I am a huge Notre Dame fan, but now I love using it to make St. Patty's Day cards.