Monday, June 23, 2008

"Tote"ally Cute

After seeing this tote and this tote, I had to try one for myself. Then this morning I saw Kathi's version and realized we definitely think alike in terms of projects we like to try. :o) Kathi linked a tutorial in her post.

Here's the tutorial I used to create mine. I will tell you though, trying to copy and paste the tutorial onto a Word document was a pain. The information and photos shared are terrific, and if you have a computer near where you create, you are good to go. Usually when I copy and paste, things line up very well. I don't know why they didn't on this blog...but I found the pictures would all show up at the top of the page and I had to move them to the words and well, let's just say, it may have taken longer to set up the document for printing than it did to make the project itself! LOL
I used some KI paper in my stash, a flower punch, buttons, cotton thread and Watermelon cardstock from CTMH. The white pen is an American Crafts brand. The grosgrain ribbon was also in my stash and I can't even remember where I got it. It matched the yellow stripe pretty well, though. The scallops on the bottom were created using my fairly new Fiskar's Threading Water punch, which was found at Michaels.

I thought this might be cute to use as a goody bag for a party. Too bad I didn't attempt it before Amy's birthday party, huh? Oh well, Jessica's is coming up in a few months...

Can you tell that I am avoiding the housework this morning? Guess I'd better get back to it!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great day!

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Barb W said...

So so cute! I just love your blog! I stopped by yesterday and you had that cute flip front card with a tutorial and now today you offer this adorable tote. I love love love the colors on this one. So summer-y and cheerful. Thank you so much for sharing.

Also, I totally know what you mean about avoiding housework...I'm hiding from mine right now. lol!

stampmonkey said...

What an adorable tote, Jeanne! Your colors and paper choice are perfect! Looks like you've mastered the Threading Water punch too. ;) Thanks for sharing your beautiful work and also for linking the tutorial for this project as well.

Kathi Carlson said...

Very nice! I love the bright colors, flowers, and buttons. It sounds like you need a laptop so you can tote those instructions around. Not that I have one. Of course, I'm the one who doesn't read directions. LOL. Yup, we like the same things and both have excellent taste!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Your project is just adorable!!! Very, very cute!! And you have a nice, bright room to work in. My stamp room is in the basement and I have always wished for more natural light!!! TFS!!!