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I am so excited to share a couple of cards I designed with the New Sale-a-bration set Pedal Pushers! If you haven't seen the three new Sale-a-bration items that are available between now and the end if March, be sure and visit the Stampin'Up! Website and check them out!
This set is especially cute for anniversary, wedding and thinking of you cards. I hope you enjoy the cards!
I have had a lot of love coming in for the Card totebag I posted yesterday in the Control Freaks Blog Hop! Thank you all for your kind notes and comments! Let me also say - this was an idea my friend found on Pinterest and shared with me, so I am not the originator of this tote, but I did redesign the project to suit my needs, so this is my version! As promised - here are the instructions! I highly recommend you read through the entire sheet before starting the project, so you have an idea of what comes next. If you have any questions, please drop me a note!!
Little totebag for cards – this version was designed by Connie Tumm!
Scoring board and stylus
¼ inch sticky tape
1/8 inch punch
Small flower punch
Brads with long prongs
Base piece: 1 piece 7 x 4
* score at 1 inch on all four sides
* cut slit on each corner and fold into box
* use tape to put box together
* run tape around outside of box, for when you attach the DSP to it
DSP Piece: 2 pieces of DSP cut to 6 x 7 ½
*overlap by ¼ inch and tape together to make 1 long piece – 6 x 15
* attach DSP piece to box - you want the seams in the DSP to fall on
the center of the 2 inch sides of the box.
*before you come around the last corner, put a strip of ¼ inch tape on
the edge of the DSP that will overlap.
*carefully tape the two ends of the DSP together starting from the
bottomand working your way up – being careful to not overlap too
much as you get to the top.
Handle placement: *Mark handle placement with the guide. Just put a little dot on the DSP
so you have an idea of where the handles will fall
* My handles are 3 3/4 inches apart
*Punch holes in DSP – for handles
Make Handles:2 pieces 11 x 1 –
*score at ½ inch from 2-9 inches
* DO NOT SCORE ENDS WHERE BRADS GO
*round corners on handles and punch holes for brads
* Fold on score line being Careful not to crease at the ends of
*Tape folded part of handle together
* use bone folder (lightly) to give a curve to the handle.
*from scraps - Punch 1/8 inch circle first, then flower,
so that hole is in the center of flower
OUTER/Upper trim: 2 pieces 1 x 7 ½
*Use bone folder (lightly) to give curve to trim.
* Use tape to attach outer trim – lining up the seams to fall
underneath the handles.
*You may have a tiny bit of excess on these pieces, just trim
if that is the case
Attach Handles: * Repunch the holes for the handles. You can see where they are
on the inside of the bag.
*Before attaching handles, put a dimensional above the hole,
to help hold handles in place.
*Using brads, attach flower, then attach handle to bag,
folding back prongs on inside of bag.
*Turn brad prongs so they are sideways and will get hidden
by inner trim
INNER/Upper trim:2 pieces 1 x 7 ½
* Use bone folder (lightly) to give curve to trim.
*Use tape to attach inner trim (your tape will go on the outer
curved side this time)
* Line up the seams to fall on the sides of the bag where the
DSP seams are.
* You may have a tiny bit of excess on these pieces, just trim
if that is the case
Bottom trim: 2 pieces ¾ inch x 7 ¾
*Lay a piece along the bottom of tote and gently score with your
fingers, to mark the corners.
* I lined up the seams on the 2 inch sides of the bag.
* Use tape to attach.
Tag: White piece – 2 x 3 Coordinating CS Piece 2 1/8 x 3 1/8
* use Stamps, ink and punches to make a cute tag for your bag.
Hi Stampers! Welcome to the February 2016 Control Freaks Blog Tour! I know you enjoyed seeing the beautiful creations that LeAnn Greff shared with you.
It is the best time of the year - Sale-A-Bration time!! I know everyone is happy when they receive free stamping products and I think Stampin'Up! went all out this year with some really fun products! One of my favorite things in the Sale-a-Bration catalog was the Wildflower Fields DSP. I decided I wanted to center one of my March classes around this paper so I have designed a group of cards with it. A few weeks ago my stamping friend Kim brought me the cutest little tote and I decided it would be the perfect little container to hold my group of cards. I know my friends and family love when I give them handmade cards, but it is even more special when you have a really cute package that you put them in. Here is a peak inside the tote. Don't you just love our two-sided DSP! If you would like instructions for the tote - they are posted on 2/20/2016
One last photo! Here is a close-up of some of the cards I will be putting inside the little tote! That is all I have to share for now! Your next stop is with Wendy Weixler and I know she is going to have something fun for you to see!