Thursday, August 7, 2008

Bella 's Tote

I've seen quite of few of these adorable totes and I had to give it a try myself. Mine doesn't have as much 'cute factor' as others I've seen, much simpler. The directions from this tutorial are easy to follow with an absolutely charming outcome. I chose to use the bold Pink Pirouette polka dots on Riding Hood Red from the soon to be released (Aug 11th) Bella Rose Designer Series Paper. If you haven't read any of my recent posts, I love this new paper. Soft pink roses, small clustered flowers, bold polka dots, small polka dots...And you can have it too in just a few more days! YEAH!!!! So my little tote was kreated with the Bella Rose DSP and Pink Pirouette cardstock. I accented my tab (tote handles) using the Totally Tabs set and inking the stamp with Riding Hood Red and stamping on Pink Pirouette. Then used the Round Tabs Punch and lined it up with my inked design and punched it out for a perfect 'tote handle'. Placed a 1/8" circle Punch to thread a piece of Pretty in Pink (close enough until I can get my hands on the new in color ribbons :) ) Grosgrain Ribbon. The bottom of the bag is completed using the new Scallop Edge Punch - I believe the must have tool of the year, esp. if you liked to kreate scallops the 'ol fashion way - slit punch or corner rounder. You'll love how easy and quick this new tool is! My dollars well spent as I'm using it all the time :) Instead of adorable buttons to adorn my tote, the final touch to my bag was some 'floating' butterflies that I punched out with a non-SU punch. (Love butterflies - hence my fluttering butterflies in my title header :) ) The center of my butterflies sparkle with a bit of Dazzling Diamonds. This tote is ready for gift givin'.

Reminder: Aug 10th - Last day to order - Only a few days left, so email me your 'retired' orders before its too late!

Aug 11th - The release of the new Fall/Winter Catalog - WaHoo. As soon as I am able, I will have it up on my sidebar for you to click on and browse through. Catalogs are $9.95, if you'd like one sent to you, please email me your contact info and how you'd like to pay, check or credit and I'll gladly put one in the mail for you.

Stay tune for some GREAT promo offers to begin Aug 11th with the release of the new catalog.

For now, go kreate


Kris said...

This is so pretty. That print is my favorite out of the Bella Rose collection.

I love those little butterflies too. What a neat idea.

Thanks for sharing!

Tiffany said...

I've seen these too and need to make one! Cute touch with the butterflies.

Trendymamma said...

I love it! Kim, you have added such a cute touch to this. The butterflies are so sweet.

Thanks for posting it.

Lorraine said...

These little bags are the cutest. I love how you put this one together.