Friday, August 15, 2008

A Teachers Tote

Its almost back to school - can you believe summer has almost come to an end??? I remember when it was time to go back to school and my mom would say 'lets go pick out your 'tote bag'. Backpacks weren't her 'lingo' until I was... I guess in middle school? So here is my back to school special tote bag :) I've been more in project mode lately than card making - I hope that's ok! I guess its that time of year when I start thinking holidays, birthdays, teacher stuff - so anywho on to the tote. I used my 'teacherish' apples from the Summer Picnic Designer Paper in the New Catalog. This paper is great and coincides with the fabulous Tart n Tangy set. I inked the apple, from Tart n Tangy in VersaMark and randomly stamped it on Kiwi Kiss. My panel of red apples is lined by Real Red 'straps' which I faux stitched using my White Signo Gel Pen. I attached silver brads to the handles to secure. And the finishing touch a little White Grosgrain Ribbon. A great little gift to fill with notecards (perfect size to hold 4 1/4"x5 1/2" cards and envelops) or any other goodies for a teacher, don't ya think? A gift inside a gift :)

For now, go kreate

FYI: Currently the New Catalog is only available in a pdf format. Opening the catalog direct from the link I've provided may take a while depending on how many people are accessing it. Its a very large file so be patient. Downloading it to your hard drive may be a better option.


JUST JUDY and her STAMPS! said...

A - apple
D - darling
O - outstanding
R - red is my fave color
A - amazing project
B - beautiful work
L - lucky teacher
E - everyone is going to love making this

Judy :0

Tiffany said...

Cute tote! I love that paper too. The nice little bow adds the perfect touch. Great job Kim!!!

Mary Fish said...

Simply charming. I love the straps. Clever, clever!

Tanya said...

this is too cute! I'm so glad "Tart & Tangy" didn't retire with the mini!! :)