Friday, October 26, 2007

Capacious Hold-all: as any good purse should be!

This was inspired by a purse card-holder by "SheStampsHeCamps" on s.c.s here. She so kindly provides easy directions here. What I especially adore about her design is that you can put standard cards in it (with room for a little tissue, or shred, on top) OR you can go for bigger cards. It holds 5 and a half inch square cards like a dream (or 5x6 inches or 6x6...GRIN!)

If you'd like a template for the handle pieces and corner pieces just let me know. I made one with four of each of them on it; it adds speckles to whatever cardstock you run through the printer. (I just photocopied a piece of naturals card stock.) I can make a non-speckly version if you'd like...
ETA Here's the post with that speckle free template for the purse parts :0)

I used Stazon ink(timber brown) to stamp the "Baroque Motifs" flourish on the Basic Grey Paper( BLI-348) Polar Blue, from their Blitzen Collection. I touched up the flourish with a black stamp'n'write marker for some depth. The faux leather pieces are cut out of "Close to Cocoa" cardstock then daubed with "Chocolate chip" classic ink on a sponge dauber. The paper piercing was done with a 1/16 inch hole punch & a mechanical pencil to "emboss" the stitches (then I went over top of the stitches with a "Close to Cocoa" stamp'n'write marker. The brads are from the new vintage set. For details on how the flower for the tag was made please see this post.

Thanks for taking the time to look!
:0) Mel

6 comments:

~* Tracy *~ said...

Oh Mel!!!! OMG!!! I looooooooooove this little bag! It's beyond gorgeous! If you don't mine sharing your little templates, I would really love to have a go at this!
hugs, Tracy

Anonymous said...

nice work...what i love the best is the girl in the bubble bath! mrg

Kim Etherington said...

Cool awesome fab tote... I need this template girl. :o) Is it easy enough for me? hee hee

leann said...

this is absolutelt stunning mel! can i get this template too, please?!
big hugs x
leannnew@hotmail.com

Princess Matilda said...

Ooooh, love it! More neat stuff - you're always so good for that!!

Maggie said...

what a cute little bag. There is a store in TO you would love - Bizzy Bee's come visit K?