Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Box in a Bag

Tote Bag 1

This cute little bag has been making its appearance on many a blog, so when I saw it again on Renee's, I decided to finally give it a try!  Her posting is from July 9 and she also has a link to a tutorial.  I found mine at Diana Gibbs' blog, so that is the one I used.  I realized when I made my first one, I used exactly the same paper as hers!!  So I kind of threw another one together today; this is  a little shorter in height because I used a scrap piece of DP that I had in my stash.  I did not scallop the bottom edge, but stamped some of the elements from Wanted, added some ribbon & buckle from HPH, and tied it with the same ribbon.  (In this light, I guess that ribbon doesn't match very well!  Oh well!)  I did not add any embellishments to the front of the bag since the DP's design was centered so nicely!  Gee, how did that happen?  I can see where there could be lots & lots of possibilities for these little bags!  This one will be a door prize at my upcoming Retirement Stampin'Up!  party!  I guess I should put something inside though! LOL!  My next one will be a little more embellished--that is the fun part, don't you think!?  It is quite easy, why don't you give it a try?  Thanks for visiting....remember that tomorrow is COLOR THROWDOWN CHALLENGE Wednesday!  Stop back! 

  • Stamps:  Wanted
  • Paper:  Western Sky DP, Creamy Caramel
  • Ink:  Creamy Caramel
  • Acc:  Sticky Strip, Grosgrain ribbon, Tab Punch, round punch, Glue Dots

7 comments:

  1. LeAnne!!!! This is sooo stinkin cute! I'm so going to have to check out that tutorial and give this a try! I LOVE it!

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  2. Oh LeAnne!!! Super duper cute! Oh, and I finally answered your tag from last month. Better late than never -LOL! Hugs,

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  3. So cute! I haven't tried one of these yet. Oh, and I love your new picture! I just noticed it...maybe it's been there awhile.

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  4. Awesome bag!! I've seen these over on Diana Gibbs blog as well and saved the instructions...just haven't had time to get'r done! Yours looks fabulous, LeAnne! TFS I really love it! :)

    Wendy

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  5. OMG...tooooooo cute! This is the first one I have seen and I love it! Also, love your new picture!

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  6. Aren't these so fun to make?!?!?! I did this in a demo at the store, and have to constantly keep making copies of the instructions to hand out! I love the colors you used on this! Gorgeous!

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