Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tote Purse Note Cards

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I need a gift for this weekend, and I have wanted to make this little tote purse since I saw it on Tammy's blog here.  The original design for this can be seen here at Inky Doodles.  As Tammy says, her directions are very good, so I won't reinvent the wheel---just check Tracy's tutorial out!  Tammy's is also much more elaborate than mine---I didn't do a lot of stamping on mine because I needed to finish it fairly quickly.  So here it is:

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The tote opens up and holds cards and envelopes in a clear box that has been cut in half.  The note cards and tote both use retired Paris in the Spring DP and a monogram using Justrite's Special Occasions font in Perfect Plum.  The image on the front is from Say it with Scallops in Pink Pirouette.  My cardstock choices are So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum and Whisper White.  The front DP panel was stamped with the swirl from Baroque Motifs and the envelope was stamped with the flourish from Friends 24-7, which I just received and LOVE!  I can't wait to play with it some more! 

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Here's a side view of the tote itself.  I think if you click on it, it will enlarge!

I also used a MS border punch, SU's Scallop circle & square punches, 1 1/4" circle punch, Designer label punch, gingham ribbon and twill from Taylored Expressions, along with a bridal flower RAK (thanks, Denise) that I daubered and some bling.  The closure has a couple of little magnets to hold it together.  It was a fun project, and I also will be including a pen and a pack of stamps so the recipient can sit down and write her thank-you notes and mail them out promptly!!!  Thanks for visiting today!

14 comments:

  1. So pretty, LeAnne! I was just debating whether to get that Friends 24-7 set...I may have to now!

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  2. Beautiful!! Love how you used the clear box inside - it really lets your wonderful cards show!!

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  3. Beautifully done, LeAnne! Love how yours turned out!

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  4. WOW! This is a gorgeous project LeAnne! You put it together beautifully!

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  5. Beautiful tote, this is a great project...still a little scared to try one, but you did an awesome job. Your friend is going to love it, all the tought you put into it!

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  6. Very nice LeAnne. Whoever gets this will LOVE it!!!

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  7. This is fantastic! What a great gift! Love your colors and design!

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  8. What a great design! Love it! ~chris

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  9. This is gorgeous!!! What a fabulous idea and I love the colour combo!!

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  10. This is so cool! Beautiful too. Wonderful, as always!

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  11. What fun LeAnne! I love this little tote purse!!! I'm hopping right over for the deets! thanks for sharing the link.

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  12. Your tote is lovely!! Thanks for the link back to my blog,I appreciate it.
    Tracy

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  13. LOVE your tote, LeAnne! I especially love that you made it look so much like a purse with the tab at the top! Thanks for the blog links!

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