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:
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!
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!