Thursday, April 15, 2010

April Club Purse 3x3" Mini Tote with Cottage Wall Designer Paper

This is the Mini Tote and 4 cards we made in Club on Sunday. The Fifth Avenue Floral set (item #113734 regular price $24.95) is currently on sale for only $19.96! Contact me if you'd like to purchase this set or any thing else. This is a "Make it with Mary" original. Can you believe it? Usually I case everything, lol.

It's so simple to make. You start with a 4-1/4" x 10" piece of card stock ~
  1. Score at 1" along the length of the card stock
  2. Score at 1", 4-1/2", 5-1/2" & 9" across the width of the card stock
  3. Crease all scored lines
  4. Cut 1" along the lines you just scored (to where they intersect with the long 1" scored line). This creates tabs.
  5. Cut out the 1 x 1" section on one end only
  6. Put sticky strip on the two long tabs adjacent to the 1" square you cut out and on the two 1" square tabs
  7. Use 1-1/4" circle punch to punch half a circle out of the two larger sections on the side opposite of the tabs
  8. Add two 6" pieces of ribbon to the sides of the half circle cut outs to form handles
  9. Decorate as desired
  10. Assemble the tote
  11. Fill with 3" x 3" mini cards and envelopes (or Ghiradelli chocolate squares!)
We used the bleach technique (fold up a paper towel and add bleach to create a stamp "pad") to stamp the flower image on the mini cards.

sets- fifth avenue floral, short and sweet
cs - orchid opulence, rich razzleberry, whisper white, cottage wall designer paper
ink- rich razzleberry pad
access- scallop trim border punch, wide oval punch, 1-1/4" circle punch, sticky strip, rich razzleberry polka dot grosgrain ribbon, bleach

Happy Stamping! Mary

p.s. Please leave me a comment if you like this project

1 comment:

  1. so cute! I may have to do something similar in my next club meeting. TFS!