Sunday, September 7, 2008

Another Tote and a SALE!

This little tote is a variation of one that I did as part of a class taught by Lauren Meader at The Paper Tree in New Hampshire. The original version was actually more of a folder....but I wasn't following the instructions closely enough and I sealed up all of the loose edges, and therefore ended up with an enclosed box! LOL! I ended up preferring the I have gone ahead and made more of them since.

This is one of the versions I made recently......

The box itself is made from an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of vellum card stock. I used brown StazOn and the SU! Define Your Life stamp for the sentiment on the front. The scalloped edge was made with my Threading Water border punch by Fiskars....LOVE that thing!! The blooms are from Making Memories.

I made two different versions of this card set, for two different totes. The outside of the totes were identical, I just varied the paper and ribbon on the cards inside the tote. I used She's All That from SU! and stamped one image on each of four cards. I used my Fiskars border punch on each of the cards. The ink is Brilliance.

I love these images from She's All That because a card comes together so quickly with them. Because they are solid images, there is no colouring! I find that colouring and paper piecing can be so time consuming! The tricky part with solid images is getting a nice, consistently coloured image...without any spottiness to it. The way I like to do this is by using a thin foam mat to stamp on top of. I have a number of Close To My Heart acrylic stamp sets, and each of their sets comes with one of these thin foam mats. The foam mat allows for a bit more 'give' when you stamp the image, and therefore you get a more solid looking image. Give it a try!

Some exciting news.......
Christie, over at Paper Pretties, has decided to extend her HUGE 45% off sale another week! You better get on over there while the gettin' is still good! There are going to be some changes over at Paper Pretties in the near future, and Christie really wants to get her inventory cleared out to prepare for all of the exciting NEW stuff!! The coupon code is the same "Labor Day" (case sensitive) and the sale will go on until Saturday, September 13th at 11:59 pm CST.

Thanks for stopping by today! :)


Joanne B. said...

Colleen! These are BEAUTIFUL! Love them!

Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...