Friday, October 17, 2008

more Christmas?

I know it's weird to be posting so much stuff on Christmas in October, but I made a LOT of different things for our Luv 2 Stamp meeting, and want to share a few more, then I promise I'll move on to something else. I used an idea by Linda Hanson from convention this year to adapt into another idea. Linda made a great tote bag using vinyl purchased at a fabric store, and a lot of jumbo eyelets, ribbons, etc... and I wanted to try something smaller, less expensive and easier. I used 3 1/2 of the Stampin Up! 6x6 page protectors, 2 full size, and 2 that were cut in half (saving the other half for the next bag). I cut the ring flap (?, what is it really called?) off, then used my crop-a-dile to punch holes in the sides and bottoms of all the page protectors (I punched all the way around on the 1/2 being used for the bottom). I made a template using the stiff white board that comes in the back of the Stampin Up Design Series Paper, so my holes would line up. I used cardstock in the bottom (since it wouldn't show), then laced up the holes with 1/4" grosgrain ribbon. I added the print paper from the Simply Scrappin' I Wish kit on all 4 sides, which can easily be slipped in and out to change the season or color scheme, then added 2 jumbo eyelets on either side for the handles. Be sure to only punch through the outside part of the pocket, or you'll have a permanent print which can't be slipped out. I added more 1/4" grosgrain ribbon for the handles using mini glue dots to secure the ribbon on to itself, rather than having a bulky knot. It's a perfect size for a treat, or a stack of cards, and would be a great gift idea. Hope you like it!

1 comment:

Shiozaki Beach girls said...

great bag...and love your dogs!