Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Tote of Thanks!

Did you check out last week's tutorial on Splitcoast? Leigh posted her Totally Totebag, a cute little purse perfect for filling with a handful of goodies. I wanted to thank some of my new co-workers for their help with my training and the totebag was just the ticket! The photo can be deceiving, it is only 3 3/4" wide, 2 3/4" tall and 1 1/2" deep.

I love that it only takes one sheet of card stock to make this purse. I went with contrasting colors for my handles and accents but was able to use mostly scraps. I found the side pieces a little bit of a pain so when I made 2 more, I left those off. The pattern paper is Cosmo Cricket, I thought that and the red card stock accents brightened up the kraft base I used. The rosette was made with the Tim Holtz Sizzix die I told you about last week, cut down to 3/4".

I filled each bag with a handful of Werthers hard candies, Dove Chocolates and Life Saver Strawberry Swirl candies. Most of the office seems to be on a diet so I kept the goodies to a minimum. It is the thought that counts on this one.

The small size on this would be perfect for packaging a gift card for giving. I have the pattern saved cause I know I will be using this one again.

I had questions about where to find the X-Press It blending paper for use with Copics. After a quick search, I found that Ellen Hutson carries it in 3 different package sizes but she is currently sold out. I also found it at 7 Kids College Fund, also sold out at the moment. I am pretty sure that Cheryl got hers from Magnolia and they do appear to have some in stock. This paper will probably start becoming more widely available as the word gets out.



Anonymous said...

Cute gift idea, great job. Rea

Kim said...

Hi Tracy!!
Great little gift idea. You did an awesome job!! TFS!! On a side note for those looking for the Xpress It Blending Paper, carries it too. Just thought I would mention it to you. I just went out and bought a bunch of the Neenah at a great price so I won't be using the Xpress It any time soon. Would love to try it though. Hope your dog is feeling better, I'm catching up to all my blogs and read that your dog was ill. Praying that he recovers quickly. Take Care.