Friday, August 29, 2008

Mini Tote and Notecards

Happy Friday, everyone! I have today's project for the ATS Blog Hop! We're doing a "Review Preview" featuring the sets Sugarplum Scenery Set and Sugarplum Sentiment Set. I made a mini tote with four 3x3 note cards. It's the same tote I made for THIS post, but in that case I used it for a gift card holder. It is an easy project which can be adapted for any purpose! Just click on a photo to get a better view.

To make the tote, start with a 6" x 8" piece of cardstock. Score it 1" from the top and bottom and 3.25" inches from either side.

Fold on the score lines and cut to make the side tabs. At this point, you can turn the cardstock over and stamp or emboss the surface. I chose to leave mine plain.

Using Sticky Strip or other strong adhesive, fold up the sides and adhere.

Decorate the tote as desired. I used American Crafts paper for the background. The sentiment and stamped rectangle are from Sugarplum Sentiment Set. The two flowers are from Sugarplum Scenery Set. I stamped them, colored them with Copics, cut them out, and added brads to the centers. For the handles, I slippped grosgrain ribbon through Jumbo Eyelets and knotted the ends. You could also attach the ribbon with brads.

I made the 3x3" notecards with C.C. Designs white cardstock. I scored two lines along the bottom of each card, then I stamped the flowers and sentiments from the Sugarplum Sentiments Set. Quick and easy!

Now that you've seen this project, head over to the ATS Blog and see which members of the Design Team have other creations to share! One of them will have a $5 gift certificate to All That Scraps for you to win! Have fun blog hopping! :)

Tonight we're going to the Rascal Flatts/Taylor Swift concert, and tomorrow we'll be at Megan's cross country meet. I hope I can get squeeze in some stamping time, too! I'll be back for sure Sunday with another Sunday Supper recipe! Hope to see you then -- have a great day! :)

18 comments:

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Chris, I love this. Thanks for the picture tutorial, it makes it so much easier to understand!! I read your blog every day and you always inspire me. Please check out my blog as there is an award there for you! Lots of love, Denise x

Tammy Hershberger said...

Adorable! I LOVE the colors you used! And the designs on the notecards are great, especially with the scored accents!

Dawn Easton said...

This is super cute Christina! I love making these little things...such a fab gift to give!
Have fun at the concert tonight!!!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Christina,
Beautiful job! I cannot wait to try this. Have fun seeing RF and Taylor Swift. I love her music..Have a safe weekend. chris

Alexandra said...

How totally cute Christina!! Thanks for the directions, I think I will make this today - love this project! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Melissa said...

So cute!

Many Blessings,
M.

Allison said...

This is so cute. I love the look of the cards!

Have fun at the concert!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

very cute project Christina!

Jeanette - said...

Christina -
This is a great project!! Great gift idea.....hmmmm :) Have fun at the concert tonight, Rascal Flatts was my favorite concert ever, hope they're great for you too!

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful project!! Great tutorial Christine!!

Cathy I. said...

so cute - great colors!

Cyndi` said...

What an adorably simple idea with that set and the scoring...too cute!!

Susan (rainy) said...

What an incredibly darling set. That tote is wonderful and I love the sweet little note cards.

Anna Sutherland said...

This is fabulous. So fabulous in fact I'm nominating you for a blogging award. Please stop by my blog to pick up your award.

Vickilyn said...

Love love love your blog!!! The cards and holder are the cutest! I will have to find who is giving away the GC, however, I would much prefer to be going with you to the Rascal Flatts concert!! They are the best!!!!

Heather said...

oh i love the cute little bag! so great! check out my new blog if u have a minute :) have a great weekend!

Leslie Miller said...

Love these darling and perfect little cards with their tote! Thanks for an excellent tutorial, too!

shel9999 said...

What an adorable little bag and cards!!! I love it!!