Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Just the Cutest Little Thing!

Well, isn't it? Oh my gosh, I've seen these little totes on several of my stamping friends blogs and I just HAD to try my hand at one - It's just TOO cute! (I don't know whose idea it was originally, so if it's you, please let me know. I want to give credit where it's due. I did see it first on my friend Tiffany Bauer's Blog here.)

And guess what? If you are attending Big Shots class this week, this is one of the projects you'll be making! There is still time to register.......

Anyway, the tote is made with two boxes created with the Bigz XL Box #2 Die and the Big Shot. You do need the extended cutting pads for this one and I used my Extended Crease Pad in place of my top Cutting Pad.

After I die cut two boxes out of Almost Amethyst cardstock, I cut off the small side flaps and assembled the boxes, not creasing the top flap.

I used the Tea Party Designer Series Paper to decorate the inside pieces then took my Large Oval Punch to punch a handle in just one box first, then attached them together with Sticky Strip. Once they were attached, I used the first handle hole as a guide and punched the other side. You should never punch through 2 pieces of cardstock at one time with your handheld punches, it can damage them.

Then I just decorated it up using a variety of cardstock, brads, ribbon and Big Shot Dies. The full list is at the bottom of this post.

It was honestly a VERY simple project and do you believe NO stamping?! Amazing, but true! LOL!

I hope you are having a great Tuesday - be sure to do something fun today! Hey, go stamp something!


Supplies Used:

Big Shot: Bigz XL Box #2 Die, Extended Cutting Pads, Extended Crease Pad, Embosslits Cherry Blossom, Standard Cutting Pads, Multi-Purpose Platform, Beautiful Butterflies Die

Paper: Almost Amethyst, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery cardstock; Tea Party Designer Series paper

Accessories: Trio Flower Punch, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Large Oval Punch, Corner Rounder Punch Handheld 1/16" punch, Soft Subtles Brads, Pretty in Pink 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, SNAIL

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  1. Yours turned out too cute!!! They are easy to do aren't they??

  2. This is just about the cutest thing ever! I LOVE the Tea Party DP, and the embossed flowers are cute. Love it!

  3. lol, Robin, we WERE on the same wavelength, weren't we! I love is adorable!! I feel may have to CASE it too! :)

  4. Wow, Robin, we WERE on the same wavelength! Yours is absolutely darling! Love the paper with it and also those Sizzlits are too cute! Hmm, do I feel a case coming on?? :)


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