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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Inspired 2-pocket tote

While browsing SCS the other day, I came across the most adorable tote made by Paynete. Click here to view it. Upon further investigation, I found that she'd made it using Stampin' Up!'s bigz xl die--Box #2. Ho-hum, I don't own that die, so my initial thought was to open up another tab on my internet brower, head over to the SU! demo website and order that die with next day shipping, lol! Of course, I counted to 10 and realized that wasn't financially feasible for me right now, so I went to bed. I woke up thinking about that darn tote (obsessing, actually), got home from work yesterday afternoon, pulled out my Score-Pal and came up with this:

I am just tickled with the result, and as a SU! demo, of course I urge you to buy the aforementioned die, but if you don't have the moo-lah and are able to follow directions and a picture, here's my attempt at explaining how I made the tote:

  • cut card stock 5" x 11"
  • score at 1", 5", 6", 10"
  • turn paper and score at 1" & 3 1/2"
  • repeat with another piece of 5" x 11" card stock
  • see template below for further directions...

Once you have cut and scored your card stock, fold your tote and adhere where needed. Repeat with your second piece of 5x11 card stock and adhere the two totes together, back to back. Use a large oval punch to punch the handle. Finally, decorate as you desire. Have fun with this fun little tote!

Supplies used
Paper: K&Co.--Fresh Paint glitter paper pack and patterned paper from the 12x12 Carolyn Gavin Greenhouse collection

Tools & accessories: scallop edge and large oval punch (SU!); raspberry satin ribbon (PTI); natural hemp (SU!); orange button (CTMH); Score-Pal


Britiney said...

STOP IT!! You're a genius! My girlfriend and I were looking at something similar online recently and wishing we had the die for that too! Thanks for saving us some cash-ola. You're my HOTD (hero of the day!)

Shabby Horse said...

I agree with Britiney - You're a genius! It's so super cute and definitely affordable (gotta love it!).

Chris said...

It's really, really super! I'm kinda glad you couldn't stop thinking about it because this is easy to follow and I have a scor pal! It's always better to use what you on hand... :)

Bethany Paull said...

These are so fun! Thanks for the template. I'll keep it in mind for the next little gifty I need.

Ali said...

This is so great! I've been wanting to make this for so long but I just coudn't justify the cost, you are a blessing!

Daisydaze said...

Oh...wish I could come up with ideas like that. The next best thing...YOU did and you shared!! :-) So many of us do not have the dies; so, this is a wonderful template to allow us to play along too. Thank you!

Stamping Mutt said...

Wow, Amy! You ROCK! This is such a cute tote! I don't have that die and probably will never buy it since I can't afford it right now. But this is such an even better substitute! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial...If I ever make one of these, I'll post a link to my project.

Alma =)


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