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Sunday, 22 August 2010

Cute little bag.

I've seen no end of these little tote bags on Splitcoast Stampers but when i go to peoples blogs to get the info they all seam to be made from a template which you have to pay for, how rude !! I was having none of that so i made a make shift version using THIS tutorial.
Instead of using a square piece of card for the base i used a 51/2" x 31/2" rectangle and still scored and folded 1" all around. It looks small but don't worry it won't be when its finished. I folded the design paper over onto the inside by an inch and a half. It strengthens it and makes it look better. The bag is 4" high.The black pieces on the bottom are punched circle halves (a bit too big) and the handles are strips of heavyweight paper folded in half.There's loads more inspiration HERE. I put a bit of self adhesive velcro under the flap.Don'tcha just love it when you get away with having to pay for stuff?
 Off out now to buy some loo rolls and pop in to see little Michael who is getting bigger and bigger.
Thanks for visiting.  Di.xx


  1. Brilliant and YES I agree if I can sort it myself without paying...I will.xx

  2. di,its excellent,love making boxes so will have to have a go,x

  3. Hi Di

    A really beautiful make .. .. my Sister would love this so much .. .. she makes handbags (but out of fabric).

    Might have to try and make one of these for her birthday.

    Thanks for the links.

    Love Jules xx

  4. Well done you, this bag is fabulous! Will have to have a little go one of these days :)

    Thanks for sharing.

    Alex x

  5. Love the black and white polka dots gorgeous!

  6. Love the bag and the papers/colours you've used, looks so classy. I am envious as I know I couldn't manage this at all. xxx

  7. I love this. Thanks for sharing.


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