Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tote bag goodness!

 
Hello!! I have a tote bag I made to contain a friend's birthday gift to show you today!  I'm not really ready for school (or for working everyday again!), but I do love fall colors in all shades!  This tote is a good size! It goes about 6 inches square and the pattern is available for a mere 5.00 from the, oh so talented, Lauran Meader.  Linked HERE  I just leave the top open.
 
 I started by printing the template on kraft cardstock. and assembled according to Lauren's directions, using my Scor-pal, of course!!. The box is held together with Scor-tape-Such wonderful stuff!!Then I measured and cut panels from Summer Starfruit cardstock (I told you I was determined to like this color!) and embossed witha Darice plaid folder.  I ran my sponge (with Summer Starfruit ink) over the raised parts to define the plaid more fully.   Those are adhered with Scor-tape too!
 Here's the back! I love that Lauren included (in her template) a pocket for the back!  It hold my Magnolia tag (cut from Peach Parfait) very nicely!
 The leaves are from the stamp set, Leaf Prints, at Papertrey Ink.  I die cut them and then stamped the leaves on Harvest Gold cardstock in Summer sunrise, Pumpkin pie, and Cherry Cobbler.  The veins are stamped in black.  Of course, Nichole offers the dies, too, so I didn't have to cut them all out!  :)
finally, here's what the tote looked like with a little yellow tissue containing the b-day gift!  Cindy really liked it, I think!  Hope you do, too! 
I still have BLOG CANDY to mail out to someone who leaves a comment on the Magnolia post below.  I'll choose my winner on Friday morning!
Thanks for coming by!  I'm off to school today to continue organizing!
Have a great day! Cheryl

13 comments:

Julia Aston said...

What a fun fall tote Cheryl! love the scoring and those great leaves!

Linda Palmer said...

Love this bag. It is beautifully designed and of course the coloring is fantastic. Great idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

ccrafty74 said...

Love the bag...cute stuff

ccrafty74 said...

Love the bag...cute stuff

Frances said...

Very cute bag, love the color combo. hugs, Frances.

Lisa Kind said...

This is gorgeous! I love those leaves! Such pretty colors! I think you should be on the MTME design team! ;-) I hope your friend loved this!

Pam said...

What a cute bag Cheryl. I love it....I'm sure your friend will too!!!
Hugs....Pam:)

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Such a cute tote! Love the pocket! Good luck getting ready for school!

PBrown9624 said...

Very pretty basket. I especially like the leaves. I'm sure your friend w I'll LOVE it!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Sharon Caudle said...

This is beautiful, Cheryl! I love fall colors, and this collection of colors and design is just exquisite! I'm SURE she loved it!!!
hugs, Sharon

Angela said...

What a gorgeous tote bag you've created, Cheryl! The colors are gorgeous! hugs, Angela

Suzan L said...

Hi Cheryl, I just love this Fall tote bag that you have created!! The plaid embossing looks wonderful! I think I'm going to have to get this template! Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!
Hugs,
Suzan

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Gorgeous. Love your blog!

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