Saturday, 17 January 2009

Summer picnic handbag

Remember last autumn when I had a run on Old Olive and Real Red? Well, I’ll warn you now, this is the beginning of another one of those long runs of projects made from the same colours.

I like the look of colour co-ordinated samples so much that I’m doing it again... this time with projects made with the colours from the Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper. The colours from these papers are Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Real Red, so you’ll be seeing a lot of those in the next few weeks. Yes, I realise that’s just an extension of Old Olive and Real Red... perhaps that’s why I was drawn to these papers!

Here’s my first sample... a return to the handbag card (I was using scraps and found one ready cut in the box!). It’s very easy to make – just cut your usual card shape, then measure along the fold 1” in from each edge and mark. Then cut from each mark down to the relevant corner. Make two holes for the ribbon and you have your handbag.

Stamps: Tart & Tangy, Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Old Olive
Paper: Summer Picnic
Ink: Versamark, Real Red
Accessories: 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon – Old Olive, ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon - Real Red, 1 ¼” circle punch, 1 3/8” circle punch, scallop circle punch

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  1. This bag is adorable and so springy.

  2. So cute! Love that bag! Great colors you used! Congrats on being one of the first UK SU demos!

  3. Like the versamark apple on the "adds" to the great look!

  4. How can you possible be thinking about summer, when we are in the midst of frigid winter? This one is too cute - have I old you lately how talented I think you are?

  5. This is really pretty! love the colors...excellent job!!

  6. How cute is this?! I love it!

  7. I so enjoy something that reminds me of warm! Its cold here in Maryland, and has been snowing on and off for a few hours!

    Beautiful creation!


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