Friday, March 29, 2013

Haute Tote

 Happy Friday (and I should say Happy GOOD Friday)!  It is time for another challenge at Christmas Stampin' All Year LongChristmas Packaging - Create a tag or use template to create gift packaging.  Our sponsor is Creations by AR and the winner will receive 1 template of their choice from the store!  And let me tell you, there are TONS of amazing templates to choose from.  
The template I chose to work with is this beauty named Haute Tote.  I'm such an accessories girl; I love shoes, bags, jewelry (good thing I make my own), winter scarves, you name it so I just adore this template.  I also refuse to pay good money for something that I can make myself, so the idea of making something so cute to hold a Christmas gift is perfect for me. : )  
 It is small (5 1/4"x4 1/2" and about 1 1/2" deep on at the base), but it would be perfect for a small gift (jewelry anyone?) and the optional little pocket would also be perfect for holding a gift card.  I tried to go designer with my bag; even pulled out my sewing machine to stitch around the pink base and the top edge.  It is the perfect finishing touch.  I also sewed around the pocket but don't look too closely because it was really hard to stitch around the half circle.  I didn't add a whole lot of detail since the paper is so stunning.  Just a little tag that could say "To:/From:" and maybe have the recipient's initial embossed on the front.  I didn't do that since I don't know who I will give it to yet, though I do have a few ideas.  I also added a ribbon "scarf" to the handle, 'cause that's the thing to do, ya' know.  Oh, and I almost forgot: I embossed the pink panel at the bottom with a snowflake embossing folder.  It doesn't show up so well in the pictures, but it's really cool in real life.
If you haven't worked with templates before, don't be intimidated!  The directions are easy and everything fits together perfectly.  Hop on over to the CSAYL blog to check out all the details and the rest of the projects from the DT (I had a sneak peek and I know there is another version of this Tote, so you can see another option for it.).  Then play along for your chance to win.

Clearly Inspired Challenge #71--anything goes
52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown--ribbons and bows
Christmas Card Challenges #17--clean and simple (I know it doesn't really look like it, but there aren't a lot of embellishments on this)
Timeless Tuesday #213--any sewing or stitching
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'--No red and No green
C.R.A.F.T. #200--Mother's Day/Female (It's not time for Mother's Day yet, but this is definitely for a female!)

Templates: Creations by AR "Haute Tote"
Papers: DCWV Christmas pack
Dies/punches/embossing folders: Verve "Classy Label Mini" die; Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder; Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Rhinestone brads: ice circles by SU!


fabiola jaques said...

super chouette! biz

Gail said...

Totally awesome project. Love this little tote! Thanks for joining us as the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge! --Gail

Grenouille Greetings said...

A super pretty tote! Really clever! Love your paper choices and your embossing on the base! It's great to see you at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'
Hugs, Lesley

Debby said...

your creation is stunning
love the colors you used

hugs Debby

Jenny said...

Deine Tasche sieht total toll aus. Das Design ist wirklich klasse. Liebe Grüße Jenny

Julie E said...

Love love love! This has to be one of my favorite templates to date. Yours turned out so sweet with all the pink. I did the SVG version which uses 12x12 paper and it is much bigger than yours, I didn't measure, but the inside pocket is holding a 3.5x3.5 card, so it is well over 5". I was actually thinking it will be perfect to hold gift card sets.

Patty Chalas said...

Heather that is lovely.... an so sweet!! that perfect is beautiful...
Great Creation!

Mynnette said...

Absolutely awesome, Heather! Love the papers and dry embossing and it is so fun to see something other than a card! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

RiNNE said...

Pretty creation! No need for it to be CAS (although I see that there are minimal embellies), any winter themed card of project will do :). Thanks for playing along at CCC with us!

Linda Anderson said...

Wowza, this is jaw dropping gorgeous! Love it. Thanks for joining us for our anything goes Clearly Inspired Challenge.


Deborah Frings said...

This is really beautiful! Love the colours! Thanks for playing along with 52CCT!

chrissy xx said...

It really is STUNNING!!
It looks real Heather...
Beautiful colours too. LOve it.

Louise van Vuren said...

Amazing project, so pretty in pink.sounds like you had fun making it too. Thanks for playing along with us at 52 CCT this week

Louise xx

sarahstone said...

Wow! I thought that was a real purse there for a minute! Great job on this I love it. Thanks for playing at 52CCT!

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely bag and thanks for sharing at craft this week and hope to see you next week

Wedgie said...

Wow, fab project! Love the colours.

Thank you for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin this month! Wedgie xxx