Wednesday, October 10, 2007

...My Totes

These are some of the Stella Totes that I have made over the last couple of weeks. I am having a class called "Perfect Paper Crafting" a few months from now where I will feature this template. I will post the template later along with some new totes after the class. The recipes for each tote can be found under each picture. Supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted. Each tote contains a coordinating card or card pack.
This Basic Black tote features designer paper from BasicGrey's Scarlet's Letter collection. The edges of the tote are distressed using the Whisper White craft pad from Stampin' Up! The handles consist of smoke gray silk ribbon combined with white grosgrain ribbon. The handles are attached using black brads.
This Cranberry Crisp tote has designer paper from DaisyD's Lullaby Girl Swatch Pack. One side of the paper features the wavy stripe while the other side features the polka dots (seen on the sides). The edges are distressed using Cranberry Crisp ink, and the handles are made from burgundy silk ribbon and cranberry stitched ribbon. The handles are attached using light pink brads.
My Wild Wasabi tote utilizes the double-sided designer paper from DaisyD's Lullaby Boy Swatch Pack. Close to Cocoa is used to distress the corners. The stripe is featured on the front, while the coordinating polka dots accent the sides. These handles are a combination of olive silk ribbon and Wild Wasabi double-stitched ribbon attached by white brads.
This Marigold Morning tote has double-sided designer paper from DaisyD's Attic Heirlooms Swatch Pack. The brown floral print on the front coordinates with the rich red floral print on the sides (which cannot be seen in this picture). The edges are distressed with More Mustard, and the handles are rust silk ribbon with mustard grosgrain. The handles have been attached using antique brass brads.
This last tote is in Ruby Red, and uses the double-sided designer paper from the French Market Swatch Pack by DaisyD's. The floral print can be seen on the front, but there is also a polka dot pattern on the sides (which cannot be seen). The edges are distressed with Chocolate Chip, while the handles are made from burnt orange silk ribbon and chocolate grosgrain ribbon. These handles are also attached using the antique brass brads. Each tote has a half-circle notch at the top in order to easily remove the contents. This is achieved by using the 1-3/8 circle punch.

Well that is all for now! Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Hugs ~ Mercy


Ana said...

ADORABLE little totes!!

Bethany Paull said...

These are so pretty. I really love the colors/patterns in the last two.

Sharon in NE said...

Oh my goodness! I don't know which one I like best! They are so lovely! The ribbon is gorgeous along with the paper. Wonderful ideas! I really love them all!

Melie said...

You are so amazing!