Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Clear Tote

Hi All!! Trying to get in a few more last minute ideas for Mother's Day...sometimes just a "little something" can add that special touch to your celebration!! Maybe this could be that "something":

I always have a really hard time capturing lavenders/purples in a photo...it always seems to come out a little too blue...anyway, click here to get a template for the base piece.

For the base, cut along the solid lines and fold along the dotted lines. Use double stick tape on the four tabs and fold into the base, as shown above (left). Once the base is completed...apply double stick tape to the inside edge of the 2 long sides of the base.

For the clear part of the tote, cut a 3" x 6-1/4" piece of acetate. Score at 1", 3", 4" and 6"...fold along these scored lines. Apply 1/4" double stick tape, as shown above...and adhere. Adhere the clear acetate into the base.

For the handles...I punched 2 holes with a 1/8" hole punch, then cut 2 pieces of 13" ribbon and threaded it ala Cinnamon Girl (a local dress shop). Thread the ribbon (as shown above) and tie a bow on the outside. Do the same thing for the other handle. Here's a shot of the totes empty:

To add the flowers...I used tacky glue on the stem and rolled the paw around it. The white, back side of the paper will now be showing...just color that part in to match the rest of the stamped image. Here's a close-up of the tag:

Stamps used: #1301 (Mom's Day), #B138 (Walking Ping), #C134 (Sitting Quincy) and #C135 (Sitting Pong).

Thanks for stopping by...hope your day is going well!!


Teri said...

Love your totes!! The purple is so pretty and I just love the CG style of tying ribbon!!

Kris said...

Awesome creation!! these are fabulous and sweet! TFS the tutorial too... =D

MsJay said...

These are just too cute! I have to make a few of these. Thanx for the tut.

sweet craf-tea chick said...

SOO cute! wow, you're on a ROLL with all these wonderful projects, jean! thanks so much for sharing with us :)!! *hugs* steph :)

Brenda said...

I love it, especially all the purple! Great idea for any occassion!

Cathy Y. said...

Love how you made your own clear acetate tote! They are all soo darling especially w/your cute images! Great job!

Lisa said...

I love these clear totes. My favorite color is purple. I liked the stamped images you used and I will have to add them to my collection. Have a great day!