Friday, 25 June 2010

Cottage Wall Top note handbags

I'm finally back to show you the second project we made at my Mother's Day class waaay back in April. This was my first class using the totally fabulous Stampin' Up! Top Note die for the Big Shot, which I'm so excited to finally have in our Catalogue. This bag is the first of many projects using one of our newest colours, – rich razzleberry. Anyway, before I waffle any more, here it is....
...& here's another one made from a different print from the 'Cottage Wall' pack.
The bag is made with rich razzleberry card, 'Cottage Wall' DSP & polka dot ribbon from the Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue. The bag base is a one piece box with a lid, made from rich razzleberry card. I have I die that cuts this size box, but for the class, I put together a template to show everyone how to score & cut the box manually. Here's a pic of the basic box before you join the top notes.

For the sides, I glued a cardstock & DSP top note together then scored & folded it around the base. You'll definitely need your Sticky Strip tape to hold everything together securely. To make the box easy to open once the sides were attached, I included a punched large oval on the inside flap.

As an aside, I've recently become a fan of Partylites candles, thanks to my friend Kellie. Their mulberry scented candles smell beautiful & co-ordinate really well with rich razzleberry too. I;ve renamed them razzleberry! You can fit 2 votive candles & a tealight comfortably in this bag & as a bonus, the bag will smell beautiful too.

Candy Lane Bag & Card.
This is another bag & matching card that I made for a friend's birthday back in March using some 'Candy Lane' DSP. This one had some co-ordinating red 'apple orchard' candles inside. The punched butterflies were stamped with the 'Butterfly Prints' stamp set (from the Summer Mini - currently unavailable) & the greeting is from the Whimsical Words SAB set. Here's a pic of the bag on it's own - you can see the oval punch peeking out from the lid.
I cased the card from one by Kellie, who I think also cased her card from someone else. I've now spent an hour looking for he link & cannot find it for the life of me. Kellie, if you can find the link, can you please send it to me? 
This card reminds me I have some more butterfly cards to show you, but this will have wait until next time. Thanks very much for stopping by & I hope you liked the bag. I promise I'll be back with more to show you soon. If you'd like any more info on anything in the meantime, just drop me a line.

Inky wishes, Di

Cottage Wall Handbag
Card/paper: rich razzleberry, pale plum, orchid opulence card, Cottage Wall DSP
Accessories: rich razzleberry polka dot ribbon, clear rhinestone brad
Tools: Top Note die, punches – 1 inch & ¾ inch circles, boho blossoms, large oval

Candy Lane handbag & butterfly card

Stamps: Butterfly Prints
Ink: riding hood red
Card/paper: pretty in pink, pink pirouette, riding hood red card, Candy lane DSP
Accessories: riding hood red tafetta ribbon, clear rhinestone brad, white grosgrain ribbon
Tools: Top Note die, punches – 1 inch & ¾ inch circles, trio flower, large oval, butterfly, scallop edge


Trisha said...

Oh my gosh Di - You've done it again. These top note purses are ADORABLE, GORGEOUS, BEAUTIFUL and AWESOME!!! Great job! :-) Trish

Honeypot said...

Now that it has been 9 years since you had this class, would you be happy to share the measurements of the box and how to make it?

ColourmehappyDi said...

Hi there
Thanks for your comment. The box was made with 2 different Stampin Up dies - a box & Top Note die, so I don’t have the measurements now. As you say it’s been a long time since I made it.
That said, the box is just a simple tab box, so you could make it any size to suit a fancy die shape. Hope that helps.
Di :)