Friday, February 3, 2017

Fun Little Totebag

I don't usually do anything but cards.

You see I have a problem when it comes to folding and gluing.

I usually end up with the strangest shapes.

But a while back, my friend Karen (Snippets) posted the most adorable little bag.

She included the video she went by to make her bag.

LeeAnn Gref did the video and she made it look easy enough for me to try.

Fast forward to this week and Karen is the host for the Technique Lovers Challenge at SCS.

I just happened to have this totebag waiting in the wings for a chance to hop on my blog.

It does look a bit wonky, but I think it's because of the camera (wink).

I'm going to make some more of these.

I'm hoping they'll be as easy as this one was and I don't end up with something odd!

Maybe I can reduce some of that pretty paper I've been hoarding.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Paper:   Retired DSP & Cardstock (SU)
Other:  Brads (also retired), Tombow Aqua Glue


MaryH said...

Well, I'm missing the 'wonky' part of the bag! I think it's beautiful. Love the pretty paper pattern with the solid of the handles & top trim. Had to read the post to see it was a paper bag! Thought you'd gotten a new summer purse! This is just cute as can be. Now, what are you going to 'carry in it'? I don't do boxes & cards, but I always admire the effort that goes into the precise cutting, folding and glue-ing, that is required to make these projects. Took one small box class (make it from a 12x12) and decided I'm not that patient! Kudos to you for making this sweet little goodie! Can't wait to see the next ones. TFS & Hugs (thanks for the video link too. I'm more patient at watching someone else make one!!!)

Mac Mable said...

Great idea to use up patterned paper. So cute and loving the little buttons. Loving the colour combination and can't see any wonkyness! x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oooh, yes, I've seen these too Bonnie, and, like you, I'm no good with three dimensional items (although for the life of me, I can see nothing wrong with this beauty! I LOVE it!! Maybe I might actually give it a go now? . . . Mmmm, or, maybe not! I'll have to revisit the video! Have a wonderful weekend my friend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

jimlynn said...

No wonky-ness at all - just darling!!! So cute and fun and I'm sure it was fun to do too. Love it.

Marcia HIll said...

Cute little bag the DSP you used (of which I have and am hoarding too!). :0)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling bag, Bonnie - just love the patterned paper you used with the solid handles and cute brads!!

Daffodil Cards said...

This is such a pretty bag, wonky? so what, I admire you for making it LOL. Well done you.

Nancy Stislow said...

Bonnie that paper is so perfect for this! Got a chuckle out of problems folding since I'm the same way. This is fantastic and glad it turned out so well for you. Mine hit the trash (grin.)

Liz said...

Fabulous bag, Bonnie, I love the patterned paper. At a first glance I thought it was fabric! I've never made anything like this - I'll have to check out the video. xx

Loll said...

This is so sweet!! LOVE the paper ... this is a happy, spring tote! Great job Bonnie! xx

Maxine D said...

Wonderful wee bag Bonnie - I think you should make some more - I am sure they will be a big hit with any recipient.

JosieD said...

I vote with the others...where's the wonky?? Just a super cute idea and a fab-u-lous way to use gorgeous dsp.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This tote is so adorable! I don't see wonkiness but if it's there it is part of the charm. I have a friend who is always trying to get me to make things instead of cards. This is one she tried to tempt me with.

Susan said...

I think you're too hard on yourself, Bonnie - it looks perfect to me! And very pretty too! Great way to use up some stash of dp so I really should give it a try.

Brenda said...

Your bag turned out awesome Bonnie! You did a great job on it. I have been seeing these and have pinned the video so I can make some of them to give cards away in. Love how yours turned out Bonnie! Hugs, Brenda

nancy littrell said...

Your bag turned out beautifully Bonnie. I LOVE your choice of pretty DSP. Your bag is perfect for so many different occasions. TFS my friend. Hugs....

Julia Aston said...

Such a sweet bag - I saw Karen's post as well and made 5 for a Valentine's sale at church - I'll be posting mine soon - aren't they so fun and easy?!! Love the paper and brads/buttons you used - a lovely 'spring' tote!! Julia xx

Sandy said...

Great job Bonnie - I will have to give this a go! Love the paper you used.
Sandy xx

Barb Ghig said...

This is so pretty, Bonnie! I love your choice of papers, too...what a lovely way to gift a batch of cards! Thanks so much for the link...I'm going to try it out :)