Friday, September 19, 2008

Box in a Bag

When I saw the inspiration photo for Theresa's Designer Handbag Inspiration Challenge #7, I knew I wouldn't be creating a card. This Betsy Johnson "Flower Power" Tote is colorful and fun.
In my blog surfing, I'd seen many examples of a "box in a bag". I loved the tutorial by Diana Gibbs. Her photos and instructions were great. I had never made one before, so this was a fun first attempt.

I made the box base out of Basic Black cardstock. I then cut 20 1/8" strips of Basic Black cardstock and glued them on white (the black strips go all around the bag). I used flowers from Die-cut Blooms as my template for cutting others flowers in Bravo Burgundy, Rose Red, and So Saffron cardstock. I used the dotted center from the large stamp in Eastern Blooms on the larger flowers. I covered chipboard in light copper foil paper.

It was a lot of cutting, Tombo Glue, and dimensionals, but it was fun. Thanks for looking!

Bag Ingredients
Stamps: Eastern Blooms, tiny leaf from Live Like You Mean It
Paper: Die-cut Blooms, copper (Only the Best Los Gatos), Monarch (Making Memories), white, Basic Black, Pacific Point, So Saffron, Bravo Burgundy, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Purely Pomegranate,
Ink: Apricot Appeal, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Groovy Guava, Brilliance Cosmic Copper
Other: corner rounder, chipboard tag, Tombo glue, dimensionals, red-line adhesive, flower punch, Making Memories rhinestone brad, ribbons(blog candy from Theresa & Michael's)

9 comments:

Two Happy Stampers said...

Love it! Awesome job! I just tried the box-in-a-bag this week for the first time, too! I think I used the same tutorial you did. BTW, your card for last week's handbag challenge a WOW! card!!! I loved that Asian paper you used for it.
-Adriel

chloe said...

SO super cute! Cutting out those little flowers mustve taken forever, but the result is amazing!!

Crafty Mom said...

Anthonette,

You really outdid yourself on this challenge. I like the 3-D aspect of it.

Melanie said...

very cool! you have a great blog! good luck with the contest, what a fun challenge to get inspiration from bags!!

(very cool about "And Now Miguel"!)

Chelsea said...

I love your bag that you made ... good luck!!!

Enjoli Bennett said...

Super cute bag and so creative!! I'm going to have to try this project. I voted for you and I hope you win.. I'm also adding you to my favorites! =)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh is this adorable! It looks just like the real bag!

wendyp said...

Super cute purse!!! You got my vote. Good luck!

Catherine said...

pretty cool!