Tuesday, 28 February 2012

My Little Handbag Storage

I previously showcased a 'bare' chipboard picture of the fab little handbag storage from Tando Creative.  I decided to have a go and make one up as a sample for a forthcoming Ross Papercraft Show (11th March).  Here is the result:

This is the front of the handbag decorated using Authentique 'Gathering' patterned papers.  I coloured the handle and inside of the bag using Ranger Colour Wash in Espresso.  I made a rosette from the same paper range, added some Bazzill Tulle Ribbbon, a couple of decorative pins (from my own stash) and some ZVA pearl embellishments.

This is the other side of the bag.  The sentiment was a free download that I received a while back from the Glitz Design girls.  I only added some 'roses' made with offcuts of the patterned papers and some little pearls along the edge to finish.

***PRODUCT WARNING*** these are seriously addictive!!!  No sooner had I finished this one that I wanted to try another.  I did resist! (for the time being).  I can see me making loads of these (to give away as gifts) ... think Mother's Day, Birthdays, Easter, Halloween, Christmas .... the list is endless and so are the decorating possibilities!

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11 comments:

  1. That's lovely Ann,love the colour combination I know what you mean about being additive,I started decorating plain gift bags and am getting a bit carried away.....X

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  2. Now thats what I call a bag, it's lovely Ann, I was meant to give up buying goodies for lent, but I can see me failing lol.....

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  3. Thanks Lynne & Shelagh. You only give up Chocolate for Lent .. craft goodies don't count! Ann x

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  4. Very Posh........ it looks lovely you did a great job :-)

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  5. Lovely! Really like the colours you chose to use and what great gifts they would make too! x

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  6. Gorgeous handbag! Perfect as a gift!

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  7. Darling handbag storage Ann! I especially love that rosette, pearl flourishes and the roses you made to decorate the sentiment. You're right, these would make a great gift!
    -Ann M
    http://cardsbyann.wordpress.com/

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  8. Thank you for all your lovely comments. X

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  9. super cool! project. It surely is great to giveaway as gifts

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  10. I loved your adorable warning and your beautiful bag!! I could see getting addicted to making these and the uses would be endless! Love this too!!! (I'm gonna be broke spending much time with you, I can see that already, LOL)!!!

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