Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Carousel Note Tote


HA HA ..... it rhymes! I finally had some time to play with my Carousel Notes (available in the Occasions Mini) and came up with this a little purse! Remember the tutorial for the bagalopes? I made a big bagalope with the envelope that comes with the Carousel Notes, then sandwiched it in between two Notes covered with Afternoon Tea Designer Paper. I stitched a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock across and added some taffeta ribbon. I then added a big flower (stamped with the Polka Dot Background stamp with Close to Cocoa craft ink) and pearl from the Pretties Kit, some jumbo eyelets for the handles, with stitched Groovy Guava Ribbon. Whala.... little gift bag all ready to go!

Here is a photo of the inside from the top view.

I don't have the exact measurements. I can write a tutorial later next week. I scored my envelope at 1 inch on three sides, then trimmed some off the top. The scallop notes are scored so that seven scallops are tucked under, which makes the bottom of the bag. I did not cover the flaps on the bottom with paper.

I totally LOVE the Pretties Kit... can you believe it's the first time I've used it? What a treasure box of pretties indeed! :) Can't wait to make more custom flowers with it.

Here is the recipe:

Stamps:
Polka Dot Background
Paper: Carousel Notes, Afternoon Tea Designer Paper, Chocolate Chip.
Ink: Craft Close to Cocoa
Other: Pretties Kit, 1/4 inch Circle Punch, Crop-a-dile, Jumbo Eyelets, Groovy Guava Stitched Ribbon, Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon, Janome Sew Mini, Scor-pal.

Have a great day everyone. Thanks for stopping by.
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35 comments:

Karen said...

this is just beautiful cambria!!!!!
I wish we had those big carousel notes in our catalogue!:(

Karen
xo

Anita C said...

Cambria...this is beautiful!! You are so talented! I am definitely ordering myself the carousel notes :)

Keep on Stampin :D
Anita

Karen said...

I love how you stamped that flower and the tote is fabulous!

Marja Sch said...

This is wonderful. Beautiful colours and I love yor Idea with the dots. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Marja

Sencie said...

This is adorable!!!!!

Andrea Walford said...

I just LOVE this! I just got my carousel notes yesterday and am anxious to play with them!

Terry Molineux said...

Cambria....love it!!!

I would love a Word Document tutorial so I could save it. I am busy trying to get my business up and running again doing craft fairs and girl scouts...TFS

Dawn Easton said...

Cambria, this is fabulous! I haven't ordered those notes YET but I MUST now ;) Your note tote is totally adorable! Thanks for the explaining what you did!

Scrapbookmama said...

Wow this is so beautiful! :) Can't wait for the tutorial you sooo rock and thank you!


-Ellie

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

THis is ADORABLE, Cami! Can't wait for this tutorial! LOVE it!

wendy peatross said...

I love this. I think I need those scallop notes.

Kelly said...

Cute, cute, cute, cute, cute!!! Love it!

Rhonda Beadell said...

Polka dotted flowers! You're so dang brilliant! Your bag is adorable.

Rhonda

Yvonne said...

Beautiful!! Thank you for always having great ideas. Just one question - I cannot sew very well. Is sewing on the cards easier than sewing on fabric? I have never tried it.

My new blog http://ssc-yvonne.blogspot.com

Alexandra said...

Very, very cute Cambria, I love this!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Tami in OH said...

You outdid yourself on this one - just fabulous! :)

Jen - a "Spice Angel" said...

This is soooo cute n' pretty, Cami!!! Thanks for your ideas!!!

hugs,
Jen

Littlekel90 said...

Wow, Cami, thsi is just ADORRRRABLE! I love the flowers, the the way you added the ribbon at the top. Such a cute little tote. Great idea! You ROCK, girl!! :) Kel

Kari said...

Soo cute!!! I love the colors that you used!!!! I am going to have to get some of those carousel cards now!!!

nancy littrell said...

WhooHooo Cami, I can't wait for your tutorial. Absolutely love your adorable carousel purse :-) TFS

Jimi said...

Cami,
You are brilliant. I absolutely love your blog and your projects. You also do a fabulous job of photographing your projects. Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

Yep... gotta do a tutorial. This is lovely.

Stefanie Staniak said...

Just super Cami! You have WOW'd me again !!

Lisa said...

Didn't you know that it is against the Stampin' law And Stampin' Code of Ethics if you post a creation as brilliant as this one and DON'T write a tutorial? Hee-hee! Good job, Cambria- I am LUVVVIINNN" it!

Tracy said...

Beautiful job, you pushed me over the edge on the Carousel Notes, I am gonna have to order them now!

pescbrico said...

I simply love it!!! It's really a great project!

Jessica said...

that's so cool!

Shila said...

So cute!! Can't wait till I get mine:) Love that paper.

beate said...

Gorgeous bagalope! I love this Designer paper!
You rock! Hugs and smiles

Gina Wrona said...

Awesome, I love it!

Happy Easter!
((((((((((((((hugs)))))))))
Gina

Rita, an Inky Friend said...

Fantastic!! rita

Paula said...

This is so cute! And you are so clever!

Roxanne M said...

I love how you did this! Can't wait to see the tutorial. You did a fabulous job using the new DSP and loved what you did to the pretties!

Juanita B said...

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! I love anything that looks like a handbag of pretty shoppingback. You used great colors and paper. TFS.

Yvonne Metz said...

Ok, why did I come and peek! Another thing to add to my already LONG list of things I NEED to do! LOVE this Tote! You are good girl! Thanks for the inspiration and for always sharing! ; )