Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Vera Amuse-ing Summer Tote

Hi Everyone - today I have a fun little paper summer tote to show you that I made for the Amuse-A-Palooza Challenge 2.

Here is the Vera Bradlee bag we were to use for inspiration.

And here is my summer tote.
I had this perfect designer paper by GCD called Plane Flowers with all the same colors as the Vera bag that I immediately thought I'd use for this challenge. Then, as I was trying to see what Amuse Stamps I had to go with this, I realized my Summer Tote pattern would be the perfect thing to make rather than a card.

This cute little bag measures about 3 x 2.5 and it comes from the book called Paper For All Seasons by Sandra Lounsbury Foose. You can find it on

I used 2 Amuse Stamps - the pool and Happy Day. Perfect for this summer time bag! I colored the pool with my Prismacolor markers.

The ovals are Petite Oval Nestabilities. I punched the ovals for the sentiment - added an eyelet and tied it on the handle with a piece of hemp from The Beadery. This would be perfect to hold 4 3x3 cards - or some lip balm and life savers, any small summer items.

You can see other bags I've made listed under 'bags' (oddly enough!! LOL) on my right side bar.

Thanks so much for stopping by - I'm off to work on my SCS sketch challenge card - may not be posting that until tomorrow - depends on how long it takes me!

Stamps: Amuse: Pool, Happy Day
Paper: Night of Navy, Ruby Red, Naturals Ivory, DP: gcd Plane Flowers
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: nestability petite ovals, oval punches, Prismacolor markers - Sky Blue Light, Tuscan Red, foam dimensionals, glue dots, blue hemp: The Beadery, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive


LeAnne said...

Very cute! I saw this vera bag challenge, but just didn't have any idea what to make or use! I love that little pool!

Terri Fleming said...

I thought this was a real bag! Wow great job!

jenn shurkus said...

hey julia ;) just realized your in MA too :) i hope i'll see you at ONE of my a*muse*a*palooza classes :) thanks for playing in my challenge

peanutbee said...

Julia! This is so REAL looking. Wowza!

Tisha said...

This is just too cute!! Found it today after people were talking about it on the A Muse Lounge!! Thanks for sharing such an awesome idea!!