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The Little Black Bag(s)

Hi there

What is the next best thing to the little black dress?  The little black bag of course!  I used this tutorial from Sam Donald to create these little black bags for friends this Christmas.  The box is made from a 12 x 12  sheet using the fabulous Envelope Punch Board. I have used black card stock for the base to make it more robust to hold the weight of the contents I wanted to put in them.  The black and vanilla combo of the  'Modern Medley' DSP is very elegant, with embossed vanilla trim on the sides and lots of bling.  I was really happy with the way they turned out.

Little_Black_Bag_Front

 

This is a better view of the trim on the sides. I added the handle and then put the vanilla embossed trim over the top.

Little_Black_Bag_Side

They are a really good size and perfect to fit a couple of blocks of the Lindt Creation chocolate (stamper's stash in hiding!).   Actually 3 blocks will fit, but it is easier to get them out with only 2 inside.

Little_Black_Bag_Choc_Insid

 

Here is a slightly different version with an embossed vanilla trim on the front flap and a flower embellishment.

Little_Black_Bag_Spots

Finally, here is a bright and fresh version in white and Coastal Cabana, using the 'Eastern Elegance' DSP for a couple of other friends.

Coastal_Cabana_Bag_front

Here is the side view.

Coastal_Cabana_Bag

If you are going to make this project, I suggest that you create a sample of the box first. That way you can  learn from your mistakes before you use your ultimate card stock or DSP. I made a slight adjustment to the instructions provided to make it work for me.

Project Details
Stamps None
Card stock & Papers     Basic Black, Bazzill White, Very Vanilla (plain and textured), Coastal Cabana, Modern Medley DSP, Eastern Elegance DSP
 Ink None
Accessories Basic Rhinestones (various sizes), White Bakers twine, Vintage Faceted Designer buttons
Tools     Envelope Punch Board (133774), Square Lattice EF, Big Shot, 7/8" Scallop circle punch, 1/2" Circle punch, Tag punch (retired), Word Window punch, Sticky strip, Tombow glue, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking!

Comments

Nikki

Love love love them!

Pootles

Beautiful Judy! And thank you so much for linking back to me, I truly appreciate it xx

Nikki Spencer

Judy they are "Simply Fabulous" such a lovely gift idea..clever lady! Thanks for sharing the link too..:0)
I hope you had a lovely Christmas and 2014 brings you much love and happiness. xxx

Alison Patchett

Absolutely FABULOUS

Ali N.Z.

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