Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Melanie Tote Bag


Okay, it's 20 minutes till MFT's release party over at SCS begins and I just got this project done--gotta hurry and post this, then get over there for some major fun! You probably already know how much I adore Artist, Melanie Muenchinger--I know many of you feel the same about her as I do! Well, look at the adorable little tote bag she created! Yes, it's her own design and she was kind enough to offer this TUTORIAL so we could all make one (or 2 or 3 or 10) as well! Isn't she a sweetheart! I used some cheerful designer paper and ribbons for a bright Springtime tote. You can decorate the front with or without stamps. Embellishing this was lotsa fun too! Hope you all want to try one and make sure to post your "Melanie Tote" on your blog or on your SCS gallery and let Melanie know! She wants to see everyone's tote! ~hugs and happy tote-ing~

21 comments:

Melanie said...

woo!! I heart this so much mre than mine! Lovin the plaid, ribbon ties and big honking flower!

Melanie said...

and i *wish* I had thought of the tote-orial pun, that's hilarious! too clever!

Donna said...

wow! this came out SO adorable! it's so Springy!

Lee said...

Linsey!!! How amazing!! I LOVE this tote!! You are so darn witty and talented....."tote-torial"..........LOVE that!!! Now to answer your question....no, dang! I can't make one yet since I don't have a coluzzle or a template and can't cut out a circle free hand at ALL!! So I'll just have to enjoy looking at all of the wonderful Melanie Totes for now!!!

Carolina said...

Just adorable Linsey! Love the paper and the little accents - you amaze me how you got it done so quickly! This is on my list to try out, but probably not until tomorrow night!

Joani said...

How sweet! That is the cutest thing. Now, off to make one :)
Hugs,
Joani

Deb said...

Wow this is awesome, I've never made anything like this before and I have a birthday party this weekend that I think it would be perfect for, TFS!! Off to check out the tutorial, love this!!

JAR said...

Darling tote with such fun picnic colors!

dpkennedy said...

Oh Linsey this is adorable! I love the red plaid...makes me want to go on a picnic!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Super cute!! love the idea, and yours is adorable!!!

Pamela Smerker said...

Aaah how freakishly cute and I mean that in a good way. I love the eyelets and ribbons to tie this shut...brilliant! I can't wait to make more of these little babies. love your blog and your work, very inspiring Thanks!!!
Hugs,
Pam

JenMarie said...

Fabulous! Love it!!!

Julia said...

Love the DP you used on yours Linsey and the great flower on the handle! super cute - you can bet I'll be trying one of these out!!

artystamper

Carolyn King said...

oh how adorable....love the paper you used!!!

Deb Neerman said...

Sooooooooooo stinkin' cute!! You rock, g/f!!!!

Thanks for the hits, Kiddo!

~Hugs, Deb

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Linsey, this is AWESOME! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Maren said...

Absolutely ADORE this! That dp would make the best purse!! :-)

Jessie/knightrone said...

So super cute Linsey!! Fabulous, just like you!!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Oh so cute!!!! Love this....

My Time To Craft Challenge said...

Some really pretty creations!!

Susan said...

You did a great job! I think yours turned out nicer than mine. I had trouble getting the handle parts right. It would be easier next time, though. I love the colours and embelishments you chose :-)