Monday, March 1, 2010

Gracie's rag purse and swaps

I have fallen in love with all the things I can do with my Big Shot other than making cards or scrapbook pages. I love all the things I'm finding on other blogs, so I signed up for a swap making fabric items using the Big Shot. This is one of the items I've submitted for the swap. I made a purse for Eliza a couple of weeks ago that she is now using to carry her Bible, Awana's book, and GA stuff. Eva Grace had a fit that she didn't get one immediately. I created her bag and she carried it to church yesterday.

She's my pink girl - anything will work as long as it is "pink and puh-ple" (said with hands on hips and twisting accents on each syllable). I want to make hers a little special by adding buttons. The corduroy buttons are my new faves! Unfortunately, the real red ones just weren't the right color and the pretty in pink ones were definitely not right. So what's a girl to do? Why, make her own, of course! I took the pretty in pink corduroy buttons and sponged them all over with rose red stampin' ink. On top of that, I sponged riding hood red stampin' ink (now retired) concentrating mostly on the edges.

Here is a close up picture so you can see the effect. The combination turned out beautifully shaded.

I used the same fabrics and pattern for my swap entry. I didn't include the buttons on the swaps and I think they look just as cute.

Supplies used for this project:
Big Shot die cutting system (#113439; $99.95)
Scallop square die (#115950; $21.95)
Old olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon (#109054; $7.95)
Pretty in pink corduroy buttons (#117681; $9.95)
Stampin' sponges (#101610; $3.50)
Rose red stampin' pad (#101778; $5.95)
Riding hood red stampin' pad (retired)

Click the shopping button in the right bar to order these supplies or email me to order. If you are in East Texas, I'm holding a class called I'm a Big Shot on Monday, March 8. There will be lots of samples and you will have the opportunity to make three projects using the Big Shot. Contact me for more information.


Shelley said...

Great bags. I like your different fabrics.

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Super cute! Love the colors and patterns of the fabric. Great idea to color the Corduroy Buttons.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

And I got one! HOW COOL! It holds all my swaps beautifully!