Saturday, March 7, 2009

A "Toteally Fantastic" Tote

This card is my audition for the MFT Idol contest on the Splitcoast MFT forum. So many great projects! Go over and take a look if you have a chance. I created a gift bag and matching card. The bag in about 3 inches wide so you have enough room to put a number of items in it.

To create the gift bag front I used the purses in the MFT Toteally Fantastic set. I stamped them and punched them out. They are colored copics and glitter pens. Then I punch out a few of the flowers in the DP and added them to the front. All the edges are sponged with Tim Holtz Distressing Ink. Then I added some brown lace and rhinestones. I used a craft bag for the base of the bag.
Here is a closed up of the detail on the bag.

This is my matching card. The main image is also from MFT Toteally Fantastic! Her skirt is pieced. Again I sponged the edges, and added brown lace, ribbon, and rinestones. The purse charm is from my stash.

This is the inside of the card.

Thanks so much for looking!



Stamps - MFT Toteally Fantastic, MFT You Take the Cake

Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa, Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Vintage Photo

Paper - DP Bo Bunny, PTI White, Bazill Blue, SU Chocolate Chip

Other - Rhinestones, lace, charm, ribbon, punches, copics, glitter pen, nestbilities


  1. This whole bag/card combo is adorable!! Love it!

  2. This is beautiful Melody! I love it & that dp you used...fab job girl! tfs!!!

  3. This is gorgeous, love the dp.

  4. I'm blown away. The card itself is fab with the color combo and paper piecing. And the inside is fancier than the outside of some of my cards. But the gift bag is incredible. I don't think I would have even thought about making a bag let alone decorate it so well.

  5. This is gorgeous! I love the colors you used.

  6. Just stunning!!! Your colors are to die for! Beautiful layouts too!

  7. adorable tote and card :) i love MFT but haven't checked them out lately. gonna hit their site now, after this fabulous inspiration! thanks for sharing!

  8. There is so much detail on this set. Beautiful job. I love how you even finish off the inside. Colours, details, embellishments - everything is perfect.

  9. Melody, this is absolutely precious!!! You did a fantastic job! Good luck!

  10. I love both of these, you did an Awesome job!!!!! They are Beautiful :)

    Good luck to you!! :)

  11. Oh my word! You sure can make a card. Girl. These are fantastic! You need to teach a coloring class! LOL

  12. fantastic project! congratulations & good luck on the contest!!