Sunday, 14 October 2012

Handbag Notebooks

Mum and I had a fabulous crafternoon yesterday, getting a head start with some handmade Christmas presents.  We used a Sizzix die to make these fun notebooks, using mount board to make the covers nice and sturdy.  The die cut through it like butter, those Sizzix Bigz dies seem to cut just about anything!  The papers I used to cover the mount board are Papermania Capsule Collection and Boofle and the pages were made from good quality printer paper, I nearly lost the will to live cutting all those pages, even though I cut them eight at a time!  The book is held together with ribbon threaded through a hole in all the layers.  The buckles were made with the same die as the bags, I used satin board to give a metallic look.  Finally, I added a flowers made with an Xcut die and a button centre.
I'm entering this project in the following challenges -
Craftymess - #19 - anything goes
Delicious Doodles - #6 - monochrome, each bag has a different mono scheme
CRAFT - #176 - monochrome
Southern Girls - #55 - tie a ribbon round it
Penny's Paper-Crafty - # 97 - anything but a card
Party Time Tuesday - #89 - anything but a card

28 comments:

  1. Hi Wendy these are fabulous love the design and what a fantastic idea for christmas presents. Caroline xxx

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  2. These are gorgeous Wendy. I love the design and beautiful detailing.
    Sue

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  3. these are fabulous Wendy - really creative - love them xx

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  4. very pretty wendy,well done. sue xx

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  5. Hi Wendy, how cute are these, I would love to be on the receiving end of one of these. Christmas is a busy time and this yer I am trying to give as many hand crafted pressies as I can.

    Keep crafting.

    Wilma x x

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  6. What a professional job you made with these books, they are fab.

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  7. So pretty hun...!

    big hugs Vicky xx

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  8. What great gits these little books will make, absolutly lovely, kate x

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  9. Oh what wonderful notebooks Wendy.
    luv
    Debby

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  10. These are gorgeous Wendy, love the design...fabulous gifts.
    Wendy xx

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  11. Great idea Wendy and they are so pretty x

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  12. Wow! What fab creations! Wonderful work! Thanks for joining the Tie A Ribbon Challenge at Southern Girls!

    Kathleen
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
    http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

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  13. such lovely bags
    thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles
    AllisonX

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  14. fabulous idea Wendy, beautiful creations.
    like you I love sizzix dies, as you say they seem to cut anything
    pam

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  15. Those handbags are fantastic!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything but a card" challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

    Melanie
    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

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  16. wow these are gorgeous wendy.stunning design :D

    xx coops xx

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  17. What a lovely idea and these are just beautiful!! ♥ Denise

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  18. These are just fabulous. Love them!! Linda x

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  19. Totally Chic! Love the color varieties! Thanks for sharing with us at Party Time Tuesday's Anything but a Card challenge!

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  20. These are so gorgeous what girl would not need one of these. Thanks for sharing at Delicious Doodles this week xxx Pascale

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  21. Wendy these are gorgeous notebooks that are sure to make wonderful presents. Great colour choices too. Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles this week. Pat K.x

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  22. Wow Wendy - these are really fab. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Jeanette

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  23. These are so lovely, Wendy; thanks for sharing them at Delicious Doodles; good luck. Vee xx

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  24. I want one! these handbags are just brilliant. Love them
    Thank you for taking part in the Craftymess 'Anything Goes' with us.

    Ax

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  25. OMG-these notebooks are so adorable!!! Thanks for joining us at SGC!

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