My niece in Oregon graduated last week and I needed to send a gift or card so I decided to make this adorable gift tote and matchbox dresser ensemble I saw on Laura Lin’s blog. The instructions from Laura and my instructions for the matchbox dresser are here. As Laura says they are addicting and I’m going to make more. Since I am transitioning to the new Stampin’ Up! DSP, and I’m waiting for my order, I had to use non SU paper that I had in stock. Sorry SU DSP and card stock fans.
I used the tags cut from the matchbox die to make little notes and I put one in each of the drawers. I decorated the notes with butterflies and rhinestones. I used one tag for the top of the dresser and tied with the ribbon.
To give the card that extra touch I lined the outside flap of the envelope.
Gift tote ensemble
Finished tote size: 6″ x 6″ and about 7″ around the top
Stamp Sets: Tiny Tags, Picture This, Go Graduate digital stamp set
Paper: 12″ x 12″ non-SU pink textured CS, 12″ x 12″ non-SU teal textured CS, 12″ x 12″ Penny Lane-Graceful Circles by My Mind’s Eye paper
Ink: Bermuda Bay Classic Ink (115655 retiring June 30, 2010), Melon Mambo printed from my inkjet printer for ‘Happy Graduation’ sentiment and Melon Mambo Classic Ink (115656)
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Not die, Matchbox die, Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, Scallop Edge Punch, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Medium Naturals white envelope, 1/16″ circle punch, non-SU celadon satin ribbon, Spare Parts fabric designer brads for dresser pulls, non-SU color rhinestones, non-SU white grommets
Techniques: stamping, die cutting
Filed under: 3D projects, Big Shot, Graduation | Tagged: gift bag set, gift tote ensemble tutorial, gift tote set, gift tote set tutorial, Graduation, Match box dresser tutorial, matchbox, Matchbox die, matchbox dresser, Top Note die |