Back-to-School Mini Tote
size: 5-1/2”x4-3/4” (w/o handle)
- Mark Richards Canvas Goods Natural Tote Bag, 5-1/2”x6-1/2”
- Red/white polka dot cotton fabric scraps
- Felt, 9”x12” sheets: green, dark green
- Kraft cardstock
- Want2Scrap Light Green Rhinestones
- Gold eyelet
- Green buttons: small solid, medium pearlescent
- Red/white baker’s twine
fabric scissors, ruler, pencil, iron and ironing board
- Gina K. Designs Holiday Greetings Stamp Set
- Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die-Cutting System and Shapeabilities Dies: Nested Apples, Postage Stamps, Labels Twenty-Two
- Eyelet setter
- Clearsnap ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ice Jade Ink Pad
- Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac Glue
- 1. Press red dot fabric to remove wrinkles. Cut large fabric panel no wider than die-cut machine platform.
- 2. Die cut nine postage stamp #2 shapes from fabric. Use fabric glue to adhere squares to one side of bag as shown; let dry.
- 3. Die cut apple #1 and #2 from each sheet of green felt. Glue lighter apple to darker apple for each pair, offsetting lighter apple slightly to create shadow effect. Glue apples to bag; let dry.
- 4. Stack buttons and thread with baker’s twine; knot ends at back. Glue buttons to apples; let dry.
- 5. Stamp sentiment onto kraft cardstock; die-cut into label shape #3. Set eyelet at top of tag; adhere green gem to center of heart. Tie tag to handle with baker’s twine.
- 1. To create a full-size tote, simply die cut larger stamps or squares from fabric and embellish with multiple sets of apples.
by Christine Emberson for Spellbinders