Thursday, August 20, 2009

Blogger's Challenge #113: Die Cuts and Punches

Our challenge this week was a product focus! We had to use punches or die cuts as a main focus for our projects/cards. When I saw this bag by Lisa Martz made with the Top Note Die for the Big Shot, I had to be a Big Shot and try it for myself!



The bag is made with 8 regular Top Note die cuts and 4 shortened die cuts. I ran those through the Big Shot again using the Texturz Plate Perfect Details which I didn't mean to copy Lisa completely on this but focused on using a different plate than on the tutorial and forgot that Lisa used the Perfect Details plate! The official directions that I followed are HERE by Allison Ohran.

Mine is different in that I am using a little sneak peek from the upcoming Holiday Mini catalog. It's Shimmer Paint! I used a sponge to just rub a little of the Frost White Shimmer Paint over my Bravo Burgundy paper on the bag and over the Whisper White of the Butterfly to add a little touch of sparkle!

Also, though difficult to see in the photo, I used the Eyelet Border Punch to create a border along the top of the bag. It's easier to see in real life!

Thanks for taking a look and be sure to see what the other Blogger's Challenge girls were up to this week! Also, pull our your punches and dies and make a project for yourself!!

Card Recipe:
Stamp set: SHAME SHAME....NONE!!! This is just me and paper!
Cardstock Colors: Bravo Burgundy and Whisper White
Other: Big Shot, Top Note Bigz Di, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Pretties Kit, Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, Frost White Shimmer Paint (coming soon!), Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive (essential for this gluing project!)Stampin' Sponges

19 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this- I will have to go check out the directions for this- love the Butterfly and the scalloped edge on the top. TFS

Connie Paxman said...

Well it is just georgous...and love..love the shimmer paint..
I shall have to try my hand at this bag..
Thanks for sharing on BC...
connie paxman

Nikki Bond said...

This is fantastic! Love the butterfly on the side...and the CS you chose...stunning! {SMILES}

Lisa said...

Hey...they aren't exactly alike! We used the same texturz plate, but look at you with the shimmer paint and butterflies! I'll bet this is really pretty IRL! Cameras just can't grab the gorgeousness of most things. Great job!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful Tote Lisa - looks like leather!

Basement Stamper said...

Lisa, this is absolutely beautiful. It looks like a leather bag.

Sheryl Dickinson said...

WOW! This is gorgeous. Love the shimmer on the butterfly and your purse looks just like beautiful leather!

Selene Kempton said...

OMG! You are a rockstar! I love this! Beautiful job, i'm going to need to try this now! :) I love the color you picked.. it looks like leather.

Ida P. Krause said...

Beautiful. Both yours and Lisa's bags are stunning (and different). Yours reminds me of leather for some reason. I like the shimmer.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is absolutely fantastic Lisa! You did a superb job! Love the butterfly! :D

Patti Chesky said...

Lisa, this is awesome. It looks just like leather!!! I'm going to have to make one of these!!

Lori said...

Beautiful, Lisa! Love the shimmer and the butterfly embellishment.

Rachel Hope said...

WOW....it's like a wonderful leather purse! Love it

Tiffany Bauer said...

You did an awesome job on this bag!! I love everything about it and really think I need to make one for myself!!

Marcia P said...

Oh wow, that bag looks like it is made from high quality leather! What an awesome idea.

:) Marcia P

Connie said...

I have got to make one of these! Great job!

Connie said...

I have got to make one of these! Great job!

Robin Merriman said...

Oh,how I love this bag! What a great job and I agree, it looks like leather - amazing job, gf!

Allison said...

Very pretty--I love how you used the shimmer paint. Thanks for the link too. :-)