Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Last Hostess Club meeting...

This week I'm having my last hostess club meeting - until we start up in September again that is! If you happen to read this and live close by, I'd love to have you join us since I had two slots open up. I run my clubs where we meet for 10 months, there are 10 members and we have to order $10 worth of product. Each person gets to be the hostess one month, specials are raffled off to the group, and we get together and have fun each month!

For our last project, I followed a super tutorial I found on Amy Rohl's blog...but leave it to one of my members and friends, Juliet, to come up with a special way to do it. She wanted to have two of the totes stuck back to back and she figured out how to do it all with one sheet of 8.5 x 11 inch paper. Juliet is a master a paper folding and easily wrapped her head around this project...I'm a bit slower and have to follow directions!

Here is Juliet's version of cutting two totes from one sheet! If you have 12 x 12 paper you can easily cut it down to 5 x 11 inches which is in Amy's original tutorial.

You should be able to click on it to see the dimensions easier. The lines with the double dash are cut lines, the sections with X are to be cut out and discarded, and the other lines just score on your handy-dandy Scor Pal (I love mine!) and fold.

I almost didn't have any stamping on it but I think these little sayings from The Angel Company new Purchase with a Purchase stamps are perfect for mini gift tags. Here's my tote:

I've had this Christmas Die Cut with a View paper pack for almost 7 years and have used maybe one sheet! Time to use it up, right?!? Please let me know if you get stuck on this project - it's really quite simple and this box is the perfect container for any little gift!


Juliet A said...

You explained this very well - thank you!

Patti J. said...

Hi Chris! Thanks for sharing! Your little tote is as cute as can be. I love the DCWV DP too, even if it is 'old'!!! Great job!

Barb said...

This is darling! LOVE the paper, and thanks for sharing the template!

Peet said...

wow, this is gorgeous, Chris!!!