Jun 23 2011

CCMC156 – Flower Fest Beach Bag

It's time for Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  Today we have a FUN color challenge for you to try!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week!



AND…I have a surprise for you!  Yes, I made up another Beach Bag like the one I did for the June Tour de Freaks HERE…and I have a FREE TUTORIAL and TEMPLATE for you below!  So many of you asked, so I'm happy to do it for you! 


So, here is the new Beach Bag I made using the Color Challenge on Create with Connie and Mary!  I think it turned out cute using Stampin' Up!'s Flower Fest stamp set!



I made the Beach Bag with Tangerine Tango cardstock, and then decorated the front with Whisper White and Old Olive Trim on the top and bottom.  I randomly stamped the flowers and leaves from Stampin' Up!'s Flower Fest stamp set in Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive Classic Inks.  I used the 1 1/4 Old Olive Striped Ribbon for the handles this time.  I also used two Mini Brads at the bottom to hold the front panel on the front.


Here is the FREE TUTORIAL and TEMPLATE for you to try!  I would love to see what you do with it!  If you are inspired, please credit me as your source and link back to my blog for the Tutorial.  Thanks!




BEACH BAG TEMPLATE (not to scale)


And…don't forget to check out what the Challenge Team did with the Color Challenge this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!


Sharing creativity one stamped image at a time!

24 People have left comments on this post

Jun 23, 2011 - 03:06:32
Annette said:

Great tutorial, thanks Connie.
Interesting colour combination – I will see what I can do with it (Tangerine Tango is my least favourite so this will be a BIG challenge for me).

Jun 23, 2011 - 07:06:21
Lisa Martz said:

Ok, SO STINKIN' CUTE!  I have to make one of these!  Thanks for sharing the tutorial Connie!  And it is a pleasure to be able to work beside you on the design team!

Jun 23, 2011 - 08:06:18
Christyne said:

Oh my SQUEEEEEEE!!! This is FANTASTIC!  Thanks SO much for the tutorial.

Jun 23, 2011 - 09:06:21

This is so cute–thanks for generously offering the instructions for free 🙂

Jun 23, 2011 - 11:06:34
Barb Conant said:

Thank you for sharing! Guess what my hostess will receive at her workshop tomorrow?? 🙂

Jun 23, 2011 - 11:06:20
Shelley said:

Thank you so much for this fabulous tutorial! I am so excited to make one of these! Just a quick question, where exactly do the brads go? I may have missed it in my excitement 😛
Thanks again!

Jun 23, 2011 - 04:06:32
Barbara B said:

Thank you so much for sharing he tutorial and template.  The beach bag is so darn cute. 

Jun 23, 2011 - 05:06:51

Connie what a great tutorial.  I love this bag.  Thanks for sharing.

Jun 23, 2011 - 07:06:17
Liliana said:

Super awesome!  Thank you so much for sharing. 

Jun 24, 2011 - 12:06:17

This is such a cute bag. I really want to make one, but will have to wait until after Convention. I'm too busy with swaps right now!  Thanks for the tutorial, Connie.

Jun 24, 2011 - 03:06:01
Vicky W said:

Another great project Connie – you are very talented at doing this type of stuff.  Love, love love your bag.  Thanks so much for the tutorial – will be using it for sure!

Jun 24, 2011 - 03:06:25
lisa808 said:

Thank you soooo much for the tutorial.  Love the bag!

Jun 24, 2011 - 07:06:39
Jannette E. said:

Connie, thank you very much! this project is great! Thanks fro your kindness in sharing it with us!!!

Jun 24, 2011 - 12:06:46
Christy M said:

Thank you so much for the free tutorial!!  It is great to see people sharing ideas for free.  I have been curious how these bags are made for a while so I'll be trying this out this weekend!!  

Jun 24, 2011 - 12:06:06
Kim said:

Thank you so much for sharing this.  They are soooo cute.

Jun 24, 2011 - 02:06:11
Laura said:

Connie ~ Thank you for this tutorial. It's just awesome!

Jun 24, 2011 - 05:06:55
kivonne said:

Awesome…thank you soooo much!   This bag is incredible.  

Jun 24, 2011 - 08:06:43

Too cute Connie! It looks so real!

Jun 24, 2011 - 10:06:47
Mitzi Luttrull said:

Connie, Thank you so much for taking time to make such a detailed tutorial for us. You are not only very creative but very generous as well.  Thanks again.

Jun 24, 2011 - 10:06:23

OMG, Connie this is so stinkin' cute!!  I would've thought you made it with DSP and I love the striped grosgrain ribbon!  Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial too!!  Fabulous job!!  🙂

Jun 25, 2011 - 09:06:06
Deb said:

I LOVE this project! And what a great idea for the summertime! Thanks for sharing this! These colors work perfectly!

Jun 25, 2011 - 04:06:39
Kathleen Bender said:

I LOVE this project!  Thank you so much for sharing it with us and for providing step by step instructions and the template!  Wouldn't this make a wonderful summer class and yes, absolutely, I will give credit where credit is due!  Thanks again!

Jun 28, 2011 - 01:06:42

Connie this is wonderful and how generous of you to share your tutorial!