It's TIME again! The September 2011 Tour de Freaks, brought to you by the Control Freak Swappers! We have a few less people this month, but still have the same awesome projects from the ones that were able to fit into their busy schedules! Our theme is "Fall into Step" this month…projects for Autumn, Halloween and Thanksgiving! You've just come from Wendy Weixler's blog...great projects!
My first project is a cardstock and Spice Cake Fabric Purse Clutch that was originally intended for another project, but I decided that I'd use it for the September Tour de Freaks instead. I know you will love this idea! The inside is quite spacious…enough for a nice sized package of homemade goodies or a small gift! Now…I KNOW you will want the tutorial…and I PROMISE I have one for you on Friday of this week (Sept 23) in a CHRISTMAS version! So make sure you stop back on Friday to get it! I loved using the Spice Cake Fabric to make ruffles on this little clutch purse! And…the designer button…SO much fun!
And here is the inside…like I said…big enough for a nice sized treat or gift and it looks like a little clutch purse! Hmmm, it really would hold a travel tissue, cellphone, lipstick, mints…
There is NO sewing on this. The base is More Mustard cardstock. I used strips of the Spice Cake fabric on the front. I added Early Espresso trim across the top. I punched two Decorative Label Punches from More Mustard for the clasps, embossed with the Square Lattice Impressions Folder. The 1/2 velcro dots hold the clasps closed. I added a BIG designer button on the front with glue dots…added Linen Thread in the center. Again, I'll have a FREE TUTORIAL for you on Friday with the Christmas version, so stop back!
The second item is a Top Note Nugget Holder that I made for participants of my Class the other night.
I cut the Top Note from Soft Suede and Spice Cake Designer Paper, then cut off the edge of the designer paper one and adhered it over the Soft Suede. I scored 1/4" from the center point on each side for the spine. I wrapped it with a Belly Band of Pool Party, embossed with the Herringbone Folder, then added a Big Designer Button tied with Spice Cake Fabric in the holes. I added the Large Oval with Grateful stamped from the Always Thankful stamp set. The belly band slides off to show off the nuggets inside:
I wrapped the nuggets with more Spice Cake Designer Paper and adhered them to the bottom of the Top Note. It makes a FUN project and little gift for a friend or co-worker! I think I'll make these for the place settings at Thanksgiving this year!
Even though neither project involved stamping, I think I showed how versatile the Designer Fabric and Designer Papers can be!
Next stop is the FABULOUS Mary Brown! I know you will love her projects…take a look!