Friday, July 17, 2009

Gone Stitching: Blogger's Challenge #108!

Today's challenge for us Blogger's Challengers is "stitching" on a project. It can be real stitching with a machine or by hand, or "faux stitching". I chose the "faux stitching" for my "faux purse". Is nothing real anymore? lol!

Well, to answer my own question, my appreciation for the Big Shot is real and growing everytime I use it to make something fun, easy, pretty and/or that I would never cut out by hand! lol!

I made another box with my Box #2 Die! No surprise there! I was inspired by Julia Bettencourt's purses and wanted to try it myself so... what could be better for a purse than suede? Soft Suede, that is, one of SU's new In Colors for this year! And of course, we need stitching on our bag for that casual sporty look we love so I added it with the journaling tip of my new In Color Stampin' Write Marker (hooray!) in the same Soft Suede color!

I added a 3/4" strip of card stock onto the front flap that normally would be inserted into the box, then enhanced it with a Sizzix die cut from the Lots of Tags Sizzlet set (of 4). A nice thick small Circle Brad enhances the look. I added a 7/8" strip of cardstock for the handle and inserted a Silver Mini Brad on each side to secure it and add some more of that touch of metal we like on our purses.

Hmm, all that suede made me long for a little color so I added it in the form of a colorful lining! The beautiful Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper was just perfect! Some of the designs incorporate Soft Suede in the color scheme and, even though this one didn't, it still complements it. Isn't that print gorgeous"!

As you can see, I did faux stitching around each panel on the "purse", the lid/flap and the piece on the front. You can't see the stitching on the handle, but it's there. The final touch of silver is the chain with a small Filagree Flower on it. You know every designer handbag has to have it's signature symbol thing-y! LOL!

Inks: Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker from In Color Marker assortment of 6
Paper: Autumn Traditions DSP; Soft Suede card stock
Tools: Big Shot, Box #2 Die, Lots of Tags set of 4 Sizzlets dies.
Accessories: Circle Brads, Filagree Brads, Silver brads, key chain.

I hope you enjoy my "faux" stitching project. I feel a little bit guilty since I used to teaching sewing and clothing construction and went the "faux" route today but... naw, not really. :) It was fun!

Have a Happy Friday and a great weekend! Stamp a little.. it's good therapy!

Margaret

p.s. Everything is from Stampin' Up! but the key chain. All these products can be ordered directly from my Stampin' Up! website here or through me (funstampin @ cox.net). Thanks!

18 comments:

Barb Hardeman said...

Margaret, it's just wonderful. Your faux stitchine really makes this faux purse seem real. Great job...

Robin Merriman said...

Super cute, Margaret! I love making these little box purses and yours is adorable!

Lisa said...

That is just ADORABLE! Great job!

Basement Stamper said...

Great little purse and there is nothing wrong with the faux stitching!

Connie said...

Oh Margaret...this is SO darling! I absolutely LOVE everything about it...definitely feel a CASE coming on!

Jann said...

Very cute Margie!!! Love it. We are going to rock at our class. :)

Lisa Somerville said...

Great job turning Box #2 into something useful! Love your purse!

Rachel Hope said...

What a fun project! Love how it is lined with pp for a real Purse look!

Ida P. Krause said...

Wow what a "Really" fun project. Fabulous job with the faux stitching and I love the colorful lining and the use of the filgree brads is so cute.

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Beautiful project! The stitching looks great and great idea for the DSP inside the purse!

Kerry D-C said...

Fantabulous!!! I wish that you lived near me so that ou could teach me to sew for real!

Lisa Bohler said...

What a fabulous idea for that box!!! Super cute stitching and the use of the Lots of Tags sizzlets! I especially like the detail of adding a liner! DARLING!

Pat Huntoon said...

Faux real, that is great! Faux Sure! Seriously, this is cool -- and I adore your "purse charm"!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wow Margaret! What a fabulous project! Your sewing is terrific too! Well done! :D

Claudia said...

soooo adorable - I love the dangling charm!

Selene Kempton said...

This is so fun! I need to try making one of these! Beautiful work!

Lori said...

This is adorable! The hanging charm is the perfect touch.

Chrissy D said...

What a great project! Love this bag! Great stitching on it too! TFS!

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