Saturday, 3 September 2011

Simply Stampin' Challenge - Colour Combo - Ornamental Bloom Bag

Wow - I LOVE the colours from this week's challenge! So fresh and girly...
I recently bought the Ornament punch from SU, and wanted to try and find some ways of using it that were not Christmas orientated, to demonstrate it's versatility. So what could be better than making a layered flower to decorate a handbag?

For the side panels, I have die cut the 'top note' shape from both bashful blue, and whisper white card. I deliberately then cut the white down further than the dashed line cuts, so it would look like stitching on a hand made bag. Finally I embossed the white with a dot pattern before assembling the bag.

The flower was made by punching out 5 pieces of Melon Mambo paper and very carefully curling them, before gluing the small tab sections together. Want a tutorial on how to make your own? Leave me a comment! Below is a close up of the flower, and you can see how I have used a paper rosette to create the flower stamens, and a button in the centre tied with ribbon to finish it off. The petals themselves have been individually inked from the centre with Perfect Plum ink to add interest.

A close up of the tag - I had to put some bling on there somewhere! The shape of the tag is made by punching a circle, then using the same circle punch to remove two symmetrical crescents.

Last but not least - who wants a boring handle? I made faux ric-rac ribbon using a 1" strip of card and the eyelet border punch staggered along both edges of the card.

I hope you like it - I certainly do as you may be able to tell by the very long post. More importantly I hope the recipient gets as much joy from it as I do.

Stamp Sets: Just Believe
Card stock: Melon Mambo, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Perfect Plum
Inks: Perfect Plum, Bashful Blue
Punches: Ornament, Large Circle, Eyelet Border, Boho Blossoms, Word Window, Modern Label (XL).
Other: Top Note Die, Cuttlebug (non SU), ribbon (non SU), Basic Rhinestones, Neutral Buttons, Sponge Daubers, Dots embossing folder.

I am going to enter this creation in a couple of challenges this week as well, just for fun!

  • - CPC G104 (Ok, so it isn't a scrapbook layout, but the natural world and giving gifts still instil Joy in me)
  • SSC - Challenge #104 - 1 Cor. 10:17 (Using a popped up image, button and ribbon)

Happy Crafting!


  1. Loving this flower Becky and it looks perfect on the top note bag too :-)
    Hugs xx

  2. luv this, super duper cute...the flower is you have a wonderful weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  3. OMGoodness this is just adorable!!! Love that bloom! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

  4. The little handbag is gorgeous and I wouldn't have guessed you'd made the flower from the ornament punch. The little bit of bling is so cute. x

  5. It's so blooming cute! Darling and clever! Love that big bold flower and the innovative use of the punches and dies! Thanks for joining us as Christian Paper Crafts! Blessings!

  6. Don't know how I missed this, but am glad I went back through CPC blog to see if I had missed anything and this is just wonderful. I may have to use this as an idea for a coming up craft show. Thanks for inspiring me. Blessings!

  7. Becky, I love your bag!!! Even though you didn't do a scrapbook page, I can so see that flower on a layout. Thanks so much for playing in the CPC challenge.


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