Today I travelled down the big hill to run the Sweet Tote class.  I love meeting with these ladies every couple of weeks as they have not only become lovely customers but they’ve also become great friends – I love that about Stampin’ Up! as running the classes I do I have made so many new wonderful friendships so Stampin Up! is not just stamping but friendships we build along the way.

sweettote2Here’s the gorgeous little Tote we made today – and complete with Chocolate Wafer Fingers! The handles are made from the 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon and inserted through Jumbo Eyelets inserted using the Crop-a-Dile.

This is one that I made from a tutorial from the lovely Becky Roberts and you can download the tutorial for this Tote-ally Awesome Tote here.

It was Becky that I got the tutorial for the mini backpacks a little while back so she really does have some great ideas and wonderful creations on her blog.

On the side of the tote you see here there are 3 little pockets which you can put all sorts of treats in or gift cards or vouchers. I have the Chocolate Wafer Fingers in the two outside pockets and a pack of tic-tacs in the middle pocket.

SweetTote1Turn the Tote around and we have one long pocket.

In this pocket we have a covered long post it note pad and a biro/pen which we screwed the end of and inserted some matching Sweet Always Designer Series Paper and tied some co-ordinating ribbon around the barrel of the pen.

Open the Tote up and we have a four cards – two of two different designs.

SweetTote3

There are two sections made from acetate which hold the cards in but with the acetate being clear its not so easy to see.

Although there are a few ‘fiddly’ bits all the ladies were very happy with their finished Tote and I know that whoever they decide to give it to will love it immensely!

We had lots of fun today and I’m back there again on Monday for one of their Stamp A Stacks.

Till next time …..

leoniesig1

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