Saturday, October 11, 2008

Showcase Saturday

Today I would like to introduce you to Karen H.

I'm a retired secretary who now enjoys watching my two grandchildren, Max (3-1/2) and Emma (9 months) so I can really identify with all the stay-at-home mothers. I jokingly tell everyone I'm a 'stay-at-home' grandmother! I have two other grandchildren Matthew (3-1/2) and Taylor (5 months) who currently live in Cincinnati. I've been happily married to my husband Mike for 22 years and we live south of Indianapolis, Indiana.

I've been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for almost 5 years. I went to just one stamp camp and was immediately hooked. Since I wanted just about everything in the catalog and am always looking for the best deal, I decided that it was most economical to just get the Starter Kit. I told my upline that I did not want to sell Stampin' Up! but just wanted to stamp for myself. Well, it didn't take long before I was sharing my love of stamping with my friends and started having classes to teach them how to make beautiful cards. Now I hold several stamping parties each month in my home, along with having 3 clubs and teaching specialized stamping classes.

This year at Convention I received the cutest little nugget bag from Melissa in Virginia. I cut it down slightly and here is my take on this little designer bag. I give one to all my guests at my stamping parties as it has a label on the back with my name, email address, SU website and my stamping blog address.

Cut double-sided designer paper 3” x 4½” as shown below. The next part is the hardest thing you’ll have to do – decide which side of the beautiful paper you want to use for the ‘outside’ of your bag!

After you decide which side of the paper will be the outside of the bag, score and cut the piece according to the diagram. Cut along red lines; fold according to dotted lines. (See diagram below).

Width: Score at 1”, 1½” and 2½”
Length: Score at ½” and 2½”Cut out long sides as shown below (refer to diagram).
With Corner Rounder Punch, round the corners of the narrow end where sides were cut out. This will be the ‘flap’ of your bag. Add ribbon for handle, fold and adhere sides with Sticky Strip. To finish the bag add an embellishment such as a brad on top flap. Add Velcro dots for the fastener.

Aren't these the cutest?! What a great idea to use them as a business card with all of your information on the back. Thank you so much for sharing the directions with us, Karen. These are wonderful. :)

Have a great weekend.


Maria Williams :) said...

These are absolutely too cute! Thank you for giving the directions to these yummy treat purses!!

Maria :)

carolm said...

cute and simple. what more could we ask for.

great job karen.


debinicol said...

got to make some of these...thanks for the wonderful tute! Very cool idea.
Debi Nicol