Wednesday, February 03, 2010

My Favorite Things February Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on My Favorite Things' February release blog hop! If you got here from Megan's blog, you're good to go, but if you just happened upon the hop, you really should go back to the beginning, to Kim's blog--you'll miss a ton of good stuff if you don't. So, if you've done that and you're back, let's get to it!

I'm showing you one of the new Pure Innocence stamps called Better Get Better. She retails for $9.00 and includes the two sentiments you see on this project.

Can you believe how stinkin' cute this is?! All of us girls "doctored" on our dolls and stuffed animals when we were little, right? Well, I grew up to be a nurse, so this stamp really "speaks" to me :) For my project, I made up a little "doctor's bag" gift package in which to put a few little get well items, along with a card.



Here's a close up of the card. I stamped the image on a Perfect Paper Panel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic markers.



A close up of the bag:



And the inside of the card:


Again, I went searching for a template and alas, could find NONE, so I had to INVENT this wheel ;-) I'll show you how I did it.

1. Cut a 12 x 12 piece of black card stock to 11.5" x 9" and score at 2.5", 4.5", 7", and 9" on the long side and 2" and 7" on the short side.



2. Cut the flaps and round the corners of what will be the top of the bag as shown below.



3. Apply red line or ScorTape.



4. Assemble the bag. It will look like this:



5. Using two sizes of Classic Square Nestabilities dies, cut out four handles. Round the corners, and trim the "legs" to 1.5 inches from the top of the handles. Score at 1/2" from the bottom.



6. Attach flat magnets (I used Basic Grey) just above the score line on two of the handles. You'll have to figure out where to put the + and - pieces ;-)



7. Cover with the remaining two handle pieces and apply red line tape to the 1/2" scored section.



8. Attach to the bag top flaps as shown. The magnets will hold the top flaps together.



9. I knew I wanted the outside to look sort of like leather, so I embossed two A2 size pieces of black card stock with my Tiny Mosaic Texture embossing folder, then I patted my Versamark pad all over it, trying to keep the Versamark just on the raised areas, and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I trimmed it close and rounded the corners.



10. Score these pieces in the center. It's a little hard to do because of the heat embossing, but it's doable and will make it easier to attach. Attach to the bag front and back.



11. Embellish as desired.

Wanna see how much will fit inside this little bag? Here you go:


There's actually plenty of room for a tube of Chap Stick or the like, too.

I hope you enjoyed my little pictorial and feel inspired to make one of your own! If you do, I'd love to see it!

I'm SO glad you hopped by! NOW, head on over to the incredibly talented Michele's blog and see what visions of loveliness she has in store for you--I know you'll not be disappointed! And don't forget that one of the stops has some BLOG CANDY. But we're not tellin' where it is--you might want to be sure to leave some love at every stop to improve your chances of winning. I'm just sayin'...



~Supplies~
Stamps: Pure Innocence - Better Get Better (MFT)
Paper: Basic Black, So Saffron, Pacific Point (SU!); Playtimes Past Hopscotch (Graphic 45); Perfect Paper Panels (MFT)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark; Vintage Touch (PTI)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Tiny Mosaic Texture embossing folder (Provocraft); Classic Square, Classic Oval, and Petite Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders); ribbon (craft store); buttons and twine (PTI); Copic markers; sewing machine; clear embossing powder (Judykins); heat gun; Embossing Buddy (SU!); magnets (Basic Grey); ScorPal; corner rounder (EK Success)

60 comments:

  1. What a great idea. I love the little hospital bag you made. Who wouldn't want to receive this get well card!

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  2. oh how awesome is that ... complete with a doctors bag hehe

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  3. SHUT UP!!!!! This is SO awesome, Bar! :)

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  4. Hog doggies!!! A doctors bag template created! Thanks for the tutorial Bar. I so need that with all the sickies I have with my in-laws. Awesome card too.

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  5. An old timey doctor's bag?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Seriously?!?! I love it!!!! What a brilliant and well executed idea!!

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  6. NO WAY!!!! Oh my goodness, this is brilliant, Barbara!

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  7. Such a cute card & I love the bag too!!!

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  8. cute doctor bag. love the textures.

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  9. What a fantastic bag!! I remember getting a nurse's kit for Christmas when I was a little girl. This set is wonderful and brings back memories!

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  10. Oh my...your card is so cute, and your bag is FANTASTIC!! Love them, Barbara!!

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  11. Thump! That's my jaw hitting the floor. Holey Moley, I am just whipped by your doctor bag.
    Amazing!

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  12. WOW! This is just adorable. The whole set is fabulous!!

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  13. I love the Pure Innocence images..this one is adorable...that Doctor bag is the best ever..what an invention!!!
    Wonderful design on all.

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  14. This is such a cute idea.... and thank you for teaching us!!

    Thanks for Sharing!

    xoxo Ola

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  15. OMG!! Wonderful way to reinvent the wheel...I LOVE that bag. Thank you soooo much for sharing the template too. Your card is beautiful. That PI is a definite buy. :)

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  16. Love this image and the dr.'s bag to go with it! Adorable!!!

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  17. Dang!! I'm loving all these stamps. I need to win these hops. I want them all!!! Waaaahhhh...she is too adorable. I haven't seen one like it before.

    Thank you for the tutorial. I've been wondering where they buy the paper that looks like a purse. Now I know how to make one. Thanks so much :)

    xoxo hugz

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  18. This is such a cute idea! You have been rockin' the tutorial this week!

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  19. just adorable! your coloring on the card is gorgeous & the bag is amazing! thanks for the wonderful tutorials!

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  20. ABsolutely Awesome!!!!! The doctors bag is sooooo cute and thanks for sharing the template.

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  21. How cute is this!!! Love that bag!

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  22. wow! when I first looked at this, I thought the bag was real! well, I know it's realy, but I didn't think it was made from paper. too, cool! and your card is utterly adorable!

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  23. O! M! G! BAR!!! This TOTALLY rocked... Cutting my paper for a CARD (and Jody taught me how) Kicks my arse but YOU, YOU CAME UP WITH A DOCTOR BAG???? Oh MY!!!! YOU NEVER STOP MAKING ME CHOKE!!!! LOL

    This project TOTALLY ROCKS!!!!

    PS I HATE those magnets they NEVER stay attached and covering them with paper makes them NOT magnet-et...DO TELL MY FRIEND!!!!

    as soon as this hits my Yahoo reader I am ALL OVER copying this, I have a special folder for the likes of you people! ;)

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  24. OH this is ADORABLE!!!!!!!! I love that bag full of the goodies!! Such a great idea sweetie...
    Thanks for sharing!!!
    hugs, Janiel

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  25. OH. MY. GOSH!!!!! Bar, YOU ROCK! This doctor's bag idea could NOT be any cuter or more creative!!! I can't wait to try this sometime! Absolutely adorable card, too! Your coloring looks awesome!

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  26. WOW!!! This is amazing! Thank you for sharing how you made the Drs. bag. What an imagination you have. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!

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  27. I am literally hopping up and down inside! I LOVE THIS BAG and card! Thanks SOO MUCH for the tutorial! I am SO TRYING THIS! EEEE!!!

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  28. Your DR's Bag is Beautiful! I love all the detail you shared. Thanks.

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  29. ACK!!! That is the coolest thing Barbara!

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  30. Such a super project. And thanks so much for all the details so I can re create this. Great work!! Love it!

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  31. I just love it when you reinvent the wheel!! It always comes out so darn awesome!!

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  32. Ohhh, brilliant!!! LOVE this set you created. And of course that stamp set is AWESOME!!

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  33. What a cute idea for this set... a Dr's kit. Brilliant!

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  34. You outdo yourself each and every month! How do you do it???!!!! This is simply fantastic!!!!

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  35. Great card...love the doctor"s bag...
    Denise Trottier

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  36. what a cute little set. perfect to go with the stamp. thanks for sharing.

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  37. She's really cute. Love that you shared how to make the doctor's bag too! And a big THANK YOU for taking a picture of the Copics you used! So helpful for those of us just starting out using Copics!

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  38. This is MOST EXCELLENT, Barbara! What an adorable doctor's bag!! How in the world do you find the time???

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  39. Bar! This is just amazing! I love the new set already, but seeing what you made with it just knocks my socks off! Loving this!

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  40. Girl you are too much. I love that little bag. It's the perfect thing to take to someone in the hospital or at home sick. You never cease to amaze me. Gotta try this one for sure. Love the card too. WOW!!!

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  41. You totally blow my socks off, girl. WOWWWWWWZERS, just look at that awesome bag! Love your beautiful coloring and the pattern paper!

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  42. WOW! I love the card and bag combo.... your bag is just perfect! I love the patterned paper you used on the card.

    Great job on everything.

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  43. I love this doctor's bag! I am signing up to follow you because I love your creativity.

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  44. Fabulous little project and card - Barbara!!! You rock GF!!! Hugs ~S~

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  45. that doctor bag iz da bomb! You're very talented and I love your original project.

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  46. What an awesome project... Thanks for the tut....

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  47. You've created a very realistic texture and design for the doctor's bag. It's all in the packaging and wow, wouldn't anyone be thrilled to receive cards packaged in this bag. Thanks

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  48. Oh my GOODNESS!! I'm going to make this! (maybe not with the awesome reptile texture)

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  49. Oh my! What a beautiful bag. Wonderful job. And thank you also for the great directions on how to make one of your own. I'll have to try this. SO cute, thanks.

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  50. Adorable! I LOVE that bag! SO cute!

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  51. Thanks for sharing such great instructions for that adorable bag! It is fantastic...what a sweet card, too.

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  52. WOW! This is amazing! What a brilliant idea! I love these lil Pure Innocence images! They're so sweet :)

    TFS! hugs, margie

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  53. This is absolutely incredible! I love the texture and your instructions are flawless. Wicked work! I'd feel all better just lookin' at this!

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  54. Love it .....
    Thanks for sharing.....

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