A gift for a friend…

I made some cards for a friend as a going away gift, and wanted something special to hold the cards instead of just handing her a stack of cards. I came up with this: 

I left the cards without sentiments because I figured she would get more use out of them this way.  I stamped a few generic sentiments and punched them out, and I also made a few monograms that she could just attach to the card in case she didn’t want to use any of the sentiments. They are nicely tucked away in the front pocket, which has velcro for easy access. But, I think the cards turned out cute as they are and she could just send out just as is. Supplies I used for this project:

  • Pink Pirouette Cardstock
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock
  • Blushing Bride Cardstock
  • Blushing Bride Patterned Paper
  • Flower Garden Embossing Folder
  • Square Lattice Embossing Folder
  • Scalloped Border Punch
  • Crumb Cake Seam Binding
  • Button, Hemp twine, and Brads

After I made the tote, I had ideas flowing in my head and came up with two slight variations of the tote card holder.  The dimensions are exactly the same, just decorated a little differently.

Which one do you like? If you are interested in the dimensions/directions, let me know which one you like the best. I will recreate the tote with instructions if there is enough interest.

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31 Responses to A gift for a friend…

  1. Elysa May says:

    Love them all, but really would be interested in learning how to make the pink one. The cards are really beautiful too. Great job.

  2. Valois Brothers says:

    Hi there,
    The tote and cards are great. Like the idea of including the different sayings for her to pick from. The pink one is my favorite. I think it would be great for a fundraiser I participate in January. Only bad thing is I would need 40 totes and cards to put in them! Hope the tote is easy. Thanks! – Valois

  3. Cathy says:

    I’d love to learn to make the orange one with a pocket on the front like the pink one.
    All of the bags are lovely though.

  4. Pat says:

    Has to be the pink one, like the handle the best and the pocket on the front. Now how do I get others to come here and leave message would like to have directions. I know how. TFS

  5. Kate Stockman says:

    I like all of them, but I think the pink is my favorite. I would also love to have directions on how to make these. Hope you will let us know how to put these together.
    Thank you

  6. Louisa Wilson says:

    I love them all! You are very talented!!

  7. Connie Hagenow says:

    They are all really cute but the pink one is my fav I love the handles and peach is my second fav. I hope you post instructions I’d love to learn how to make them. Thanks for inspiring me!

  8. barb murphy says:

    I love them all. But the pink one is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing and I would love the instructions.


  9. Purpl says:

    I think I like them all, but the pink and the orange are my favs because of the handles. Would love it if you shared the instructions here, too. Would be a fun gift to make for the holiday markets!

  10. Eileen McClean says:

    love them all but my fav is the pink one as I like the little pocket in front, a nice way to add a little message
    thanks for sharing
    Eileen(from Canada)

  11. Eileen McClean says:

    I forgot to say I would love the template for this and the cards
    Eileen,so gald I found you on stampin connection

  12. Faye says:

    love them all-the pink one is my favorite. you are very talented!

  13. Lisa Richter says:

    I would love your instructions on your wonderful bags! I just love the pink one and the orange one! Just Love Em!

  14. Kathy says:

    I love them all. Would love to have the instructions. I go to independent and assisted living facilities and make cards with the elderly. They would love this.

  15. Victoria Hanson says:

    I really like them all but my Favorite would be the pink one. You really do great work!!! Thanks so much for sharing. I’d love to get instructions.

  16. Susan Powell says:

    I like them all but I’d have to say my favorite is the pink one.
    The whole set is beautiful!!
    Thanks for sharing!!

  17. Jen Peterson says:

    These totes are adorable. My fav is the orange one!

  18. Robin says:

    I love them all. My favorite is the blue then the orange. I would love the instructions. Nice work.

  19. Barbara Graham says:

    I just love those totes! So adorable! Please send me the info on how to make it. My fav one is the pink one!

  20. Evelyn Tatum says:

    Love all three- you are so creative to do thes- I would love to have the instructions to do all or any of these. Thanks

  21. Kim says:

    Love the idea. It makes such a great gift! I’d love instructions on how to make the tote and the small holder in front! TFS

  22. Kay Biggerstaff says:

    I love the pink bag. You really did a wonderful job on all of them , but love the pink one. Would love to make it with my club. The cards really make it a super gift. I would love to have the instructions. Thank you for sharing your project. Kay

  23. liz says:

    Love Love and I love the Pink design ,Love the little pocket in front and would make great gifts for our cancer center. I think you made a splash with these and we all would love to make them. thanks

  24. Peggy Ksiadz says:

    I love them all! What a cute idea for giving gift sets of cards. I really, really like the pink one with the little pocket. Would love the directions. Thanks for sharing your talents!

  25. Barb says:

    I just love the pink one too!! Your work is Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Melissa says:

    I really like them all, but I guess the peach one is my favorite. Great job!!!!!

  27. Brenda H. says:

    I love them all . . they are adorable! It looks like the pink one is winning so far, but my fave is the peach one. Thanks for sharing!

  28. Karen says:

    I love them all but especially the one in pink. Absolutely beautiful.

  29. Dee Ann Hernandez says:

    I love them all as well. But the orange one catches my eye the most. The Baja breeze one is cool too.

  30. Trina says:

    I love them all. Its hard to chose..Ok it will be the pink one but would be happy with any of them!

  31. Rex Ryan says:

    I like the helpful info you provide in your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here regularly. I’m quite sure I will learn many new stuff right here! Good luck for the next!

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