Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Accordion File Purse & CC224




I made this cute little accordion file purse after reading Maria Bell's tutorial {click here}. It was super easy and I think it will be the perfect thing to hold vacation photos, or maybe even some in-the-car activities for the boys (we usually make up our own games). The colors are from today's color challenge on SCS-- Only Orange, Summer Sun, and Brilliant Blue. Nothing says it better than Lime Rickey :)

I used velcro for the closure. The palm tree is a CuttleKIDS die. For the palm leaves, I cut them out a few times, sponged, colored with Copics, and layered. For the trunk, I lightly embossed with a stylus and then sponged.

Ingredients: Cardstock: Stampin' Up! {Summer Sun, WW, Close to Cocoa}, DP: Basic Grey {Lime Rickey}; Ink: Stampin' Up! {Close to Cocoa, Old Olive}, Die: Cuttlekids; Other : Velcro Dot, Sticky Tape, Dimensionals, Scoring Tool.
*I have updated the link above to go directly to the tutorial!

14 comments:

Judy B said...

Just love this...It would be a great gift as well!!!

Linda said...

This is just AWESOME!!!!
I couldn't find the instructions for this on her blog. :(

Nilla said...

Great one, Nikki! Lovely idea and colors!! Hugs Nilla

Carmen said...

This is great :D I'll have to pop along and get the instructions. Ideal for photos and concert tickets.

Littlebear said...

This is fantastic. So useful!
Clare x

Elia said...

How beautiful and original! I pointed out the tutorial to see if I get time to do it!
A kiss from Madrid!

~*Joni said...

You made one! I love the oranges and tropical feel to it, it's such a sweet little project. I have to check out Maria's tutorial for this, the endless possibilities are a great thought. Maybe I could get a jump start on teachers' back to school gifts. :D

de said...

I love this! You did an awesome job! Maria is so sweet and talented!

wendy said...

I love this paper line, you did a great job with it :). Thanks for the link!

Judith said...

This is great x

Sam said...

Great project, thanks for sharing and the link. Lovely bright papers you have used.
Sam x

Kelli said...

that turned out great!!

Thanh said...

Looks great Nikki, I like the summer colours.

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

oooh Nikki what a FAB job!! and it is so cute - what a great gift idea! And thanks so much for including the tutorial - so much easier for us to learn to make one too!