Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Tonic Studios - Kensington Hand Bag

Hello Friends! 
Writing to you from sunny California.  I enjoyed making this Kensington Hand Bag by Tonic Studios, it is really quite simple, all the work is in the dies. For the flowers I used Plush Peony Die Set, I love the flowers in this die set.


1. Using Kensington Hand Bag Die Set, die cut two of the outer hand bag shaped die from designer cardstock. Fold at creased lines.
2. Die cut two of the sides from designer cardstock. Fold at creased lines.
3. Die cut decorative pieces from designer cardstock in a contrasting color. Glue to front and back of hand bag with Funky Glue Pen.
4. Assemble hand bag by attaching side tabs to front and back of hand bag with strong tape.
5. Die cut four handles from designer cardstock. Glue two handles together with Funky Glue Pen and attach to hand bag with brads. Repeat process with the other two handles.
6. Die cut multiple flowers using Plush Peony Die Set, color flowers with distress inks. Shape flowers with Floral Crafter’s Tool Set and then glue petals to form flowers.  Attach flowers to front of hand bag.
7. To make the leaves, use the flower dies from Radiant Roselily Die Set to die cut leaves from green cardstock. Shape leaves and glue under flowers.
8. Embellish center of small flower and hand bag borders with Nuvo Glitter Drops.

Tonic StudiosSupplies:

Other Supplies: Prima Marketing Royal Menagerie Paper Collection, Tape, Rhinestone Brads, Ranger Distress Ink Mini Pads.  

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  1. Wow! Oh! Wow! that is one absolutely stunning handbag.
    Love it.
    Patricia x

  2. So clever, it looks like a real hand bag! The flowers you used are so lovely too and make for the perfect embellishments!!

  3. Oh wow! This is stunning. Your colours are always so beautiful!

  4. Who wouldn't like a bag like this Marisa....stunning!!

  5. this tonic!...hugs

  6. Gosh ,what a lovely handbag , it must have taken ages to do.
    Well done
    Elaine H X

  7. This bag is gorgeous. Love love love it. Thank you for sharing.

  8. How adorable. Love the flowers you added. You're the pro on flowers. This handbag is totally cute.

  9. Amazing! This bag is a gift in itself, let alone as a gift bag (I'm assuming that's what it would be used for). :)

  10. Pretty and spring-like! Love the purse, colors, and flowers. Perfect for Easter.


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