Well I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend! I know our weekend is jam packed with a bunch of festivities.

You will want to check out the Pretty Palette Challenge today on the MTME BLOG—>HERE!

The colors were chosen in honor of the 4th of July!

Well in addition to team members partaking in the color challenge, several of us have yet another day of projects for you!

Today you will definitely want to visit:

  • Debbie Marcinkiewicz
  • Lisa Kind
  • Monique Hansen
  • Tangii Crain
  •  I am going to share another project idea with you using the Carry Clutch!

    $ale!(((SIGH))) I’m in love!!

    If I were sewing a handbag right now, these would be the colors for me 😀

    Obviously I was heavily swayed by this pattern paper from the Blooming with Elegance Pretty Printable Digital Paper Collection. I am just in love with the colors, and patterns in this collection.

    I think this pattern looks just like one I would by a handbag in 😀 I’m a HUGE Vera Bradley fan, so this reminds me of what I may find in her collection.

    As you can see, this time my clutch sides aren’t angled out, but slightly scored, to tuck in.

    Honestly I could make a million of these, each one different from the last. When I think of all the Pretty Printable Patterned Papersthat I could showcase! Way too fun! It’s the papercrafting version of sewing 😀 And its far quicker! LOL!

    Now for the purty lil’ details.

    The latch

    I had a bohemian style, fabric covered brad that was a perfect match to my Clutch design.

    You can use snaps, or magnetic closured for a realistic closure 😀

    Inside the Clutch…

    I used some of the Blooming with Elegance Pretty Printable Digital Paper. I just wanted a pretty printed bottom this time.

    The handle covers have bling centered brads for an upscale, and more elegant look.

    The tag was created using the purse, and $ale sentiment from the Money Well Spent ©  set.

    The pocket

    Upon creating this one, I wanted to add a pocket to the details. I previously had no need for a pocket, but then thought, why not?! So, I used the decorative mat layer from the Grab a Cup © template, and it was PERFECTION!!!

    I used THIS TUTORIALfor the faux stitching of my pocket! So easy, and a perfect look every time.

    I am going to be putting a gift card in the front pock (it’s a perfect fit :D) and then some sweet treats inside!

    Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

    Pretty Packaging Templates:

    Carry Clutch, Grab a Cup

    Pretty Impressions Stamp Set:

    Money Well Spent

    Pretty Printable Digital Paper:

    Blooming with Elegance, Dainty Damask

    Thanks so much once again for stopping by!

    Tomorrow you won’t want to miss our Group Post: A Year in Review!

    See you then