I have had this as an idea for a while, as I keep seeing these totes everywhere, but would rather spend the money on stamps or other goodies, so I made one instead!! I'm really happy with the results.
Not sure of a name, being playing with the idea of Tote-ally Pockets, or Plentiful Pockets Tote.
I'll have to think some more!!!!
I really went to town on the card, It initially uses 1 piece of A3, then lots of A4 for the mats and layers.
This is the frontish view.
And this is the backish view!!
This is a close up of Pocket No. 1. I quite like this style as you can easily slot something in without the pocket sticking out to much, as it tapers down.
Also, due to my fantastic news this week and its the holidays I decided to treat my self to some more new stamps, These are so cute and such a good size. The are a new Collection, Fairy Doodles from a company called BuzzCraft. I got these from a local craft shop.
I also added a little detail using some papermania flowers I have and want to use up before buying any more. The leaf punch is another one I bought from a local craft shop, can't remember the company who made it.
Plus some gorgeous stitched Grosgrain from Stamping Up.
This is Pocket No. 2. This is a more traditional kind with a flap, very useful for more little surprises.
And here it is open!!!
Pocket No. 3 is a slimmer version of No. 1
And finally No. 4 is an opened top pocket, with scalloped edge detail.
I thought I would also go to town on the inside and created an exploding box style liner. It also makes it really sturdy if you want to use it to store tools, or pencils.
I hope you like this, I have made more in different colours, for different purposes so will share with you soon.
Thank you to everyone for their well wishes and congratulations as I embark on my new venture.
If it wasn't for all the fantastic people out there and their supportive comments I don't think I would be able to do it.
Hugs Sarah B X