That’s the second time I’ve done that recently – pressed Enter too soon
and my blog was posted! I am sorry and really will learn to be more careful!
morning I posted my video that shows how I made Kelly’s Clutch Bag. It’s almost the same as Kelly’s Box Bag but has an additional step to
include the top closure.
If you’ve seen the first video, you’ll have
seen the first clutch bag I made and what I wasn’t happy about. At the
time I said if anyone wanted to see a video, I’d work on sorting out the
bit I didn’t like. I was overwhelmed with the amount of requests I received asking for this video and I’m always happy to oblige! Hence today’s video!
I’m so pleased with the end
result and the really good news for me is that I’ve been able to amend
the clutch bag from last week, too! So a big THANK YOU to everyone who requested the video! Let
me explain about the problem and how I remedied it. The only part I wasn’t ha[ppy with was the fold down the side of the bag.
The creator was trying to make the
bag as simple as possible with the least amount of score lines as
possible. So the side fold was pinched together but when I tried to do
it, it looked really second rate.
On my bag, I
added two partial score lines so the cardstock would have a natural
propensity to gravitate inwards without being pinched or folded. It
worked a treat and I was absolutely thrilled! I also added some Designer Series Paper (DSP) on the side
panels so the partial score line was covered. I found the net result was a
beautifully curved clutch bag that feels really quite solid.
The cardstock I used was Crumb Cake and the DSP is Affectionately Yours.I used Night of Navy and Crumb Cake for the flowers which were die cut with the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies
Photographs 3 & 4 – this is the bag I made in the video. The DSP is from the Neutrals DSP Stack and the cardstock is Basic Grey. There are two colours in this Stack where the flower and script designs are on a white background. The other colour is Soft Suede.
Photographs 5 & 6 – this is my first bag and I used retired products as it was a test bag! The last photograph shows where I covered my pinching, not perfect but it definitely looks a lot better like this than before.
That’s about it for today. Happy Sunday. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.