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Jan 23, 2009

Fizzy Friends

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simple cards. I made 2 of each and inserted 2 cards in each pocket.

Close up of shimmery butterfly.

Hi all!

Thank you all for the sweet comments I have received already on my "Half a Million Reasons to Celebrate" post/blog candy. If you have not commented already, you have until noon (mountain time zone) on Jan 28th to leave a comment and be entered to win the sticky stuff package valued at over $40!

My project today uses a template by Lauren Meader. It is called Take Along Tote.

I do not like to print out the template on my card stock. Instead, I print it out on copy paper and then use a ruler to mark the measurements and dimensions. Then, I just use that as a guide and cut and score my card stock based on the measurements.

I stamped 4 simple cards to fill the pockets (2 on each side). I also stamped a flower on the 4 envelopes so they match the cards. Inside the tote, I made a simple, matching notebook using some black chipboard and my bind it all. The handles on the tote were made using a die.

Stamps: Garden of Life
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, True Black
Paper: white, True Black, Raspberry Fizz, Raspberry Fizz Mix
Accessories: Take Along Tote Template, silver brads, Swarovski crystal, Raspberry Fizz ribbon, black ribbon, Basic Grey Magnetic Snap, dimensionals, sticky dots, Nestabilities butterflies, circle punches, square punches, oval punches, circle scalloped punch, red line tape, Nestabilities, Bind it All, Bind it All coil, copy paper pages, black chipboard


  1. just beautiful, i love it. tfs Blessings Renee

  2. I love what you made and the colors of it.The Raspberry Fizz and the Black look great together. Your art work is always so nice!!!

    Gail :-)

  3. Oh my gosh, LOVE this project! Beautifully done! You make me want to pull out that PTI set...mine is just sitting there collecting dust.

  4. I love all your ideas but this color scheme is so-o-o-o great I have to make a notebook with the same sketch idea and colors....thanks for your willingness to buy sticky stuff (and ribbon) to feed our wonderful addictions....MollyK. at

  5. What a wonderful project. I love the raspberry and black together. I have ordered the patterned paper and am waiting for it to arrive. You did a great job with this - I may have to go get that template after all.

  6. Wow! I just discovered these templates they make a project so easy. I love the colors of your tote.

  7. Gorgeous set Jody! The colours, stamps and embellishments(that butterfly is to die for) are perfect!
    I don't print on the CS either, I do what you do and it works great!

  8. This is gorgeous!! I love the stamps and the color is fabulous!! I would have never thought of NOT printing the pattern on your cardstock...see I learn from you everyday!!

  9. WOW! this is incredible Jody! TFS

  10. Hey Jody! Cool set! Thanks for sharing the idea of not copying on the card stock for Lauren's templates! I was having issues and now I think I can get more!! Have a great weekend!

  11. Oh, I love this set, Jody! I love the colors and designs!

  12. This is gorgeous!!!! Always love to see your creations!

  13. Jody, This is truly beautiful! I love the Raspberry Fizz paper! The color combo is very striking. Tks again for sharing your beautiful work with us.


  14. Like everyone, I think this set is so gorgeous and would make a super gift. I know my friends would be thrilled to receive something like this set!


  15. Oh my gosh! That is amazing!!!!
    Love the paper. You rock Jody


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