Share This Sweet Soiree Tote and Share What You Love.  This beautiful large tote bag is made using the scrumptious Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper and the new Love What You Do stamp set.  It’s relatively easy to make and sure to draw a “Wow” when you share it with a friend.

Sweet Soiree Tote Bag by Stampin' With Pixie made using Stampin' Up! Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper, Love What You Do Stamp Set and Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. The large tote features gorgeous floral design with silver metallic embossing on a white background.

Love This Bag – Love This DSP

I fell in love with this tote bag the moment I saw the original.  The tote design was created by Linda Parker (Papercraft With Crafty).   She used the Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP too (a different design).  I was awestruck! The silver metallic embossing makes the beautiful flower images just pop.  The tote looks like a designer handbag!  I ran right over to the computer and ordered ANOTHER pack of the DSP just so I could CASE the bag.  I think I’ve mentioned before that, IMHO, Sweet Soiree is one of the BEST Specialty DSPs Stampin’ Up! has ever produced.  It is retiring at the end of May and I’m going to miss it.  Click here to learn more about the retiring items.  Many retiring products have recently been discounted INCLUDING the Sweet Soiree DSP.  Get more info about the discounts here.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper collection image updated by Stampin' With Pixie to show coordinating Stampin' Up! colors (using pawprints)! stampin up stampin with pixie

That’s A Big Bag!

   Sweet Soiree Tote Bag by Stampin' With Pixie made using Stampin' Up! Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper, Love What You Do stamp set and Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. This view is the bag front with the gift tag open to show sentiment "I'm Lucky To Have A Friend Like You." The bag features a gorgeous floral design with silver metallic embossing.Side view of the Sweet Soiree Tote Bag by Stampin' With Pixie showing the side "pleat" that gives the bag depth.

The tote bag is big!  It measures approximately 8 1/2″w x 7 3/4″h x 2 1/4″d.  It’s hefty too because the DSP is heavy weight.  While it may look complicated, it’s really not.  It’s just a matter of trimming, scoring, burnishing and assembling.  Even making the handles is pretty easy.  Just a little bit of making sure they are centered before punching and adhering.  I promise – anyone can make this beautiful tote!  Linda provides an excellent step-by-step video tutorial on her YouTube channel.  Just search for “Tote.”

Tips

Sweet Soiree Tote Bag by Stampin' With Pixie detail view of the gift tag attached to the front. Gift tag made using Stampin' Up! Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper and Scallop Tag Topper Punch.

Punches and Dies Make Light Work – Use tools to make construction easier.  The handles are made using the 2 1/4″ Punch and the largest circle in the Layering Circles Framelits set.  Fold a piece of DSP in half and trim the top using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch to create the gift tag.

Glue Gives You Wiggle Time – Use Liquid Multi-Purpose Glue when assembling the bag to give yourself a little bit of wiggle time.  This helps make sure the sides are straight and the edges meet properly.  The liquid glue also holds up well to the wear-n-tear a bag undergoes.

Make It Your Own – Decorate the tote your way.  Use a different design from the Sweet Soiree DSP.  Add different embellishments.  Use a different color of coordinating cardstock for the handles and sides.  Make the tote your own.

Love What You Do – The Love What You Do stamp set had the perfect sentiment for my gift tag.  This set, part of the Share What You Love Suite, has delicate flower and leave images along with four (!) sentiment stamps in a hand-written font.  Just lovely.  This Love What You Do stamp set isn’t available individually until the new catalog launches June 1st but you can purchase it now as part of the Share What You Love Suite special pre-order opportunity.  The pre-order details are here.

Stampin' Up! Love What You Do stamp set contents including four sentiment stamps, six floral stamps and 3 background or layering stamps to add color to images.

Share This Sweet Soiree Tote and Share What You Love Shopping List

These are the Stampin’ Up! products I used to make the tote.  Please note:  The Love What You Do stamp set is not available individually until June 1 when the new catalog goes live.

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I hope you enjoyed the “Share This Sweet Soiree Tote and Share What You Love” post.  Have fun making the tote! Let me know how it goes.

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