Thursday, January 15, 2015

January 2015 Technique Hop -- Charmed I'm Sure

Our technique this month focuses on page 133 from our current Expressions Book. In this hop we want to share ideas on how to use our Base and Bling in other ways than jewelry.

I'm also entering this post in the Color My Heart Color Dare for this week: Bamboo, Black and Champagne.

If you've come from Sheila Bennett's blog you're on the right track. Just keep clicking the link and you'll continue on the hop and see some really great ideas!

For my project I made a small purse from the Cricut Artiste cartridge. It's a great size for a gift card or small trinket. The patterned paper is from the Yuletide pack and I used an owl from the Base and Bling Charms called Free Thinker. I tied it as an accent with some Neutral Bakers Twine. There is a small Hook & Loop Dot under the tab with the bow to make easy open/close of the purse!

All products are Close To My Heart:
--Cricut Artiste Cartridge
--Cardstock: Black, Bamboo
--B&T paper: Yuletide
--Black Small Sparkle Flourish
--Free Thinker Charm
--Neutral Baker's Twine
--Hook & Loop Dots

I'd love to be your consultant!

Now it's time to see what Melissa Robinson has to share with us.
Thanks for hopping by!

Don't forget to check out Color My Heart and see what the design team has for you. Each week we get you started with the color choices then off you go to create whatever you like. Details are in the sidebar on our home page.



  1. Aw! I love the owl on this!!! Great job!

  2. VERY cute! I know a few friends who would love to receive it with the owl charm on it! LOL (Too bad they don't sell certain ones in bulk, huh?!)

  3. Replies
    1. Thanks, Catherine. I'd love a gift in something like this, too!

  4. Cute purse. And of course I *love* the owl charm. :)

    1. Thanks, Sheila. No surprise about the owl. *S

  5. What a fun project. The owl charm is a great touch.

  6. What a cute project and the little owl added just the right little bling.

  7. What an elegant handbag... and a better way to use those beautiful charms. Thanks for sharing on the Color Dare!

  8. Oh I love the handbag and the charm is so cute!!!!!!!!


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