Saturday, April 2, 2011

Super Saturday Tutorial Photo Frame Tote

Welcome again to my blog’s Super Saturday Free Tutorial Feature!  This week, I’ve created a fun Designer Series Paper (DSP) covered double photo frame tote with a purse presentation that is sure to bring smiles!

P1010471Open up the Photo Frame Tote to reveal the two 3” opening circular frames into which you can slide a 3.5” photo!

I’ll take you step by step through the process… but first you’ll need to gather up the supplies needed for the Super Saturday Photo Frame Tote Tutorial!
Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

(1 Sheet) 12”x12” Double Sided Designer Series Paper (Love Letter #117162)
(2 Pieces) 5-3/4” x 13-3/4” sheets On Board Long Board (#114320 6pcs/pkg)
(1 Sheet) 8-1/2” x 11” Riding Hood Red Card Stock (#111348)
(1/3) Medium Window Sheet (#114323)
Scrap Vellum Card Stock(#101856)
1 Extra Large, and 1 Extra Small Paper Daisy (#119243)
1 Large Basic Jewel Pearl (#119247)
Ten Inches of 5/8” Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon (#117921 approx. 15yds/roll)
Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (#116806)
Multipurpose Adhesive (#110755)
20” Sticky Tape (#104294 10 yds./roll)
Tools and Adhesives:
Sponge Dauber #102892 Tabletop Paper Cutter 106959
Snail Adhesive #104332 Big Shot Machine #113439
Bone folder #102300 Finial Press TEF #115963
Paper Snips #106959 3” Circle OriginalsDie #122125
Other Supplies:
Self-Adhesive Hook & Loop Fastener or Magnetic Closure
Cutting Instructions:
On Board Long Board---Cut With Tabletop Paper Cutter
(2) 4-1/2” x 4-1/2” (2) 1/2” x 4-3/8”
(2) 4-1/2” x 4-5/8” *NOTE (4) 1/2” x 3-3/4”
(1) 1” x 4-1/2”
Love Letters DSP      Riding Hood Red CS
(2) 5-1/2” x 6”      (2) 4-1/4” x 4-1/4”
(2) 5-1/2” x 5-1/2”      (2) 3” Originals Circle Die Cuts
(1) 1-3/8” x 4”      (1) 2” x 10.5”

Medium Window Sheet (2) 4” x 4”
*NOTE:  Mark these pieces with a large X to identify them as your cover pieces.

Assembly Instructions:

  1. Center one 4-1/2” square Long Board Chipboard (NOT the one with the X’s) on the 3” Originals Die, and run through Big Shot Machine.  Center chipboard on die so that the top and bottom edges meet the die, and there is equal space on the right and left sides of black foam. 
  2. Center 5-1/2” DSP onto 3” Originals Die and cut with Big Shot Machine.
  3. Use the brush tip of a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to color the inside diameter of the chipboard windows.P1010406
  4. Center one window sheet over the top of chipboard cut in step one.  Attach with Sticky tape along top and bottom edges.  P1010388
  5. Use Multipurpose Adhesive to attach one 1/2” x 4-3/8” chipboard piece along bottom edge of chipboard from step 2, and two shorter 1/2” chipboard pieces along the side edges.P1010389
  6. Center chipboard window onto 5-1/2” Love Letters DSP Square, attach with Multipurpose Adhesive, maintaining equal margins around the entire piece.  Use bone folder to smooth DSP, and your fingers to move around immediately after gluing, ensuring that both DSP and chipboard windows align correctly.P1010398
  7. Use Paper Snips to cut DSP to chipboard just inside of the two 1/2” side pieces, bone fold and glue in place with multipurpose adhesive.  This is the opening where your photo will slide in and out of the Photo Frame Tote.  P1010399
  8. Use a bone folder to fold and crease all four corners before gluing in place with multipurpose adhesive.P1010401
  9. Bone fold and glue remaining three sides to window.P1010422
  10. Repeat steps 1 through 9 for the other  4-1/2” Chipboard piece and DSP.
  11. Position 4-1/2” x 4-5/8” Chipboard onto 5-1/2” x 6” DSP so that there is about a 1/2” overhang along one 4-1/2” edge, use multipurpose adhesive to glue in place and a bone folder to smooth. 
  12. Fold in the corners, and glue in position.
  13. Fold in three sides (two along the 4-5/8” side and one along the 4-1/2” side, and glue down.
  14. One 4-1/2” edge will remain unattached for now.  This will attach to your Photo Frame Tote Binding in a future step.  Repeat steps 11-13 for second matching chipboard piece.P1010427
  15. Glue the 1” x 4-1/2” Chipboard between two cover piece, insert the bone folder between the pieces to create a space needed for opening/closing the cover.P1010432
  16. Glue 1” x 4-1/2” DSP to the chipboard. You can skip this step if you don’t mind seeing the reverse side of the DSP… see photo below for an example of how it would look like without the piece (which is sitting on the inside of the cover LOL.P1010442
  17. Emboss the 2” x 10.5” Riding Hood Red Card Stock with the Big Shot Machine and Finial Press Textured Embossing Folder (TEF).  Note:  it will take two runs through the Big Shot Machine to encompass the entire length of the Riding Hood Red Card Stock.  
  18. Wrap the embossed Riding Hood Red Card Stock around the Chipboard covers, aligning one edge with the edge of the book… and then glue in place, covering the partial end.
  19. Glue Riding Hood Red Card Stock  onto the inside covers, use a bone folder to smooth if needed.P1010443
  20. Glue covered window pieces inside, justifying with the outer edges of the book (not the binding)… it will not align entirely into the inside chipboard edges, this allows for folding the photo frame tote.P1010444
  21. Now you need to make the wrap which holds the photo frame tote closed.
  22. Cut two 3” Riding Hood Red Card Stock Circles with the Big Shot Machine and 3” Originals Die.
  23. Fold/crease each 3” die cut around the top edge of the closed book.  Finalize the creases with a bone folder
  24. Use Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and a Sponge Dauber to color one rounded edge of the 3” Riding Hood Red card stock circles.  HINT:  Shake the Champagne Shimmer Paint well, and use the paint accumulated in the lid to load the sponge dauber.  P1010447
  25. Glue the 10.5” Riding Hood Red card stock just inside the opposing end of the shimmered circle.
  26. Glue the second 3” die cut inside the first one, masking the end of the 10.5” card stock.
  27. Carefully and gently, paint a large Paper Daisy with the sponge dauber and Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.
  28. Cut apart every 2 sections of the Paper Daisy.P1010451
  29. Glue Paper Daisy fragments to the inside edge of the front partial circle flap.P1010452
  30. Tie a knot in 12” Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon forming a large circle or handle, trim ends as desired.
  31. Place SNAIL adhesive inside the center fold of the 3” circle die cut, and adhere ribbon to it… refer to photo for placement and detailsP1010452
  32. Cut a   1-3/4”  x 4-1/2”      from vellum card stock scrap, and emboss with the finial press textured embossing folder and big shot machine.
  33. Apply Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to the Vellum Card Stock with a sponge dauber… ON THE INDENTED side of the embossed area… allowing the champagne shimmer paint to puddle or pool in the vellum card stock.  Set aside to dry, or use a heat tool to speed up the process. 
  34. Glue with multipurpose adhesive to the front band of the Riding Hood Red Card Stock band.
  35. Use Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and a sponge dauber to paint the tiny paper daisy… allow to dry and attach to the front of the photo frame tote with multipurpose adhesive, leaving equal card stock margins along the bottom and side edges. P1010459
  36. Once it is dry, add a Basic Jewel Pearl to the daisy.P1010471
  37. Position a hook and loop fastener, or magnetic closure beneath the flap to close your photo frame tote.P1010472
  38. Use the sponge dauber and Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to add a touch of color highlighting the embossed binding of the frame if you’d like.
  39. A 3-1/2” photo will slide nicely into the Photo Frame Tote.  You could also add stamped images if presenting as a gift to a special teacher, hostess or friend!P1010453

I hope you enjoyed today’s Super Saturday Tutorial!  I look forward to sharing projects with you!  I spend hours creating these projects, and more writing the tutorials, LOL… I must be nuts!  All kidding aside, thank you for following, commenting, and ordering! 

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Dee in N.H. said...

That is incredible and really pretty!! Great little gift!
Have a great weekend!

Charlotte said...

Oh, what a cute project! I'm thinking this would make a great Mother's Day gift for my daughter, who will be celebrating her first Mother's Day this year. Thank you for so generously sharing tutorials with us! We know how much time they take to prepare and we really appreciate it! Have a wonderful weekend.

lisa808 said...

So pretty. Thanks for the fab tutorial.

Anonymous said...

I love this! can't wait to do one of mine own! Mmm maybe for baby pics!

A Touch of SOL said...


Anonymous said...

Fabulous photo book!!!
THANKS so much for your thorough directions!

Beverly Polen said...

Sharon, this project is gorgeous!! It's VERY creative! I know what you mean about the time it takes to develop a project and its tutorial. Hours and hours go into the process. So, I GREATLY appreciate your efforts!

God's Blessings!!

ArtisticInkspirations said...

Great tutorial.. now to see if I can make it.. Love the color combos!!

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Oh that is so kewl! Don't have the circle dies, or the long board, but I wonder if you could use the coasters. Will revisit this when I get some circle dies. Thanks so much for the time you spend sharing with us! I'm sure it takes much of your time, but it really means a lot to a lot of people!