Wednesday, February 08, 2012


Welcome to the Samantha Walker Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Samantha Walker Creative Crafters Team Blog Hop!
You should have arrived here from Jennifer Evans' blog...
(If you are still laughing from her post then I know you are in the right spot!  8)  Clever, isn't she!? )

If this is your first stop, be sure to head over to Samantha Walker's blog to start at the beginning!



This Month, Samantha is giving away a set of Spellbinders dies…the Blossom tags and Accents set!  You are going to love these dies, they are all so beautifully designed!


To enter, just leave a comment on my blog during February 8th and February 12th. Winner will be announced on Samantha's Facebook page on Monday February 13th. 

For additional entries:
1. receive an additional entry for commenting on each of the other blogs in the blog hop. 
2. go here (www.samanthaleewalker.blogspot.com) and follow Samantha Walker's blog 
3. follow her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/samanthawalkerdesigns)
4. sign up for an e-mail subscription to Samantha's blog and you will automatically receive a link to a free SVG cutting file that you can download and use on your personal electronic cutter. Link will be e-mailed early next week.
To receive the additional entries, and get the link to the free SVG file, mention in your comment on Samantha's blog (www.samanthaleewalker.blogspot.com) that you have done so! 

WOW, that is 13 chances to win!   How awesome is that!?  
Now on with my projects...


Today I am sharing with you one of my favorite Silhouette designs!  I love-love this Silhouette design by Samantha Walker!  Isn't it gorgeous!?  

Supplies:
Cardstock: Creative Memories
Punch: Border (EK Success)
Baker's Twine: Maraschino (The Twinery)
Misc: Ribbon and Metal Hearts



My next project is my ruffled purse!  

I have seen several different versions floating around on Pinterest but I couldn't find a tutorial anywhere so I decide to create one for you!
This project would be a great beginner piece and even fun for the kids!

Supplies:
Purse: Messenger Bag from Joann's (BagWorks)

I started off with a plain messenger bag that I purchased at Joann's (in with the t-shirts and aprons)!

1.  Cut five strips of fabric 3" in width.  Cut the strips so that they are about 1-1/2 times (or more) in length than your project base.  Note:  As you ruffle up the fabric it will loose length and it is easier to make them longer and trim them before attaching them to the bag.  For the first four pieces the tops will be hidden under the other ruffles so all you need to do is fold the 3" strip in half (along the long edge) and put your sewing machine at the highest/tightest tension with the longest stitch it can make.
2.  Now for the fun part!  Feed your sewing machine the material as fast as you can (still maintaining a somewhat straight line) so that it 'bunches' up under the sewing foot.  This is what will cause the ruffles.
3.  Trim the ruffled piece so that it will fit across your bag the way you would like it to.  Start with the bottom ruffle and sew the ruffle on to the bag with a straight stitch.  
4. Repeat steps #2-#3, placing the second ruffle above the lower ruffle so that it covers the top edge.
5. Repeat steps #2-#3, placing the third ruffle above the lower ruffle so that it covers the top edge.

Continue repeating until you have all four ruffles in place.  With the last ruffle (ruffle number 5!), the top edge will show so you will want to finish it properly before making it ruffle.  To do this, take the last 3" strip and fold it so the pattern side touches and place a straight stitch along the top edge all the way down the long side.  Turn the piece inside out so the pattern side is showing (this can be tricky if your piece is long since it is a narrow tube!  I used an unsharpened pencil to poke mine through).  Once you have it turned back, repeat steps #2-#3, placing the last ruffle above the lower ruffle so that it covers the top edge!

Add spirals of fabric or rosettes to finish!  Easy and it goes really quick!

I hope you have enjoyed my projects, thanks so much for stopping by!  
Just click on the image below to head over to Karen's Blog!  Happy Hopping!
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Karen Maldonado

43 comments:

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Wow just amazing projects. Love the envelope. Thank you for sharing.

Helle Bilde Müller said...

Beautiful projects...:-)

Anita Braddock said...

Supper cute Purse. love love the ruffles. Beautiful Box. such a supper cute Idea and love the lacy look and so much Detail. thanks for sharing.
abbraddock@msn.com
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Michele from MS said...

Beautiful projects! Very unique ~ thanks for sharing http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

Lori Comeau said...

Love all the hearts on your card. That's a neat fold. Your purse is just to cute. Love all the frillies.
http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

Clare D. said...

Both these projects are fabulous, but it's easy to make fab projects with fab products! thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Jingle said...

You. Are. Fabulous. Just say'n. That purse is amazing and your card is way fun! I love it all!!!

Scrapthat said...

Super cute! I am using one of the wraps for my Valentine cards (they are SO impressive looking aren't they??) and I also made a mini toolbox for some treats for my little girl for Valentines day.
I got a ton of compliments when I used Samantha's Christmas Silhouette cuts on Christmas projects as well!
Beautiful work!
I love your purse and thanks for the mini tut!

JPScraps said...

The card is beautiful! And the messenger bag is awesome! I love the fabric colors!

Guiseppa said...

Love that card and purse! You are so talnted and so fun! Thanks again for all of the digi help!

Barbara said...

I'm a first-time visitor, and now an admirer! Thank you for the chance to win the dies; I am a huge fan of Samantha's since I sew, am a scrapper and Silhouette digital cutter! I run into her a lot, lol!

Margie said...

I am in LOVE with the ruffled purse!!

Nicole said...

Beautiful projects, Jamie! I LOVE the ruffled purse and I'm sure my daughter would be ALL over it! Thanks for sharing and for taking the time to make a tutorial!

Jen said...

lol... thanks girl! ;)

Pinky said...

Such fun projects Jamie! :)

cpup40 said...

Wonderful inspiration. Thank you for sharing.

Margie H said...

OMGOSH! Fabulous projects - so inspiring!!! Thanks for the tutorial too. WOW!

Tammy Ozuna said...

That purse i just too cute!

crafter1953 said...

Hi love your ideas very creative and fun. Thanks for a chance to win.

Angi Barrs said...

Super fabulous projects Jamie! Love, love, love your ruffled purse. :)

joscelyne cutchens said...

love that ruffled bag, totally my style! LOVE IT!

Gwen said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! Love your lacey envelope and heart charm!

famillemarleau said...

Very cute card and envelope. Love the hearts. Nice looking purse. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

Jenniwren32 said...

What a gorgeous bag! I have try making one of my own!!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Your bag is awesome!!! Thanks for sharing this great project.

Christine said...

That purse is fabulous! I'm all about the ruffles :)

Karen L said...

WOW...your projects are so unique and I am absolutely impressed!!! GOrgeous card and amazing purse!

L Townsend said...

the card is adorable
the enticacy is unbelievable
cant wait to be able to do this
thanks for sharing
love the blog hop also

Trisha said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful card. I still have to do a card for my husband for Valentine's Day and our anniversary and this is a simple one. I don't have much time left. Love your purse, also, although, I retired from sewing when I took up paper crafting. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Sunny1972 said...

Wow! I love the heart card created with the silloutte it's fabulous! And very different! The customised bag is fabulous!

Joan said...

Wonderful projects!!! I just love the ruffled purse - so pretty!!!

Monika Wright said...

The card is amazing and that purse {wow} is just the cutest ever!

Jan Garber said...

Adorable projects! I LOVE the ruffled purse! I am going through my closet later to see if I have an older bag/purse I can re-purpose!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOOOOOOOOOWZA! An amazing card AND a purse! FABULOUS job! I LOOOVE that card--I wish I had that design for my card/envelope that I made! It would have been MUCH easier! LOL!

And that purse---BEAUTIFULLY done! LOVE!

Kray said...

Very cute projects!

Marie97 said...

Love the card...very cute purse

Lana said...

Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing.

Kelly Sas said...

Both your projects are amazing. each so different yet both so creative!

Linh C. said...

Love the purse!

JulieChats said...

Oh my gosh! I was wondering how those intricate designs would turn out on the Silhouette! Mine just came last week and after seeing your card, I'm dying to try one out! THANKS!

Jenny said...

LOVE your purse!! (:

Sue D said...

Great cuts on the first project and love the ruffled bag!

Jai Holland said...

Cute, cute, cute. Your projects are great.

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