Monday, 18 January 2016

Tutorial - Kensington Handbag/Gift Box die set - Ruth


The new Tonic Studios Kensington Hand Bag/ Gift Box die set is really versatile and can be used to make lots of different variations from wedding favour boxes to little gift bags and many more in between.
I've used it to make a little gift bag with handles and a buckle and I've made a tutorial below to show you how it's done :)

You will need:
Tonic Studios Kensington Hand Bag /Gift Bag die set
Tonic Studios Essential Card Pack - Natural Neutrals
Tonic Studios Metallic Satin Mirror Card
Tonic Studios Funky Glue
Embossing folder (I've used an older Cuttlebug folder "Mesh" but there are many similar folders around)
Tonic Studios Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Mother of Pearl
3D foam squares
Die cutting machine

 1. Die cut two of the outer bag shaped dies from brown card.

2. Die cut two of the sides in cream card and fold along the debossed lines as shown.

 3. Die cut two each of the dies shown above - to decorate the outside front of the handbag.

 4. Emboss these pieces with your chosen folder.

5. Using a soft cloth or a piece of kitchen roll, lightly rub some of the Embellishment Mousse over the embossed surfaces and gently buff. Take care to get an even coverage for best results.

6. Attach the embossed pieces to the bag front and back with Funky Glue.

 7. Glue the cream sides to the inside of the bag front.

 8. Glue the base of the back over the cream tabs. 

 9. Glue the back to the tabs of the side die cuts.

 10. Die cut 2 handles from brown card and 2 gold ovals for each side (ie 4 gold ovals in total)

 11. Lightly "shape" the handles between your finger and thumb.

12. Glue the ovals to the front and back of the bag and then add the handles on top.

 13. Cut out a gold "buckle" and add a narrow strip of gold card across the centre.

 14. Glue a 13cm x 0.75cm strip of cream card on top of a 13cm x 1.25cm strip of brown card and cut a point at the tip.

14. Glue the straight end to the back of the bag.

15. Attach the buckle to the bag front with 3D foam squares ( cut these in half to fit).

Enjoy!


21 comments:

  1. Hi Ruth Can you tell me how the picnic basket bag was done missed but I can not see how to do it, Thank You Linda

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    1. Hi Ruth, I made my first Kensington bag last night. I love this one more than the Chelsea. I wish instructions came with this die set as I could not find the demo on Create and Craft web site. I do love this and now that I have made one the rest will be awesome he he! Wish I could send picture! thank you for this tutorial!!!!!

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  3. Hi Ruth,
    what a wonderful tutorial, and so clear a precise too.
    Love this great handbag design.
    I sure would love a handbag like that.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  4. that's beautiful Ruth thank you for the inspiration xxx

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  5. that's beautiful Ruth thank you for the inspiration xxx

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  6. Wonderful tutorial. Thank you so much. You give us all so much inspiration x

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  7. Wonderful tutorial. Thank you so much. You give us all so much inspiration x

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  8. Ruth, thanks for the tutorial, nice to see such a nice sample.

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  9. Hi
    I am having trouble cutting the lace front panel no matter what machine I use (I have 4) it does not cut either card or paper, I've tried everything please help other than that it is a cute small bag, wish it was bigger,

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    1. I am having a similar issue seems a struggle did you get to the bottom of the mysyery

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  10. Hi are there any instructions on how to make the acetate boxes to fit the Kensington bag into thanks Elaine

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  11. oh i cant wait till my kensington pursebox die comes in the mail lol,i love it love yours theres so many possibilities with this die

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  12. Hi Ruth, Absolutely in love with the handbag die. Can I have it shipped to Australia?

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  13. Beautiful bag. Are there instructions you could share for making the acetate box please??

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  14. Beautiful bag. Are there instructions you could share for making the acetate box please??

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  16. The die has sold out as far as I can tell here in the US - will there be more coming? You haven't stopped making this die have you?

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