earn tulip loyalty rewards with every $50 purchase! - host code (click to add): FR7FRUFV

Bella Rose Mini Tote

Stampin up bella rose bag
I saw this charming 5 1/4" high mini tote (perfect for a small gift or party favor) on Cindy Lawrence's The Creative Closet and immediately put it in my "must do" pile.  Complete "how to" details are in this tutorial by Diana Gibbs of Stampin' with Di.

Ciao Bella!  The sweet designer series paper is Bella Rose, soon to be released in Stampin' Up!'s Fall/Winter catalog on Aug. 11.  The flip side of the 2 sided paper (and the inside of this tote) is a sophisticated Kiwi Kiss Polka Dot.  The remaining Bella Rose patterns range from a more formal rose to a bold Riding Hood Red and Pink Pirouette polka dot.

I used the new Scallop Edge Punch to create the decorative Kiwi Kiss border (deliciously efficient).  The 5-Petal Kiwi Kiss flowers were embossed with Swiss Dots and topped with a debut of Stampin' Up!'s decorative Bouquet Buttons.  TIP:  I used Mini Glue Dots for a full-proof connection between the button and the card stock.  TIP:  This is in the tutorial but it's so cool I don't want you to miss it . . . I used skinny slivers of Kiwi Kiss as perfectly coordinated "thread" for the buttons.  I very carefully tied them but they are a tad fragile . . . you might need to practice a couple times (I did).  You can always opt to have the "thread" reversed like a finished button.

The Round Tab Punches at the top are in Kiwi Kiss.  The tutorial suggests using a 1/4" Circle Punch to create the holes for the ribbon.  TIP:  Maybe I'm missing something here but mine wouldn't go through two layers so I grabbed my Crop-a-dile and used the larger punch, lickety split.  I also learned that Bravo Burgundy 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon is so close to the reds in the pattern that I happily skipped the added step of dying ribbon to match. 

Hugs and Pretties . . . . M

Paper:  Bella Rose Designer Series, Kiwi Kiss
Cool Tools:  Round Tab Punch, 5 Petal Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Crop-a-dile, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
The Perfect Touch:  Bouquet Buttons, Bravo Burgundy 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon

6 thoughts on “Bella Rose Mini Tote”

  1. Love that paper and what a darling tote bag!:) My ‘got-to-have-it’ want button is beginning to quiver! Can’t wait, gotta wait, can’t wait, gotta wait!

  2. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!! Your choice of pp and colors just sends this one out of the park! I had seen some of these cute little bags, but this one is by far the best. Thanks again for providing all the little details along the creative way.


Leave a Comment

Subscribe to my daily email & BE FIRST to receive my simple card ideas, FREE tutorials, sweet Stampin’ Up! deals & new product drops!  

I’m proud to be known as the “Fearless Leader” to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals community, an enthusiastic, friendly group of 700+ hobby and business demonstrators from across the U.S. that are part of my team.  I offer a resourceful, virtual environment where members can participate in the stamping conversation at any level they choose.  Learn more about my Pals Community Perks here.

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Mary Fish, Stampin’ Pretty, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

The content in this blog is the sole responsibility of Mary Fish as an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin' Up!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have an “affiliate link” with Stamp-n-Storage, craft storage solutions.  This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


Receive a FREE Step-by-Step Card Tutorial when you subscribe to my daily blog emails and be first to receive:

✓ My simple card ideas
✓ FREE step-by-step tutorials
✓ Sweet Stampin’ Up! deals!
✓ New product drops!

No, thanks! (click to close)