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Apr 23, 2009

Matryoshka Carry-All

I'm super excited today because I want to share a little project that I've been working on! As I mentioned before, I found the company 'My Cute Stamps' when I was on a search for more Matryoshka doll images. As soon as I saw the set... I knew it was exactly what I had been looking for. There are so many CUTE images & sentiments... and the entire set is only $7.99! Yes! I kid you not! LOL! The stamps are clear and made of really high quality material. If you're use to stamping with clear images from companies like PTI, I think you'll find these stamps to be very comparable.

I started by printing off Lauren Meader's 'From the Desk of' template (My Timeless Templates) and doubling it to make a wide carry-all. One side holds a note pad, Post-it pad, & magnet set... and the other holds a set of 3 coordinating cards & envelopes.

I added a chipboard handle, securing it with a couple of brads. This YUMMY folk paper is by Pink Paislee ("beautiful" - Captivating line).

Aren't these girls CUTE?!?

This is the altered notebook and Post-it pad I made. (above)

And... here is the back of the carry-all, holding a few little cards I made.

Here's a close up of the tag I clipped on. I LOVE the Scandinavian folk bird image in the set!

Here is a little magnet box that I made by altering a nugget tin. I adhered clear marbles (found in the floral section of your local craft store) to my stamped images using Glossy Accents & then adhered magnets to the back.

The large paper clip above can be used as a bookmark or magnet. (I found a box of these clips at Walmart in the office supply area.) I just tied on a few buttons and secured everything with a little more Glossy Accents.

And now... onto the cards. I just got some of the BEST ribbon from Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Ribbon Store! If you love ribbon, you really should take a look! Yum-O! (The layout for this card comes from my buddy Lori's Weekend Sketch #77.)

I made this one using some of Sharon's ribbon & a page from an old Dictionary. The scalloped edge on top is embroidered.

And... here is my last card. I really loved the combo of papers & the soft colors. :) (Paper: blue- K & Company's Amy Butler Lotus Tea Box; yellow- Scenic Route Laurel, River Walk) (The layout for this card came from my buddy Carole's TCP Tuesday #55 Sketch Challenge.)


  1. Wow Julie - this is just so fabulous!!! Awesome!

  2. Julie - I love this...ALL OF IT!!! :) tfs

  3. Julie,
    These are awesome. Truly a work of art.

  4. Julie, what an AMAZING project!!! I love each and every piece you have created -- this is so FUN and so eye appealing! I LOVE your use of the various ribbons -- WAY COOL!!! I'll be back for more inspiration, for sure!!! TFS!!!

  5. Julie, these are AMAZING! You are so talented and creative! I particularly love the little magnet box. I love "little" things. Great job... I'll be casing this project!!

  6. it's all beautiful.. u do beautiful work!

  7. fabulously amazing project Julie!! so YOU!! miss you...hugs xoxo

  8. BEautiful creations loved your blog!

  9. Julie! Congrats on making the DT for My Cute Stamps. They are so lucky to have snagged you! Love what you are doing with their stamps - you are an enabler. :)

    Hope you're doing SO well and are so happy. Miss you.

  10. You are so talented! Amazing job, that folk look is just so cozy and reminds me of Anthropologie style!


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