Thursday, July 8, 2010


I made this for my friend Leah Sinatra for her birthday back in May. I photographed it before I gave it to her, went to post it on my blog and couldn't find the photos! I had to ask for it back long enough to photograph it again, and Leah was kind enough to bring it to me. Thank goodness she's a stamper, blogger, and my downline and "gets" why that's so important! Thanks, Leah! When I give it back to her, is it considered "re-gifting"? LOL!

You all know how much I love the Cottage Wall Designer Paper, and I just love the style of this little bag. It fits four 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" cards & envelopes quite nicely. You can find the tutorial for the Haute Tote here.

This card is a version of my original design found here ...
This card is CASEd from FubsyRuth on SCS ...
Haute Tote
Paper: Cottage Wall DP, Rich Razzleberry CS
Embellishments: Filigree Designer Brads
Tools: Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Pearl Accents (non-SU)
Supplies: Sticky Strip, Glue Dots

Card #1
Stamps: sentiment from Vintage Labels
Paper: Cottage Wall DP, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, and Orchid Opulence CS
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Embellishments: non-SU pearls, Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch, Scallop Circles #2 Sizzix Die, Circle Cutter, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Priceless Classy Brass Template, Trio Flower Punch, 1" and 1 1/4" Circle Punches
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals

Card #2
Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Well Scripted
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, Old Olive, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Rich Razzleberry and Orchid Opulence
Embellishments: Lilac Rhinestone Brads
Tools: Little Leaves Sizzix Die
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!


Marisa said...

Totally gorgeous project, Nancy! I just LOVE that colour combo and that DP! You have made some lovely cards and I'm glad you have a friend who can appreciate your situation and help you out :D Keep it long enough and she may forget you have it and you can give it back to her again LOL!

Lorri said...

Ohhhhh I've been waiting for this post!! It's beautiful and has Nancy Riley written all over it! Love the stamps sets and paper chosen for this beautiful project!

Karen said...

Oh wow! Now this is sooooooo pretty! What a lucky girl to have her very own Nancy Riley Creations!:)


Jenn in GA said...

it was worth the wait to see this! oh MY, what a gorgeous gift! i love the use of the VV stamp to create that background for the flowers on the second card, and i love the birdie too. i don't have the flower punch, but may consider getting it now!

i love that you're on summer vacation!

Alice said...

What a beautiful set! I love the colors combo, really pretty!

Wendy J. said...

Gorgeous!! always, Nancy! Have a "cool" day!

Allison said...

What a beautiful gift set!

Kathy Martin said...

Oh boy, that paper tote ROCKS! As well as your cards! Very sweet gift! :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Holy Smokes Nancy!!! Your tote and the cards are the BOMB!!! SUPER DUPER GORGEOUS!!! I bought the tote a few weeks ago and I have not even a chance to play with it...but must jump on it soon!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

kathleenh said...

Your friend is one lucky woman! This is such a gorgeous card set!

Anonymous said...

Nancy, this is gorgeous, what a nice gift idea!

Shelley Germann said...

Yes, you did a card for Sweet Sunday Sketch in this motif. I have it saved in my CASE file...guess I'll add this one along with it! Fabulous stuff!

sharon said...

This was just too good not to lovely - I've had that paper hanging around here for months (we've had in Aus for a while) and I was unsure what I wanted to do with it.......along came the amazing Nancy Riley......{bowing to the stampin saviour!!}

Leanne ... said...

Nancy ~ I love your card #2 here. I have that set of stamps and haven't used it in a long time. It inspired me to get it out and use it again soon.
That bag is also precious. Nice job. I will be sure to stop by again.