07 October 2010

JAI38 - For the girls!

This week's challenge theme over at Just Add Ink ties in with the fact that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and so we got to make some pretty 'girly' projects using bling!

The Cancer Council's national Pink Ribbon Day is coming up on October 25th. Events held for this day aims to help raise awareness about breast cancer, as well as raise funds towards research, education and patient support programs.

Sadly I have two very dear friends currently fighting this awful disease and this year alone around 12,000 Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

The Cancer Council's website is www.pinkribbonday.com.au, and is packed full of ideas on how you can help the cause. You can also donate directly through the National Breast Cancer Foundation link in my sidebar.

The inspiration for my project this week came from a gorgeous little handbag that I received at the Perth Regionals (and there was no name on it so I have NO IDEA who made it!) with a little chocolate inside. The original bag was made with a 6x6 piece of DSP and had a ribbon handle, so I just enlarged it using 1 whole sheet of 12x12 DSP instead and made some handles using strips of cardstock and the designer label punch cut in half.
To make the flower on my handbag, I used the nestabilities scalloped oval as well as the Stampin' Up! scalloped circle punch for the smaller centre pieces as I wanted a bigger flower.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Love Letter DSP , Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
Other: Designer label punch, scallop circle punch, sticky strip, black rhinestone brads

18 comments:

Valérie Perlin Démonstratrice Stampin up ! said...

ho what a lovely bag
could you explain how you did it please ???? thanks !!!

Renée said...

What a lovely bag! Love the papers you chose and the colours!

Paula said...

Very stylish and chic! Love the extra layers to the flower.

Sue said...

Fantastic bag.

Juliette Chapman said...

Jodene this is gorgeous - I am so in love with this DSP and what a perfect use.

Christine Blain said...

You are just too clever. This is really beautiful, Jodene - I love it!

Robyn said...

So pretty! Hope you will be posting a template!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, fantastic pattern to turn into a bag, love it!
Michelle

Patrice said...

Love your bag Jodene, very funky!

alittlelessuseless said...

This is just funky as, a great bag, and how good does that DSP suit it? Great work Jodene

Amanda said...

Beautiful work, Jodene! So sorry to hear about your friends, I hope they make a swift recovery. *hugs*

Bronwyn Eastley said...

This is just gorgeous! Can't wait to try one!

Melissa said...

A very chic bag, great dsp and colour choice, and a great flower too.

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Jodene,

This bag is really beautiful.
I love the way you did the flower too.
TFS

Kathy

KimB said...

Ohhh, ooooH this is super stunning. Love the black and white DSP contrasted with your fabulous red flower. It reeks of femininity :)
Kim

Jo said...

This is totally gorgeous Jodene. Love everything about it, esp. that gorgeous daisy. My son has a birthday party to go to on Sat. so I'm making one up for the birthday girl. Thanks for posting the pattern :)

Jeane said...

absolutely gorgeous, Jodene...
love the elegant flare from your DSP..
is there any chance of explanation how you do it?
thank you for sharing the inspiration
xx

Kerri D said...

Jodene could you share how you made this very cute little bag...PLEASE!!!