I got the directions for the tote from Becky Roberts' blog Inking Idaho. She has some amazing tutorials. I used the one called Becky's Tote-ally Awesome tote. I did modify mine a little. I did 2 pockets on the front instead of 3 and omitted the pocket on the back. I also closed mine with tied ribbon.
For the card, I cased one I found on Everyday Cricut by Melanie. You can see her card here. It is the second card in the post. On my card, I used a Sizzix BG embossing folder on the base. The paper is from an older Creative Memories album kit and the cs is some I got at a LSS that was closing. I used the SU scallop punch on the bottom of the burgundy cs. I cut the cs scallop squares on my cricut at 1 1/4" with Mini Monograms and then cut dp in 1" squares. I used the CM snowflake punch and added a pearl to the center. The tag was cut with the Cricut at 1 1/2" and 1". The sentiment is from SU's Tiny Talk. The ribbon is from Joanne's. My plan was to make 20 cards for the auction but I could barely fit 10 in the tote. Oh, well, I guess I'll have 10 for myself (such a hardship). The same album kit came with dp in blue also so I may make more of them using the blue. I love how this card turned out.
I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
OSAAT: #38 winter wonderland
Anything Goes: #24 Emboss it
Scrap-Creations: christmas cards
Totally papercrafts: #41 Tag it
One Stop Craft challenge: #105 Embossing
Paper Sundaes: #43 Let it Snow
Crafty Cardmakers: Dry Embossing
I hope you liked my projects today.