Top Note Top

Today I was playing around (what better to do when it's raining here AGAIN?!?!?), and thought of making a little tote bag, with the top having the Top Note die shape. Here are the two samples I made, then below you can see how I made them. VERY easy!


How do you like that fancy-shmancy top edge? I think it's pretty cool! Although the sides don't line up, I like how they look "wavy". This first sample uses the Pink Flamingo dsp (not retiring) along with the new Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set…this set will be a MUST have for sure because it has sentiments for SO many occasions all in one set! The ribbon is from the Dress Up Ribbon Originals. The CS is Real Red textured, along with WW and Cameo Coral.


This sample uses the new Razzleberry dsp, along with Dusty Durango Polka-Dot ribbon (don't forget about the dsp and ribbon shares I'm offering HERE), and the new Circle Circus stamp set plus Teeny Tiny Wishes set…see I told you that you'd need that one!

Okay, here's how I made it…BUT, let me first just say that I'm happy to share anything with you all to copy, but PLEASE do NOT use my designs and claim them as your own. A link back to where you found the project is proper blog etiquette. Do not use my projects as entries for design team spots…yes, I've seen that on a couple of blogs!! I've found many exact replicas of my projects on other people's blogs lately…one even had a copy of my template exactly the same as mine and she even said she couldn't include mine because it had my name on it, so she copied it to make one of her own..that's what a watermark is FOR!! That is SO not cool 🙁

Okay, back to our regularly scheduled program…..

First you need a piece of dsp that's 8×12", and score in 2" along each long side, and score at 5" and 7" on the short side (actually the long side of your paper will be against the top of your cutter/scorer).

Next, fold in on the score lines along the two long sides, like this:


Then fold it up like this, and place it on your Top Note die JUST over the edge of the template:


Now run it through your Big Shot, but ONLY enough to cut through the top of the paper, then stop and reverse it to come back out the same side it started rolling in to…yikes I hope that makes sense!


When you get done wheeling it back through it will look like this:


Then just assemble and decorate!

7 thoughts on “Top Note Top

  1. Wow! This is awesome! So basically, we are all lucky when it rains in your area! I’m going to try these, and you can bet when I do I’ll shout it from the rooftops, ok, maybe I won’t go that far, but I will definitely give you the credit, which you so rightfully deserve. How tacky for someone to take you ideas and make everyone think it’s their own. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Thank-you so much for your blog! I just love your ideas and you have inspired me so much by your projects. I am sorry that some people have used your ideas as their own-there are so many copy cats out there. I think it is a compliment in a way. But it is not cool to steal! I hope this has not discouraged you as so many of us look forward to your blog for creative ideas! You are so talented!

  3. Kerin, I just saw this made by someone on splitcoast and of course she led me to you. I was drawing a blank for a stampin up preview party I am having in two weeks and when I saw this, I thought it might work. Then it led me to the cupcake topnote box and I liked it even better. I may try both and of course if I put it on my blog, be assured it will lead to you. We all need inspiration at times and thanks so much for your inspiration.

  4. Kerin, I used this to make a “Tote Bag” and added it to my blog today. I definately gave you credit for it and thanks again for the idea. It is so easy and beautiful.
    I added the link below.

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