Pretty In Pink Kensington Hand Bag – Heidi Blankenship

Hello everyone!  Heidi, here today and I have a sparkling and pretty Kensington Hand Bag to share with you.  These little hand bags are so fun to make and with all the different dies that come in the set you will have a variety of styles you can create.  The hand bags are a perfect size to add a gift card, jewelry or some sweet treats.

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Here is a look at the hand bag I designed.  Now I have to tell you I am a total girly girl and I love all the glitz and sparkle with the glitter and pearls being added to the hand bag.  I have a tutorial to share with you how I added all of the glitter to the decorative front panels of the hand bag.  If you would like to see a video on how to assemble the hand bag you can click HERE for a link.  Jodie Johnson, from the UK Tonic Studios has a fantastic video showing how to assemble the hand bag.

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The great thing about the Kensington Hand Bag is that you can really create it to your own liking and style.  To start I die cut the base of the hang bag with Recollections – Spring Decorate It paper.  You will need to cut two (2) of each piece base piece and if you are wanting your handbag to look the same on both sides with will need to cut two (2) of each piece.  To create the front panels I covered a sheet of pink carsdstock with Stick It! adhesives sheets and then I die cut two (2) of each of the front panels–both the large and small.

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Peel away the release paper from the adhesive sheet but save at least one of the pieces of release paper.  For the lacy decorative panel I used a white pearl paper.  Line up both of the die cuts and then use the piece of release paper to press the two papers together.  Doing this allows you to adhere both pieces without having the touch the sticky adhesive.

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With your fingers rub over top of the release paper to adhere the two panels together.

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Next pour some of the 705 US Pure Sheen Glitter Diamond on top of the panel.

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Using your fingers rub or burnish the glitter over the areas with adhesive.  Then tap off the excess glitter.

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Die cut three (3) of each size of the flowers from the 757E Entwining Trellis – Bellus Buttercup Die Set from the white pearl paper.  Lightly mist the paper with water and use the styluses from the 380 – 266E Floral Crafters Tool Set to shape each flower and set aside to dry.

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Once the flower is assembled I used an old makeup brush to apply the ink to the tips of the flower.  Then I added pearl stamens to the center and edged the flower with 758N Glitter Drops – White Blizzard.

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I applied 669N Crystal Drops Gloss – Apple Green and 758N Glitter Drops – White Blizzard to the leaves.

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Here is a close up of the flower and you can see all of the sparkle from the glitter.  I also added mini pearls hearts to the top of the hand band and for the handles I added Melissa Frances White Pearls.

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Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today!  I hope you enjoyed the project and tutorial.

All supplies will be listed below.  🙂

Happy crafting!

Tonic Studios Supplies

Dies:  763E Kensington Hand Bag Gift Box Die Set, 757E Entwining Trellis – Bellus Buttercup Die Set

NUVO:  705 US Pure Sheen Glitter Diamond, 758N Glitter Drops – White Blizzard, 669N Crystal Drops Gloss – Apple Green

Adhesive:  419E Crafty Tacky Glue 120ml

Tools:  Tangerine Die Cutting Machine, 550E US Decoupage Scissors, 160E US Tim Holtz Trimmer, 380 – 266E Floral Crafters Tool Set

Other Supplies Used

Paper:  Cardstock – White Pearl, Pink; Recollections – Spring Decorate It

Ink:  Distress Ink Picked Raspberry

Accessories:  Ken Oliver – Stick It! Adhesive Sheets, Melissa Frances White Pearls, Mini Pearl Hearts, Wild Orchid Craft -White Leaves, Pearl Stamens, Foam Squares, Scor-Tape, Fine Mist Spray Bottle w/ Water, Makeup Brush, Hot Glue

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