Welcome to JustRite Stampers’ newest Wednesday feature, 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hops #4!   Every Wednesday up until Thanksgiving some of your favorite designers will be joining some of the JustRite design team for a series of Christmas blog hops, showcasing JustRite’s entire Christmas Collection of stamps!  This week, it’s the Spellbinders design team!  So mark your calendars for Wednesdays at 9am Central for great Christmas gift, card & project ideas, starting at the JustRite Inspiration blog!

Today’s tutorial on SCS was created by Leigh O’Brien. Four or five years ago, when Leigh was on the Dirty Dozen team on SCS, she created a pattern for a darling tote bag she called Totally Totebag. We had a lot of requests for this tutorial and after such a long time being exclusive to only fan club members, today it is posted as a new tutorial in the resource section.

The base of the tote bag was created with Early Espresso cardstock, the patterned paper is Cosmo Crickets Mitten Weather paper. It was sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink and stitched to the sides. I cut and embossed Cream Neenah cardstock with long scallop rectangle Nestabilities, cut the long edges off and down to 1/2″ and stitched them under the totebag flaps.

The handles were attached with Vintage Brads (Stampin’ Up!), the side straps with antique golden brads.  The sentiment and image are from JustRite Stampers A Merry Little Christmas . They were stamped with Rich Cooca Memento Inkon Neenah Natural White cardstock and colored with Copic Markers (bow and berries: R27, R29, R39, R89, Leaves: G21, G24, G28 Bells: Y21, Y26,Y29). The image was cut and embossed with Eyelet Circle Nestabilities and sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  

Here is a video for the visual learner:
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Please visit these designers’ blogs to see what fabulous Christmas projects they have for you on the hop today!

JustRite Inspiration Blog
Spellbinders Paper Arts
Becca Feeken
Mona Pendleton
Debbie Olson
Ashley Cannon Newell
Sharon Harnist
Eva Dobilas
Kazan Clark
Beate Johns
Kellie Fortin
Margie Higuchi
Kathy Jones
Regina Hanson
Sankari Wegman
Deborah Young
Angela Barkhouse
Michele Kovack
Terre Fry
Barb Schram

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day! Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

48 Responses to “Just Rite 12 weeks of Christmas Blog Hop #4”

  1. This is so adorable. It’s just perfect!

  2. Very cute tote bag, Beate! Love the tag!

  3. OMGosh, Beate!
    Another WAY TOO CUTE project 🙂
    I will need to make one of these – thank you!!

  4. Beate this is amazing and tote-ally beyond beautiful!!! I LOVE watching your video because I love hearing you – makes me miss you girl!!! Hope you are doing well!!! Sending you big hug! As always – you are such an inspiration!
    big hugs!
    Sankari 🙂

  5. Such a great project, Beate! LOVE the papers, and image you used to create such a together piece! Just LOVE it!

  6. What a sweet lil’ tote Beate! Cute tag – amazing coloring as always!

  7. This tote is so adorable, Beate — I never knew how tiny it was! Those bells are the perfect accent — love this!!

  8. Hey Beate, I ADORE this little project…TOO CUTE! I so enjoyed watching your video, thanks for doing that. My Google Chrome won’t let me see your blog posts for some reason, but I found a way to check you out anyway…hehehe…hugs…Eva

  9. What a wonderful little bag, Beate. I love the little jinglebells! Thanks for the tutorial, too.

  10. What a fun project. I’m going to have to try one of these.

  11. Really clever! I love the colors!

  12. perfectly darling 🙂

  13. Beautiful little gift bag – it would be perfect for a gift card.


    Liebe Grüße
    von Anke

  15. I absolutely love this!!!

  16. I love what you did with this
    thanks for hte hop

  17. Totally Amazing.

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  19. cute tote – thanks for the tutorial for those of us that create better with a visual example

  20. That is too stinkin’ cute!!! Thanks for the tutorial too.

  21. OOOOOHHHHH!! It’s just the cutest, itty, bitty thing!!

  22. What a fun little gift bag! I love the tag and the antique brads on the handles.

  23. Beate! I love your tote bag! Its so elegant and it gets me in the mood to create something for Christmas!

  24. Oh, wow! This is such a neat tote, Beate!

  25. *GASP* Beate this is STUNNING!!!! What an incredible creation this is – totally love it!!! 🙂

  26. Stunning Tote Beate!! WOW!

  27. What an amazing tote, Beate!! Love the coloring and embellies!! It’s so, so adorable!

  28. Darling tote. So many uses for this little tote gift card, money and even jewlery as well as a great tree ornament. Love Love Love it. Thanks for the great tutorial.

  29. Wow! It’s just beautiful. Love the stitching on it as well. Will watch the tutorial in a sec. Great photography by the way. Do you do that yourself?

  30. Hi Beate~

    This is such a phenomenal tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing the “top secret” directions with us.

    It looks wonderful…and can be used for party favors or card holders perhaps. It is just wonderf1ul

    Thank you!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

  31. Beate, you make such beautiful projects and this tote is gorgeous! Thanks for your informative tutorials!!

  32. Beate this is very sweet perhaps to house a gift card – oh and love the vintage santa card – great shabby rustic feel.


  33. Adorable!!!

  34. This is soooooo darn cute!!!

  35. beautiful beautiful little bag, Beate! thanks for the link! off to watch the video! =)

  36. I always enjoy your tutorials so much, Beate. This is just the cutest little tote. TFS your talent and creativity.

  37. What an adorable little bag! Thanks for the tutorial on how to create this!

  38. This is so sweet Beate.. I love the way that you added every little detail. I also really appreciate you giving these video details. I am a visual person and it helps me so much.. Have a super weekend.

  39. OH MY Word!! This is just over the top fabulous. I just love that you do video tutorials, I am just so visual..:)

  40. That basket is so cute! Love the warm colours and the way you did the tag with the lacey die!

  41. This is so adorable! Christmas is really coming!

  42. I LOVE this Beate!!! I may be down the line…like # 43 or so…but I got it! Cannot tell you how much your tutorials help! They are always wonderful. Another priceless gift from you!! Thanks 🙂

  43. Wow this is gorgeous.

  44. that has got to be the cutest little bag I have ever seen, I keep forgetting your tip with the brads and the piercer to open them up, thanks for sharing the how to’s of the bag!

  45. so adorable
    xxoo BA

  46. This is so cute.

  47. Oh My, Beate! Your bag is so stunning, love it!

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