Thank you so much for your comment on 'my' bag in the last post, Lee. I did not make that gorgeous one, however. It was Melanie's original! I did play with the pattern last night and came up with a little bag and a card front though. I used my Creative Memories Custom Cutting System to cut the top of the bags, and i must say I am still working out how best to do the handles. I used thin paper for the inside and outside of the card bag (lying flat) and dressed it up with a bit of sparkly ribbon, crumpled paper and stick on jewels. I made the larger standing up bag with thin decorative paper and regular black cardstock on the inside, and it is much more durable. I learned a lot about my new Crop-a-dile tool in setting the eyelets, mostly how NOT to do them! Lol! It was fun though.
Edit (just for you , Lee!): The designer paper is from Walter Knabe and the cardstock, gros grain ribbon and orange swirl clip is from Stampin' Up! The brads and sparkly ribbon were from a RAK is received from someone anonymously (thank you again!) and the jewels are Heidi Snapp.