beach tote- AI hop with Tombow!

Hello and Welcome to the Tombow USA and Art Impressions Blog Hop!

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You probably got here from Daniella Hayes’ blog but if you stumbled across my blog go the Art Impressions’ Blog to start!

I made a Beach Tote Gift Bag for our hop today!  I used the Ai Loungers set (4473) and Beach TryFolds set (4577) to make my project. 

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Here’s a close up of the Loungers and beach signs…

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And here are the Tombow products I used to create my beachy gift tote… I LOVE Tombow so this was a fun project for sure!  I used Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, NEW Foam Tape, and Mono Adhesive Permanent.

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To make the base of the tote, cut and score as shown here:

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Fold the sides in and glue or tape where they overlap.  Then decorate as desired.  Add ribbon or cardstock strips for handles.  Tip: I recycled/reused cording from a shopping bag.  You can also save the cord from gift bags that have torn, etc. and need to be tossed.

After I colored my images, I used Tombow Foam Tape to pop them up.

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The Lounging ladies were fully popped, the beach signs were popped up at the top and glued down at the bottom.

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Below the signs I used Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to add “sand” (Summer Mudd Puddles).

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To make the bag a bit sparkly, I added Clear Wink of Stella to the sun, umbrella, beach ball, and their drinks.  😉

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Now be sure to check out the other AI and Tombow projects in the blog hop- they are fabulous!!  Plus here’s some FUN prizes…


a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Tombow USA prize includes: Tombow Mono Adhesive Permanent, NEW Tombow Adhesive Dots, Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue and NEW Tombow Foam Tape.


The Art Impressions prize includes: Elephant Set, Cat Big Mouth, The Queen Set and Joy Found Window.


To win, enter on the Rafflecopter above! You have until May 5th at 11:59 EST to enter. A winner will be picked randomly and announced on May 6th 2015.


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YOUR NEXT STOP IS Jennie Garcia!


Here is the line up in case you get lost.


Art Impressions Blog

Cheri Burry

Beth Watson

Dana Warren

Daniella Hayes

Diane Zechman

Jennie Garcia

Karen Day

Jennifer Priest

Kerry Kung

Latrice Murphy

Reneé Matarese

Sharon Caudle

Tombow USA Blog

Thanks for popping in!

Diane Signature

stamps- Art Impressions Loungers Set (4473) and Beach TryFolds Set (4577); paper- Cougar white 100#; SU! Baja Breeze and Daffodil Delight, The Paper Studio- Girl Multi Stripes; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, Foam Tape, and Mono Adhesive Permanent (tape runner), Scor-Pal, tracing wheel, SU! Jumbo Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, Copics, cording, Clear Wink Of Stella, Summer Mudd Puddles, BossKut Sun die.

23 responses to “beach tote- AI hop with Tombow!

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  2. What an awesome gift bag, Diane!! I love the bright & fun colours you’ve used – and the pink lipstick on the gal in the middle, cracks me up!!

  3. wow–great project!

  4. I love how everyone on the hop has such different ideas! Great project Diane!

  5. This tote is so cute, thanks for sharing how you made it.

  6. Totally cool! What a fabulous idea to use both stamps together! Love it! Gorgeousness!

  7. I love the colours! very Nice made

  8. love this project, it’s so pretty, makes me wish it was summer already

  9. Wonderful gift bag. I love those lazy beach bum ladies!

  10. Totally LOVE this beach bag! Great colors and fun images!
    Sherrie K

  11. Teresa Godines #6857

    I keep forgetting to decorate my bags. I love the color combo. TFS

  12. Joan VanCourt

    Oh my goodness, what a little gift tote. And those ladies and beach scene are so fantastic.

  13. Wow–this is such a fun and creative idea! Love the ladies and and the details all beautifully colored.

  14. Regina Furman

    Wow! I’m really liking these new Try Fold stamps. They make creating projects so much easier and more stunning! Love this gift tote!

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  16. Looks very summer-y! Like the vibrant colors!

  17. Patti Springer

    What a great gift bag-I am going to have to buy some of the TryFold stamps.

  18. Wow, great gift bag Diane. Love the AI Loungers!

  19. From your sparkly sunshine to the bold colors this is stunning! What an adorable gift bag. Love it!

  20. What a great idea….a beach tote!! These AI images never cease to make me laugh!!! Wonderfully creative project.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  21. Adorable!! I so want to be on that beach!! hehe!! I don’t know you wouldn;t want to receive the little bag, it is awesome!!

  22. I LoVE this!!!!!

  23. Christine Kiehl

    Well here’s a very cool gift tote idea! Nice job, time well spent! Love it!

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