Artisan Wednesday Wow ~ MDS Valentine Canvas Tote



Welcome back to the 2nd February Edition of Artisan Wednesday Wow! Are you all ready for Valentines?!  We’ve still got some work to do in our house (Science Fair projects have been in the works here so we’ve got to finish that up before we move onto Valentines for the boys classmates!) but I did manage to get a gift made for the teachers so that I could share it with you today in time for you to create your own! MDS makes it a cinch and when I open it up to play I usually love what results.. I really need to MDS more often!

Here’s what I made for you today.. with a LITTLE help from the boys! They helped with giving the final say on the design and helped put the tags on and wrote on their own gift tags.  .. they had to have at least a hand in the project for their teachers.  We made iron on labels to put on these cute canvas bags from the craft store so that their teachers would have a reusable bag to use to collect their Valentine cards in from year to year.   Hopefully they’ll use them and hopefully it’ll solve the problem of the tattered paper bag (as cute as they are) that barely makes it through Valentines day! .. I know I’d love to have one for ME!


Artisan Wednesday Wow ~ MDS Valentine's Bag ~ Sleepless Stamper

I used a variety of elements from the Mailbox Love Notes Digital Class to create the images in MDS.  When you are using them as an iron on, be SURE to MIRROR your images before you print them…. otherwise you’ll end up with wasted sheets of iron on transfer… I MAY just be speaking from experience! Here’s another view of each of the bags and some of the details.  Each bag has both sides decorated like the two sides you see here.

Artisan Wednesday Wow ~ MDS Valentine's Bag ~ Sleepless Stamper

I used one of the heart border images to create an iron on transfer border for each side of the top of the bag.  I also cropped that same image to create a line to ‘sign’ on for the ‘to/from’ line.

Artisan Wednesday Wow ~ MDS Valentine's Bag ~ Sleepless Stamper

This tag to hang on the bag was made with most of the same elements.  I just flipped the tag to a portrait orientation so that there was a little more variation in the elements of the project once it was all put together and hanging on the gift bag.  The boys each signed their tag before we layered the pieces of the tag.  I printed three tags for each one so that we could add dimension by layering pieces of the tag.

Artisan Wednesday Wow ~ MDS Valentine's Bag ~ Sleepless Stamper

Artisan Wednesday Wow ~ MDS Valentine's Bag ~ Sleepless Stamper

I hope you’re inspired to play with MDS and iron-on transfers… it really is a fun way to create custom projects!

Let’s go see what Becky has to share! Don’t forget to hop on all the way through to the rest of the Artisan’s projects!


Posted on : Feb 11 2014
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8 People have left comments on this post

Feb 11, 2014 - 08:02:05
Erica Cerwin said:

Ok girl, I LOOOOVE these! How sweet! their teachers are going to love them!! Very, very thoughtful.

Feb 11, 2014 - 08:02:17
Jane Lee said:

I LOOOOOOOOVE this so much! SERIOUSLY! You knocked it out of the park this week. Go, girl!

Feb 11, 2014 - 08:02:20
Cathy Caines said:

That is way way way too cute!! I have to learn to print and cut out of my silhouette! Awesome projects!! Totally love it!

Feb 11, 2014 - 09:02:32
Cindy S said:

These are awesome! MDS projects are so fun!

Feb 12, 2014 - 06:02:35
Becky said:

Yummy totes! I SOOOOOOOO am going to have to whip one up for junior’s teacher, so adorable!

Feb 12, 2014 - 08:02:02
Susie Neves-Sousa said:

WOW! These are awesome! I would love to be the teacher receiving one of these 🙂

Feb 12, 2014 - 12:02:09
Jen Timko said:

These could not be any cuter!! How smart you are and these will be LOVED!!!!

Feb 12, 2014 - 02:02:14

Alanna, these are adorable. It “almost” makes me wish I had little one. Sixteen year old boys do not think giving something like this to their teacher is cool, so enjoy it while you can.