Tinker Verve

creating with spirit & enthusiasm…often with great results

Happy Birthday, Amber

My sweet friend is having a birthday in November and I came up with a unique gift idea.  This was fun and easy to make and totally personalized for her.  I call it a vinyl collage bag


It is made with magazine clippings, layered onto a piece  of heavy canvas; collage-syle, then layered with clear vinyl and sewn with a variety of stitches and a fun thread, almost in a machine-quilting type of manner.  From there I sewed up the sides, made a flat bottom, put in a magnetic closure, added a lining and strap (belt from the thrift store) and it was done and so, so cute.  I sent it to her early and she has received some fun comments.

That same week, she sent me to a composition notebook tutorial that was adorable. 


I also made that for her and stuck it in her box.  It was a great project.

 Happy Birthday, Amber Rose!

November 1, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. She must be a special gal to deserve such special presents..

    Comment by Amber Rose | November 1, 2007 | Reply

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