Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

mom's mood-itude color shot tote

The perfect gift for an on-the-go mom, this tote shows her family how she's feeling as she goes through the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Step 1
Cut a 2½”x18” strip of white foam.  
Step 2
With your Cricut® (or pattern provided) cut three face shapes and one of the type, “Mom’s Mood-itude” on contact paper from the pattern supplied, leaving at least 2” of space around the type.  
 
For Cricut Explore Users:
Right click and save as the pattern and then upload to Cricut Design Space™.
 
 
For Others: Print template from michaels.com and cut out the pattern. 


Step 3
Place the three face shapes on the strip of white foam, centered top to bottom and centered on the 3-5/8”, 9” and 14-1/8” mark. Burnish them down gently with your finger.  
Step 4
Beginning with the yellow Color Shot and turning the can 90°, spray across the center of the white strip, letting the edges feather.  
Step 5
Using the red Color Shot and turning the can 90°, spray across the left end of the white strip, being careful not to spray too far to the right, but letting the red and yellow mingle slightly.  
Step 6
Using the Neon Green Color Shot and turning the can 90°, spray across the right end of the white strip, being careful not to spray too far to the left, but letting the green and yellow mingle slightly.  
Step 7
After letting the strip dry for 15 minutes, carefully remove the contact paper and set aside.  
Step 8
Put wax paper inside of the bag, making sure the wax paper is behind the area where you will spray the “Mom’s Mood-itude”. This will stop the paint from seeping through to the back of the bag.  
Step 9
Cut around the “Mom’s Mood-itude”with an X-ACTO® knife, leaving at least 2” of additional stencil. Step 9 Carefully pull the stencil with the additional 2” from the Cricut® Cutting Mat and place it 6 ½” from the left side and 8” from the top of the bag, making sure that the type is straight. 
Step 10
Make sure to add the interiors of the “O” and “D” letters of the stencil on the bag. Burnish the stencil down with your finger, making sure the edges of the letters are in good contact with the bag.  
Step 11
Cover the rest of the bag with clear contact paper to protect it from the spray.  
Step 12
Spray black Color Shot in a couple of light coats over the text. Let dry for ½ hour.  
Step 13
Remove the contact paper and stencil from the bag.  
Step 14
Going back to the colored strip of foam and using a black ballpoint pen, draw an angry face in the left hand blank circle, a neutral face in the center blank circle and a happy face in the right hand blank circle. Let dry for a few minutes before handling.  
Step 15
Cut a 4½”x4½” square from the black foam. Cut a rectangle that measures 1”x2-5/8”, one inch from the top, bottom and right side. Cut another 1”x2-5/8” rectangle one inch from the top, bottom and left hand side of the black square. A piece that looks like a belt buckle should remain.  
Step 16
Slip the black buckle onto the colored strip.  
Step 17
Position the top of the colored strip about 3½” from the top of the bag. With red embroidery floss, whipstitch the left-hand edge of the colored strip to the canvas bag. Repeat this step with green embroidery floss to the right-hand edge of the colored strip.  
Step 18
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