Tropical Explosion Passport- Is it a Hit or Miss?

Hello everyone, it’s my favorite time of the week… It’s Hit or Miss time!

I’ve been busy this week working on a custom order and perfecting my “Tropical Explosion Collection”.  I kept some of the features I liked, and added a couple of new features to this little beauty!

What do you think? Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?

100_5444I mixed in the plastic vinyl, large floral print, and red gabardine textiles.  The one noticeable difference is the 2 inches I added to the length of the purse, but I think I like the smaller version better.  Searching for bright-colored leather sent me into a panic so I created a vinyl covered handles instead using leather.


Adding snaps on each end and a magnetic closure at the top of the bag gives the handbag a sleek look.  You can also leave the bag open to convert to a mini tote bag when needed.


I kept the two inside pockets, vinyl side pockets, and added a vinyl cover over the bottom of the purse to help keep the bright fabric clean.

Now I think it’s ready for Etsy!

PhotoGrid_1395000475914What do you think?  is it a Hit or Miss?  Fab or Drab?

Stay tuned there’s more to come from La Cartera!


31 Comments Add yours

  1. Gabriela says:

    Really amazing!!

    1. lacartera says:

      Thank you! I’m really enjoying the floral prints! 🙂

  2. vjstracener says:

    I don’t normally like bold prints but I like what you have done with this.

    1. lacartera says:

      Thank you! This is my first time experimenting with bold floral prints, and I must say that I’m enjoying the options they bring. 🙂

  3. I love it. I am a tote bag junkie and this one is definitely a hit!

    1. lacartera says:

      Awesome!! Thank you for the Hit! 😉

  4. Fantastic Bag, you have it all covered here and it looks great! All I need now is the holiday, 🙂

    1. lacartera says:

      🙂 A holiday is not required to carry this bag around town. Just give me lots of sunshine! Thank you so much for your comment!

  5. cathynd95 says:

    I really like it!

    1. lacartera says:

      Thank you! More colors are coming soon. 🙂

  6. This Tropical Explosion is Hit I love this

    1. lacartera says:

      Thank you! I’m so glad you love this! 🙂

  7. Orlis Alonso says:

    Awesome!!!! I love the colors!!

    1. lacartera says:

      Thank you! I’ve just finished the yellow version.

  8. Love the added snap closure, versatile addition. The outside phone pouch is a great detail too, and the color really pops…. Yup it’s a hit!

    1. lacartera says:

      🙂 Awww…Thank you Brenda!

  9. It is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and the print! Awesome! 🙂

    1. lacartera says:

      🙂 Thank you Alexandra! I really enjoyed making this too.

  10. I love it. The flowers are just amazing.

    1. lacartera says:

      Thank you! This is my first time using flowers in my design.

  11. Amazing piece! Absolutely FAB!!! I love it:)

    1. lacartera says:

      I’m so glad you like it! Thank you so much!

  12. fgassette says:

    Love the design and color.


    1. lacartera says:

      Amen! Thank you so much!

  13. Elisa Wiener says:

    This is a hit!!! I love the colors and the floral. Perfect for spring/summer 🙂

  14. I love the colours in this bag and the fact that you can fasten the sides together to make it sleeker,. Good job!

    1. lacartera says:

      Thank you! This was an exciting project for me. I love creating! 🙂

      1. Then the item is made with love!

      2. lacartera says:

        🙂 Oh yes….lot’s of love!

  15. Make Something Mondays says:

    Hit! That’s adorable!

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