With the help of DH, I finally finished the packing tape bag I started during my failed art retreat when I got so sick. This project is from the book Kaleidoscope by Suzanne Simanaitis. It's found on page 104.
Overall, I'd say the effort required is NOT worth the result. I invested about 4-5 hours in this little project, and dealing with the packing tape was extremely frustrating. Next time I think I'd try clear contact paper instead. But the bag IS pretty cool.
The thing that really held me up was the handles. I wanted to use clear plastic tubing with ribbon inside, but couldn't figure out how to attach them. Enter DH with his cool little pop-rivet tool! Evidently these rivets are used mostly for sheet metal, and Mark has used them for attaching things to his kayak. But they worked pretty well here and I'll definitely call on him again to use these nifty little guys on purse handles!