Sunday, January 8, 2012

A Purse for Goodies!

Just thought I'd share a fun little project that my Paper Crafts club did a while back.  This was compliments of my friend, Nancy who's a Stampin' Up rep.  She provided the pattern and off we went!
It's a perfect size to hold 4 cards and envelopes (4 1/2 x 5 1/2 sized) and is fast and easy.........   You can even size it down to be smaller and make different sizes that are perfect for candy, gift cards and other small treats.........

This one was made using Stampin' Up designer paper which has unfortunately been discontinued to the dismay of our little club group.  It was one of our favorites!   I added some white lace that I gave an antique look to using shimmer sprays and topped it with satin ribbon, a dimensional paper flower and cute little blue flower brads.

Once I started with these, I couldn't stop....   This one was more elegant using a beautiful textured, glittery cardstock and mirror cardstock for the closure and the clasp.  Used my handy dandy Spellbinder's scalloped oval dies to make the closure and some stick on half beads.  

This one was the little teeny size just right for a gift card or a few pieces of candy.  I made bunches of them for my Stampin' Up party as a hostess gift for my guests.  Of course, I hate to make the same thing over and over so they all had to be different.

The larger purse started out as a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock and was scored at 2 3/4 on one side and 2 3/4 in on the opposite side.  The other two sides were scored in at 4 1/2 and 4 1/2.
The smaller started as 6 x 6 and was scored at 2 1/2 and 2 1/2 on opposite sides and the other two sides were 1 1/2 x 1 1/2.

Check out the Template page for my basic template.....


  1. Brenda, what cute handbags. Great idea. I will take one of each. They look just like my thiry-one bag.

  2. The templates are so cute, Brenda! The little clasps on each purse are a great idea for the embellishing. So you didn't have to make all those little flowers white on the pretty blue paper? Now I'm not as impressed LOL Amazing how one design can be made to look so unique each time! Thank you for showing us these cute card or gift holders! PS love the new blog - so what did you do to get that "you might like" on your blog?

  3. Brenda, these are absolutely beautiful and someone will be thrilled to receive these little purses!

  4. Fabulous purses, Brenda! Is the template something that any SU Rep might have? I'm willing to ask mine if you think so. I'd love to be able to make some of those!

  5. Hi all - I figured it out after the fact, but there is now a "link" to a template for you... OR you can click on my template page and see my attempt at a template :)

  6. What a cute purse! The little clasps on each purse are a great idea for the embellishing. I will buy to one of each. I like your post.

  7. Brenda, these purses are fabulous!! I love them and think it would make a great class:) I will definitely be making this...thanks so much for sharing!

  8. I love the red/black purse! It turned out great!!

  9. The little clasps on each purse are a great idea for the embellishing. I will buy to one of each. I like your post. I impressed by that.

  10. You have made excellent purse. This is a great ideas for the making purse and i like the papers i have these also but you are obviously braver than i am as i can't bring myself to cut into mine.


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