Thursday, June 17, 2010

Notecard Size Purse Tutorial

I have a few tutorials I put together, but I will only post ONE tonight! :) And more tomorrow! :) 

I was checking out SplitCoastStampers, we all know the site, and I found this CUTE purse, but I thought it would be fun to make, and do my own re-inaction of it. So here it is!

{I am warning you, I am a little loopy. 5 too many Diet Mountain Dews!}

Firstly, you are going to want to decide what your "theme" is. I decided I wanted to play around with Cherries, imagine that. However, TO PUT A TWIST on things, I decided to use the Cherry-O Workshop on the Go kit, with the stamp set that you can only get in that kit. 

First, you are going to need a piece of 5 3/4 x 11 piece of cardstock, I chose Sweet Leaf out of the Cherry-O Paper Collection {Which comes in the WORKSHOP ON THE GO, perfect!}

Then, you are going to score it at 10 1/2, 6, 5 1/4, and 3/4. Then, lengthwise, you are going to score it at 5"

After you have done your scoring, you want to cut slits up to the score lines so that you create little tabs, {DON'T CUT THEM OFF LIKE I DID, OOPS!}

Now just take your box and fold along the score lines, and you should HOPEFULLY see how the purse will go together. Fold your flaps in on the bottom an overlap the flaps on the side and you have your purse base. BEFORE YOU FOLD AND ADHERE, DECORATE IT, trust me, its just easier!

The patterned paper from the Cherry-O collection that I used was cut at 4 1/4 x 4 3/4. I did mine differently in the aspect that I didn't decorate the sides, an I didn't use ribbon for my handle. 

The handle, is a piece of sweet leaf cut at 1/2 x 12 and a piece of Patterned Paper cut at 1/4 x 12.  I then adhered my handle to the side with a Sweet Leaf Bigger Brads. I FORGOT TO USE MY DARLING TULIP MINI COLLECTION THAT CAME WITH MY KIT! WOW!

And there you have your purse! One more step though, make postcard size cards and envelopes to put in it and CABOOM DI ADA! you got her done!

I decided that after making this purse, my new slogan should be, I TRY IT AND SCREW IT UP SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO! :) awww.. the good life!

Thanks Everyone!!

*excludes ink

{Supplies Used: Cherry-O Workshop on the Go Collection, Cranberry Ink, Sweet Leaf Ink, Chocolate Ink, Gems}

Ashley Horton
Close To My Heart Consultant


  1. This is great! I think I will try this as a little gift for my son's teacher!