Happy Monday! I have a confession to make, I LOVE purses…in fact I lost count at about 20ish or so. It doesn’t help that my mom feeds this obsession, but trust me I don’t complain. When I started paper crafting one of the first things I made was a paper purse and have been hooked on making paper purses of all kinds ever since. When I was browsing The Digichick Shop trying to decided what to make, I came across the Sassy Purse #3 template by Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs and I just knew what I wanted to do with it. Hope you enjoy my tutorial as much as I like putting it together for you ~ here we go!
- Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky-back Canvas by Ranger
- BasicGrey Magnetic Snaps
- Zva Creative ~ Pearl and Rhinestone rounds
- Double-Sided Tape
- Sewing Machine
Step 1: Design the front of the purse ~ I used the elements from Sugarplum Paperie’s Strawberry Cafe [Revised] kit. Next add paper to the front, clasp, and handle ~ I used the paper from Sugarplum Paperie’s Strawberry Cafe [Revised] kit and print it out on a piece of sticky-canvas.
Step 2: Open a new document and using the same purse template, add a digi paper to use as a liner (the inside) of the purse. I used a paper from Sugarplum Paperie’s Strawberry Cafe [Revised] kit. These pieces are important to add because it not only makes the purse look more polished, but it also works as a support so the purse is able to hold it’s shape.
Step 3: On another piece of sticky-canvas, print out any additional items ~ I printed out some hearts. Here’s a photo of all the elements cut out.
Step 4: Add the liner pieces to all the canvas pieces. The easiest way I found to do this, is to peel the backing from the canvas a little at a time, taking time to align both pieces together.
Step 5: I added double-sided tape and assembled the box. I then added some rhinestones around the stem for some glitz.
Step 6: I also wanted to add some fun details to the handle and clasp, so I used my sewing machine to add some zig-zag lines around the edge of the handle and clasp.
Step 7: For some additional details, to the clasp I added some hearts with halfback pearls and to the handle some hearts with brads which I will use to attach it to the purse.
Step 8: I used the Crop-a-Dile to make punch holes on the purse, handle, and clasp. I attached the handle and clasp to the purse with some brads and then moved on to the closure.
Step 9: For the closure, I added some magnetic snaps to the purse and end of the clasp.
Step 10: I finished the purse by adding a flower button with a black brad to the front. Here’s a photo of the front of the purse.
It’s ready to be filled with some note cards or perhaps a treat! Here’s a photo of it with the note cards.
Hope you find time to make one of your own and please share a link on this post so we can all check it out!
Other Articles by Carolina:
- A Carrot Treat - March 7th, 2011
- The Perfect Embellishment - Paper Roses - January 3rd, 2011
- Great Things Come In Small Packages - December 29th, 2010
- Deck The Halls With Some Digital Cheer! - December 6th, 2010
- Hostess Thank You Gift - October 30th, 2010