As we say goodbye to this year, we welcome a new year which brings us new reasons to celebrate. We will come together to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, or perhaps a new baby. Regardless of what the reason is, there will always be a need for a card or a small gift. Every January, I try to get organized and work on packages and cards for upcoming events, yet I still seem to always be scrambling at the last minute.
I decided to do things differently for the upcoming year. Instead of planning for the whole year, I’m going to work on projects for events that are coming up in the next three months and see how that goes. With that in mind, I have a couple of girlfriends who will be celebrating their birthdays in January and they were my inspiration for the mini purse I’ll be sharing with you today. In this purse, I can fit small items such as a bracelet or even tickets to a show.
It came together quite quickly, as you will soon see.
Ready to get started? Great, here is what you’ll need to get started:
- Soap Box Template Set by Kelleigh Ratzlaff
- Patterned Paper
- Sentiment (I used Gina K. Designs Retro Boutique set)
- Card Stock for the sentiment
- Flower Petals (fabric)
- Ribbon and Thread
- Halfback Pearls
- Double-Sided Tape
- Exacto Knife
- Chomper or Corner Rounder Punch
Step 1: Print out the desired box size onto patterned paper and cut it out. I used an exacto knife and ruler, but scissors work just as well.
Step 2: With the Chomper or Corner Rounder punch, round the flap’s corners.
Step 3: On each of the sides of the box, measure 2″ down and 3/4″ in and punch a hole in order to set an eyelet. Do this on both sides.
Step 4: Thread ribbon and tie on the inside of the box. This is now your handle and the box is now turning into a purse.
Step 5: Assemble box and adhere it together using Double-Sided tape. Pinch the sides together and tuck the flap’s tab into the opening on the front of the box.
When you’re done it should look like this. Set purse aside to work on the embellishment and sentiment.
Step 6: To make flower, I used three flower petals made out of fabric, a pearl, and a needle/thread.
Step 7: Layer all the petals on top of each other. Thread needle through all the petals and pearl. Do this several times until you feel the embellishment will not fall apart.
When you are done, you will end up with a flower that looks like this.
Step 8: Stamp sentiment onto a piece of card stock, punch it out, and adhere it and flower to the purse. With that, you are done!
Here’s a photo of the finished project again.
Have fun making these and hope you and yours have a wonderful New Year!
Other Articles by Carolina:
- A Carrot Treat - March 7th, 2011
- The Perfect Embellishment - Paper Roses - January 3rd, 2011
- Deck The Halls With Some Digital Cheer! - December 6th, 2010
- Hostess Thank You Gift - October 30th, 2010
- Menu Planner Board Goes Green! - June 9th, 2010