Monday, July 11, 2011


Good Monday morning crafty friends! Hope you had a fantastic weekend and enjoyed Mellisa's birthday celebration! I know I sure did!! What great projects everyone did! I had many requests for directions for my little purse so, as promised here they are!
 Pink & black cardstock~both from WalMart
Accent Essentials cartridge however if you don't have that just look for similar shapes on other cartridges
Martha Steward heart punch used in the scallops
2 lg eyelets for the handle
2 smaller eyelets to fasten the top to the box of the purse
Black cardstock cut at 8"x7.5"
Score 1' on both long sides-turn and score at 3" on short sides-clip at these score lines into the 1" line
fold and make into a box.

Cut 2 of each @4",4.5" & 5" (use shadow & real dial size settings)
I embossed my pieces at this point
Assemble both sides,measure .25 down from top and trim to straight edge using your paper trimmer
Attach both sides to the assembled box

Cut scalloped circles 2 of each size @ 4",5" & 6.5" (use shadow & real dial settings)
I used a heart punch and punched into scallops~you can embellish however you wish
Emboss if you wish and adhere all 3 pieces togeather.
Find the middle and score 3/4" on either side.
Put your eyelets in for your ribbon handle`thread & knot ribbon at the length you wish
attach topper to purse bottom using eyelets or brads
Apply a velcro closure~embellish the purse as you choose. I used the Poodle cut from of my followers guessed it: NIFTY FIFTY'S! Pink Black and Poodles just belong together! Can ya guess the era I grew up in? was there at the end of it all and can barely remember them.
So there you have it...Easy Peasy!!
 I am not the best at directions. Don't EVER take street directions from me, that is unless you have a lot of time for sight seeing! So here is a link to an excellent YouTube video showing you everything you have to know to replicate the purse!

 Now for my Candy winner! DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!!
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Melissa from  A Creative Journey. When I visited her blog the firstthing I see is the latest blogpost titled "I AM ONE LUCKY GIRL" ROF...yes you are Melissa!!
A Creative Journey said... 29
LOVE YOUR PURSE-How did you make it! VERY COOL! TFS! I am a new follower and would be honored if you would check out my blog at Congratulations LUCKY girl you!! Please send me you addy, WARNING...I am desperately trying to put some balance into my recently turned busy life. I'm not the fastest to the post office these days. PLEASE..if you don't get this within 2 weeks please DO NOT hesistate to contact me! I will not be offended....honest! Have a simply marvelous week! Next Bog Hop is the CHRISTMAS in JULY! See you there!


  1. OMG that purse would look so cute in my room ;) thanks for visit my blog Hugs

  2. WoW! I just checked out your blog and have become a new follower. I LoVe your the purse you made! Sorry I missed your Blog Hop. If you get a minute please come check out my blog. I’m into Paper Sculpting which is similar to paper piecing but it’s a lot more artistically detailed. I would love it if you would become a follower of mine…..

  3. Your purse is really cute. I love the poodle:)) It really takes me back!! Oops! Now I just dated myself:)) Seriously it reminds me of a really puffy skirt I once had! I love your blog, and I just became your newest follower. I would love for you to come over and visit me and consider following me too. Hugs, Pam at


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