Thursday, March 8, 2012

Pretty & Playful Paper Purses

I have a special treat for you today. Two pretty projects instead of one. Enjoy!!!

Thanks for joining me. Until next time...

Crafty hugs,

Stampin' Queen Creations

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Purse pattern
Green leaf pattern paper- 2 sheets  8 ½” x 11”
Blue Gingham pattern paper- 2 sheets  8 ½” x 11”
White card stock
Tan card stock
Rope ribbon
Self Adhesive Velcro
¼” Hole punch
Xyron â850 with Acid-Free Permanent Adhesive Cartridge
Aleene’sÒ Ultimate Glue Gun
Faber CastellÒ Chalk Pencils
Chalk Palette
Green embroidery floss
Eyelet Setter and pink eyelets
Black permanent marker
Dove blender pen

Note Cards for Ivy Purse

Olive card stock- 8 ½” x 5 ½”
Mauve card stock- 5 ½”h x 4”w
Tan card stock- 5”h x 3 ¾”w
Tan card stock- (2) 2 ¼” x 2 ¼”
Stamp A Memory inkpad- Soft Rose and Sand
Archival Ink- Olive
Rubber Stamps:
Checkered Shadow, Small Leaf by Hero Arts

Note Cards for Butterfly Purse

 Blue card stock- 8 ½” x 5 ½”
Green card stock- 4”h x 5 ½”w
Yellow card stock- 3 ¾”h x 5”w
White card stock- 3 ½”h x 4 ¾”w
Memories inkpad- Black
Designers Ink- Morning Glory Blue
Rubber Stamps:
Water Lily Skiing by Penny Black


Step 1. Lay card stock on an old box lid or newspaper and spray with adhesive. NOTE: Due to the fumes involved it’s best to use spray adhesive in a well ventilated area. Adhere blue gingham pattern paper to white card stock and the green leaf pattern paper to the tan card stock. 

Step 2. Place pattern pieces on the card stock side of papers, trace and cut out. Using a ruler and stylist, score papers along score lines. Fold all score lines. Glue front and back of purse together with glue gun.

Step 3. Punch holes in the top of purses. Run ribbon through both holes and tie knots on the inside of the purse. With glue gun, adhere trim along top edges of purse. Add buttons and tassels for decorative touch. Cut a small square of self adhesive Velcro and adhere under  top flap of purse.


Step 1. Fold olive card stock in half to form a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” note card. Layer mauve and tan card stock to olive note card using Xyron machine or spray adhesive. On small tan squares, stamp checkerboard shadow stamp with soft rose inkpad. In the center of the checkerboard image, stamp leaf with olive inkpad.

Step 2. Adhere small tan squares to the front of the note card using a Pop Up GLUE DOTSÒ. Make a small bow with mauve ribbon and adhere to the center of the note card, between the two small squares. See pcture for placement if needed.


Step 1. Fold blue card stock in half to form a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” note card. Layer green and yellow card stock to blue note card using Xyron machine. On white card stock, stamp “Water Lily Skiing” using black inkpad. On a scrap piece of white card stock, ink image again using only the butterfly portion of the stamp. Cut out and set aside. Stamp “A Warm Hello” with blue inkpad on note card.

Step 2. Color stamped images using chalk pencils and a chalk palette. Make small hole on note card and “set” pink eyelet following manufacturers instructions on the eyelet setter. Attach green embroidery thread through the eyelet and tape down one end on the back of the white card stock and the other end by the butterfly. Adhere the cut out butterfly on top of the note card butterfly with a tiny dot of hot glue.

            NOTE: Be careful not to glue the whole butterfly down. You want the wings to appear in motion.
Step 3. Draw a line around the stamped card stock with a black permanent marker. Make small water lines with black marker. Adhere white card stock to note card with XyronÒ machine.

1 comment:

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