Purse Variations

Nappy Bag

I used:
Card: Whisper White, Barely Banana
Stamp Pads: Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery
Stamps: Wild About You
Other: mat pack, 8 Vintage brads (silver), 5/8″ So Saffron grosgrain from special SU! promotion last year, Barely Banana Stampin’ Write marker

The construction of this bag is very similar to that of the Scallop Circle purse – but on a larger scale, and with no fold over flap!

Cut cardstock:
– 2 pieces A4 (29.6cm X 21cm) Whisper White cardstock (for the “box”)
– 2 pieces Whisper White cardstock, 26cm x 20cm (for front and back)
– 1 piece Whisper White cardstock, 28cm x 12cm (for front pocket)
– 3 pieces Barely Banana cardstock, 7mm x 26cm (for trim)

Box:
Construction of the box is the same as for the scallop circle box, except that you need to join 2 pieces of cardstock to get the desired size.
Both A4 pieces:
With short side of cardstock against the base of the cutter, score 4cm in from each side.
With long side of cardstock against the base of the cutter, score 4cm in from ONE side only.

Each piece should look like this:

Apply sticky strip to the long base tab of one piece and adhere on top of the base tab of the other piece to join together.

Continue making up the box as for the Scallop Circle purse.

Front, Back and Pocket:

– stamp Wild About You images randomly over the 3 pieces of cardstock

– score 1cm in from edge on both sides and long bottom side of pocket cardstock; crease
– prick holes down centre of Barely Banana strips with pricking tool and mat pack; use Barely Banana Stampin’ Write marker between the holes to make faux stitching
– attach Barely Banana strips to top of front, back and pocket

– using sticky strip, attach front and back pieces to box, as for Scallop Circle purse
– attach sticky strip to folded under tabs of pocket cardstock; adhere to bottom of Nappy Bag front

Handle:
– cut 2 lengths of ribbon for handles (mine were each about 1/2m long)
– fold over about 3.5cm on each end and attach with sticky strip
– attach to Nappy Bag with sticky strip, making sure you attach over the box underneath, for added strength
– make holes and attach 2 brads to the ends of each handle

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Large Kraft Purse with flowers

I used:
Card: Kraft, Soft Suede
Other: scallop edge punch, crop-a-dile, jumbo eyelets, Soft Suede Polka-Dot grosgrain ribbon, sticky strip, Velcro Dot

Cut cardstock:
– 2 pieces of Kraft cardstock 28cm x 16cm (for the front and back)
– 2 pieces of Kraft cardstock 29.6cm x 18cm (for the inside “box”)
– 1 piece Kraft cardstock 24.5cm x 18cm (for top flap)
– 2 pieces Soft Suede cardstock 25cm x 6.5cm (for top flap)

Box:
Construction is the same as for the scallop circle box, except that you need to join 2 pieces of cardstock to get the desired size.
Both pieces:
With short side of cardstock against the base of the cutter, score 4cm in from each side.
With long side of cardstock against the base of the cutter, score 4cm in from ONE side only.

Apply sticky strip to the long base tab of one piece and adhere on top of the base tab of the other piece to join together.

Continue making up the box as for the Scallop Circle purse.

Front and Back:
On each of the cardstock pieces, mark 2.5cm in from each end on one long side.
Rule a line down from this mark to the base and trim with cutter or scissors.
Use scissors to round the bottom corners.

Attach to box as for the Scallop Circle purse.

Top Flap:
With short edge of cardstock against cutter, score 5cm from each side and crease with bone folder.
You will need to trim a little off each end – I used a pencil to mark where to cut after placing against the purse.
The pieces you cut off should look like this:

Use the scallop edge punch along one edge of both pieces of Soft Suede cardstock and attach to top flap with sticky strip.
Trim excess off ends of Soft Suede.
(I like to cover the full width of each side of the flap for added strength)

Your flap should look like this:

and underneath:

Add handle and attach top flap as for the Scallop Circle Purse.

A close-up of the flowers:

Check out Dawn Griffiths’ (a US demo) video tutorial on how to make them here.

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