Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Handbags Helping Hearts

I wanted to make a donation to a local charity auction, and needed to make a paper purse large enough to fit A2 cards.  I scanned the interwebs, and found lots of things I liked, but none were quite what I was looking for.   My favorite simple design was at Mel Stampz, but her template was too small, so I created my own.



I used Stampin' Up!s Decorative Accents Edgelits to create the curve at the top, and the "leather" edging (yes, its Chocolate Chip cardstock)


So that you can still get the cards in and out, the handle has to be able to move, so I attached it with brads, SU! Antique, of course!  I thought about continuing the brown CS around the ends, but flowers  seemed prettier.   These are fabric ones I had leftover from the retired Pretties Kit, but the currently available Paper Daisies, as well as several Stampin' Up! dies or punches would work just as well.

If you would like me to put up a template or tutorial for this project, please let me know in the comments!

Update:  I am working on a tutorial, but I'm also working on some projects for a blog hop that starts Thursday and I have a crazy number of meetings and school activities this week.   Thanks for your patience!

27 comments:

Diane Schultz said...

Love this purse, Linda. Any chance of sharing the instructions? Love your blog and all your projects. They are all an inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Linda, This is darling and soo cute! I LOVE that it will hold our A2 cards also; wonderful work!! Yes indeed, I would be soo grateful if you'd post a tutorial/dimensions, etc. I'm thinking this could be a perfect item to sell at a craft fair in October! Thanks so much; I love your work! Warmly, Donna (SC-pug) :D

Anonymous said...

The purse is adorable. Please put up a tutorial on your blog!! THANKS.

Anonymous said...

Love it! A tutorial would be great. Thanks for sharing.

Diana

MaryJo said...

a tutorial would be wonderful!! this purse is sooo cute!!!

frommycraftroom said...

Great Purse. I would love a tutorial. TFS.

Ann in NC said...

Cute, Cute, Cute!!! A template would be wonderful! Great job!

Julie said...

I love this and would like to have the tutorial. Thanks Julie

Anonymous said...

This is adorable! Love the leather look and the use of the edgelits for the curve. Great job! Mahalo for sharing. . . if a tutorial or template isn't too much, would love to see one. Mahalo nui!
Goodly Creations

Mary Beth said...

You did a wonderful job with this. I would also love instructions/tutorial on how to make one. Love the paper backing for the ribbon that makes it stand up! Super idea. Thanks!

Mary said...

This is gorgeous! My Granddaughters would love it! Would you post the template? I would love to make one for each of my girls!
Thanks,
Mary

Ann Rosie said...

This is so gorgeous - would love the instructions!

Karen Rogers said...

too cute - hope you can find the time to share

karen daniels said...

Really enjoy the color choices and the ease in which to insert A2 cards Yes please share the instructions

Linda said...

So much comment love! Thanks, everyone! Finding the time will be the hardest part. No one part of this is tough, but there are a lot of steps involved to get the lovely tapered shape.

Dawn said...

I think you have made a wonderful bag and would love to make one myself. Would be the perfect presentation for my charity cards for Marie Curie and Breast Cancer

Anonymous said...

Would love to make them for my daughters. thank you for sharing. Carol G.

Anonymous said...

Love it. Would love instructions/template to make it. Thanks for sharing with us.
Kim

Anonymous said...

This purse is SO stinkin' cute!! Thanks for sharing . . . I'd love to see a tutorial on your blog!

Sue said...

Love this purse and would love to have the instructions for making it. Very attractive color scheme!

Anonymous said...

I'd love the directions.
Thanks, Wilda
mwcogar@yahoo.com

Jerri said...

Love the products you combined to make this cute card purse! Very clever! I'd love the tutorial if you are still sharing. Thanks.
jkitt6381@yahoo.com

margaretc1 said...

What a wonderful project!!! Please post a tutorial.

C said...

I'll add my name to the list of appreciative people who would love to see the instructions/template for making this...it is so cute.

Linda said...

Good news is I am working on the tutorial. However, I am also working on projects for a blog hop that starts Thursday, there are 5 school or scouting events this week and after a month of waiting we are finally getting a second car. Very happy about that but it is putting even more stuff on my already crowded to-do list. Thanks for your patience!

Anonymous said...

Love this purse...so sweet! You did a great job and I would love to know how you made it. Thank you so much for sharing. A template or tutorial would be awesome. Marlene

Victoria Selix said...

Awesome project! Love the "leather" edging. I would really love a template. vikkijoscorner@gmail.com