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!