Don’t we all need something with just a little bling? And I’m sure all ladies could use yet another purse! I’m so excited to share this paper-craft with you today. It was such a fun little project. I’ve seen these little purses around the web for awhile but I was just so sure that it was going to be a complicated project. Thanks to Mel over at Mel Stampz Blog, this was an easy project. She made the template and directions a snap to follow. Why didn’t I try this one sooner?
Here’s what my version of Mel’s purse turned out to be. I started with some some Ocean Tides Card Stock from Papertrey Ink, which is a nice heavy weight. I embossed some metallic card stock in a color called, “ice” for the front and back panels. It ended up being such a sturdy little purse.
I did do the sides slightly different than in Mel’s tutorial in that I folded the bottom flap up first and then folded the sides inward. It worked out better that way because of how I did the punch border along the bottom. I just wish you could see the reflective tones of the metalic card stock in the photo better.
Find Mel’s Tutorial along with her template for this project on her blog.
Tip For You!
Whenever I attach self-adhesive rhinestones or gems to projects like this where they may get bumped off, I add an adhesive glue dot to the bottom of them before I attach them. I never trust just that adhesive those gems come with (no matter what brand they are) when it comes to adding them to 3D projects.
I’m going to use my purse to hold a little gift that I need to give.
Have a great day.
|In My Craft Basket:
Card Stock: Papertrey Ocean Tides and DCWV Metalic Stack.
Tools/Accessories: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (from ‘With Gratitude’combo), Nestabilities Labels 9, Martha Stewart Cornice Border Punch, Stampin’ Up! Ex. Lg. Fancy Flower and 5 Petal Punches, Rhinestones, brads (to attach handles & through flower).
Other: Mel’s Purse Template