Friday, 6 May 2011

A little purse for my lovely ladies

Wayhay! Two fantastic fun workshops over the last two nights. There may be a few of the new ladies that I met for the first time, stopping by my blog, so just want to say - Hello! Welcome! *waving*

What did we do? We had a great time making cards and purses and sharing ideas and laughs.

What didn't I do? Remember to photograph some of the projects that I demonstrated. Doh!

I always gift the demonstrated projects to the hostess and so I didn't get photos of the minibook from Wednesday night or the Scallop Circle Easel card from last night. Luckily I can share this sample that I prepared beforehand, that I did different versions of at both workshops:

Stamp set: Vintage Vogue
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry
Punches: Word Window
Bigz Die: Scallop Envelope
Sizzlets Die: Little Leaves
Seam Binding Ribbon: Crumb Cake
Other: Basic Rhinestones

This little purse is made from two of the Scallop Envelopes with just a slice chopped off the bottom to make the flap about the same width as on each side:

The handle is created by punching in the centre top of one envelope with the Word Window punch, then putting the second envelope back to back with the first and using the aperture as a template for where to punch again. Little Leaves were die cut from Pear Pizzazz card and adhered direct to the front envelope. The large flower from Vintage Vogue was stamped using the rock and roll technique onto Very vanilla card with Crumb Cake and Rich Razzleberry ink. It was cut out by hand leaving a narrow margin, then popped up over the leaves with a dimensional and a rhinestone was added to the centre. To assemble, Sticky Strip was added to all three sides of the outside of the back envelope. These are then folded over (the purse top is left unfolded) and the purse front is adhered over the top of the back envelope. Finally a choccie was popped inside and Seam Binding ribbon tied around the handle and trimmed.

This version was made to match the card we made on Wednesday night. I'll share the second version tomorrow :-)

So that's a purse and a basket made from the Scallop Envelope. I guess I must try using it as an actual envelope some time soon, lol.

Have a great weekend.

Sara xx


Elizabeth said...

Oooooh - how sweet! I have this die and hadn't thought of doing this. Very very cute. I WILL be CASEing you this weekend. X

Loraine Arderne said...

Beautifull Sara. Love the vintage flower.

Stempeln im Westerwald said...

thank you for the great idea- wow super!!


SarahLP said...

What a fabulous little purse, Sara! I love your rock & roll on the Vintage Vogue too.. must dust off my set and have a play!

Emmas Blog said...

Thanks for a great workshop - the photo card/house is gorgeous! You'll have to bring your camera around! x