Move Over, Vera Bradley!

Well, maybe she doesn't have anything to worry about yet….But I like this little purse.  It's not totally original.  I saw a card someone made with the Top Note die and a circle top, and decided to make a little "box purse" with it.   Wanna see?

MD_purse_box The second one I make will be so simple, because now I have directions!  It's a little like the Top Note box we made at the Big Shot class, but slightly altered.  Here's how I made it.

I cut two Top Notes out of the Tea Party Designer Series Paper.  Then I cut a circle with a 4 1/2" diameter from the Textured Pink Pirouette using the Circle Scissor Plus.

I scored the circle 1" from the center on both sides.  This is optional, but I added a Pink Pirouette bottom to give it a little more stability.  It's 3" x 4 1/2", scored on the 3" side at 1" on both sides.  I trimmed 1/2" off the bottom of each Top Note, then attached the Pink Pirouette bottom to the inside of the Top Notes, trimming as needed.  (Whew.  A lot easier to do than explain.) 

Here's a picture of the inside.  You can see the "gusset" at the bottom.

The box inside is 6" x 5 1/2" card stock.  The 8" side is scored at 3 1/2" and 4 1/2".  The short sides are scored at 1" .  Clip the little score lines up to the long lines and assemble the box.  I used Sticky Strip.

The purse flap is stamped with "Doodle This" in Pink Pirouette, then "Happy Mother's Day" from All Holidays in Regal Rose.  I added a flower brad with velcro behind it.  The ribbon is threaded through some Jumbo Eyelets.

Attach the box to the inside of the purse with Sticky Strip.  I only attached the bottom; the sides are "free" so it's easier to fill and retrieve the gift.

Now, fill the box with something fun for Mom! 

Here's the complete list –
Stamp Sets:  All Holidays, Doodle This
Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose
Paper:  Tea Party DSP, Pink Pirouette card stock (plain and textured)
Accessories:  Flower brads, Jumbo Eyelets (pewter), Sticky Strip, Certainly Celery ribbon (this is left-over SAB polytwill, but grosgrain will also work perfectly), velcro

Here's one of the projects we'll be doing this week at clubs/workshops.  It uses the Pretties Kit flower.

Pretties_thanks I dyed the flower with markers and an aqua painter.  The little dots at the bottom of the card are 1/4" circles cut from vellum card stock.  I attached them to the card with mini glue dots, then added Crystal Effects and Glitter.

Supplies (all SU!):
Stamp Set:  Eight Great Greetings
Ink:  Stampin' Write Markers – Yoyo Yellow, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie; VersaMark
Paper:  Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Yoyo Yellow, Old Olive, Vellum card stock
Accessories:  Pretties Kit, Aqua Painter, Wide Oval Punch, Scallop edge punch, mini glue dots, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Crystal Effects, Heat & Stick Powder, Old Olive narrow Grosgrain
Have a fabulous weekend!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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4 Responses to Move Over, Vera Bradley!

  1. You my dear are VERY clever. This is WAY cute!


  2. Karolee says:

    The purse is adorable!
    I have got to try this! The fact that its easier to do that to explain makes me think I might be able to pull it off.


  3. Jennie T. says:

    Such a pretty, pretty purse!


  4. Cate (Britbook70) says:

    LOVE this!! My daughter wanted purse style invitations for her birthday so I may have to CASE these!!


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