Apr 21 2010
Isn’t this purse card adorable? Whether you make them as birthday cards, party favours, bachelorette party gifts or as a gift card holder, everyone will go crazy for this little purse!
I went girly for this purse card and choose Pretty in Pink satin ribbon and Pretty in Pink papers from the Sweet Pea designer series paper stack – 48 double sided sheets for $32.95 – page 33 of the Occasions Mini catalogue.
Cut the cardstock to 5” x 11”. Score at 3-1/2”, 4-1/2”, 5”, 8-1/2” and 9”.
The large white grommet will be inserted through a 1/2" circle on the front flap. Since the 1/2" circle punch won’t go through three layers at once, I punched the circle into the middle of the black cardstock first. Next, I lined up the piece of 1-3/4" x 4-3/4" Whisper White cardstock and punched again. Finally, I lined up a piece of designer series paper 1-1/2" x 4-1/2" and punched a final time. Insert the grommet and bend back the prongs.
The pieces of paper on the bottom of the purse measure 4-3/4" x 3-1/4" for the Whisper white cardstock and 4-1/2" x 3" for the Sweet Pea paper. Carefully close the purse aligning the top and bottom flaps. Make a mark through the grommet showing where to insert the ribbon. Punch holes for the ribbon and tie it in a knot. To close the purse, you will pull the ribbon through the grommet.
With sticky strip at the ends, add a handle of cardstock measuring ½” x 6”. The Pretty in Pink cardstock inside the purse card is 4-3/4" x 3-1/4" and the Whisper White is 4-1/2" x 3". Stamp to finish.
Have fun making these little purses and remember there are only 10 days left to shop from the Occasions Mini catalogue!
Don’t think it, ink it!