Thursday, June 17, 2010

Island Oasis Box #2 Purse

So another purse? I get to make these fun purses I have been seeing around - my turn. Here's my version - quick and not too complicated. I did not add a stamped message............I'll leave that one up to you all to do when you try this project. I didn't want to hand a plain handle so I came up with this handle using the curly label to make it: it's a smaller version of the top note curved shape and turned out better than I expected.

Paper flower:

Top view:

Back View:

Velcro closure:
To make this box:
(1) Box #2 in Rose Red CS
(1) half of Top Note in Rose Red
(1) half of Top Note in Island Oasis DSP
(1) 1-7/8" x 3-5/8" Island Oasis DSP (not in photo) for the back of the box
(1) 1-1/4" strip x 9" Island Oasis DSP for the handle
(2) Large flowers from Bo Ho Blossoms punch using the Island Oasis DSP
(2) Medium flowers from Bo Ho Blossoms punch using the Island Oasis DSP
(1) Old Olive CS punched using small Oval Punch (not in photo)
Trim off the Island Oasis DSP on the "stitch" line, attach to the Rose Red top note, place on top of the Box #2 lid and lightly mark where to score fold for the overhang. See photo below on where to positions ticky tape.

Pierce all 4 layers of the flower and put brad through to hold flowers. Spray a mist of water to crumble the flower, clip in between petals if desired. Allow to dry. Leaf: Use small oval punch on Old Olive CS, fold in half and put through a crimper. (ooops, sorry, forgot to take a photo of this.) Once flower is dry, attach to leaf with a mini glue dot. Use another mini glue dot to attach to front top note.
Using Versamark, randomly stamp flower from the Tropical Party image on the box:

To make decorative handle edge, use curly label punch as shown. Repeat on the other side.

Slip end of handle into the curly label punch for decorative edge. Repeat for the other end. Trim handle to length of 8-3/4" long.

Position brad about 1/2" down centered on the width of the box:

Add sticky tape to Box #2 side tab and lip of lid, as well as back of top note as shown:

Connect handle on the other side:
After connecting the brad to the other side of the handle, finish with Velcro and then your box is complete.
  • Stamps: Tropical Party
  • CS: Rose Red, Old Olive, Island Oasis DSP
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Accys: Big Shot Box #2 Die, SU Exclusive Big Shot Top Note Die, Curly Label Punch, Small Oval Punch, Bo Ho Blossoms Punch, Crimper, Piercer, Silver Brad, Sticky Tape, Mini Glue Dots, Velcro (non SU)

Thank you for stopping by today............hugs!!!


helen said...

Very cute Patti, as always.

sunghee said...

You are the most clever crafter I've ever seen. I wanna be like you!!! LOVE all your projects!

Liam said...

This is so pretty. As always an inspiration.