Friday, June 11, 2010

Petite Island Oasis Purses

Are these the cutest or WHAT? The inspiration for this project came from Toni @ . You can get the original template from her for a much larger version that would contain 16 small 3x3 cards and envelopes...........I opt for a much smaller version to hold candy treats or a post it note. The finish project size finishes 2-1/2" x 2-1/4" x 3/4" (excluding handles). I love this small project because it uses very little DSP and also scraps of Solid CS as well as very little accessories. No need to find ribbon to match - just cut strips of Solid CS!!!! Do you love that? Here's a variety using the Island Oasis DSP...............LOVE that paper!!!!

Top view:

Here they are lined up:

Purse inside: (3) Rolo Chocolate Cups. The tops are covered with punched DSP circles

Here's a single view of the petite purses:

Here's what is needed to make this project:
(1) 4" x 4" Island Oasis DSP
(2) 2-1/2" x 1" Solid CS, scored in half
(2) Punched Solid CS using the Round Tab punch
(2) 1/4" x 6" Long Solid CS strips for the handles (not in photo)

Here's one of the purse components:

Fold the Purse DSP as follows:

Add a small amount of snail adhesive to the inside sides (see pink arrows)

To prepare the top of the purse, use a craft knife to cute (2) slits along the fold line, 1/4 from each edge

Add sticky tape to both sides of the purse top. Slip purse handles through the slits, remove back of stick tape and position the handles down.

Remove the back of the sticky tape. Position the purse half way between the bottom of the handle and the fold line (see pink arrow). Fold the purse top half down.

Remove the sticky tape from the round tab punch, then place in between the purse handles. Repeat for the other side.

Completed purse inside should look like this:

Adhere half a Velcro closure at the tab top:

Attach Velcro to the other side:

The last step: Punch a small flower and adhere with a mini glue dot in front
  • Stamps: none
  • CS: Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Old Olive, Island Oasis DSP
  • Ink: none
  • Accys: Round Tab Punch, Flower Punch (retired), Mini Glue Dot, Sticky Tape

Thank you for stopping by today and hope you like this quick and really cute purse!!!! Have yourself a great weekend, too!


Anonymous said...

very cool!

Jennifer said...

These are very cute. I know what I'll be making this weekend! :)

Whimcees said...

Hi Patti!

Love the purses of the last two days! Thanks for the great tutorials for them! I can see why you love this paper - it is perfect for your projects! :<)

Wishing you a great weekend!


Barbara Diane

Helen said...

OMG, Patti! These are the cutest purses. Thanks for the tutorial.

lisa808 said...

These are soooo cute!

Liam said...

Beautiful work yet again. thanks for the tutorial.


KT said...

You are WONDERFUL to share this terrific tutorial with us! Can't wait to give it a try. Crafting hugs -

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

Oh my! These are just too cute for words!!!

sandi maciver said...

I am just loving these purses girlfriend, you are just so talented. Thank you for the tutorial, I need to try these.

- - Sheryl - - said...

love love love the mini - off to check out the original