Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tropical Oasis Purses

These Tropical Oasis bags were inspired by one of my favorite crafting pals: Frances ( she's the one without a blog!!!!!) Frances made the Old Olive one pictured in the center. I was so inspired, I just had to make a few of these. The bags are simple to make and does not require much solid paper as well as DSP - don't you love that? Think of all the things that could be tucked inside. Finished project is 4" x 1-1/2" x 3-1/3".

This is the one Frances gave me this weekend:

Here's one I made:

And another:

And another:

Close-up of the Island Floral Die and punched Old Olive Leaf (made from the 5 Petal Punch)

Here's how to make these purses:
(1) Purse Bottom in solid CS: 7" x 4-1/2". Score on the 7" side 1-1/2", 5-1/2". On the 4-1/2" side, score 1-1/2", 3"
(2) Pirse Strap in sold CS: 3/4" x 11:
(1) Purse Pocket in DSP 2" x 2-1/2"
(1) Purse Body in DSP 3-1/2" x 12". On the 12 side, score 1-1/2", 5-1/2", 7", 11"

Here are the cut pieces:

Apply sticky tape to 3 sides of the front pocket. Place 3/4" from the bottom edge, centered between the scored lines (see pink arrows):

Apply 2" long sticky tape to each end of the straps. Remove back of sticky tape, place 1" from the bottom edge. Repeat for the other side.

Repeat application of straps for the back of the purse:

Apply sticky tape to the purse bottom. In this photo, I have used 2 sizes of sticky tape. Remove the backing of the wider sticky tape to assemble the box bottom. The narrower sticky tape is used to attach the purse DSP body to the bottom.

Assembled purse bottom:
Remove the narrower sticky tape back, then attach the purse body. Use a bone folder to burnish.
Optional embellishment: Punch a 5 Petal flower in Old Olive CS with a die cut Island flower+gold brad. Attach to leaf (5 petal flower) using a mini glue dot. Punch a hole in the leaf using the crop-o-dile. String through a metal chain. Project is finished.................easy!!!
Supplies used:
  • Stamps: none
  • CS: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red, Tropical Island DSP
  • Ink: none
  • Accys; SU Exclusive Big Shot Island Floral Die, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Crop-o-dile, Silver Brad, Mini Glue Dot, sticky tape

Thank you for stopping by today..................Thank you, Frances for a great project!!!!!


Liam said...

This is just gorgeous. Love these little purses.


Julie A. said...

I just love your projects! Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial. I have to make one of these:)

Karen Lingel said...

Frances: Get a Blog!

Juliette Chapman said...

Patti this is great and thanks so much for the dimensions. I have a feeling I am going to have to make one of these tonight...You do however need to convince Frances to get a blog!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the colors, great.

dana said...

great idea. love it.