Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Medium Purse for 3x3 Notes

Recognize this? It's the big sister of the Petite Island Oasis Purse posted on 6/11/2010. Petite size was made using a 4" x 4" square DSP. This MEDIUM size purse was made using a 6" x 6" square of CS - PERFECT for a 12" x12" DSP was used - you get (4) purses. This one finishes 3-1/2" x 3-3/8" x 1" and will fit (3) 3" x 3" note cards + envelopes. This is a great project to make because there are limited supplies used......a good thing?

Side View:

Back view:

Purse opened:

Inside: (3) 3" x 3" Note cards with envelopes

How this MEDIUM Purse was made:
Templates below:
(1) 6" x 6" Real Red Solid CS (or DSP), Score 1-1/4" on two sides, turn and score 2-1/2", 3-1/2"
(1) 1-1/4" x 3-1/2" Black Solid CS for Flap
(2) 1/2" X 8-1/4" Black Solid CS for handles
(2) 2" x 3-1/2" Black Solid CS for top of purses, score on the 2" side @1"
(1) 1-3/8" Punched Black Solid CS circle
(1) 1-1/4" Stamped and punched Real Red Solid CS circle
Here's what you should have:

Stamp the purse body with the images as shown. Optional note: no need to stamp the bottom of the purse.
Stamp image using black ink on a scrap piece of Real Red, punch out using 1-1/4" Circle. Punch a solid black 1-3/8"

Fold the purse body - results as follows:
Using a pencil, mark the position of the handles and flap for the back purse top. Use a craft knife to cut slits. Only cut slits for the handles for the front purse top.

Here's what the pure tops should look like - add sticky tape to both sides as shown:

Remove back of sticky tape, position purse body 1/4" into the purse top. Remove the other side of the sticky tape, then secure the other side of the purse top. Repeat for the front purse top.
Adhere a dimensional to the back of the black 1-3/8" circle, attach to edge of flap. Apply Velcro to secure flap closure. Project complete.
  • Stamps: Circle Circus
  • CS: Real Red, Black, Whisper White
  • Ink: Black, Versamark
  • Accys: 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Dimensional, Sticky Tape, Velcro (non SU).


mst822 said...

Such a super cute purse! I luv it! So, so creative! Great color combo too! Thank you for sharing!

Regina said...

Patti, the purse looks wonderful! I would like to try it myself. Thanks for sharing.
Love all your tutorials you share, thanks for such great ideas!

Greeting from Germany

Lisa Lara said...

Oh Patti, this is such a wonderful tutorial and craft. I can't wait to try one. Thank you for sharing with us.

Liam said...

wow and there is more. Just gorgeous. Fantastic tutorial. so cute. Where do you get your inspiration. Love it.


Helen said...

So adorable, Patti! I can't resist any longer. Thanks for the directions.
I have a little fun award for you on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Patty, I don't know how you do it but you always come up with fantastic ideas! Keep it up because you make me look good. lol

CeeCee said...

Patti, thanks so much for sharing all that crafty goodness with us. You are truly amazing! This purse is so adorable. I will have to give this project a try.

Monica said...

So cute! Love both sizes. Thanks so much for sharing!

Nancy said...

Love this little purse! Thanks so much for the directions.

Theresa said...

Patti, you a ledgend, all the tutorials you do are fantastic. I hope when I eventually start a blog I am at least half as good as you. I love everything you make

Debbie Pamment said...

Another FABULOUS tutorial - I soooo have to try this one out!

H2 :) said...

Thank you for sharing your project info Patti. Your gift set is fabulous! :)