Thursday, April 30, 2009

Diva Handbag



When I got this Girl Time Set with all the girly-girl images and sentiments, I immediately thought of my cousin, Linda, and making something for her with the set....she's ALL about purses (especially purses), shoes, shopping, and girly-girl things like that! Then when I saw Maki's post with this handbag card, I thought that's it, that's what I'm going to make for Linda...who's the definition of the term "40 and fabulous!"

Here's a close-up so you can see the clear flower rhinestones I added to the letter "i" in "Divas" and to the clasp on the purse.



Most of the products I used on my project can be found at Stamper's Dream. Scroll down to the Supply List for product links.

Here's a tutorial on how I made my handbag and card. You can click on any of these photos for a larger view.


- Seal a regular #10 envelope closed:


- Cut the envelope to 5.5" high, and then give it a decorative edge with one of your punches or dies. I used a Spellbinders Victorian Border Pierceabilities template for my bag. After cutting the border, my envelope is now 4-1/8" x 5-3/8"


- Cut two pieces of CS to 4" x 5-1/4" for the front and back of the bag. The panel for the back will hide the seam in the #10 envelope. My CS bases are Prism Crabapple Light. Then decorate the front panel (or both panels) just like you would decorate a card front. I embossed both the front and back panels with my Paisley Impressabilities template.


- Glue the front and back panels to the envelope and then punch holes in the top for the "handles" of the bag. I used the May Arts 5/8" Sheer Rose Ribbon for my handles.


- Cut a third piece of colored cardstock to 3-3/8" x 4-7/8" for the inside tag/card, then layer a white panel over top of that. Mine is cut 1/8" smaller all around. The Brown Suede circle tab was made with a 1-1/4" circle punch, then I just punched another hole in it with my Cropodile and ran some more Sheer Rose Ribbon through it.

That's it! All three of my circles are up on dimensionals and I tied knots on the inside of the bag to secure the ribbon handles. Just like Maki mentioned in her post, if you limit the dimensionals or foam tape (I never limit the use of them, LOL!) and fasten the handles somehow that doesn't make the bag too thick, the entire bag and card insert will fit in a regular A2 envelope!

SUPPLY LIST ~
Stamps: JustRite Girl Time Set
Paper: Prism Crabapple Light, Prism Smooth CS-Simply White, Penny Lane Tiny Dancer DP, Prism Suede Brown Medium
Ink: Memento Cocoa
Accessories: 2" JustRite Wooden Stamper, May Arts Sheer Rose 5/8" Ribbon, Spellbinders Paisley Impressabilities, Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, Clear Flower Rhinestones, Spellbinders Victorian Border Pierceabilities, Dimensionals, Diamond Glaze (to glue down the clear rhinestones), Cropodile


Have a great day!

39 comments:

Nicole said...

WOW, this is the cutest! I am JUST sending your keybling! SORRY! I kept putting it off so I could send it with a card especially made for you, but have finally faced the fact that I just don't have the time!

I haven't even gotten out my son's graduation announcements YET!!!!! YIKES! So, start stalking your mailman! Hugs, Nicole

Terri said...

Wow, aren't you the "crafty" one...a plain ol' envelope, who knew? Darling little set, love it!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

This is just BRILLIANT!!! I know a few people who would also love something like this!!!

cherscrap23 said...

That turned out great!! Enjoy looking at your creations!

Makiko Jones said...

Denise!! I'm so glad you made one, too!! The tutorial is even better!! What a fabulous bag card for you cousin! I know she is going to LOVE it!

Dawn Easton said...

Ok...that is too cute Denise!!! Great tutorial my friend!

Jeanette - said...

FUN, FUN, FUN! I love everything about this Denise!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

I absolutely love this!!! Great project and tutorial, and it's cute, cute, SUPER cute!!! Isn't that new JustRite set adorable?

Kimberly Crawford said...

oh, I LOVE this!!! what a darling project and such a clever idea!! tfs!!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I love this girly little set!! Your cousin is surely going to love receiving it as well. I'm loving that bling you added too and I need to get my butt over there and order some before it's all gone! Thanks for the great tutorial! Love it!
Carol

Riet said...

What a beautiful creations Denise,l love the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

How awesome!! Now this is just the coolest thing ever!!! I really love your project!! Thanks so much for the tutorial!! Nicely put together!!

Cambria Turnbow said...

This is SUPER adorable! Just brilliant my friend! :)

Linda said...

This is such a GREAT and CUTE idea!! I will for sure be trying this idea very soon.

Renée said...

This is awesome, Denise! Thanks for the tutorial!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is SO cute! I LOVE it! That stamp/font is really pretty too and looks PERFECT w/ the layout for this project and the colors you used. I adore this!!

Sandy said...

LOVE this card, Denise!! Great tutorial. I'll have to give this a try.

LeAnne said...

Very cute "ensemble", Denise! I have been lurking lately, but not leaving comments! Everything has been lovely!
LeAnne

Emily said...

What a cute idea Denise! Your cousin will love these. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial too.

Christi said...

This is fantastic!!! Wow!!!

Silke said...

Denise - this is wonderful!!! Love how you tranformed the envelope!!!
Thanks for showing us how to do it :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Amy Sheffer said...

You've worked magic with the plain ol' envie, Denise! Love the stamp, and TFS the tutorial!

Connie said...

This is just adorable, Denise!! I just love how you made it look like a bag!!

ChristineCreations said...

OK ...I just LOVE the sentiment! Hee hee. I'm with you girl!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So so fun and cute. I like this, perfect little idea. Great job!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous, Denise!

Joanne (jojot) said...

absolutely stylin'

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Denise!! You are so creative and talented!! I will have to pop back here and make one of these darling purses. Your cousin,Linda, will love this.

Donna Baker said...

what a great card & matching bag! love that sentiment (makes me feel better since I'm pushing 40!)

Rose Ann said...

Super pretty handbag, Denise...and I love that sentiment!! Awesome!!

Becky said...

This is awesome, I just love this set, love the "diva" and all of this from an envolope. awesome,

Karambol said...

super, super!!! i love it

Karolyn Loncon said...

Denise, this is the epitome of creative genius! Love the DP, and I only WISH that sentiment was true!! LOL If 40 is the new 20, then 50 is the new 25? Right?!! LOL Love everything about this!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Darling and I love it! Super cute!!

Stamping & Scrapping Passion said...

LOVE LOVE your work. I lover your teacher cards too. I am a teacher and I always make my gifts for all the others I work with. YOur creations are wonderful.
I am also excitied to be able to be included in your blog candy.
Thanks
Cindy Soto
cindy@mydreamparty.com

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Oh my goodness, this is the cutest ever Denise!!
--Becca

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

oooh la la is this chic!! Love those little bling flowers!!

Joan Ervin said...

This is such a fabulous project, Denise....love the colors and awesome design...thanks for the tutorial, too!!!

Carolyn King said...

akkk....tote-ally adorable!!! LOVE it Denise!!!!