Sunday, May 12, 2013

Decorative Purse Tutorial

Completed Purse Card

Cut Edges to create shape

Same Technique just a different style

I had some leftover pieces from the Palace Oval Frame that I wanted to use so I thought it would be fun to create a purse card.  Take your 8 1/2" X 11" piece of cardstock and score in half then fold over.  Using a cutting mat with printed rule take a rotary cutter and ruler to cut off one side of the card.  Use the cut piece as your template to trim off the other side then cut so each side matches.  Now you almost  have a purse shape, with scissors trim off corners to give the purse rounded edges. 

Purse handle is created using the two largest Classic Oval die together then emboss with Polka Dot folder.  Attach to back of card.

Using the Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Labels Four die cut the shape and then cut piece in half.  Emboss with Polka Dot folder.  Attach to top of card.  Create Fabulous Phlox flower add a little Stickles Icicle Glue to the flower and when dry attach to top of purse.

Add center of Palace Oval Frame pieces in center under pink button and then Madera Corners and the completed Fabulous Phlox. 

When complete the card will stand upright.

Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Labels Four (3⅜ x 5¼″) Top of Purse
Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large  (3¾ x 2¾″ & 3 x 2¼″) Handle
Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder Top of purse and handle)
Memory Box Fabulous Phlox (Large Center Flower)
Memory Box Madera Corner (You need 2 corner pieces)
Primula Blooms (9 complete flowers)
Palace Oval Frame (Center piece and oval scalloped piece)
Stickles Icicle Glue
Pink Half Pearls _ Michaels; Recollections Brand
Rotary Cutter
Cutting mat with printer ruler (Martha Stewart)
Glue, scissors, ruler


  1. Hi Diane, what a beautiful bag. Thank you for doing such a good tutorial. Enjoy your Day. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxxxx

  2. what a great bag, and so easy.

  3. Such marvellous cards Diane. Have had a look through your blog - wonderful work.

  4. Wonderful project, looks so pretty, great tutorial, Kate x

  5. Oh! Wow! Love this, I feel a "Bag Making Session" coming on.
    Must keep this in mind for some of my classes.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xxx

  6. This is awsome thank you for the tutorial
    jacqui x

    thank you for visiting my blog

  7. Very cute idea Diane, I really love the embossing and die cut on the second one. It has so much texture!

  8. Love this purse...fab

  9. Great project, love how you use your dies. xx Flora

  10. Beautifully creative. Love the all white texturing.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  11. Wowie, what an amazing and elegant purse. So beautiful. I took a little "tour" on your blog and love how you made such gorgeous creations, especially with dies. Looking forward to your future creations as your newest follower. Thank you so much for your sweet comment also. Appreciate it. Aloha from Hawaii.

  12. Good morning sweetie, this is fabulous love the white too huggles Pops x x x

  13. I popped by to say a warm Thank You for the sweet comment you left for me, and I'm blown away by these gorgeous purses....great tutorial, too!

  14. Oh how beautiful! I'd like to have this purse--LOL!

  15. Wow Diane! Your purse is so elegant and beautiful! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  16. This is a fabulous purse, gorgeous die cut and embossed details.

  17. These bag shaped cards are so beautiful! I like the clean look of white on white, and I love the elegant paper you've used for the decorative flowers on the second one!

  18. What a gorgeous handbag! Love the embossing and the beautiful die cuts! Susan x

  19. Fab design, this is really pretty :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  20. Wowzer this is yet another stunning creation I love the shape also that embossing it really is amazing work.
    lorraine x

  21. so very pretty -- I am now a happy follower!!!!

  22. very cute, wish I had seen this before doing my great niece's card, will have to remember this, tfs!


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