Monday, February 17, 2014

Easter Purse Tutorial

Trim off sides evenly and round the bottom corners of purse

Greetings everyone, I just couldn't resist creating another fun Spring purse design.  I have used this same technique for Christmas, Valentines, Halloween and now Easter.

Take your 8 1/2" X 11" piece of card stock 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 so each side matches.  Now you almost  have a purse shape, with scissors trim off the bottom corners to give the purse rounded edges.   Emboss with Polka Dot folder.

The Purse handle is created using the two largest Classic Oval die together and attached to back of card. (I used two white and one pink oval together so it was very stiff.

Using the Spellbinders Heartfelt Creations die attach pink piece to front of card.

Die cut Memory Box Lavish Branch in green card stock trim in half and attach to both sides of card at bottom.  Add the Delicate Blossoms and Martha Stewart Double Monarch Butterfly  and you are done.

When complete the card will stand upright.

Spellbinders Heartfelt Creations Layered Elegant Swirl
Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large  (3¾ x 2¾″ & 3 x 2¼″) Handle
Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder  Front of purse )
Memory Box  Lavish Branch & Delicate Blossoms
Martha Stewart Double Monarch Butterfly
White Half Pearls - Michaels Recollections Brand
Rotary Cutter
Cutting mat with printer ruler (Martha Stewart)
Glue, scissors, ruler


  1. How darned sweet is this! I struggle at doing cards but I am going to have a go at this one. Thanks for coming my way :)

  2. Good morning, this is beautiful, I love it.
    Might take inspiration from this for a Class Project.
    Have a great day

    Patricia xx

  3. Hi Diane, what a gorgeous purse shaped card you made, it's so pretty and clever of you...
    Thanks for your kind comment on my blog, it's very much appreciated..x

  4. This is gorgeous, I love the colours you have used and how you have shaped it, thanks for making the tutorial so simple. Love it.

  5. So pretty and precious! Makes me want Spring to get here even sooner now. Wonderful little purse and it always amazes me the way you create! Beautiful!

  6. Beautiful design, this look so pretty and effective. I bet you could have a lot of fun creating different variations!

  7. Diane this is just beautiful, very feminine and as usual you make it look so easy!!

  8. Hi Diane, gorgeous bag, such lovely dies and colours, thanks for the tutorial, hugs Kate x

  9. Love this handbag Diane and great tutorial. Must remember this one for future! I have a handbag fan friend who's birthday is coming up and this would be perfect for her.

  10. This is a fabulous handbag Diane - thank you so much for sharing the tutorial.
    Sylvia x

  11. Spectacular, Diane!! And thank you for the how-to! I need a new Easter purse!! Hugs, Darnell

  12. What a clever idea! This little purse looks fantastic, Cathy x

  13. How cute. Love the handle trim!
    Great idea for a card!

  14. Your sweet purse is perfect for entering my new challenge if your interested as you have butterflies and flowers on there. Hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

  15. Diane, this is just adorable! Love the gorgeous flowers and butterfly!

  16. What a gorgeous card and a very easy way of doing this type of card. I faffed around a few weeks ago drawing round templates. How I wish I'd seem this then! Thanks for commenting on my blog - I've had a quick whistle stop tour of your blog (I'll be able to have a better look later). What lovely colourful cards you make.
    Best wishes Lea x

  17. TFS your tutorial. Your purse is wonderful and I love how you've decorated it x

  18. Oh Diane this is just to sweet and would make a great gift card holder the detailing is gorgeous and love that you did a tutorial on it just might have to be a project I will try next week.

  19. WOW, that is so cute! What woman doesn't like handbags, eh? that card could be used for so many different occasions :-)
    HUgs, LLJ 44 xx

  20. Love your Spring purse. Great colour combination.
    Happy crafting
    Hugs Erika.

  21. Gorgeous little purse!
    Dawn xx

  22. Thanks for calling by at mine earlier. Your projects are really stunning.
    Annie x

  23. Wow Diane your creations are outstanding a real wow and what an inspiration hun - love them - thanks so much for leaving a comment on my new blog too - appreciated - i ve just set up a facebook support group for mixed media and textile bloggers if u would like to join just ask the addy is you would be very welcome - have a great day x

  24. So sorry I've been MIA for a bit Diane, too busy at work (peak season) at the mo... Your spring purse looks fab with these pretty colours, great design! Hugs, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  25. Your purse design is wonderful. Well done.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

  26. Thank you for visiting my blog. After looking through your crafts, I am so impressed with the projects you have displayed. I will check back often.

  27. Beautiful purse, and your blog is gorgeous...have joined as a new follower and many thanks for your comments....keeep in touch...luv aNNie


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