Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I'm Late, But It's Worth the Wait!

At least I hope you think so! Hello everyone - I know I promised to post this on Saturday, and I did manage to get the photo uploaded, but it has just been crazy busy here. We have a two week Revival Summit going on at our church right now - check out to see what that's all about - AND two of their ministry team are staying with us, AND Emma's synchro skating season is winding down so she's had extra practices for the Spring Show coming up on May 2nd! Whew! It makes me dizzy just reading all that!

Anyway, here is the super cute purse box that I created ALL by myself! No Casing was done here! Amazing, eh? I had so much fun using the color assignment from Friday's Blogger's Challenge that I took a piece of the "To The Nines" Designer Series Paper and created this little beauty!

I cut a piece of DSP at 5 3/4" x 12 and ran it through my Big Shot with the Box #2 Die. I used my new Extended Crease Pad to make sure the score lines remained that way - kwim? no cut through - and assembled the box using just a tiny bit of Sticky Strip on one side.

The front flap of the box is supposed to tuck inside, but I cut an additional piece of the DSP and flipped it over to the opposite side and added it to the box front with some more Sticky Strip to create the purse flap. It was trimmed with the Corner Rounder. The embellishment was made with the Scalloped Oval Punch and a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock, sponged with Chocolate Chip ink. The pretty flowers are from the Big Shot Flower, Daisies #2 Die and just layered with a bit of SNAIL. The large Chocolate Chip brad is from the new Jumbo Neutrals Assortment 5/8". I love how it makes the flower look like a sunflower!

For my purse handle, I trimmed a piece of Chocolate Chip Double Stitched Grosgrain ribbon to 13" and adhered it to the box with Sticky Strip. To add the Jumbo Neutrals White Brads 5/16" to the side, I punctured a hole through the ribbon and box with my Paper Piercing Tool from the Crafter's Tool Kit. The final touch was just adding a piece of DSP to the purse bottom to hide the ribbon ends and finish it nicely!

I hope you like my happy little purse! Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think! I LOVE to hear from you - it's like getting a smile and it makes my day brighter!



  1. Robin, I love this purse. I haven't purchased that die yet, but it is now on my wish list.

    Great job!!!

  2. I LOVE IT!!! That would be great to put the jewelry in that I got my Mom for Mother's Day!! HMMMM~~~~~~~

  3. This is just adorable! I love the pop of yellow on the "tab". Super cute!

  4. So very cute! You are still doing great work. I love the purse.

  5. Oh my goodness! How cool! Great job!

  6. This is stinkin' cute girlie! I want to be you when I grow up :)!

  7. Oh my yes, this is worth the wait! So very cute and really like how you've combined all the elements into an adorable project!


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