Sunday, June 6, 2010

Purse Tutorial

Purse Tutorial for 3" x 3" Notecards



Stamps, DSP or other products to decorate your finished project

Word Window Punch

Corner Rounder Punch

Score-Pal or Bone Folder & Paper Cutter

Sticky Strip


Hole Punch or Mat Pack & Paper Piercer

1- 3 1/2" x 8 1/2"Purse Base
2- 8 1/2" x 5/8" handles
1- 3" x 1 1/2" closure
2- 5 1/4" x 3 pockets

Score the Purse Base at 3 5/8" from both ends. Punch with the Word Window Punch at the center of one end. (This will be the front of your purse.)

Score the Closure at 3/4" and 2". Then round the edges of the remaining 1" section with your Corner Rounder.

Score your Pocket Pieces at 1/2" and 1" on the bottom (5 1/4") side and both 3" sides.
Trim away excess and fold the score lines.
Using Sticky Strip, make the pocket.
Attach pockets at the score lines on the Purse base.
Add the closure to the back of the purse.

Decorate the front and back of your purse as desired. The DSP is 3 x 3 1/8" and the Certainly Celery mat is 3 1/4" x 3 3/8". ****When attaching cardstock or paper to the front remember not to use adhesive where your closure is. ****
To add handles first attach them with sticky strip or strong adhesive--much easier to work with this way. Last add your brads to keep them in place.
The pockets can old about 4-6 cards depending on what embellishments you add or how thick the cards are.
Have fun! :)


  1. GREAT tutorial and purse! Thanks SO much for sharing.

  2. This is adorable! I have some of this paper left and I'm going to start on one very soon. Keep the ideas coming.....

  3. Thanks heaps for the great tutorial - it is greatly appreciated and will be well used.

  4. Thanks so much Wendy for the tutorial!!! Can't wait to give it a try!!

  5. Wendy,
    What a great job. Thanks for sharing.

  6. This is gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial. I hope to find time to try this soon.

  7. This is sooo cute! What a great little gift. Thank you for sharing the tutorial. I can't wait to make a couple.

  8. Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you !
    Now I get to play and create and have fun :)
    Helen -- Firenze Cards


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