8 Nov 2008

Sweet Grace's Purse!!

Before I get started, Little Paper Shop is having a 15% sale today (Saturday) only on everything in the store!! How cool is THAT!!
Hop on over and scoop up those sweet stamp sets!!

Okay, how about one more project using that adorable Imaginisce "Fairest of Them All" papers??!

This project is from a tutorial by the amazing Nicole Heady, for her Clearly Creative Purse she made way back in December 2007!

Using a clear, soft fold box and your craft knife,
and before assembling the box, carefully cut the clear box in half.This is a heck of a lot easier to do when it is unassembled and laying flat!! I used a ruler and ran the knife alongside to ensure a straight cut.

Now you have two sides, so what could I do but ma
ke two purses?!! I will show the other one tomorrow.....

Now assemble the clear half box, which is just the flap at the end, and set it aside.

Using a double sided piece of designer paper, I used Enchanted Garden for my "grace" purse, cut a piece 6 5/8" X 4 3/8".

Then, using a Scor-Pal, (you
have to get one of these babes!!) score the paper at 2 7/8" and 3 3/4" from the long side.

At this point, I added my ribbon to my designer paper, because I wanted to decorate the outside of the "purse" without the ribbon getting in the way. I added a few little glue dots on the very bottom of the paper before I inserted it into the box, so it would stay put, and around the top edge.

Using the complimentary "Crowning Moment" DP pape
r, I cut a strip and made a border with my scalloped punch and adhered it around the top outside of the purse.

I dug out my Thickers and my Paint Dabbers and dabbed up the letters, first with Pink Sherbet, then Watermelon and then went over top with the Pearl dabber, and I really love the outcome of the letters - all mottled like that!!

I embossed a small scrap of vellum with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder and punched out a butterfly with the Martha Stewart butterfly punch. I added a bit of Hero Arts bling and adhered it with rolled up glue dot.

I added a few Prima hydrangeas with Stamping Bella baubles and it is ready for our sweet little great niece (gawd!! I sound freakin' old!!) Grace to use for her lip glosses or Smarties or even a little baby doll!


  1. oh my, Bonnie! absolutely stunning :)
    hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Bonnie this is so cool, love it so much, Happy week-end to you.

  3. Ooh wee! Just gorgeous!! I'm partial to pink though. hehe

  4. Wow wonderful,i love pink. ;-)

  5. This is beautiful!

  6. Absolutely adorable!! I can't believe how cute all these details are. Well it's you so I can believe it, but they are SUPAH cute! ;O)

  7. Oh my this is sooo cute! I love that butterfly with the gems! What a great gift for a little girl!


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