Thursday, May 7, 2009

Love me the Urban Purse!

Thanks to Liz Miller, I was inspired to create this Urban purse which I just love! I am a purse girl, so I love the fact that papercrafts can carry into purse design as well! You'll see that not only is this purse one for the fashionistas, but it's functional as well. It fits 4 to 6 of the standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" cards and envelopes...and a Pen, too! For this particular purse, I used Sahara Sand and Kiwi Kiss cardstock and accented with the Urban Oasis Designer series Paper. Oh - and I can't leave out the fun corduroy buttons from the Occasions Mini Catalog! Here are a couple more pics...
The purse was made using an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of cardstock. Want the template? As promised, here it is - you can click on the picture to get a larger view.The purple template is for the purse and the blue one on the right is for the top note die that's used for the flap. Here are a couple tips for you:
*To trim the edges off of the purse, line up the corner of the paper on the 1" mark of your paper trimmer and the 4 3/4" crease along the cutting edge of the paper trimmer.
*For the top note die, score at 1/2" on either side of the center point on the longer side of the top note die.
The 2 outer pockets are made out of the scallop envelope die. I used the sticky strip adhesive to adhere the pockets as well as the top note purse flap. For the handle, I twisted 2 strands of the Basic Gray taffeta ribbon, wich I knotted through the top holes on the Top Note die that are finished off with Jumbo Eyelets. The holes are about 3/4" in from either side of the edge of the Top Note die. For the pen holder, , cut a 2 1/2" x 1 3/4" piece of cardstock. Score across the long side at 1/2" increments. Then, fold into a square shape and adhere with sticky strip. Use sticky strip to adhere to the center of the purse. I used the large flat cello bags (6"x8" which I trimmed down to 6"x4 1/2") to hold the cards and adhered this to the purse with sticky strip (when in doubt, sticky strip is the adhesive of choice!). Hope that makes sense.

Hope you like it! If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a comment or email me directly. Thanks for coming by! Come back tomorrow for the Freebie Friday giveaway....I'll give you a hint - it's purse related ;)

Ciao for now!


7 comments:

Ann said...

It's darling!! Thanks for the template. I can't wait to try one. :)

jolie said...

LOVE THIS!!! I can't wait till I have the time to try this!!! How are the cards held into it...is it clear envelopes? I'm not sure...
Thanks!
Jolie

Lisa Brown said...

This is so cute! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Dawn said...

This is absolutely adorable! Love the colors and design, so chic!

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Wow, Rose! You've done it again... what a fabulous and fun bag! Thanks so much for the directions, can't wait to try it too!

Anonymous said...

Very cute.
Thank you for sharing.

Creations by Patti said...

Hey Rose - a great purse idea! Love it. Your instrucstions are so professional! Thank you for sharing (and also commenting on my blog, too) Back at ya! Love all the purses! hugs, Patti