Saturday, May 9, 2009

Thanks for the compliments!!

I just wanted to say thank you for all the compliments on the MONOGRAM PURSE with note cards. So instead of posting anymore Teacher Appreciation Gifts, I have decided to give the details on how to make this. Like I said before, I learned to do this at a retreat so I do not know who to give credit to.

Purse supplies: Cover weight DSP 8x11, Coordinating strip 8x2, Chocolate Chip tope note die cut, 9" Baja Blue 1" grosgrain ribbon, Velcro dot, Designer label Hodgepodge Hardware, Very Vanilla 1 1/2 x 2", Chocolate Chip 3 1/2 x 2", circle brad, 2 large 6 x 8 cello, RSVP pen, 5 1/2" x 1/2" Baja Blue for pen holder, DSP for pen insert
Note card supplies: Kraft, Baja Blue, Chocolate Chip each 5 1/2 x 4 1/4", and 2 x 2", Very Vanilla - 3 each 5 1/4 x 4" and 2 3/4 x 1 3/4", DSP - 3 pieces 4 x 3/4"
Punches: scallop square, designer label, 1 1/4" circle, 1/4" circle, 1 1/4" square
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Stamp Set: Lovely Letters

Score 8x11" cardstock at 5 1/8"  from each end. This will leave 3/4" between the score lines for the bottom of the purse.
To make the side angles: turn the cardstock vertical. Make a pencil mark 3/4" in from each corner (top and bottom). Cut from the pencil mark to the score line. Repeat for the other 3 sides.

Score and fold the Top Note horizontal across the middle. Using the 1/4" punch, make a hole just next to the fold on each end. Apply the Faux Leather (directions below). Thread the ribbon through the holes, adhere as flat as possible. Attach to the top back of the purse, with the holes on the back.

Attach Velcro dot under the top note and on the purse front for closure. Add circle brad on the top note as a "faux clasp".

Attach the 5 1/2" and 1/2" strip across the fold, bending at 2, 2 1/2, 3, 3 1/2" to form a space for the pen. Cut the cello bags to 4 3/4 x 6". Adhere to each side using sticky strip. This will cover the ends of the strip. The note cards should slide into the cello bags from the top of the purse.

* Cover the entire top note with Versamark
* Coat with clear embossing powder
* Using the bone folder, draw lines in both directions. This will remove some of the embossing powder
* Heat embossing powder until it turns glossy.

Hope you enjoy this and I will see you next time. I would love to see the purses that you make.


Peggy said...

That was very nice of you to give the instructions. Now I can make one. Thank You

Jenna Cotton said...

I can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!

A Touch of SOL said...

Gracias for sharing the instructions...I cant wait to try this...

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