Purse Shaped Card (with a surpise inside)

Hi Stampers!  August 1st, already!  Wow!  Can you believe it? This year has gone so fast!  Also happening today is our BIG SHOT special!  Come back for a post later today to see how you can save $60!!

Last week I posted a photo of a card I made for a customer on our Stampin’ Pretty Pals Gallery Facebook page.  This is a Facebook page where our entire team of Stampin’ Pretty Pals (there is A LOT of us) can go and post our latest projects and share ideas. (It’s a great added bonus for signing up for Stampin’ Up! with me.  You’d love to have the discount and earn a few dollars for Christmas shopping, wouldn’t you? – *hint hint*).

This is my card:

 and this is the inside of the card:

I was asked by several people to share the instructions of how I made it.  So I created this video for you all and uploaded it to my YouTube channel.

For those of you unable to view the video just now, here are some basic directions.

  • I started with a piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock that was 5.5″ x 11″ and scored at 4.25″ and 8.5″.
  • With the card all folded (to it’s 5.5″ x 4.25″ size), mark 1/2″ in from each side on the top of the card.
  • Position the edge of the card on your trimmer with the bottom edge of the card and the mark 1/2″ in from the top in the cutting path to cut off that small portion on each side.
  • I then put it through the big shot cutting just the top half of the 5th framelit (counting from the inside out), by only having the top plate on the part you want to cut.
  • I cut two pieces of Melon Mambo cardstock 5.25″ x 4″.
  • I also cut one piece of Silver Glimmer Paper paper 5″ x 3.75″.
  • As I did with the card base, I made a mark 1/2″ in from each side on the top of each piece of all three of those pieces of cardstock and trimmed off the small piece.
  • Then layer one Melon Mambo cardstock and the Silver Glimmer paper and adhere to the front of the card.
  • Add the button and a little twine to the top flap of the purse.
  • Cut a piece of ribbon 9″ long and adhered it onto the back side of the purse with glue dots making the handle.
  • Adhere the second piece of Melon Mambo on the back to cover up the edge of the ribbon, hiding it.
  • I used a small self adhesive circle of hook and loop closures to adhere the purse closed.
  • I then stamped a few flowers from the Flower Shop set in Melon Mambo and punched them out with the matching Pansy punch.

The inside of the card is a 8″ x 8″ square of copy paper that I stamped on with the Age Awareness Stamp set in Melon Mambo ink and folded a certain way to make it pop out of the card like that.  It’s a bit hard to explain in wording, but it IS in the video. 

The items used to make this card can be purchased in my online store or by clicking the photos of the items below.

Happy Stamping,Shop Stampin' Up!

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