Friday, 14 March 2008

Handbags (but no glad rags)

I’m doing a workshop tonight and have decided to make the handbag card as one of my demos... although I might change it to the make and take. No, I haven't prepared a make and take yet - shocking, eh?

I've also been having trouble deciding what colours to use! I’m concentrating on the Soft Subtles family and the Polka Dots & Paisley stamp set because I don’t want to overwhelm people with loads of supplies.

I keep trying not to use the Scallop Circle Punch because sometimes I think I use it too much… but it’s so fab that I can’t help myself.

So these are some samples of handbag cards. To make the handbag just take an ordinary card blank and, along the creased edge, mark 1” from the end. Cut along the diagonal from this point to the corner of the opening edge of the card. Repeat on the other side. It’s so easy! To attach the handle I just used a small hand-held punch to make hole, just punching on the edge of the card so that it made a small oval hole instead of a full circle.

Stamps: Polka Dots & Paisley
Cardstock: Soft Subtles assortment
Paper: Petals & Paisley (p73) (on the pink card)
Ink: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Lavender Lace, Perfect Plum
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 ¼” circle punch, 1 3/8” circle punch (all punches p80), ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon – Elegant Eggplant, Black gingham ribbon, Taffeta Ribbon – Pretty in Pink (all p86)

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  1. Love your little handbag cards... very cute!!

  2. These are absolutely adorable ! Love the colours !

  3. I love these little hanbags, just darling!

  4. These could NOT be any cuter! I wish I was coming to your workshop!

  5. They are just the cutest things I have ever seen! I love them. Makes me want to run out and buy that set! You are a clever thing!!!!!

  6. These handbags are sooooo cute! I hope you have a lot of fun at your workshop!

  7. These are absolutely adorable!!

  8. These are just adorable!!! Love them!

  9. I CASEd your lovely purse card, and I'm demonstrating it a a workshop tomorrow night. I linked to your blog from my blog to give you credit! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Your handbag cards are wonderful! I don't think you would overwhelm people by using your materials less sparingly. I find that I am inspired by things that I may not have all of the materials to duplicate it, but I can improvise and make it my own. I love how your're running your SU! UK business.

  11. OMG! This is soo funny! My Girlfriends and I swapped these out at the Portland SU Regionals in 07! We used the slot punch to make a gift-card holder and put little "bussiness-cards" in there with our info! They were a hit! Yours are Great too! LOVE Them! How funny if you were there and got one!


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