Tuesday, 12 February 2008

A handbag!?

That was my Lady Bracknell impression, by the way. It doesn’t work so well in writing.

This is the last of the cards we made at our event in the village hall. I absolutely love this design because it’s so effective, despite being really easy to reproduce. I should really point out that this card was made by Alison and not me! Oops, don't think she'll mind though.

To make the card, take an ordinary card blank (I use A5, folded in half), then measure along the folded edge about an inch (2.5cm) from either end. Then cut diagonally from this point down to the open edge. It’s as simple as that.

You can attach the ribbon however you like – we cut slits in the fold and poked the ribbon through, tying knots on the inside of the card.

This card uses colours from the Soft Subtles family, with the addition of black. I love to use black on my cards – it’s not at all gloomy; on the contrary, I find it makes things really stand out.

Stamps: Seeing Spots (p52), Cheer & Wishes (p63)
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Bashful Blue, Basic Black, VersaMark®
Accessories: Gingham ribbon – Black (p86), Scallop Circle Punch (p80), 1 ¼” circle punch (p80)

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  1. Lovely bad card and fantastic instructions.
    I shall be giving that a go.

  2. This is sooooo cute! I'm going to have to try and make one!

  3. *thud*

    That was my jaw slamming into my desk!!! I love this! Too cute, this one is!

    I will most definitely be borrowing this idea in the near future. Thanks, as always, fo rthe inspiration :)

  4. Sweet! Great colour combination. TFS!

  5. Oh, this is so super cute!!! Great job!

  6. As usual you've come up with another winner. Love the "purse" as we foreigners call it and I agree with you, a touch of black really makes things pop! CC

  7. This is absolutely adorable! I will certainly have to try my hand at one of these! Thanks!

  8. Helen,

    I love ur blog more than my Prada purse!

  9. I really love your paper purse!! Great job!!

  10. I am back for another look at your site. You have some really nice cards here. I will definitely be coming back for more inspiration.


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