Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Another purse and matching cards with instructions.

This is the last purse with matching cards I am making for the May long weekend.  At the end of the post I will give a brief explanation of how I made the purse.  My apologies for not doing this sooner but I have been volunteering at  the Community Care foot clinic today and that has taken up most of my time.

I used some of the last bit of my favourite DSP from last year, added Rose Red handles and trim, and decorated with a red rose and blue flower.
Inside are 4 cards that do not have a sentiment on them, although I have included 9 different sentiments inside the purse.

The card base is Rose Red, layered with Whisper White and then English Garden DSP.  A piece of Mossy Meadow ribbon is attached to the lower portion of the card.
The butterfly die was used to make a Rose Red butterfly on top of which was placed one made with gold foil paper.

Here are the directions on how to make the purse (thanks to Connie Babbert)

1.  Cut a piece of DSP 7 by 11"
2.  On the 11" side, score at 4 1/2 and 6 1/2"
3.  On the 7" side, draw a faint pencil line at 1 1/2" and 3 3/4".  Do this at both ends.

 4.  Draw a line from the 1 1/2" pencil mark to the 4 1/2" score line , and from the 5 3/4 mark to th 4 1/2" mark on the other side. This forms a triangle. Lightly score these angled lines. You can see these lines in the diagram below.

4.  Cut 2 pieces of DSP 2 by 6" and score at 3/4 and 5 3/8"
5.  Fold all score lines
6.  Adhere the 3/4" tab of the 2 by 6" pieces to the side pieces of the purse base as shown above.
7.  Fold the angled sides.
8.  Adhere the side pieces together along the scored seams.
9.  Fold the top tab of the 2 by 6 piece over inside the purse to hold the sides in place.
10.  Two pieces of 1/2 by 11 of Rose Red cardstock were attached to the top of the purse making sure the tops of the pieces were even.
10.  I used the Deco Label framelit for the purse "latch", folded it in half over the top of the purse and inserted an antique brad through it.
11.  A piece of 1 by 11" Rose Red cardstock was used for the handle.  Some brads were inserted to hold the handles in place.

Hope these instructions are as clear as mud.




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