Tuesday, June 30, 2009

God Bless America!

Edited to add: Sorry this is late. I am having problems with Blogger not posting at my scheduled time.

I will need a few July 4th cards to send out this week so I decided to make another one using the Creative Belli Challenge. The challenge was to create a patriotic card. I hope the lady who receives it likes it. What about you? Here is my creation.










inside of card
Stamps: God Bless America (retired), Curls & Swirls (TAC) Paper: Brilliant Blue, Real Red, white Ink: Encore Gold Metallic Accessories: large star - small star - spiral punches, Ballet Blue & Real Red markers, Royale & True Red glitter (Art Glitter), Sakura Golden Star gelly roll pen, ribbon (American Collection - Michael's), inside ribbon, gold brad (both Pink Hedgehog), 2 Way Glue pen, sticky tape, dimensionals
Robbie

Monday, June 29, 2009

Baja Pirouette Bees

A couple of weeks ago a card I did for the Twisted Thursday challenge. My card was chosen as the "Ladies with Attitude" winner. As the winner, I was allowed to choose a stamp. My card today uses the stamp I chose. Since my stamp reminded me of summer, I combined it with the All That Scraps challenge to create anything summery.

Since I got the stamp from Shirley's 2 Girls I thought I would use the stamp and the sketch from S2G Papercrafting challenges to create today's card. I did flip the sketch though to make it work for my card. I really like how the card turned out. What do you think? Here is the sketch and my creation.






inside of card
Stamps: Spring Fever (Shirley's 2 Girls) Paper: Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Pink Pirouette, white, Bee patterned paper (Daisy D's) Ink: Baja Breeze, Gable Green, Green Galore, Palette Noir Black, Pink Pirouette, Yo Yo Yellow Accessories: Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Bella's donuts, ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), aqua painter, crystal effects, Sakura Stardust clear gelly roll pen, sticky tape, dimensionals
Did you like today's card? Leave me a comment and let me know. Thanks for looking and have a Marvelous Monday!
Robbie

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Pink Kiss Appeal Sketch

Surprise a card on Sunday!

I spent some time on Friday in my craft room. I was able to make several cards that I will be sharing with you over the next few days.

The first one uses a sketch from the Eat Sleep Stamp blog and the color challenge from the Color Dare blog. The sketch was a simple one and the colors were Pink Passion, Kiwi Kiss, and Apricot Appeal. These colors are definitely different. I thought it would be fun to use the Upsy Daisy stamp and markers for my image. Since Kiwi Kiss does not have a marker, I used an aqua painter and an ink refill to color the stems. The only thing you need to remember when you color an image with markers is to huff on the stamp to remoisten the ink. Here is the sketch and my creation.






inside of the card
Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Darling Dots (hostess - level I), Yummy (SAB) Paper: Apricot Appeal, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Passion, white, Bella Rose DS Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Pink Passion Accessories: Apricot Appeal & Pink Passion markers, Sliders Cuttlebug dies, 1" circle punch, ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), dew drops (Jody's online share), aqua painter, Zots, sticky tape, dimensionals
Hope you enjoyed this Sunday surprise! Thanks for looking and have a Super Sunday!
Robbie

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Still Loving Soft Suede

I decided to use Soft Suede again with some other colors. I had the bird image from the Asian Artistry set. When I looked at this image I saw bamboo. I have a retired background stamp that was perfect for this.

I paired this with a sketch from the Mojo Monday blog. I had to flip the sketch in order to use the image I had chosen. I also added a layer of vellum to have the the 2 layers in the sketch. I chose an unusual color combination but I like the way it works. Let me know what you think. Here is the sketch and my combination.






inside of card
Stamps: Asian Artistry, Emotions Pre-Inked Stampers (Just Rite) Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Green Galore, Soft Suede, white, vellum Accessories: Basic Black -Bravo Burgundy - Green Galore - Only Orange - Soft Suede markers, 1" - 1 1/4" - 1 3/8" - 1 1/2" circle & tag corner punches, ribbon, brads (both Pink Hedgehog), mat pack, dimensionals
Hope you enjoyed today's card. The weather has finally turned very warm and humid for us. Enjoy your weekend and stay cool!
Robbie

Friday, June 26, 2009

A Beautiful In Color Combination

It's Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so glad you stopped by today. I have a pretty card to share with you today that uses 2 more In Colors. I wanted to play with the Soft Suede and try pairing it with another one of the new colors. I didn't want to use the typical colors you would match with it so I opted to try Bermuda Bay. I think the color combination was gorgeous.

I found a sketch on the Sketch Saturday blog. I knew I wanted to use a new Level II hostess set as I love the images in it. I think this image paired with this sketch makes a great card. Here is my creation.






inside of card
Stamps: Asian Artistry Paper: Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, white Accessories: Bermuda Bay & Soft Suede markers, Arch Lattice border - Butterfly trio punches (Martha Stewart), ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), half pearls (Rhinestone Stickers - Michael's), Zots, dimensionals
Hope you liked this card. Thanks for looking and have a Fabulous Friday!
Robbie

Thursday, June 25, 2009

A Watercolored Rose

I got one of the new Level 2 hostess sets. I love this set. It has some great images for watercoloring. I saw a watercoloring challenge on the Stampin B's Design Team blog. So I chose the carnation looking flower image.

I decided to try using my watercolor crayons on the image. I colored the stamp leaves with Always Artichoke and the stamp petals on the flower were Rose Red on the outside petals and Regal Rose on the inside petals. I then spritzed it with water and stamped my image. I loved the look but since it was an outline image there was no color inside the lines. I decided to pull out my aqua painter and using ink in the lid painted the inside of the image. After I painted the flower you really couldn't see the inside petal edges. I pulled out my Regal Rose marker and traced over the lines. Here is my creation.




inside of card
Stamps: Asian Artistry Paper: Always Artichoke, Regal Rose, Rose Red, white Ink: Mellow Moss, Pink Pirouette, Tempting Turquoise Accessories: Rich Regals Watercolor Crayons, Gable Green marker, photo corner punch, Floral Lace Edge border punch (Martha Stewart), ribbon, brads (both Pink Hedgehog), sticky tape, dimensionals
I will be using some more of the new In Colors for cards for the next few days so make sure you check back to see what I come up with. Thanks for looking and have great day!
Robbie

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Another In Color Card

Late last night I posted a card that used some of the new In Colors. Today's card uses some new colors as well as a new hostess set.

I used the color challenge on the Colour Create blog. The challenge was to use any three of the following colors - Strawberry, Raspberry, Kiwi, Tangerine and Blackberry. This translated into red, pink, green, orange, and black. I chose to use pink (Melon Mambo), green (Gable Green), and black (Basic Black). I also added some yellow (Crushed Curry) for some added pop.

There is a new level 3 hostess set called The More the Merrier. It has a cute cupcake strip that makes a great birthday card. That is how I used it. Here is my creation.





















inside of card












Stamps: The More the Merrier, 10 Designer Centers and Borders (Just Rite), Tags & More (retired) Paper: Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Gable Green, Melon Mambo, white Ink: Gable Green, Melon Mambo, Palette Noir Black Accessories: Crushed Curry - Gable Green - Melon Mambo - Real Red markers, scallop circle punch, Crushed Curry polka dot ribbon, circle Nestabilities, Sakura Stardust clear gelly roll pen, sticky tape, dimensionals
So, did you pick up that there were markers for the new In Colors? That's right, we now have markers for our new In Colors. I love the fact that now I can use markers to color or highlight without having to use an aqua painter. Hope you enjoyed today's card. Thanks for looking and have a Wonderful Wednesday!
Robbie

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I am really late with this one!

Hi Everyone!

I must apologize that I did not get a card posted yesterday. I was busy the entire day preparing for the college class I teach which started last night.

I had some errands to run today so when I finished I made some creations for you to see the next few days as I have class again tomorrow night.

I promised you last week that I would share some new catalog items this week. I have made a couple of cards with a few of the new In Colors and I have used 2 of the new hostess sets on the cards.

My card tonight is for Stacey's sketch challenge at the Eat Sleep Stamp blog. I also used the challenge on the Our Creative Corner blog which was to use stars on your card. This was a quick card as I wanted to get several cards made to share with you over the next few days. I know this card was completed in 30 minutes if not sooner.

I used 2 new In Colors on this card as well as some of the new In Color polka dot ribbon. I also used a new embellishment I got at a stamp store in New York last week. Here is the sketch and my creation.

































inside of card





Stamps: Scatter Seeds of Kindness Paper: Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Razzleberry Lemonade DS Ink: Melon Mambo Accessories: Large & Small star punch, Crushed Curry polka dot ribbon, Sakura Stardust clear gelly roll pen, bella platinum glitter dots, sticky tape, dimensionals
Thanks for looking and check back tomorrow for another new In Color card!
Robbie

Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Weekend is Here!

Since I am in New York this week I do not have a sketch set for you this weekend. Before I left on Tuesday I had my monthly card class with the ladies at New Towne Village. I thought I would share those cards with you today. Here are the 3 cards the ladies made.


The first card we made was a modified version of the card I did at my June workshop.























Stamps: Independence Day Paper: Brilliant Blue, Real Red, white Ink: Brilliant Blue, Real Red Accessories: ticket corner - 1 1/4" circle - 1 3/8" circle punches, ribbon (Michael's), sponge dauber, Zots, dimensionals


The second card uses a cute set that is retired that I thought the ladies would enjoy making to send to a friend.

Stamps: Hedgehog Happiness (retired) Paper: Bashful Blue, white, Delicate Dots (SAB) Ink: Basic Black Accessories: Ballet Blue - Certainly Celery - Real Red - So Saffron markers, Watercolor Pencils, dew drops (Jody's online share), blender pen, Zots, dimensionals
The last card is another take on one of my June Workshop cards.
Stamps: Priceless Paper: Gable Green, Green Galore, Passion Pink, Pixie Pink, white, Good Morning Sunshine DS Ink: Pixie Pink Accessories: 5/8" circle punch, ribbon (Michael's), dimensionals
Well I am headed home tomorrow. It will be a long drive and I hope it doesn't rain (I hate driving in the rain). Next week I will be using some of the new In Colors from Stampin' Up to make some cards. Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Robbie

Friday, June 19, 2009

A cute birthday card

My card today was for a Gallery Idol challenge at Paper Crafts Connection. The challenge is to make an original birthday card. I had this image that I ordered online and wanted to use it. I thought it would make a cute birthday card. I stamped the image 2 times on white, 2 times on blue patterned paper, and 2 times on saffron patterned paper. I then cut out the pieces and did some paper piecing and layering.

Since it was a birthday card I wanted my background paper to reflect that. I did not have any birthday paper so I pulled out an old set that had candles in it and made my own. It is not visible in the picture, but I used a stardust gelly roll pen on the candles. It is really sparkly. Here is my creation.



















inside of card












Stamps: Box of Fluffles (Stampendous), All Year Cheer II, Tags & More (both retired) Paper: Bordering Blue, So Saffron, white, Bella Birds DS Ink: Bordering Blue, Palette Noir Black Accessories: Barely Banana - Bordering Blue - Creamy Caramel - Only Orange - Real Red - So Saffron markers, Clear Star stardust gelly roll pen, ribbon (So Saffron - Pink Hedgehog & blue - Ribbons & Bows Oh My), sticky tape, dimensionals

Hope you enjoyed my card. I enjoyed making it and inking up this stamp. Thanks for looking and have a Fantastic Friday!

Robbie

Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Rose Card for My Chemo Friend

My Chemo Friend likes roses. I thought it would be a good to use the Fifth Avenue Floral and the color splash technique to create a card to send to her. To make my rose, I used Shimmery White paper and Cameo Coral ink and Versamark to clear emboss the rose 4 times. I created 4 layers from the finished images.

I used the sketch from the Card Patterns blog for my card. It was great sketch as it allowed me to highlight the layered rose. The Our Creative Corner blog challenged us to use a border punch. This is one tool I use a lot as I really like them. I thought this card would be great to use the eyelet border punch with. Once I cut my border strip I used a sponge dauber and applied ink to the edge to soften the edge. I then just had to layer my patterned paper and ribbon then add dimensionals and attach to card. Here is the sketch and my creation.






inside of card
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral Paper: Pretty in Pink, Shimmery White, white, Prints Pack DS Ink: Pretty in Pink, Cameo Coral, Versamark Accessories: clear embossing powder, eyelet border punch, Pretty in Pink reinker, ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), Bow Easy, aqua painter, sponge dauber, Zots, sticky tape, dimensionals
I hope you like today's card. It is very feminine and I know the lady will like it. Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Robbie

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

My Own Monogrammed Card

I have made many cards for others as gifts. With all the cards I make I have never made a mongorammed card for myself. One of the blogs I read had a challenge to make a monogram card and I thought it would be a good time to make one for myself.

For this card I used the sketch from Eat Sleep Stamp blog. I have enjoyed doing Tracy's sketches. I paired it with the color challenge from the Colour Create blog. The challenge was to use Blush Pink, Lilac, and Mossy Green. I chose to use Stampin Up's Pretty in Pink, Lovely Lilac, and Mellow Moss. I also used the challenge from Stampin' B's Design Team blog which was to include a monogram on your card. I love Mellow Moss and pink so I thought this would be a good time to make a have monogram card for myself.

When I began I had no trouble using the Moss and Pink. I wondered how I could get the Lilac incorporated. I remembered I had some Flowers for You designer series paper left and it uses the Lilac and Pink. I pulled it out and chose this cute polka dot patterned paper. I then used the Boho Blossoms and Flowers Trio punches to make my flowers. To create the moss ring around my oval, I cut out a smaller oval and used it as a mask then sponged the moss around the edge of the oval. Here is the sketch and my creation.



























inside of card




Paper: Lovely Lilac, Mellow Moss, Pretty in Pink, white, Prints Pack DS, Flowers for You DS Ink: Mellow Moss Accessories: Boho Blossoms & Trio Flower punch, Dotted Wave Edger Punch (EK Success), Lovely Lilac - Mellow Moss - Pretty in Pink brads (Pink Hedgehog), Harmony Alphabet (Cuttlebug), ribbon (Michael's), Nestabilities Ovals, Bow Easy, sponge dauber, Zots, sticky tape, dimensionals
Hope you enjoyed my card. Thanks for looking and have a Wonderful Wednesday!
Robbie

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Blue Card for my Chemo Friend

As you are reading this today, I am on my way to New York to visit my daughter. It is a long drive (7 1/2 hours) so think of me as you are enjoying your day checking out all the gorgeous creations.

Today's card uses the sketch from a new website I found on Saturday. The Sketch Saturday Blog posts a weekly sketch. When I went to the website I really liked the sketch and decided to try it with the color challenge from the Color Throwdown Blog.

I am a card angel for the Chemo Angels Organization. The organization matches volunteers with chemo patients to send cards and gifts. I had a lady about 2 years ago and she graduated from chemo therapy so I took a break. I really missed this and wanted to do it again so I reapplied and was given another lady. My new lady's favorite color is blue so I made this card for her.

To make my corners, I took a large square and cut it in half diagonally. On the long base side I used the arch lattice border punch and punched the edge. I then cut down the triangle to fit in the corners. My corner is 1" from point to edge of triangle. Here is the sketch and my creation.






















inside of card
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Sweet Little Sentiments (hostess) Paper: Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, white, Patterns Pack II DS, Prints Pack DS Ink: Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery, So Saffron Accessories: Certainly Celery ribbon, Sizzlits Little Leaves, Arch Lattice border punch (Martha Stewart), Blue Star & Gold Star Stardust Gelly Roll Pen, Bow Easy, sticky tape, dimensionals
I think the lady will like this card. How about you, do you like it? Thanks for looking and have a Terrific Tuesday!
Robbie

Monday, June 15, 2009

Grid Father's Day Card

Happy Monday morning to everyone! Our schools are out for the summer now so I am sure everyone is enjoying the more relaxed morning. Get a cup of coffee and do some blurfing to see all the gorgeous goodies created for you.

Since you decided to check out my blog, I have a great Father's Day card for you. This card was made using the sketch from the Creative Belli Blog. They gave you a sketch that you were supposed to use it to make a Father's Day Card. I also combined it with the All That Scraps Blog challenge which was to use the grid technique. I hadn't done this technique for a while and I thought it would be a good one to use on this card.

I had a stamp that I had not used yet. I bought it to do the bead stained glass technique and had not used it yet. I used a marker to color just the outline of the sailboat for this card. After I stamped it I used the marker to trace over the stamped lines so I would have a bold image. For the sun I took a piece of paper and working in a circular motion I put down Yoyo Yellow first. I then used a little More Mustard around the edges and ended with Pumpkin Pie. Here is the sketch and my creation.























inside of card
Stamps: All Holidays, sailboat (The Rubbernecker Stamp Co.), All Year Cheer I, Scenery Set, Watercolor Minis (last 3 are retired) Paper: Baja Breeze, Creamy Carmel, white Ink: Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Yoyo Yellow Accessories: Basic Black -Close to Cocoa - Creamy Caramel - Real Red markers, 1" circle punch, twine, sticky tape, dimensionals
Hope you enjoyed this card. I think the gentleman who will be getting it will like it. Thanks for looking and have a Marvelous Monday!
Robbie

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Card Sketch A Day cards

Hello Everyone!

Today's cards are for Card Sketch A Day blog. Susan sent me the sketch for today. She does a great job of coming up with sketches and then sending them to friends who request them. I love to do this as I get the sketch before it is posted and then create my cards and send them to her. We then post them on the same day. If you ever need an idea for a sketch check out her blog as you can always see the sketch and then some cards made using her sketch.

I saw on a couple of blogs some different ways to watercolor images. One used watercolor paper and embossed the image but it only had 1 color. Patty at Patty's Stamping Spot posted directions and a video for her Watercolor Roses which was her version of a technique by Crystal French. Her technique uses Shimmery White paper. I have been trying to get my flower to have 2 shades of purple and decided to give this one a try.

I ended up using ideas from each technique. I began by using watercolor paper and stamping my image and embossing it. I then used my aqua painter and soaked the paper. I then used my markers (I did not have reinkers in the colors I wanted to use) and colored the entire image with Almost Amethyst. I then used my Lovely Lilac marker and scribbled inside the petals. I then took my aqua painter and spread the ink around. I then used my heat gun to dry it. While I like how it turned out as it did have some color variation I still need to work on it to get more variation. As a hint, I wanted to use a really dark color also so I tried Elegant Eggplant. This was not a good idea as it looks brown in some areas (see flower on inside of card). I needed to highlight the pistols and stamen so I tried using my white Sakura gelly roll pen. It did not work - not sure if this is because the paper was a little damp. I would love to find a white pen that really works. I have tried several and had no luck. Here is the sketch and my 2 creations.









































inside of card














Stamps: Fifth Avenue Florals, Best Yet (hostess), Watercolor Minis (retired) Paper: Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, white, Tea Party DS Ink: Almost Amethyst, Elegant Eggplant, Lovely Lilac Accessories: Almost Amethyst & Lovely Lilac markers, Round Tab & Ticket Corner punch, gold Sakura gelly roll pen, gold brad (Michael's), ribbon (JoAnn's), purple embossing pen (Rubber Stampede), Crystal Clear embossing powder (Stampin' Up), Gemstones (Hero Arts), aqua painter, sticky tape, dimensionals




Second Card























inside of card















Stamps: Priceless, Mini Mates (retired), Great Greetings (retired) Paper: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla, white Mulberry Paper Ink: Perfect Plum, Sage Shadow Accessories: Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, 1" circle & Designer Label punches, Sage Shadow brads and ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), silver brads (Michael's), Mat Pack, Fancy Corner Template for piercing - piercer - piercing pad (Ornare - from Ellen Hutson), aqua painter, sponge dauber, sticky tape, dimensionals


Hope you enjoyed my cards today. Let me know which is your favorite. Thanks for looking and have a great day!


Robbie

Saturday, June 13, 2009

More Fun with Elegant Eggplant

I hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday! I will be busy making cards to share with you next week. I am headed to my daughter's in New York for a visit before I start teaching my summer class. I will have cards for you so you don't miss me and stop visiting.


Today's card uses a sketch challenge from the Paper Therapy blog. Karolyn posted a great sketch that I just had to use. Along with the sketch an added bonus was to use purple on the card somewhere. I have loved the looking of the flower from God's Beauty embossed on Elegant Eggplant so I decided to try it with the Doodle This set. This set is retiring next month so if you want it for your collection, make sure you order it. Here is the sketch and my creation.









































































inside of card














Stamps: Doodle This, God's Beauty Paper: Elegant Eggplant, White, Bella Rose DS Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Kiwi Kiss, Versamark Accessories: Elegant Eggplant marker, arch lattice border punch (Martha Stewart), Purple Star Stardust Gelly Roll pen, rhinestone (Michael's), ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), ticket corner punch, sponge dauber, Zots, sticky tape, dimensionals

Hope you enjoyed my card today. Have fun today and spend some time with your family this weekend.

Robbie

Friday, June 12, 2009

Card Purse Tutorial

Warning, this will be a long post as it is a tutorial and there are a lot of steps!


Well this is my first tutorial so I will be interested in hearing what you think. Please leave a comment, but be kind as I am new at this.

I needed a container to put some cards in that I was giving as a gift. Since card purses are all the rage right now I thought it would be cute. I went searching for a larger one as I had eight 4.25 x 5.5 cards and I had only seen the smaller ones for 3 x 3's. I could not find directions for one so I decided to attempt to make my own. When I posted my first purse here a friend (Hi Sandy!) suggested I write a tutorial. I decided to use her idea and take pictures when I made my second one. This one has a different flap from the first one, so I will give directions for the rounded top but so not have pictures as I did not take them.


I gave this gift set to the lady on Monday and she loved it. She was amazed I had made everything. Here is the set and the tutorial for you.





















To make the purse base



Cut 2 pieces of cardstock 6 1/2" x 10".

Score at 2" on 3 sides (Since the measurement was too long for a 12" x 12" piece of paper you will need to use 8 1/2" x 11". You can somewhat see my score lines in the picture.).



Fold on scored lines.

Cut up 2" (on score lines) on bottom of paper (this forms the bottom of the purse - refer to picture to see cutting).







Put sticky tape on sides of bottom flap and edges of cut section (the white strips in the photo is the sticky strip).






Put 1 base together by folding flaps in and adhering it to the base. (I pulled the tape off the flap and lined it up than stuck it down. Then I pulled tape off of base and adhered it to base. This was easiest for me.)

This will give you 2 bases each missing 1 side.


Put sticky tape on all inside edges (see photo) for 1 HALF B OX.








Put sticky tape around outside edges (see photo) for THE OTHER HALF BOX.





You will now join the 2 half boxes to make one completed box like in the picture. I found it easier to pull the tape off of the bottom only of the box that had tape around OUTSIDE EDGE. I could then stick this down fairly easy. I used a ruler to help push the tape down. Now you can pull the tap off the 2 sides of the inside of the box.








Repeat this same procedure with the sticky tape around the INSIDE EDGE of the box. Go over all edges with the ruler to help ensure a good stick. This forms the box for your cards.







To make the flat top flap for your purse

Cut a piece of cardstock 5 1/4" x 6".

Score on short side at 1" and again at 3".

Use decorative edge on one 6" side if you want (be careful and do the correct side so your finished top will fit your box - speaking from experience here as the first one I did I completed wrong).



Apply sticky tape to edges as in picture to attach your patterned paper (Note - if you are using patterned cardstock that is heavy enough you do not need to apply the sticky strip but still need to score. I did not have heavy black and white cardstock so I was using patterned paper and needed the cardstock for strength. If you are not using paper you can skip the next step).

Cut patterned paper 4 5/8" x 6 (this leaves space for border punch to show through). Score on short side at 1" and again at 3". Apply sticky strip to one 6" edge opposite the one that was scored at 1". Attach to cardstock top by removing the backing of the sticky tape on cardstock and putting paper on top. Once it is secure you can remove the backing of the sticky tape on the patterned paper to attach this edge to the cardstock. Fold on scored lines.

Note: You are going to attach the strap next. I found it easier to attach the strap before attaching the top since you are using brads to help hold the strap in place.

Cut a piece of cardstock 1 1/4" x 10".

Cut patterned paper 3/4" x 10".

Cut ribbon 10".

Use sticky tape to layer the 3. I only put sticky strip at each end of ribbon and had to go back and add more as when you attached handle and it bent the ribbon separated from the other papers.



Score 1" in at each end of handle.

Apply sticky strip to back side of each end of handle.






Attach handle to middle of the top between the 1" and 3" score lines matching edges. Use mat pack and piercer to attach brad to each end near score line going through all layers to provide more support.

Apply patterned paper on underside to hide brad prongs (you can see this in the next picture).


Apply sticky strip to 6" edge where you scored it at 1" as well as close to the 1" score line. Attach top to box. I found it easier to attach the bottom strip first then remove the backing of the other strip and attach it.

Use piercer to attach 4 brads spaced out across the back (refer to picture to see my brad placement. This provided more support so the top does not pull away from the box.





Apply patterned paper using sticky strip to hide brad prongs (refer to picture to see this).







Make medallion to enable closure of top (I used scalloped circle punch, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punches to make mine).



Apply sticky strip and self adhesive velcro dot (I determine placement of velcro dot than used the front flap to determine where to apply sticky strip. The sticky strip placement is important and you do not want it to be below the front flap or it will stick to your box and not allow you to open the box. Refer to picture.).

I find it easier to apply rough part of velcro dot to medallion first. I then attach the soft part of the velcro dot to rough part and close the flap. This helps to ensure proper placement on the box.





















Sorry you can't see the strap. I didn't even think about the black background when I took the picture and since I don't have the purse any more I can't retake the picture. You can see it a little better in the picture of the complete set at the beginning of the post.

I will now tell you how I made the flap for this card purse. I do not have pictures as I did not take them as I was making it but the basic difference is there are no score lines.


Cut patterned paper and cardstock 6" x 6 1/2". Use a saucer to draw rounded edge on one 6" side of both paper and cardstock.
Cut strip of cardstock 1" x 11". Use scallop border punch along 1 edge of long side. Run this strip through the crimper (this will allow it to bend easily).
Use sticky strip to attach to underside of rounded edge of patterned paper. I found it easier to start in the middle and do one side then go back and work from the middle out on the other side. Cut off excess.
Cut strip of cardstock 3/8" x 3 1/2". Use photo corner punch to form point on one end.
Slide hodge podge hardware up pointed end.
Attach this strip to underside of patterned paper.
Use sticky strip to attach cardstock to underneath of patterned paper. This helps hid the scalloped edge and provide stability.
I also went back and added Crystal Effects under patterned paper as the scalloped edge did not want to stick due to the crimper. This can be done after the purse is complete and then place a piece of wax paper and something heavy on top to help hold it down while it dries.
Attach sticky strip along plain 6" edge. Attach another row of tap about 1" away from the other.
Attach flap to purse. I found it easier to attach the bottom strip first then remove the backing of the other strip and attach it.
Cut velcro dot in half and attach rough side to underside of pointed strip so that it is attached to paper and the bar of the hodgepodge hardware.
I find it easier to apply rough part of velcro dot first. I then attach the soft part of the velcro dot to rough part and close the flap. This helps to ensure proper placement on the box.
Close box so it forms a nice rounded top. Use a pencil and make mark 1 1/4" in on each side.
Use crop-a-dile to attach eyelets.
Cut ribbon about 13" long. Insert one end of ribbon into eyelet and pull through to underside. Tie a knot and trim edge. Repeat with other side.
Your purse is complete!
Since this is my first tutorial if any of you try this and you find problems or have questions, please let me know so I can edit as needed. Make sure you leave me some comments to let me know what you think!
Since I did the tutorial today I do not have a sketch set this weekend. I will post a card tomorrow and I have another challenge for Sunday. Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!
Robbie