Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Caardvarks G.C.D. Blog Hop! (& new purse box templates)

Happy Tuesday!
Today's 3 projects were made to celebrate the
Caardvarks G.C.D. blog hop:

(please click on the photos if you'd like a closer look)

a purse box...


lined inside & out with the sweetest
G.C.D. papier (Paris Nights):



a card with a soft colour scheme made with
Party it Up paper:


And a gift set made with a combo of those two
G.C.D. paper Collections:




1...Caardvarks G.C.D. blog hop!
2...Materials used in these projects
3...how to make the purse box (I'll add photos later so this post is not too long for now) :o)
4...the templates

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I'm so excited about this because there are big prizes for you guys to win--not to mention, a plethora of stunning inspiration from the Caardvarks Crew AND the G.C.D. gang as well!

It's a 3 day blog hop!


Day 1: Blog Hop Order:

Please start at Jenyfur's blog if you're not already hopping:

Jenyfur
Lauren
You are here--> Mel
Lori
Tanis
Adela
GCD Studios Blog

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my projects today use these G.C.D. Collections:

Paris Nights
(the nicest papers I've ever used!)
&
Party it up
&
GCD Shades of Black stickers
&
GCD Shades of Black
die cut Chipboard


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...make the Stylized Purse box:

This is just...
  • a rectangular box
  • with 2 shaped pieces for the front and back
  • a curvy label like piece for the purse flap
  • & the fastest handle from the GCD Paris Night Collection!

Step 1) Print the templates & cut them out

Step 2) Trace the purse shapes onto the Paris Night Collection paper & cut them out. (This paper is velvet AND it has shimmery fabric like texture! It's unreal. I want to mount panels of it on the walls of our home!)

Step 3) Adhere the shapes to black cardstock to strengthen for the crazy purse feet.

Step 4) Cut the purse pieces from the black cardstock

Step 5) Adhere them to the text (also from Paris Night)

Step 6) Cut 'em again

Step 7) Trace the box template & line it with more gorgeous text paper. Make 4 side pieces each measuring a harir over 2-1/2" x 3 1/8" (Two to match the lining & two to match the outside velvety-ness.)

Step 8) Make the handle by gluing a thin Paris Nights scallop die cut piece onto a thick one

Step 9) Adhere the handle in between the side pieces.

Step 10) Stick the front & back onto the rectangular box (so that it sits up behind the full part & the feet show blank space between them.)

Step 11) Trace & cut the purse flap. Bead it & stitch it.

Step 12) Adhere the flap to black cardstock, trim around it to frame it (and to hide the stitches.)

Step 13) Make a decorative label (this uses CGD Shades of Black stickers, more Paris Nights die cuts, a dollarstore metal piece, & some swarovski crystals.)

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Box Base:
(measures 4.5 inches wide &
fits standard A2 cards & envelope)


Purse Shape & Flap:


PDFs are also available, here:

Box Base (no score lines)
Box Base (score guide)

Purse Flap
Purse Shapes

Next stop in the hop is
the lovely Lori!


Hope you have a delightful day!


If you get lost, please check out the list above or Caardvarks HERE. Enjoy!

101 comments:

Adela said...

Hey Missy! These are fabo!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Oooh Mel, you've done it again! These projects are just awesome!!

(-: Heidi

Tanis said...

Beautiful job Mel!
That purse box is amazing!

Cindee Stacey said...

One word for you my friend...B-R-I-L-L-I-A-N-T!!!! I wanna be you when I grow up!!!! ;-)

Cindy said...

Fantastic, Mel! Hope you are getting at least a reprieve from your migraines.

StampinCathy said...

This is just amaZING and so inspiring. Thanks so much for the template and easy to follow tutorial.

Celeste B. said...

That purse is so pretty. Love that paper line.

Vanessa said...

Wow! Love the projects!!! Thanks for sharing all this! Fab!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Diana said...

I love all of your projects. These purses would make great table pieces at a ladies luncheon.......or anything for that matter.

Thanks for all that you do and for sharing it.
Diana

Karen W said...

This is fabulous, I love the papers also.

Amy said...

What wonderful projects and that paper is fabulous!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Great Projects just beautiful tfs!!!

Susan McRae said...

The purse box is amazing!

jan farnworth said...

thanks for all the great info. your projects are stunning.

Milie said...

These are awesome! Love the paper choice!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Stunning creations, as always ;) Just incredible and you are so generous to share. Love that beautiful papier you created with!

Akwaba said...

Mel, your purse box is so beautifu! Thanks for sharing.

Bree said...

Fabulous inspiration, and thanks for the instructions.

Btrflywmn said...

Very cute, my daughter and I will love making this. Thanks for sharing.

Ashley M said...

Beautiful projects!!! I just LOVE that purse! AMAZING Mel!

Kim Etherington said...

Love the purse if that is what is was?? the pp's and the gift set. You've been a busy girl!!

Melody said...

I love your beautiful, elegant style. I have to give that purse a try!

Lucy Abrams said...

INCREDIBLE purse. AMAZING.

Linda said...

Just love that purse box.

The Grissoms' Page said...

I love that purse!!

Shauna said...

Ooooh, I love, love, love the black and white papers!! The purse is darling--thank you for the instructions!

JPScraps said...

Awesome. Love the black & white.

Purple Princess said...

Fabulous projects! Thanks so much for including the template!

lisa808 said...

Thanks for all the time and effort you always put into your projects and posts. It sure is appreciated.

bkeefe said...

so cute and as usual your wonderful instructions! thanks.

Martha said...

love them all!!
you are amazing ;)

Jamiecrafts said...

great bag, lots of fun ideas :)

Daniela said...

You are just soooooooooooo creative. I love this. I will have to come back for the templates!!!

Shaz said...

"Paris Nights" is stunning! The purse you made it fabulous. I love it!

marla said...

You make incredible things!! Love your projects!!!

Jenyfur said...

You are a master blogger - what a FANTASTIC post.

Scoobie said...

Terrific job! And the color combos are striking!

TFS

Sarah A said...

Love the purse! I am going to try and make this for my niece - thanks for the tutorial!

Sarah x

Chrisd said...

You have the best paper projects and templates. Thanks so much!

Tamara Bennett said...

Yee-Haw! Here we go!

Tamara
tamara_bennett7@hotmail.com

Dawn said...

WOW - Awesome purse box Mel. Love it and thanks for the wonderful instructions and templates. Love all your work

julietk said...

Wow love those :-)

Roger & Lisa said...

what a charming purse box!
Lisa

Zeffy said...

black and white so good thanks for the templates!!

Renee77 said...

Now that purse box is too cute! love the Paris Nights line!

Erika M. said...

Wow-amazing project! I'm so loving it!

Michelle said...

Fabulous projects!! Thanks for sharing!!

*Alison* said...

I am so in love with this purse.. hugs
www.stretchnbubbles.blogspot.com

Southern Cricut said...

Every day you post is wonderful. You are such a talented person.

Nannette said...

Beautiful! I love the purse made with those great papers! Wonderful work!

Rachelle said...

Love those purse boxes! Awesome!

Summer said...

That purse is so cute. I totally need to make one.

Summer said...

That purse is so cute. I totally need to make one.

jaymack said...

I love the Paris Nights paper and I can't wait to make the purse.

mikki said...

can't wait 2 try the purse box-
so pretty!

mulberry station said...

Wow, these are awesome. I love the purse box.

Giovana said...

Fabuluos creations!! Thanks so much for all the details and templates. I will give it a try.

God bless
Giovana

KateB said...

OMG and I'll say it again, OMG...love love love the purse box! I need it now!

Tiffany Heilman said...

Love these projects. The purse is so cute and the paper is so elegant.

Lisa A. said...

OMG... I love your black and white projects!!! The purse box is awesome.

Lorelei said...

The purse box is awesome! What a fun way to present a simple gift. Love the black and white and the text prints in the papers.

cal8007 said...

This is lovely, as always, Mel. Thanks for sharing the pattern too.

Carmen

Mel said...

This is a beautiful project, I love the paper...it's stunning.

Juliet A said...

Wow! That purse looks so complicated, but you make it seem so easy! Those are gorgeous papers you used - I might have to buy some of those Paris Nights papers.

Cynthia B. said...

Thanks for all the detail about the purse box! You KNOW we all had to make one after seeing your very-elegant example!

DonnaMundinger said...

whoa! the purse box is to die for and I love Paris Nights. xxD

Digi Free said...

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StacyC said...

Awesome job!!! Thanks for the template... Can't wait to make one...

Maureen said...

Your purse box is totally fab!! Of course all your stuff is fab!!

wustaz said...

wow, they are stunning

Tasha said...

My gosh your makes are stunning
love tasha xx

Jana said...

That purse is Fabulous.

Karen said...

What fabulous paper! Your templates are always awesome.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

This is fantastic. And thanks so much for all your clear directions, so very helpful!

Stampin Shari said...

fabulous!!

connie said...

Beautiful!! LOVE the purse.

SMK said...

LOVE the paris nights!!! what gorgeous projects!

Fifi said...

wow, thanks for all of the inspiration

kimmie_35 said...

Love your blog... Love the purse!

Piali said...

Another awesome project ,Mel!!! thanks for the template as always.love the purse box.

Laurie Marmon said...

very nice projects. tfs.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wow...fabulous projects!

Tina said...

Great projects!! TFS!

Yelowflower said...

Those are great projects! thanks for sharing.

yelowflower at yahoo.com

Julie said...

love the black and white paper...thanks for the tutorials...

Pamela Smerker said...

Jaw dropping fabulous projects Mel. You are unbelievable!

Eva said...

Mel, this is STUNNING!!!! And thank you for the template, too!!! WOW!!!

Hazel said...

Glad I'm hopping along with Caardvarks with the opportunity to visit your wonderful blog - this is amazing crafting - thanks for sharing your talent x

Anonymous said...

OMG! Absolutely beautiful! Stunning! Amazing! I could keep going! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

ellen s. said...

beautiful!

Diana said...

Absoulely FAB projects

cindy said...

Another great tutorial. Love your projects! So stunning.

dstandard said...

Awesome - amazing projects!

Busybel said...

these are just lovely ;-)

Helen F. said...

Amazing projects! Love the Purse box.

Beverly S. said...

Great work....loved that black and white purse. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration. :)

Kelly Booth said...

The Purse Box is WONDERFUL....Thank you!

cjs said...

Thank you for sharing such wonderful projects!!!

Janet S said...

Wow, love the templates! How cool is that? Thanks for sharing.

Jeri said...

Incredible projects. I'm so impressed with your work. Just love it.

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Thanks Mel - these are lovely!