You've probably already seen this Teresa Collins project that I linked to (on the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog), but I thought I'd post it here as well, to answer a couple of questions & add a few more photos (with big honkin' ones.) ;o)
The new purse box templates are in this post now too (at the bottom.)
Journal It Girl double sided paper (Pink Ledger paper TC-6140)
brackets from the Journal It Girl Crown Notes sheet
Box & purse panel templates
Provocraft Embossing Folder (used here: Textile Texture & Argyle)
Versamark, Clear Embossing Powder, & heat gun
Paper piercer, needle, & thread. Embroidery floss
Strong double-sided tape
For the handle:Core'dinations Whitewash cardstock (black piece), pink fabric & fabric glue, white craft ink.
Misc: 3 for You Stampin' Up! punch, Pink Copic marker, Swarovski crystals
Large beads (box feet) & misc. hardware from an old Prada purse
1A) Print & cut out the template for the purse box base.
1B) Trace the box template onto the Journal It Girl double sided paper (I used the Pink Ledger paper TC-6140 .) Cut the box out & score it. The template is designed to fit exactly 2 boxes per 12x12 sheet of paper.
1C) Assemble the box & embellish it: adhere large beads for feet...and add a little purse tag, if you like:
- Height (without handle): 3 and 3/4 inches
- Width (side to side): 2 and 7/8 inches
- Depth (front to back): 2 and 1/4
-->Run the 2 purse pieces (for front & back) through the Cuttlebug in the inked folder.
-->After you Cuttlebug emboss the panels, sprinkle clear embossing powder on the wet Versamark.
-->heat set the embossing powder with a heat gun.
3B) Embellish the panels: Pierce & stitch around the edges.
3C) Enforce the panels by adhering them to cardstock & cutting them out.
(I had a question about how to make this so I wanted to add the answer here:
To make the fringe I just snipped lots of pieces of embroidery thread (about an inch long each); then, added them side by each to a strip of really sticky double-sided tape on the purse panel back. You don't have to worry about getting them straight at all: really sharp scissors are great for cutting them in a nice straight line.
4A) Make an acetate piece for the flap by tracing the purse front with a permanent marker onto acetate & cut it out.
4B) Create a black frame by tracing the acetate piece onto Core'dinations cardstock, cutting the brackets from the Journal It Girl Crown Notes sheet, & trimming it to that bracket shape:
4D) Add some flowers (punched from the Journal It Girl file folder instructions section-which makes great text paper for small flowers.) Adhere the purse flap to the front of the box. Colour the flower centers pink & add Swarovski crystals:
5A) Adhere a strip of fabric 12" x 1-1/2" to a piece of Core'dintations Cardstock (I used the black piece from their Whitewash collection.) Trim & fray the edges of the fabric Cuttlebug
5B) Emboss it, ink the black side with white ink & stitch it with black thread.
out of the Journal It Girl Collection
- 12 months from the Journal It Girl Calendar sheet TC-6447
- Medium Die Cut File Folder
- Journal It Girl Pink Tags sheet
- Black cardstock
A) Cut all 12 months of the year from the Teresa Collins Journal It Girl Calendar sheet TC-6447
B) Fold the matching Medium Die Cut File Folder in half
C) Cut 4 pieces of black cardstock (each piece measuring 3-3/4" x 5-1/2") Score them each down the middle & fold them in half. Lay them over each other, pierce them down the middle & stitch or adhere them into the File folder to make a book.
D) Adhere the calendar months & embellish the pocket book with pieces from the Journal It Girl Collection.
E) If it's tied shut with a ribbon, it fits perfectly in the purse box.
the Purse Box PDFs:
Template PDF for box purse base(Score Guide)
Template PDF for purse panels
if you'd like the JPG versions)
Thank You so much for taking time to check this out, :o)
P.S. I just have to mention again that it was such a delight to post along side Terrie who made the most stunning album! You can see it in all it's glory on her blog here & she was featured on Teresa Collins blog too!