Monday, April 6, 2009

Cased Spring Top Note Purses

Today's project is a case (which means I tried to copy the idea from someone else), while I was away a few weekends ago at the SCS Michigan Mingle get together I saw someones swap (it didn't have a name on it or I would give credit) and I loved it. It was the cutest little Stampin' Up Sizzix Top Note purse, I took some pictures of it knowing that I wanted to try and make one for myself.
If anyone knows who originally came up with this idea please let me know so that I can link them from this post.

These purses that you see here were so easy and fun to make, you really should give one a try!
What you need is three cut Top Note pieces either out of card stock or designer paper (I used two Pink Pirouette pieces of card stock and one Delicate Dots DSP). The piece that you want as the top of your purse needs to be scored length wise and needs to have two holes punched into the back half for the strap of the purse.
You will also need ribbon, a small paper bag cut down ( I used a 3 1/2" x 3" white bag), Velcro, Tacky Tape and something decorative for the closer.




The first step is to take your paper bag and apply some Tacky Tape and adhesive and then tape it to the center of one of your Top Note pieces. Then apply tape to the other side of the bag and line up the other Top Note piece, this is the base of your purse.





The next step is to take the Top Note piece that has been scored with the holes and tie on your ribbon, then you need to apply Tacky Tape as shown in this picture (down low and covering the ends of the ribbon).



Then remove the backing of your Tacky Tape and tape this piece to the back piece of your purse base lining up the curves of the die and covering the ribbon. Add your decorative closer and Velcro and your done.





These purses would be a great project for mother's day, mother daughter stamp camp or just as a nice thank you.
Supplies: Polka Dot Punches, Delicate Dots DSP, SU Prints Pack, Trendy Trees (thank you saying), Word Window punch, Circle punches, Scallop circle punch, 5 petal flower punch, Ribbon, Paper bag, Tacky Tape, Brads. Colors: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White.
Thanks for stopping by!



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20 comments:

Danni said...

So, so cute!!

Tina said...

Great project, thanks for sharing. I love those soft colors!

Desiree de Monye said...

I definitely need to make some of these! How cute!!!

Stamp and Smile said...

I just maybe CHASING this too... So CUTE for a little girl I know!! She is VERY girly and would love it. Thanks for the inspiration... Smiles! :)

Tom said...

Lynn,
Thank you so much for sharing this! It is so sweet and I love the colors you choose!Elizabeth

LeAnne said...

Oh, I have been wanting to try one of these since I first saw them on your blog....just adorable! Thanks for the instructions!
LeAnne

Laurel said...

I love it! What a fabulous idea!

Laurie Zoellmer, Stampin Up! Demonstrator said...

Super cute! Thanks for sharing ;)

Susan said...

How adorable and I love the instructions! If you find out who did this, I'd love to know. It's a project I'm copying to make. They're just so sweet and great for a little girl or a big girl for that fact! Love the colors you used with her also. Sweet job!

Hugs to you,

Susan

Kristina said...

What a clever idea! I might have to case your case!

Debra said...

I did those for my shoebox swap at the Michigan Mingle. Not my idea though. Found it on a blog. There are a few of them out there.

Susana M said...

WOW Lynn you totally enabled me I have to try this and so elegant :o)
Hearts and Hugs
Susana

Kristie said...

What a neat purse!

Dawn Easton said...

Lynn, this is awesome! I've seen them around but never attempted one...yet ;) I'll need to do this soon. I totally agree what a fun project to do with the girls!

Dani said...

These are terrific! The perfect spring purse! :)

Shirley said...

What really wonderful purses with the dies. Really creative and so pretty too!

Christi said...

Wow! Gorgeous purses!

Aud said...

WOW Lynn! These are all fab! Love them!♥

Hugs,
Aud

Tammi said...

Your on a roll with making so many different things, love your cute purses!

Jenny said...

OMG!!! The is perfect!!!