Monday, July 20, 2015

Paper Purse

Howdy Crafters:
I created this Cardstock Purse. The purse can be used to slip a small gift inside along with a card or several cards with matching envelopes can be made and insert - then given as a gift.

While I was creating this purse, I created a card and envelope to match. I have included the links to the tutorial below.  I did tweak the Purse by not adding ribbon, but rather adding scallop circles for handles to the purse. [I am a bit off with my circle cut, but that is OK - it is my first one and this works for me.]  Have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by! 
~ Gail ~
The Purse - holds cards and envelopes
I would like to enter this Cardstock purse in the following challenges:

Ends July 26   The Kraft Journal AG No Cards 1 of 2

Card coordinates with the Purse
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Ends July 23 Sister Act Cards Only UE
Ends July 31  CFC141 Embossing UE 
Ends July 24 Jo's Scrap Shack #97 Emboss and Distress - 2 of 3
Ends July 22 Mod Squad - Water or Sky UE

The Set
Back of the Envelope - Cardstock matches Purse, card, and front of envelope
I would like to enter the set in the following challenges:
Ends July 31 CHN Patterned Paper Challenge ATG UE
Ends July 31 The Divas that Cut - Summer or Patriotic - UE
Ends July 31 DL Thankful Thursday ATG Linky  1 per Day 
Ends July 24 613 Avenue Create - ATG  1 of 3 
Ends July 26 Craft Your Passion 1 of 3  

Here is the  Purse Tutorial - click HERE
Click HERE for Any Size Envelope Tutorial

PURSE - Kraft Medium Cardstock
Decorative Cardstock for front, back and sides
Sizzix circle and scallop die
Sizzix Tag die - ready to write a message
Bakers Twine

CARD - White cardstock, matching decorative cardstock, Cloud Punch - Swiss Dot Folder, Powderpuff chalking ink for distressing cloud - Fiskars Sun Punch - scrap of yellow cardstock, left over circle punch decorative cardstock/Kraft used for umbrella and Black Color Pencil for umbrella handle - corner rounder

Envelope - White paper - scrap of matching decorative cardstock, Clear Dollar Stamp - For You - Powderpuff chalking ink Midnight Confession - left over circle punch decorative cardstock/Kraft for umbrella and Black Color Pencil for umbrella handle- corner rounder


  1. Like the card purse. This looks wonderful using Kraft cardstock. The pattern paper compliments the Kraft wonderfully. I'll definitely ck out the links.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. What an adorable purse and card combo. I really like how you put the umbrella on the back of the envelope. The purse is so cute and I love the colors you chose. Thanks for playing along at The Kraft Journal. --Stephanie (GDT)

  3. How adorable! This will really make someone's day! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Lovely project. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion.
    Naz xx

  5. What a great use of this weeks theme, Anything Goes - NO Cards! Love the cute little purse! Thanks for joining in at the Kraft Journal.

  6. Cute way to add a sky:-) Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

  7. What a great set. Love how you have tied all the elements together. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

  8. adorable purse and card combo, thank you for playing along in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Sisteractcardchallenge


  9. Gail,

    What an amazing set! I would be super excited to get this as a gift. Love the simplicity of this set :)

    Thanks for playing at Jo's Scrap Shack!

    Happy Crafting,

  10. Very pretty set here! The purse is lovely and I love that you made the card and envelope to match. Very CAS and I love the embossing! Thanks for joining us this week in our Funday Friday challenge! Have a wonderful day!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  11. Great idea.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion. Hope we see you again and good luck.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  12. Super cute card and envelope set :) Thanks for playing in the challenge at Jo's Funday Friday challenges :)
    Tina DT

  13. Super fun set! Thanks for joining us this week at 613 Avenue Create. Please join us again.

  14. How cute. Love the purse.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  15. What a cute idea. Thank you for joining us at The Kraft Journal this week!

  16. Hi Gail! I saw your comment on the CFS blog about feedback for CAS projects, so I came back! Yes, your card is awesome for CAS style! You have a couple of elements that pop with lots of white space (or space not covered with elements) so "the eyes can rest"...that's what I usually think of when I think CAS. Great job!! :)

  17. This is fab, thanks for joining us at CPPC xx Jan DT

  18. Lovely use of embossing.Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge! Rebecca x


It is always and honor & blessing to have you stop by - may your day be filled with Joy & Happiness - God Bless you today & Always - ~ Gail ~