Sunday, January 31, 2016

Valentine Cards and Matching Purse


Today I want to share with you this wonderful paper card purse.  Isn't it adorable!  Unfortunately I cannot claim credit for the design.  The original design is called "Designer Paper Card Carrier" and was created by Amy Celona.  She has a wonderful tutorial  on how to create this bag which you can find here http://ustamp4fun.com/stationery-box-pocketbook-downloadable-template/

The bag holds A2 (5.5 x 4.25) size cards and envelopes.  For my bag, I used double sided Valentine themed paper and added the flower and trim on the handle with solid pink cardstock.  The handles were attached using silver heart shaped brads. 

The cards were created using an A2 sized  white base card and attaching a matching piece of the same paper used for the bag which measures 5.25 x 4 inches.  This leaves a nice white border around the outside edge of the card.  For the focal point, I cut out the white background of the heart using the larger heart die with white cardstock  and layered the pink die cut on top.  The center of the pink die is open, so I cut a heart from  the background paper and glued it to the center to bring some of the background into my focal point.  Finally, I finished it off with the corner accents in white cardstock.  Inside of cards were left blank.

My bag includes 6 blank matching cards and 6 envelopes.  I think these would make great little gifts for just about anyone who likes to send cards.  They can then reuse the purse as a gift bag or keep it to store little items in.    Here are more pictures of the finished pieces.




Supplies Used:

1.      K&Company 12 x 12 Designer Series Kelly Panacci Valentine Designer Paper. 
2       Recollections Pink Cardstock
3.      Recollections White Cardstock
4.      Stampin Up Build a Blossom punch
5.     Fiskars  Heart Edge Punch
6.     Spellbinders Lacy Hearts die set
7.     Glittered button (from my stash)
8.     Eight silver heart brads (from my stash)

Please Note:  I am not affiliated in any way with the companies and products mentioned in this post. 

If you like this post and would like to see more like it, please leave a comment below.

Thanks!

Jeanne

45 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful and meticulously done as always.

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  2. Love the valentine purses! This is such a great idea. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you! They are so much fun to make too!

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  3. Very very nice work......very pretty :)

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  4. wonderful projects!!!! good luck on your design team!!!!

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  5. I love the Valentine purse and your choices of paper

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    1. Thank you! I love that paper pack and the purse is so fun to make!

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    1. Thank you Kimmy! They are so fun to do!

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  7. Oh this is just great! Perfect for so many things!

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    1. Thank you Merle! You are right! They would be perfect to make up for mother's and grandmother's day gifts!

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  8. La mejor de las suertes en este nuevo proyecto Jeanne
    desde Chile un abrazo scrapero :D
    te dejo mi blog
    http://mi-scrap.blogspot.cl

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  9. Ordering supplies now...lovely cards!

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  10. Great job on this project. Looking to more great pists

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  11. Great bag. I would love to learn to make things like this.

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    1. Check out my next post. It has all the directions on how to create the bag and matching card. I did mine for Valentine's day but they could certainly be made for any occasion.

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  12. Gorgeous! Great gift to give someone.

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  13. Congratulations on your opportunity. I can see why it came to you. Your work is beautiful and inspiring. Good luck in whatever comes your way next. Now, I need to make some Valentines!

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  14. Absolutely fabulous. You are extremely talented. Have a crafty day!

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  15. I love the purse. I am always looking for ways to present my cards and make them cuter gifts. Keep up the good work, can't wait to see what else you come up with.

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