Friday, November 30, 2012

Paper Purse w/ note cards tutorial - teacher gift

   Today is my first official post with the Joy's Life design team.  I am so excited!  There are so many great sentiments in every set; and some punny sentiments too, like this "thank you snow much" from Joy's Life "Wintery Puns" stamp set:

I adore the "Merry Christmas" font (top left) and the nice/naughty on the right...so cute!
The "Hugs & Kisses" (bottom right) would also work well for Valentines Day.

This week Joy's Life DT is featuring "Bags and Boxes".  There are some wonderful gift ideas.  Check it out!

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Would you like to create a paper purse like mine?  All you need is a sheet of 12x12 scrapbook paper, your favorite strong adhesive, some ribbon, and a score board.

Paper Purse picture tutorial:

Steps 1-3:
  1. Score at 1" on two opposite sides.  Fold over and adhere (top and bottom in picture).
  2. Score @ 3 1/2" on the opposite two sides that were not folded in step 1.
  3. Fold those in; they will overlap a bit.  Adhere ONLY where they overlap (see wax paper strips in picture; far right side and also on the left-side panel.) 


Step 4:
 4.  Fold in half (score @ 5"); score 3/4" on either side of the center fold.  Mountain fold so that the paper seam is facing up. 

Step 5:
 5.  Adhere the top inside edges.


Step 6:
6.  Punch four slits in the outside of the two pockets.  Slip ribbon ends through slots and adhere to the inside of the bag.  Adorn with a tag, flower, and you are finished!  Quick and easy.

Supplies:
Sentiment stamp:  Joy's Life "Wintery Puns"
paper:  Echo Park "Winter Park" by Lori Whitlock; Kraft card stock
twine:  My Mind's Eye "All is Bright"
ink:  My Pink Stamper "Darkest Night" hybrid ink pad; Stampin' Up! "Whisper White"
acrylic block
adhesive:  ribbon adhesive and extreme adhesive squares by Glue Arts; Crafty Power Tape (photo tape) by Scrapbook Adhesives (red line tape/Terrifically Tacky/ Stampin' Up! Sticky Strip) also work well
embossing folder:  Cuttlebug "Snowflakes"
score board

I am also linking this project to my lovely friends' Lauren and Stef Jingle Belles blog current link up "Anything (holiday) Goes".

Happy Friday!

14 comments:

Tracy said...

reallllly cute J! i'm especially in love with the cards!

~amy~ said...

FUN tut...love the purse. Awesome giftie and big congrats on the new DT!!!!

Linda B said...

Congratulations on the new DT, June! Love your cute gift set and the tutorial... I'll have to try this!
Hugs!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSH!!! I am IN LOVE!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee the colors and those snowflakes!!!!

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty...great little gift!! Lee-Ann :)

Patty B said...

June, this is a really cute idea. We can always stand to have a few thank you notes around!

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Love your set... so pretty and useful! I fell in love with the stamps too and placed an order. :)

Windy Hills said...

This is a classy way to present a gift--absolutely adorable!

Rose said...

congrats on the new DT gig girlfriend :)
this is such a fun set and fantastic tut :)

Sherrie K. said...

Congrats on the new DT June!!! your project is amazing and so fun~ What an awesome gift idea too~ Thanks for the tutorial~
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

SugarGem said...

Cute. I really like her stamps she does a nice job

lauren bergold said...

omg! what a brilliant idea, and of course you have executed it to PERFECTION!!! a lovely and truly USEFUL gift for those lucky & hardworking teachers!!! you have sooooooooo rocked this one!!! ♥♥♥

Maria Matter said...

this is such a lovely set June, love the embossed snowflakes!!
so happy to have you on the team!
hugs & blessings

Melissa Shea said...

So fun! Thanks for the instructions too! I love this idea! Congrats for the DT too, they are lucky to have you!