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 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!


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.

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!


Tracy said...

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

~amy~ said...

FUN 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!

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

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!