|For these three purses I used current Designer Series Paper:|
Beyond the Garden, Mocha Morning, and Flirtatious Specialty
|The purse easily fits 5 Hershey Miniatures|
|42 purses made in one afternoon|
Oh, I'm having so much fun making cute little purses with the new Petite Purse Die. It is available for the month of April, and then won't be available again until the new catalog comes out June 1st. It is one of the products in the Summer Smooches Promotion. You can see this Die and the other items available by going to my online store or clicking on the Summer Smooches link in the left hand column.
To make the die just select your favorite Designer Series Paper or cardstock and cut it to measure 8" x 5 1/2". The top three purses were made with current Designer Papers, and the others were made with a combination of current and retired papers. I embellished using a variety of buttons and brads, and two small pieces of Sticky Strip were all that was needed to keep the purse together. As you can see in the second picture, they can hold 5 Hershey Miniatures, or you can fill the purse with jewelery, money, or other small trinket or type of candy.
I made all of the purses you see here, a total of 42, in just one afternoon. You can cut two purses at a time, and because I didn't add any other pieces to embellish the purse, except the button or brad, they went together really quickly. I plan on selling them at a craft fair this Saturday, and they would be nice for Mother's Day, Birthday, Thank You, Get Well, and so much more. A sentiment can be quickly stamped and punched and placed on the purse for further personalization.
Besides the variety of Designer Series Paper, buttons, and brads I used the following:
Big Shot #113439, Petite Purse Die #125606 (Summer Smooches), Standard Premium Crease Pad #113476, Sticky Strip #104294, Mat Pack #105826, Paper-Piercing Tool #116631