Monday, September 28, 2009

Winter Wonderland-Challenge #18-Purse Box with Directions

So glad that I am home today so that I can play along. NYC schools are closed for Yom Kippur so I am taking advantage of my day off. This week at Winter Wonderland, the challange is to make a Gift Card, Gift Box or Wrapping Paper. So I choose to make a Purse Box using my Top Note dies. The original directions were sent to me by my friend Debbie in Washington. I am not sure where she got them from so who ever designed this.. Thank you. But when I went to follow them, I realized that scoring directions were backwards... Found this out the hard way, so I am re-writing them so you can follow along.

Directions below using a Halloween Theme. I will send this little purse to my niece filled with candy corn.

1 - 5 1/2" X 6" piece of Card Stock
2 - Top Note Die Cuts using Card Stock
2 - Top Note Die Cuts using Designer Paper I cut around the dotted lines so that it will be layered.
After you place the 2 pieces together, you need to trim one end of the top note so that you have a straight line..see picture below.. the straight end will go to the top of the purse. Do this on both pieces. the picture shows one cut and one not cut
1 - Large Nestie Scallop Circle using Card Stock
1 - Large Nestie Circle using Designer Paper
2 - Large Eyelets for circle. This is to thread your ribbon through
1 - Piece or Ribbon
1 - Flower or what ever you choose to embelish the closure
1 - 5/8" Velcro Coin Rounds for closure
Double sided tape
Paper Piercer to pierce holes in scallops

Score the 5 1/2" side at 1" and 4 1/2",
Turn and take the 6" side and score at 2 1/2 & 3 1/2. Cut the 2 1/2" & the 3 1/2" line up to the score do this on both sides so it looks like this...

Assemble and you will have a little box see picture below along with all the cut pieces

Assembled box with top note pieces attached will look like this...
For the top of the purse which is the scallop circle, I eyeballed it up to the
2 1/2" line of my scor pal and scored at the 2 1/2" and 3 1/2" and folded it and placed the eyelets in it.

Put ribbon through the top, Assemble pieces, put your velcro circle on the inside of the front portion of the circle decorate closure and viola.. Purse Box

I hope I explained everything so that you understand, this is my first attempt at a tutorial, Enjoy, and thanks for looking



Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so cool, I love this!!

Teri said...

Debbie .... I love this! It's just so pretty! I've got the SU Top Note die coming when my mum gets back from Canada .... and I'm going to try your tutorial as soon as I have it. I love all of the ones you've made. The papers are gorgeous and those flowers!!!!! fab!

Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland!

Teri xx

Teresa Kline said...

oh my, these are need to get started on Christmas, thanks for the visit and comment on my blog!

have a wonderful evening

enjoy *~*

Kris said...

WOW Debbie - great little purses and wonderful tutorial. Love them! I'm off to Grandmother's birthday celebration on Wed AM so won't be around - have a great week...hugs...Kris

Stacy Morgan said...

These are gorgeous! What a fun little idea and perfect for Christmas gifts. Great tutorial and I like the pictures, I am a visual person. lol

Anonymous said...

Very elegant

debby4000 said...

Oh these are fabulous and what a great tutorial.

Deb said...

Wow Debbie!!! I love these purses!!! And, as usual, you have fabulous flowers on the top 2, they really add to the design. I love that Halloween paper too. Thanks for posting the directions, I'll have to try one of these later. Also, the cute little fern like leaves behind your that the Martha Stewart punch? Thanks!! :-)

Beth said...

These are great little top note purse boxes! Now I have another great idea on how to use some of my poinsettia's - great tutorial thanks for including that :)

Debbie In WA said...

You did such a fine job Debbie that you put me to shame :-( I love these-every time I see a top note purse I fall in love all over again. This is such a favorite of mine.
Sorry if I goofed on directions. I got my idea from She has a wonderful wonderful blog!
How lucky you got a day off too :-)

Rach said...

these look fantastic.. thank you for sharing how you did them hugs rachxx

Powerful Search Engine said...

Wow these are fantastic thanks so much for sharing how you did them. I totally adore them. Hugs Pascale

Anne Bente said...

wawwww this is beautiful

Tammi said...

These are amazing, thanks for sharing how to do them! The flowers are pretty on there. Wonder if you can use the Top Note die in a cuttlebug?