Friday, February 25, 2011

Forever Young Embossed Purse

I used my Expression to cut a purse with all its layers using the Forever Young cartridge and then cut off the handle. Then I took the main piece and traced it onto a piece of folded cardstock so that it would make a card. I glued on the top part of the purse and ran the whole thing through my Sizzix with a Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl embossing folder. I added the ribbon handle, velvet rickrack, brads, and stitiching before gluing the front to the card base.

I used Dimensionals to make the flower layers stand out a little more and added a gem for some bling :) Then of course after using the Sew Easy paper piercer, I stitched along the bottom of the card.

I wanted to make a gift card holder because I always give away so many for birthdays, so I cut and sponged a piece of vellum and used a circle punch to cut out the notch.
I love challenges, so I combined a few for this card:

Cooking with Cricut - swirls
Simon Says Stamp - use brown and cream
Linda's Creativity - embossing
Fantabulous Cricut - embossing
The Paper Variety - stitching

Have a great day!


Patti Ross said...

LOVE this project. Great Job!

Thanks for joining us at Creative Sisters Monday Challenge!

Patti ross

DIANA L. said...


SUPER JOB .!!!!!

Linda Therrien said...

What a cute project!! Imagine making a purse out of paper - I do not sew - unless you can say a stapler is a hand held sewing machine :) Great job - love the colors

Thank you for joining us on Creative Sisters Monday Challenge


Jean said...

Great project. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB and at Cooking with Cricut.

Anonymous said...

Very creative!!

Jennifer said...

My 6 year old just saw this and said, "Momma! I didn't know you could make purses on your Cricut!" -- I am so in trouble . . . great project Rayna! Thanks for swirling & twirling with us this week at Cooking With Cricut.

~ Jen, CWC Design Team

Andrea said...

This is so pretty, and what a fun card! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

Suzy said...

love this idea! Thanks for sharing at The Paper Variety :) Be sure to stop back next Wednesday for our BLOG HOP :)

Chris (catt871) said...

This is so pretty!!! I love the little vellum envelope inside..what a great gift card holder!!! THANKS for joining us at Simon Says Stamp this week! Good luck with the DT call!!

Mad Crafter said...

What a fabulous job!!! Love this so much:) TFS and thanks for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut:)
~Madison CWCDT

Maria Elena said...

Adorable project, made with love !
Thanks for playing this week with Cooking With Cricut.
Have a great Saturday ;-)
Maria Elena CWC DT

Amber said...

This is so beautiful Rayna!! I love the embossing and the way you made your pocket for a gift card!! I am going to have to make one of these! Thanks for stopping by today! I always enjoy your uplifting comments! Good luck with your challenges!

Also, I love the new backdrop on your blog! It's very festive! Have a great weekend!

Mel said...

What a great project! Thank you for participating at The Paper Variety.

Rhonda Emery said...

what a pretty purse thank you for visiting my blog I am now a follower, your blog is so neat,

Yara said...

This is a beautiful project! Great use for your Cricut!! Thanks so much for playing with us at The Paper Variety!!

Luv Scrapping Together said...

What a great gift card holder! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

girlia said...

very pretty

Shannon said...

Awesome project!!!! Thank you for participating in our challenge at TPV!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous gift card :-) the image is adorable and the papers and design are lovely :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and DT call :-)
Lols x x x