Monday, August 11, 2014


A Bag From a Purse?

Don't want a purse shape? Well you can use the Purse Card Die set from Top Dog Dies to create a fun little bag too! How you ask? Well I'm about to show you!

  • Stamps: Cycle Celebration
  • Card Stock: Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Smoky Slate
  • DSP: Moonlight
  • Ink: Bermuda Bay
  • Accessories: Purse Card Die, Silver Glimmer Paper, Stampin' Dimensionals, Brights Candy Dots, Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive, Decorative Label Punch

To make this adorable little bag start off by cutting a piece of Crushed Curry card stock 4-1/4" x 11" and run it through the Big Shot on the Purse Card Die. Now line up the score line on your card with the a grove on your scoring tool. I have taken a fine point permanent marker and colored in the 6" score line just for this kind of project where I need to line up two points. Now score 3/4" from the center on both sides of the score line. 

Now rotate your card 90 degrees and line up the edge of the handle with the grove and add a score line there. It's difficult to see in the picture so I've indicated the score lines with white lines. Now take your Paper Snips and cut where you see the red lines. Use a craft knife and a ruler to cut off the flap inside the handle. Fold on all the score lines except the very middle one!

Next cut two pieces of Bermuda Bay card stock 1-1/2" x 2-3/4". Apply liquid glue on the angled flaps. Glue the side pieces onto the side flaps. 

Then use liquid glue to glue the bottom flap up onto the sides. Yay! Now you have a bag!

Now it's time to decorate the bag. Grab a couple scraps of Bermuda Bay card stock and run them through the Big Shot on the Purse Card Die to cut out a couple of the handles that do not have the flap. Trim off any card stock extending past the bottom of the handles. Now glue the Bermuda Bay handles onto the bag. Cut a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper 1/8" wide and glue it onto the bottom of the handles. Trim off the Glimmer Paper where it extends past the edge of the handle. Repeat until all your handles have a glimmery band. 

Next cut a piece of Moonlight DSP 2-3/8" x 2-1/2" and cut a piece of Smoky Slate card stock 2-1/2" x 2-5/8". Glue the two pieces together then stick it onto the front of the bag with a few Stampin' Dimensionals. Stamp the greeting from Cycle Celebration onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock in Bermuda Bay ink. Punch out the greeting with the Decorative Label Punch. Add a couple Brights Candy Dots onto the label then stick it on the front of the bag with a Stampin' Dimensional. 

Now your bag is done! I really love the decorative detail on the sides that the purse die creates!

Take a look at some of the other projects I made using this wonderful die set!