Are you in a “clutch” over Mother’s Day gifts? Have you run out of ideas for Teacher Appreciation? Do you need a gift for a friend who has everything? This darling clutch purse may be the answer you’ve been looking for! You won’t believe how easy it is to make out of one sheet of 12 x 12 Designer Paper. That’s the only thing you need. Then fill it with notecards, gift card, coupons, etc. designed just for the recipient.
The directions are in a FB Live Tutorial now posted on my facebook page Here. Here are the supplies and measurements you’ll need to create your own clutch purse gift.
Use one sheet of 12 x 12 designer paper that is printed on both sides. The video shows you how to fold it to make a purse. Cardstock is too thick to make the folds so be sure to use good quality scrapbook paper.
Inside Coupon/Pocket/Picture Holder
There are lots of gift options for what goes inside your purse. I used notecards (4-6) with envelopes then made a pocket/picture insert to show you some other ideas. The picture insert is a 3 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ rectangle of Flirty Flamingo cardstock. I adhered a 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ photo and a sentiment stamped on a punched label. The Old Olive stitching was created with stamps from the Needle & Thread Stamp Set.
On the back is a pocket from designer paper measuring 5 1/2″ x 3″. Use the stitches stamp to stamp Poppy Parade stitches on 3 sides of the pocket. Fold the top down 1/2 inch to make the flap and use adhesive tape to keep it down. Adhere the pocket with a strong glue or Score Tape on 3 sides, leaving the top open. Embellish with a tag, pearls, and butterfly stamps. The pocket is the perfect place to hold a gift card or handmade coupon.
You can fill the purse with notecards, the pocket insert, or a combination of both. It will hold up to six 3 1/2″ x 5″ cards and envelopes. I’ve created a separate blog post which highlights just the notecards. All dimensions and supplies for the notecards will be listed there and posted Tuesday, 5/6/19.
Clutch Purse Supplies
Supplies used for this project come from the Needlepoint Nook Suite in the Stampin’ Up Occasions Catalog. These products will be retiring in a few weeks so are available only while supplies last. Please don’t wait to place your order as they are going quickly and I don’t want you to be disappointed. Every order $50 or more in my online store before the end of May will receive a free pack of Artisan Share What You Love Designer Pearls. You must use host code G3HJWVJ4 at checkout to receive your free pearls. Just click the product below to go to the link in my online store or shop HERE.
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Lynda Falconer, Independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrator