Remember how your mom would gush over the homemade flower pot you painted in first grade and proudly handed to her on Mother’s Day! Well here’s your chance to give her something she can really gush over! This darling clutch purse is filled with handmade note cards she can send to her friends and brag about how talented you are! The best part is its EASY to make! You’ll want to make one to keep for yourself and several more for your friends. We had a blast putting these together on National Scrapbook Day. You can use any paper and any sentiment you want but the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up was my favorite! The coordinating Succulent Framelit dies cut the gorgeous layered flower. Both are retiring and only available while supplies last so don’t wait! They will be gone after May 31st and I don’t want you to be disappointed!
I learned how to make this purse from my down line team member Bevaline Black. She found it on YouTube in a video made by Kris Miller at https://youtu.be/QMu_Q-5gMcc I decided not to make another video since there are several already out there. I’m not sure who to credit for the original! I took the basic purse design and added the two “stitched” stripes and flower. The orange (Calypso Coral Stripe) is the width of the purse and 3/4″ wide. The Slate Gray stripe is adhered with tape runner on top of the orange stripe. It is 1/2″ wide. I used a white gel pen and a ruler to draw tiny white stitches on each side of both stripes to give it the designer look of stitched leather. The flower is 3 layers from the Succulent Framelit Dies and is topped with the Falling In Love white metal flower embellishment. Be sure to use pop dots on some of your flower layers to give it dimension.
For the Calypso striped flap at the top I traced the flap on the striped paper, cut it out, and glued it on top of the flap. The back of the purse paper was a green speckled design and I thought the calypso stripe would make it pop. It’s nice that you don’t have to use the back of the paper for the flap if you find something you like better. Just cover it up!
The 4 cards inside are made with 3 x 5 note cards and matching envelopes. Lots of Labels Framelit dies cut the background for the sentiment which is from the Suite Sayings Stamp Set – also retiring. Use supplies you have on hand to embellish your cards and be sure to save your scraps. They’re perfect for little accent pieces on these cards.
Many of the products used for this project are on sale while they last or until they retire on May 31st. The prices shown on the pictured items do not reflect any sales. Here’s what’s on sale.
Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper – Now $6.60
Oh So Succulent Stamp Set – Now $15.75
Succulent Framelit Dies – Now $16.50
Falling In Love Embellishments – Now $4.20
If you don’t have a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator I’d love to be yours! Click the items below to go to the link in my online store or click here for the whole store. I really appreciate you stopping by and hope you’ll give this darling clutch project a try!
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