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Monday, March 28, 2011

Fancy Favor Box Purse Weekend Project

 There is a problem with Blogger.  I did some research and other people are experiencing the same thing.  SO hopefully Blogger will get this figured out soon.  In the meantime you can still see the photos by clicking on the tiny little square.  Actually this  post has two photos, sorry.  But if you look for the uneven indentations on the left you'll be able to see where the photos are.  And the little boxes are a light gray.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  I just hope Blogger figures this out soon. To the left of the 1st & 5th paragraph are the photo squares.  Click on them to view the images.

I was playing around with my Sizzix dies and thought it would be fun to make a purse with one of them.  Not that this purse will hold much but it's just too cute not to give it a try anyway.  You can fit some candies in it and give as a gift and I believe a lip balm would fit in this one too.  It's all in the die you use and how much you cut it down.

Using the "Fancy Favor" die I cut out my pieces in Real Red card stock.   Then I cut the top part off some.  It all depends on how tall you want your purse to look, what you want to put in it and what look you want to get.  This will work with any die that makes a bag and it can work with ones that make a box too but you will have to score the sides so they fold inward.

Before I assembled the bag I covered the front part of it with VersaMark and clear embossing powder.  Then I took my stylus and made wavy lines across and up and down on the piece.  I tapped the excess powder off into the trash and heat set it.  I measured my purse base and added enough card stock to cover the entire back and the front flap.  Score it before doing the technique on it.  The "Faux Leather" shows up better on the second photo.  And you can click on the photos for a closer view.  

After I did the leather look thing on the front and heat set it I folded the flap open and closed while it was setting up.  I didn't want the embossed area to crack upon initial use.  Once it was set up I glued the piece to the back of the purse. 

Next I poked a hole in the front and added a brad that I thought went well with the purse.  Then I took a piece of Velcro and added it to the inside flap so it would remain closed. 

These are very easy to make and would also make a great Stamp Camp item, a fun Make N Take, plus they work well for Hostess and Customer Appreciation gifts.  I have not made any to sell at the craft fair. I'll have to see if I can make one that will hold a small notebook and then maybe give the craft fair a shot with it!

Have fun with your Sizzix dies!  There's lots more you can do with them than just what they were designed for!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


1 comment:

Sara Paschal said...

I love how you got the texture on your purses. Very, Very nice;)