February 1, 2009

A Card Purse!! No Way!!

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday!!
Yesterday I had the pleasure of going to an SU! meeting with my upline Selene!! Christina Crawford was the Guest of Honor and she is just AMAZING!! I always saw her picture in my Stampin' Success magazines, and they do NOT do her justice! She is totally gorgeous inside & out and I just had a blast listening to her and watching her demo some projects!!
One of the projects she showed us was a card purse that can hold 4-5 regular size cards (A2) along with envelopes. I frantically wrote down the measurements as she was demonstrating it so I could re-create it!! Now, of course I LOVE cards and cardmaking, and stamps & embellies...I wouldn't spend ALL my free time doing it otherwise, but I also have another love (although I haven't indulged in a new one in ages!), purses!!! LOVE em!! Any size, color, pattern...a new pocketbook just makes me happy!! So, to make a Card Purse...ahhh...heaven!!
For this one, I started out with Riding Hood Red, and used some Bella Rose DSP to dress it up!! I added purse straps with some Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon (yummy!!) and covered the holes I threaded the ribbon through with a 1 Inch Circle of Riding Hood Red, topped with some Button Bouquet Kiwi Kiss Buttons!! Using my 1 3/8 Circle Punch, I created the opening in the top (Christina did that...SO not my idea!!) I stamped the heart from Always twice, once on Kiwi Kiss in Kiwi Kisss ink, and once in Riding Hood Red onto a different pattern of Bella Rose DSP. I then cut them out and layered them together. I went with the *everything* sentiment from Always, as the cards inside are SUPER simple and can be used for any occassion...an *everything* kind of card!!
Here is the card I made to go inside the purse. I was able to make and fit five of these inside the purse, along with envelopes. They are SUPER simple...no stamping!! Now, I know I don't do simple...like, ever...but I really wanted to keep alot of white space and just a pop of color. For someone who LOVES to accessorize and pierce everything in sight, I really like the way these turned out!!
I started with a piece of PTI White Cardstock (I LOVE the thickness of this cardstock for the actual card base!), and used my Scor-Pal to create some score lines. I then ran the polka dot embossing folder from the With Love set of Embossing Folders through my Cuttlebug in between the score lines. I finished the card off with a two inch strip of Bella Rose DSP layered in Riding Hood Red.
I made this little set for my mom. She is totally amazing in every way and I cannot thank her enough (this certainly doesn't say thanks enough!!) for what she does for me ALL the time! I just hope that I can be the kind of mother to Meredith that my Mom is to me!!
This little present won't come as a surprise to my Mom in the morning, as she checks my blog every morning before I see her!! Hope you like this Mom! I LOVE you!!
Thanks SO much for stopping by!!
Stamps: Always
Paper: Riding Hood Red, PTI White, Kiwi Kiss & Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss & Basic Black
Accessories: Button Bouquet, 1 Inch Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Inch Circle Punch, Cuttlebug, With Love Embossing Folder, Scor-Pal, Dimensionals and Sticky Strip.


  1. Ok I feel the same way away about purses. I have to control myself often not to buy a new purse. This is an adorable little set. I may have to whip one up for my Mom too. Mother's are the best! I hope my daughter feels that way too.

  2. OH! This is super cute. I love that DSP and never use it, may have to break it out now. I like the CAS style cards -yours turned out adorable!! I am glad you had a great time. I just love stamping with friends! Hugs,

  3. OH MY - Jodi!!! What a fab purse!!! Your mom is gonna lvoe it!!!

  4. Just the sweetest Jodi!!! Your mom will {{HEART}} this purse and cards. This is an AWESOME idea!! Fun colors and yes, the simple white card base with a SPLASH of color is adorable!! Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog this past week and for 'Following Me'... Smiles! :)

  5. Okay, that just made me tear up...thanks!! So GORGEOUS..I am SURE she will love it!!

  6. This is a really cute "purse". Would you care to share the measurements of the project? I would love to make one of these for my daughter for "any occasion".

    Thanks..Barb Shelton(hotair4b@aol.com)

  7. Jodi this is spectacular and I just know your mom will love it. Especially with all the love it was made with!!

  8. Oh! This is so GORGEOUS! Love it...gonna have to make one for my mom :)!

  9. This is so pretty, Jodi!! I love those papers, and purse turned out so sweet!! I love the beautiful card as well!! I'm sure your Mother was very touched by your gift and post!!

  10. SOOOO cute! Two of my fave things into one?!? Are you kidding? Awesomeness!

  11. This is so cute! You are such a sweetie to give this to your mom! Sounds like you had a fun meeting! Thanks for sharing your talent!

  12. Ack! This is just too adorable! I truly must try this! Your purse turned out beautifully with the Bella paper, and I love the cards you've created...so simple, yet elegant too! Thanks so much for sharing the link! :D


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