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Monday, November 28, 2011

A Pretty Little Purse

Suddenly it’s birthday season in the boys’ classes, and the kindergartener is attending a party for twin girls this week. Their mother told me they are Starbucks Frappucino fiends, so we got them a little gift card to go with their gifts. But, of course, we can’t just hand them the card in the holder you get for FREE. Here’s a little purse I made for them:



I’m not even listing supplies, since everything except the Bring on the Cake stamp set I used has been retired or are generic craft store supplies. I’m sure you have things in your stash that you can substitute, or please feel free to use this as an excuse to buy new supplies!

To make this, simply fold a 6” x 6” piece of patterned paper in half and cut a little off each side to make it look like a purse . The fold is at the bottom. I used my Big Shot to cut the “flap” but any symmetrical piece would work. Fold that in half, adhere your ribbon/handle at the bottom of the fold, and adhere to the back piece of your purse. I cut a Stampin’ Up medium clear bag in half for the gift card and adhered all 4 sides of it for strength. To keep the purse closed, use a Velcro dot.

These are super cute for girls’ night or any girly gift giving occasion (and there are so many of those!) and come together really quickly. I usually try to have a few ready to go, except for the sentiment, in various patterns.

Now I’m off to continue easing back into a routine after Thanksgiving. Time always seems to accelerate as soon as Thanksgiving is past, and Christmas is approaching. Hope your day/week/season progresses calmly!


  1. Super cute!!! What a nice idea for giving gift cards.

  2. So, Dania, do you have a new baby yet? I'm assuming not, if you have time to look at blogs!


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