This weekend I got to spend Saturday with some of my favorite people, at our annual Spring into Stamping meeting. Many of my fellow demonstrators. It was a group of about 100 women who Create, Inspire and Share. This was our 10th annual and I have been so lucky and blessed to have been involved in all 10 of them, and as usually I can say this one was the BEST ever!
I have so much to share with you about the weekend. Friends and Projects but that will have to wait. 2 weeks ago I had a little studio time for myself <#neverseemstohappen> and I wanted to figure out how to make those cute little paper satchel purse bags that I have seen popping up on Facebook and Pinterest. I found a pattern for one that was from the UK (sorry can't find it now to give credit but when I do will add) and had to convert it to imperial measurements. When I finished it, it was WAY too big for what I wanted. I liked the shape and idea, so although it took me 2 tries, I got it down to the perfect size for what I was wanting. To hold a gift of notecards and maybe a pen and a few postage stamps perhaps.
Well, I brought my 3 samples with me this weekend for the display table and so many lovely ladies asked me to share that I thought I would spend my, what was now an unexpected day off making a video! It's been awhile so be kind. I love to know what you think so please watch and leave me a comment on what you think and if something isn't clear.
So before you get started here are the pieces you will want to have ready to go:
Designer Series Paper:
2- 8" x 4" pieces
1- 7 1/2" x 4" scored at 1" from all 4 sides
4- 1/2" x 8" strips. You can add faux stitching to 2 of these pieces
2- 1" x 8" strips. Scallop edge these along one long edge and faux stitch as shown.
2- 1" x 11" strips score in half lengthwise between 1 1/2" + 9 1/2"
Now that you have all your pieces prepped please watch the video to put your purse together.
Here is a snapshot of the cards that you can put inside to complete your gift. Use the left over pieces from your Designer Series Paper and Coordinating card stock along with the matching Painted Petals stamp set. If you put 4 cards in each purse along with the matching envelopes you can make 5 of these purses with minimal supplies out of hand. That will make 5 happy people in your life! Of course the purse will hold many more cards if you like too.
Here are the supplies you need to purchase to complete many of these beautiful purses. Click on each picture to purchase these items and have them delivered to your door.