Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Moroccan Paper Purse Tutorial

I'm crafting at home today . . . one of my favorite things to do! I had all sorts of plans for Club Scrap's Moroccan Spice blog hop, but when I saw a "paper purse" notecard holder at the One of a Kind Expo in Madison last weekend, I just had to figure out how to make one.

Turns out, it's super-easy!

Trim a 12x12 Purple Print at 11.5, 11 and 9".

Score the 9x12 horizontally at 1, 5.25, 6.75 and 11". Score vertically at 1.5 and 7.5". Cut along the center two score lines to create two tabs. Fold on all score lines. The 1x9" scored areas are folded plain side out to create decorative flaps for the purse. Adhere the side walls, and use brads to attach the handles.

Next, make some 4.25x5.5" notecards with the gorgeous Club Stamp Quad Prints.

I picked up a few new die cuts while at the expo last weekend, so I had to use them on the cards. The "Distressed Baptisia Collage" corners by Memory Box looked great with these prints.

And my new "thanks" and "celebrate" die cuts by Poppy Stamps were applied with Club Scrap's Glue Pen.

I can't believe how quickly and easily this project came together. I think I'll use it as a hostess gift for my talented sister-in-law Barb, who hosts a delicious Thanksgiving feast for the family every year. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

It's time to hop along for more inspiration from Josette Trunell.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!