Friday, February 29, 2008

Stamp Simply Time!!!

Get ready for Challenge #24! This week's Stamp Simply Challenge is all about purses--stamped purses, 3-D purses, it can be anything "purse" related! Head on over to Sharon's place for the details-- just click HERE. You can upload your project at Splitcoast and/or your Blog, anytime at all- just post a link on Sharon's blog so we can all see what you've cooked up!!

Here's what I came up with! I wanted to make a card holder that I could put a smaller size card or gift card down inside. You might look at this and think - fussy. But read on and you'll see, if you know how to fold a piece of paper--- you can do this!I started with an 8 by 8-1/2" piece of paper folded so that my folded piece was 8-1/2" by 4". Then, I just stuck my paper into my paper cutter to angle my edge. Don't shriek. I didn't measure! Gasp! But, if you like that feeling of knowing that everything is just right, simply measure in 3/4 of an inch to an inch in on each side at the top. Then, you have a perfect line from that point down to to the corner to line up and get it straight.
This is what it looks like folded.....
From there, it's time to embellish! I used my sewing machine to sew up the sides and to give it a little flair. I used strips of paper down the center and my slit punch from Stampin' Up to create my scallops on both sides of my center piece of patterned paper. The little tag is just one from my mini-tags dies from Cuttlebug. The stamp "Just For You" is a small Hero stamp. I added some adhesive backed pearls on my scallops and then I did something fun. I had extra of this patterned paper and I just cut out the flower and used a mini-glue dot to attach it to the front of my "purse." I think that's what made this fun! I attached my satin ribbon "handles" with pink mini brads and then took a strip of pearl paper and paper pierced it to look like a faux top stitching. It was fun putting all the little details into this. I want to save this for my niece and use it as a gift card holder!

Happy Friday! Thanks Sharon for another GREAT challenge!!!
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