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!!!

23 comments:

Juliann said...

This is so pretty Julie!
Your creations are ALWAYS so FABULOUS!
I really love visiting here!

LaY hOoN said...

Your card is gorgeous like always.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh, this is just making me giddy!!! It is so absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the simple design and the machine sewn sides -- I MUST try one of these when I get a bit of time!!! It is so gorgeously decorated -- so lovely, dainty and pretty!!! Love all your fabulous details!!!

LeAnne said...

ADORABLE!

mochamama said...

Julie, you have been a very busy girl while I've been lying on the beach!! hehehe Love your creations....I have not gotten my scrappin mojo back since I returned home, hope it comes back soon!!

Janine said...

Hi Julie

This is so cute. I love it. So girly !! How many purses do you have? I have lots.. Just love em !!
Have a great day !!

Lauren (mytime) said...

This is perfect! Love the soft colors, and the scallops with pearl accents.

"Jany" said...

I always love your clean creations! I want to work out the two tutorials as well. Great job!

Jamie Martin said...

Love the purse, it is soooo cute! I think I need to run down stairs and make one :)

Deb Neerman said...

This is beautiful!

I'm definitely going to try creating one of these adorable purses; I know a little girl who'd just love this!!!

TFS this great idea!

~Hugs, Deb

denise g. said...

Darling purse - - looks so Spring like and I need that (just came in from shoveling a few more new inches - UGH!). Great Banner - - is it new or have I just been breezing by it as I race down to see your lastest awesome stamping creation? And I did stop by the Castle and vote for your #6 card ;)

Scrapping Donna said...

Wow, your card is so elegant looking. I love it!!

Diane said...

You come up with the neatest ideas...I need to move to your house for a month or so,so I can learn from you!!! You're wonderful
and so talented Julie!!!!

Belas Creating Place said...

Okay this is absolutely gorgeous. I love it and I have that paper too.
Bela

Penny said...

It's so sweet, really love the pearls and everything!

Lois Michael said...

I love this card. The pearls add such a nice touch. Cute purse.

Rose Ann said...

What an elegant and beautiful purse!! I love it!!

Jennifer Buck said...

Wowza! This is a stunner! Absolutely beautiful! TFS and have a great weekend! :)

Carolyn King said...

this is ADORABLE!!!
wonderful job on the purse!

Lila H said...

Your handbag is just C~U~T~E! and so very clever! love that you didn't measure it makes projects so much easier! again, lovin it!

Chris said...

Very cute!!
It was so nice to see you at the local hang out (Hobby Lobby). As always I love your creations!!

Cheryl said...

So beautiful! I love the softness of it!

Anna Jones said...

Beautiful! I wish some purse designer comes along and buys your design, makes a real purse and sells it. I will be the first one to get it.
Anna