Thursday, January 12, 2017

Card Purse

Hi everyone.  Today I've made something different.  My dear friend Karen (Snippets) made a card totebag about a week ago.

I give several of my (non-cardmaking) friends packages of cards for their birthdays and I think this is such a great way to "wrap" the cards ... presenting them to my friends in this card holder purse.

It's also a great way to use some of my stacks of 12" x 12" patterned papers. :) Win/win.  I hope to make a lot more of these.

Here's a link to the video tutorial that Karen used and shared on her blog ... Chic Handbag for Cards.

I struggled a little with the handles, but think maybe next time I'll soften the card stock with my bone folder before scoring and gluing and hopefully that will give a smoother curve.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!








31 comments:

Mac Mable said...

What a creative and fun idea. Great way of using up the stack of DP too. Just watched the video and will definitely be giving these a go. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration with this gorgeous cute purse x

Betty Keefe said...

this is just darling - and i often make a set of cards as a gift and this is absolutely perfect!!

Marcia HIll said...

Cute, cute idea Loll...I will definitely have to check this tutorial out as I have boatloads of 12 x 12 paper! And what a great way to give cards or small gifts! :0)

Bonnie said...

This is so pretty, Loll! As you said, a great way to use up some of that paper!

Nonni said...

Very cute and what a fun idea for "gift wrapper"... And a great way to use up all the big patterned papers!

Susan said...

I saw this on Karen's blog and thought what a great idea for using up dp! I love yours - such a gorgeous piece of dp!!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hello Loll,
your purse by far the nicest! I love the feminine motif and delicate colors.
hugs,
BozenA

Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous, love the papers and I think your handles are good.
Faith
x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Adorable holder! That paper is gorgeous too~

nancy littrell said...

Such a pretty card holder and so creative. Your friends will be impressed. I saw Karen's bag and tutorial video that she used too. I am planning on making the bag for my cousin's baby shower. You are right, a great way to use our designer paper. TFS your beauty LOll. Hugs.....

Sheila H said...

This is darling, Loll! Thanks fir sharing.

Nancy Stislow said...

Now how cute is this! Many years ago I took a class to make something like this. I sure couldn't get the hang of it! Love the patterned paper and colors you chose. This is just adorable, Loll!

Marcia said...

That is stunning! So creative! I have plastic boxes for cards to give as gifts but this is so adorable!

Linda said...

This is just sooo cute!! And what a nice way of using up all those papers. Great video too, thanks for the link. Think I might just have to give this a go .... would make a great workshop.
Have a lovely weekend xx

Jo Manna said...

Oooh love this, more stylish than my cellophane bags with raphia!! Thanks for sharing Loll, so generous of you xx

TK said...

Sweet! This is gorgeous and fun.... such a special way to give your card packs!

Maxine D said...

What a gorgeous wee tote Loll - and a great idea!
Blessings
Maxine

Lisa Lara said...

i want to try this. Yours turned out beautiful Loll. I love the paper you used.

sandie said...

I really love this Loll, such a lovely idea but way too complicated for me!!

Aileen Ryan said...

Wonderful bag Loll, I had to look twice to make sure it was a cardstock one. Looks so real, what an amazing gift .

SARN said...

Wonderful bag & great idea for presenting your gifted cards xxx

Jeanne said...

This looks fabulous, Loll and is a wonderful idea to hold cards. What a pretty gift set! I think yours looks terrific, even the handles. :) Playing with paper is so much fun! Have a great weekend!

Brenda in IN said...

This is fantastic and what a wonderful gift. My granddaughters will love something like this. Yours is just so pretty made with that paper. I had to look twice to make sure it was paper! Thanks for sharing this.

Brenda said...

I think this is a fabulous idea to give cards as a gift in Loll! Love the paper you used on your purse. I know they will be well received! Now, what if you want to give cards to a man?? Any ideas on how to "package" them? Hugs, Brenda

Valerie Nolan said...

Such a cute idea for gifting some cards or notelets Loll and the cardstock is gorgeous!
Val x

lilian said...

What a lovely idea and it looks great as well. Well done

Lilian

Anita in France said...

Oh, this is fabulous, Loll ... what a wonderful way to gift package your gorgeous cards ... so pretty! Thanks for the link ... will be checking it out shortly! Hugs, Anita :)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I've seen tutorials for these all over YT, and LOVE them, but I haven't seen one quite as cute as the one you made here Loll! LOVE it, such a great gift! Have a wonderful Sunday my friend! Hazel xx

Petra Swart said...

When I give sets of cards as a gift to non-cardmakers I always make corrugated cardboard boxes, but this is such a lovely idea, Loll!!!!! Thank you so much for the link - I'm definitely going to try making some of these - for sure a great ay to use some of those 12" X 12"s that has been in my stash for a long time!!!! Very cute ...and I think your handles look just fine!!!!!
Hugz

Karen D. said...

LOVE!! how this turned out mf...just wonderful!!
xx Karen

Darnell said...

Eep! I have that paper! I so adore little tiny purses! I'm putting this in The Folder and pinning it and someday I'll be making them for card sets! What a terrific idea, Lolly! Thank you for sharing!! Hugs, Dolly