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:

  1. 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

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

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  3. 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)

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

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

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  6. 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!!

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

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

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  9. Adorable holder! That paper is gorgeous too~

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  10. 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.....

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  11. This is darling, Loll! Thanks fir sharing.

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  12. 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!

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

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  14. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  21. Wonderful bag & great idea for presenting your gifted cards xxx

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  22. 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!

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  23. 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.

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  24. 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

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

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

    Lilian

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  27. 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 :)

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  28. 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

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  29. 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

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

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  31. 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

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