Registered: October 13, 2004 Location: San Clemente, California Posts: 962
Tue, Nov 02, 2004 @ 5:38 PM
I would love to know how you made this adorable purse. Please let me know = firstname.lastname@example.org
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Registered: March 31, 2004 Location: Minnesota Posts: 2689
Tue, Nov 02, 2004 @ 5:41 PM
So cute...how did you do that?
Registered: August 15, 2004 Location: North Platte, Ne Posts: 69
Tue, Nov 02, 2004 @ 9:12 PM
I got the directions from Kookie. (they are posted below) You should check out her gallery for more great purses. The only thing I did different is I lined the front and back of the envelope with Pink Passion after I folded it so it would be stronger. To do that I measured the front from the bottom up and across. I cut cardstock so it would stick up about 1/8" to show outside, then glued that peice in. I did the same with the back but I made the fold before I glued it in so the fold would line up right. Then I only glued the back peice to the flap and let the bottom part of the back move freely so it would not bind when opening and closeing.
I know this sounds wordy but try all the steps and I think you will understand.
Here is kookie's direction from her gallery.
as you wish! The first time I did these, I had a mess. I was licking the envelope shut. Do not do that. I will try to make this as painless as possible.
It is one of those projects that when you see it done it makes perfect sense but when you go by directions only, it is difficult to figure out.
They really are simple to do once you get the folding down pat.
Stamp both sides of envelope(can be any size, I used invitation size)
Open flap on envelope.
Score the 2 sides and bottom 1/2"-3/4" it is your choice. ( I did 3/4")
ALL SCORES MUST BE THE SAME WIDTH! (Larger folds for larger envelopes)
Fold scores both directions to make a strong crease.
Put hand inside envelope and push the sides in like gussets and flatten the bottom.
You will have 2 small triangles in the bottom corners. Fold them under and tape.
Fold the envelope flap over on the top (part you would lick to seal)and put a small piece of velcro at the V closure to keep it shut.
punch 2 half-circles at the top and thread a piece of ribbon through the holes and knot each end on the inside. Tape if needed
If this still does not make sense, let me know.
Maybe a different view or picture of it would help some of you.