by Jodi Collins
Slip a few cards and envelopes into this purse for a quick and personal gift.
- One piece of cardstock 5 3/4" X 11"
- Two pieces of cardstock 4 1/8" X 4 3/4"
- Two pieces of cardstock 1/2" X 4 3/4"
- Patterned Paper as desired
- Scor-Pal™, or other scoring tool
- Circle Nestabilities™ or circle punches
- Tacky Tape™, or other strong adhesive
- Two 11" strips of ribbon
- Your choice of brads, buttons or eyelets (something to attach the ribbon handles)
- Stamps and Embellishments of your choice
Score your 5 3/4" X 11" piece of cardstock at 10.5", 6", 5.25" and 3/4".
Turn the cardstock and score lengthwise at 5".
Cut the bottom flaps as shown.
Decorate the front, back and side panels using your patterned paper or stamped panels as you wish.
Do not adhere these to the box yet.
Using a die cutting machine (I used a Cuttlebug™ and Circle Nestabilities™) or circle punches, cut a circle notch in the center of both the front and back of the box.
Do the same with your decorated panels.
Place Tacky Tape™ as indicated. Fold and assemble the box.
Once assembled, adhere your front, back and side panels to the purse.
Using a small circle punch or Crop-A-Dile™, punch two holes on either side of the circle notch. Do this to the front and back of the purse in the same spot.
Attach your ribbon handles using brads.
You can use any random brads from your stash if you plan to cover them up in the finished project. If not, use something that will match your final project.
Embellish your purse as desired.
Make a set of matching notecards and envelopes for a fast, easy, handmade gift!