Card Purse

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

  • Scissors

  • Circle Nestabilities™ or circle punches

  • Crop-A-Dile™

  • Tacky Tape™, or other strong adhesive

  • Two 11" strips of ribbon

  • Adhesive

  • Your choice of brads, buttons or eyelets (something to attach the ribbon handles)

  • Stamps and Embellishments of your choice


  1. Step 1

    Score your 5 3/4" X 11" piece of cardstock at 10.5", 6", 5.25" and 3/4".

  2. Step 2

    Turn the cardstock and score lengthwise at 5".

  3. Step 3

    Cut the bottom flaps as shown.

  4. Step 4

    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.

  5. Step 5

    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.

  6. Step 6

    Place Tacky Tape™ as indicated. Fold and assemble the box.

    Once assembled, adhere your front, back and side panels to the purse.

  7. Step 7

    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.

  8. Step 8

    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.

  9. Step 9

    Embellish your purse as desired.

  10. Step 10

    Make a set of matching notecards and envelopes for a fast, easy, handmade gift!


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Card Purse. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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Your written directions you have a score at 5.25 and in the tutorial you say 5 3/4. what is right???
Donalda  |  Wed Nov 25, 2009 at 6:36 AM
ADORABLE! Thanks for sharing.
Lisa  |  Wed Nov 25, 2009 at 7:24 AM
Very cute!!!!!!!!
Deb Z  |  Wed Nov 25, 2009 at 7:56 AM
Thank you for another great tutorial video. I am a visual learner and these are very helpful. You're the best! Have a blessed Thanksgiving.
Peggy  |  Wed Nov 25, 2009 at 8:12 AM
Hi Donalda,
Thanks for pointing that out. I mispoke in the video. The score line is at 5 1/4". I added a text to the video to point that out. The allignment I show to get that score line on the Scor-Pal is correct though.
I apologize for the mistake.
Beate  |  Wed Nov 25, 2009 at 9:01 AM
Thank you so much for the video tutorials. I look forward to them every week.
Kathy Cardenas  |  Wed Nov 25, 2009 at 9:37 AM
Another great tutorial!! Thanks so much for the ideas for great holiday gift giving.
Joanne (sleepyinseattle)  |  Wed Nov 25, 2009 at 9:47 AM
In the small card making video I see she had a Scor Pal to score a large 12 x 12 sheet. Where do you get those? Thanks
Betty Cram  |  Wed Nov 25, 2009 at 9:52 AM
Hi Betty,
I check the supply list for this tutorial. Click on the word Scor-Pal and it will take you directly to the Scor-Pal website. You can purchase the tool there, or you can also type Scor-Pal into your google search engine and find a lot of other stores that carry my very favorite scoring tool!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs and smiles
beate  |  Wed Nov 25, 2009 at 9:57 AM
Thanks to you both for this wonderful tutorial! I literally was wondering what to make for my beautician....Now I know.

Beate - thanks so much for making the videos! It goes to show how FAST one of these can be made - and makes it easier for me to create one since I am a visual person!
vicki (vdutchr)  |  Wed Nov 25, 2009 at 9:59 AM
Thanks, Jodi and Beate! I, too, appreciate the video tutorials in conjunction with the pictorial tutorials. I am such a visual learner, that it is nice to "see" someone actually doing the steps.
Charlene (LilLuvsStampin)  |  Wed Nov 25, 2009 at 10:13 AM
Fabulous tutorial Jodi! Love this idea for a gift! I can't wait to make one!
laura  |  Wed Nov 25, 2009 at 10:48 AM
I loved this tutorial and video. When finished how many cards/envelopes can go into the box?

Rachel  |  Wed Nov 25, 2009 at 10:50 AM
Hi Rachel,
The box is 3/4" wide. How many cards with envelopes you get in there, depends on how thick you make them. I would suggest cards without ribbon and brads. Then you should fit four in there.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Hugs and smiles
Beate  |  Wed Nov 25, 2009 at 10:57 AM
Hi Rachel! My cards were very CAS, so I was able to fit five with envies!
Jodi  |  Wed Nov 25, 2009 at 11:13 AM
This is gorgeous Jodi, way to go!!
Jessica  |  Wed Nov 25, 2009 at 11:56 AM
your video's make the special little touches so much easier,THANK YOU!
Sandy Thomson  |  Wed Nov 25, 2009 at 5:23 PM
I love this and your video is so easy to follow.
Thanks for sharing, Wish you and your Happy Thanksgiving
sherrye  |  Wed Nov 25, 2009 at 6:48 PM
Fantastic, Jodi and Beate! Can't wait to try this!
Dawn Easton  |  Wed Nov 25, 2009 at 6:48 PM
Excellent! Thank you!
Sandra K  |  Thu Nov 26, 2009 at 3:10 AM

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