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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Thank you for showing me that fatastic card purse
I have now been tought to use alcohol ink . thanks again

Pattie  |  Thu Feb 24, 2011 at 11:07 PM
How cute is this purse!
Fran  |  Sun Aug 7, 2011 at 4:32 PM
thank you
marlene geiger  |  Tue Sep 20, 2011 at 8:26 PM
What a lovely gift idea! Great directions and
tutorial. TFS
Kathy Stutzman  |  Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 10:41 AM
Preciosa le quedo mil gracias por compartirla
Yinneth Vásquez Víquez  |  Sun Oct 21, 2018 at 10:29 PM

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