Purse Papers

by Maureen Plut

Learn how to create a beautiful little folder of small note papers to tuck into your purse.


  • Purse Papers template

  • Heavy cardstock, white or colored

  • Twelve 3" x 5" pieces of paper, white or light colored

  • Stamps, Verve Stamps used here

  • Scoring tool

  • Scor-Tape, or strong adhesive tape

  • Sharp scissors

  • Ink

  • Ribbon

  • Embellishments


  1. Step 1

    Download PDF template file. Print onto heavy cardstock. Cut out template and “Purse Papers” frame, making sure to cut off black lines so they don’t show on finished project. Score template on dotted lines according to template instructions.


  2. Step 2

    Flip template over and add strong adhesive tap to flap.

  3. Step 3

    Stamp template with various inks and images of your choice.

  4. Step 4

    Fold folder on scored lines. Remove plastic liner from tape and adhere flap to back of folder.

  5. Step 5

    Lay out plain papers onto work space.

  6. Step 6

    Stamp various images and quotes to the top of papers using various ink colors.

  7. Step 7

    Stamp a sentiment onto the inside of folder. Tuck papers into folder.

  8. Step 8

    Decorate front of folder. Add embellishments if desired. Tie ribbon around folder using a flat knot so it can easily slide off and on the folder.


Your Turn

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

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

How clever!! I will make some to give away. Thanks.
Judy  |  Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 6:47 AM
Oh this is so cute. Love it!
Therese Arsenault  |  Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 7:29 AM
Great Tutorial Maureen. Awesome idea.
Lisa Lara  |  Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 8:32 AM
VERY NICE!!!!! THIS would make a SUPER LITTLE GIFT TOO!!!!!! smile THANK YOU FOR SHARING WITH US!!!!!!!! smile
Becky Green  |  Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 10:18 AM
I have a new scoring board and this is a great project using it! Love the idea, although it will make my purse slightly heavier. Oh well, I carry a "healthy back" bag!

Marty  |  Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 10:19 AM
To the "videoer" , it is plut as in hoot, not plut as in but.
Anyway, great tutorial.
Irene Bazell  |  Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 10:22 AM
what a super sweet idea. would make little ty gifts for friends at work....thank you for the great idea....:0)
wanda hargreaves  |  Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 10:25 AM
Maureen, I love this. Thanks for the great tutorial. This would make a wonderful gift for a friend/mother etc. I am going to have to try this very soon.
Darlene Gabriel (Darbaby)  |  Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 10:43 AM
What a quick and simple gift to make for friends...I love it !!!!!!!!!!
Donna Johnstone  |  Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 11:33 AM
What a wonderful little gift idea! I wonder if the purse could be made of paper that is already one sided with a print? or does that not come on heavy enough paper?

I'm excited to get started on making purse packets. Thanks for the tutorial.
Julia Ball  |  Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 11:37 AM
Aloha Beata - Thank you for a lovely video (I learn visually) -- this is a sweet gift idea!!!
Rosy Newlun  |  Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 11:56 AM
I am excited to try this! It is such a great gift idea. However, I tried to download the template pdf and it wouldn't download. Any suggestions? Thank you...
Tina  |  Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 12:49 PM
I will make two of these and send them to my daughters as a subtle way of saying' keep in touch'.
Millie  |  Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 1:39 PM
Thank you always for your tutorials. This project makes more lovely little gift items, just in time for a baby shower I am giving.
Yolanda Rivera  |  Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 2:25 PM
Great project! I love making stationery sets and this will be a nice addition! Thanks!
Chana Harris  |  Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 3:09 PM
This is so cute and I will be making some. Where can I buy the magnetic snap closures? I also love the colors in the paper.
Rosanne Anderson  |  Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 3:14 PM
This is adorable, but I must be doing something wrong. I made my copy, cut it out and scored at 3.5 and 3.75 from the left, but when I fold it, it doesn't line up. What am I doing wrong? Love this project!
muscrat  |  Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 3:45 PM
Love this! Thank you for sharing it with all of us, both the written and the video. Excited to make some to share!!!
Kristine  |  Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 5:08 PM
Love this quick and easy little project! I need a few bridal shower favors and these would be so perfect! Thanks for the tutorial!
I am wondering if there is another way to add a closure since I don't have the magnetic snaps.?l
kazeka  |  Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 5:44 PM
Fun project! My stamping class tomorrow was cancelled, so I will be doing this instead! Great idea for gifts for others.
Shyla Middleton  |  Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 9:42 PM

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