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.

I followed the written scoring instructions and mine didn't match up either. The written instructions should say score at 3.25 (3 1/4) and 3.5 ( 3 1/2) then your edges should match up. I plan to make several as gifts for special staff members at the school where I teach. Love this project!
Arlene Dolegiewitz  |  Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 2:08 PM
Am making for gifts for Bridal Shower for niece. Thought I read somewhere that it could be made smaller? Super deserate to get done this weekend. Any help would be much appreciated. We are doing Tea Bridal theme. Thank you in advance for your creatvity!
Stacy Scheuher  |  Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 6:24 PM
Hi Stacy,

in the gallery for this project, Mrs Noofy says she made hers a bit smaller. I'm not sure if you can do it to the template in Adobe...I would maybe print the template out and then with a pencil make it smaller all the way around. Then cut on the pencil line. Does that make sense? Perhaps someone more technically savvy has a better way smile
Maureen  |  Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 6:44 PM
This is a fabulous project and I can think of a lot of people I'd like to make it for. Thank you!
Susan Arseneault-Richard  |  Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 4:47 AM
Awesome template!! and this project is versatile
Tahnaykay Sweetland  |  Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 2:25 PM
You could use mini velcro spots as a closure.
Dina Swindler  |  Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 6:16 PM
What a lovely idea. Hoping I could make these for a shower favor. Just need to make the time.
Kathrine Schmitt  |  Wed Apr 3, 2013 at 7:33 AM
Well done! Simple & quick. Great idea for a quick gift. Keep up the great work. Thank you for the template.
Nita Nagel  |  Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 3:30 AM

I can not download the templete ?
jolanda van egmond  |  Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 12:11 AM
Very nice and a great gift idea.
Vicki Plaza  |  Sun May 5, 2013 at 6:58 PM
Still making these! So much fun!
muscrat  |  Fri May 31, 2013 at 10:51 AM

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