Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Purse Cut File to Share for SCAL2: An Inexpensive Gift
Here is one of my gift ideas to make on the cheap! I collected my cereal boxes for the chipboard. Used Basic Grey Paper, stamps, embossing powder, large eyelets, album rings, purse handles and feet (from JoAnn Fabrics with a coupon)and yarn. It's also a great way to use the paper you think is too pretty to cover with photos or to cut up for small cards. I fussy cut this paper to show off the peacock, and put my photos on the back of the handbag.
I learned how to make this purse from Melissa Johnson, a CTMH consultant. She always has the most wonderful tips in her classes. She used a Zutter to make the holes. I don't have a Zutter, but it occurred to me that I could make a cut file. Also, she used a ribbon with a whip stitch to sew the purse together. I used my crochet hook and some fringe yarn.
In order to not overwhelm you with a long post, I will be making several posts on this project. If you like this, download the file here today, and come back tomorrow for your supply list, then again, for the instructions. As usual, I request you leave your note of encouragement in the comments! Thanks!