Sunday, February 10, 2008

Double Pocket Purse

Last weekend at my upline's team meeting, she showed us the double pocket purse that they made at Regionals the day before. I'd seen this project posted on Splitcoast before, and was happy that I was getting a chance to make one of these! I made another this weekend, using Bali Breeze designer series paper. I folded the top 1" out instead of in to get the alternating border edge. I thought it would look cute with a scallop border, so I created one with my slit punch and 1/8 hand punch using Very Vanilla. I added a thin strip of Pumpkin Pie for a little color. The Flower Fusion felt flowers looked good with this paper, so I layered a few of them and connected them together with an Old Olive brad. I saw one of these on Splitcoast made with the jumbo eyelets and 5/8 inch grosgrain instead of a horizontal slot punch and thinner ribbon like we used at Jeanne's, so I decided to use the jumbo eyelets and 5/8 inch Old Olive ribbon for mine, too. I also made four 3 inch square notes to go in one pocket, with envies in the other. I debated between using the scallop punch or making a circle with the round tab punch for the notes, and since I just couldn't seem to get the circle to come out right with the tab punch last night (I've done it before, darn it!), I opted for the scallop. My girls liked the scallop punch better, too. I stamped the image from Embrace Life in StazOn Jet Black, then used a blender pen and an Old Olive watercolor crayon to color it in. I was inspired on my 3x3 notes by Corinne (Roxy) with her beautiful card (which caused me to finally break down and get the Three for You punch box). By the way, her awesome hubby is now making 'Roxy Blox' - beautiful blocks for separating sets like the Happiness stamp in the current catalog - check it out! I'm gonna order a bunch of them. Corinne's also got a tutorial for her awesome Clear Envelope Brag Book! So, I hope you like my double pocket purse - a perfect gift to give your hostesses!

1 comment:

Jessica Smith said...

I just found your blog you do amazing work love this purse and your garlands are just as great.