Happy Thursday! Have y'all been checking out the amazing projects over on the Verve Blog this week? Holy cow, the Divas have their mojo on high octane! Our monthly project parade is under way and the theme this month is It's a Girl Thing: Celebrating the Women in Our Lives. Everyone's welcome to play along and there's a Verve gift certificate up for grabs. All the details are in this post.
For my project, I wanted to make a little gift card set and when I saw Kelleigh Ratzlaff's Sassy Purse in her May Grab Bag, I knew exactly what to do. The only problem was finding some time to make it all happen! Isn't that purse the cutest? The larger template that I used can hold a set of 2.5 x 3.5" or 3 x 3" note cards, or whatever little gifty you'd like. I think I might do another one for a little bachelorette party coming up and put in some travel sized products from Bath & Body works as a little gift.
Anyhow, the purse was super simple to make with the template. Kelleigh has a lines only version you can print on paper from your stash, but I used digi paper and the stitches elements from the Twitter Blossoms collection for mine. Up close it's hard to tell the stitches are digi. They look so real that Mr. Verve kept running his fingers over them because he didn't believe me! LOL Isn't he cute?
For accent, I just added a length of chocolate stitched grosgrain for the handle, securing on the inside with sticky strip and then cut out an embossed Elegant Flower image and attached it to the flap of the purse with some BasicGrey magnetic snaps for a simple closure. Next I made some really simple matching note cards with papers from the Twitter Blossoms collection and embossed a few more flowers and popped them up over a strip of chocolate grosgrain. I have little note card sized envelopes I got in a pack from Fred Meyer, so I just stamped the Elegant Flower again in Old Olive to finish off the envelopes, and the ensemble was done.
What's in it?
Stamps: Elegant Flower Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Twitter Blossoms digi paper & elements (Sugarplum Paperie)
Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft, Old Olive (SU!)
Template: Sassy Purse from May Grab Bag (Kelleigh Ratzlaff)
Accessories: Chocolate Chip stitched & 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, clear embossing powder (SU!), Magnetic Snaps (BasicGrey), rhinestones (Kaiser Craft), sticky strip
This blog is for personal inspiration only and all projects are my original designs unless otherwise stated. I own Verve Stamps and have received products and materials to work with from several generous companies over the years. While I have received free products from these companies, I maintain the freedom as an independent designer to say what I truly think of their products. I will never recommend something that I don’t personally use and enjoy.