Don't you think this adorable I-WANT-ONE-TO-MATCH-EVERY-OUTFIT purse card is about the cutest thing you've seen in a long time! My inspiration came from all those quilted purses made from the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine. And even though this is more simple and not die-cut, it has the look!
This is a standard card size 5-1/2" x 4-1/4". I used Textured Card Stock for the purse and 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon for the handle. The Punch sizes and Designer Brad name is on the supply list.
To make the stitches, draw "thread" lines with the 0.5mm end of a Stampin' Write Marker, in a 1" grid. After drawing the thread, put a tiny dot at the end of every stitch. The dot looks like the hole a needle would make and is a very important step. Then, score right on top of the stitch lines and it will look like a stitch-in-the-ditch! (Even though I'm only a hobby quilter, I've heard real quilters use that term, and think it sounds cool.)
To make the top fabric flap... I started to load all the step-by-step photos, but there are 14 of them. So just email me and I'll send you a two page, full color, PDF file. It includes a list of supplies too... Besides, I love hearing from you!
June Allen let me take a picture of her purse that she made with the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine and the Scallop Square Die...
Check back for new textile creations. In the meantime, you may view some textile-art posted on my HOME page between January 25th and January 29th. Click on ARCHIVES, January 2010, left sidebar.
Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator