Thursday, 7 March 2019

Cute Handbag Card


The inspiration for this card came from Sam Clayton over on Mixed Up Crafts and I just loved it when I saw it.  The possibilities are endless, it could be used for Mother's Day, birthdays, invitations for parties, children's cards, the only limit is your imagination.  Hope you enjoy the tutorial and have a go at this one yourself, I'd love to see the results.


1 x 12" x 5" card stock for the base (I have used Grapefruit Grove)
1 x 2 1/2" x 5 card stock for the flap
4 x 4 3/4" dsp for the inside and outside of the bag (I have used Petal Promenade)
1 x 1 3/4" x 4 3/4" dsp for the flap
Scrap of card stock for the handle and the sentiments
2 sizes of scalloped oval dies for the handle (I have used a set from The Works)
2 smaller scalloped oval dies for the sentiments
Ink to match (Memento Black and Grapefruit Grove)
Adhesive and red line tape
Velcro dot for the fastening
Stamp set of your choice (I have used Needle and Thread)


1.  Score the 12" x 5" card on the long side at 5" and 7", then flip it over and score at 6". Fold and burnish the score lines to make an M shape (mountain, valley, mountain), this is the base of the bag and how it stands.

2.  Adhere a piece of dsp to the front and two to the inside, leaving a small border all the way around. I have used the reverse of the dsp for the inside of the bag as a contrast.  Leave the back of the card for now.

3.  For the bag flap, score on the short side at 1/2", then fold and burnish.  Add red line tape (or glue) to the small fold and line it up so that the larger piece is folded over the front of the card and then stick the smaller flap to the back, this then forms the flap on the handbag. Add the small piece of dsp to the flap on the front of the bag.

4.  Die cut the handle by laying the larger dies inside each other so they will cut out a frame. Then, cut the frame in half to give you the handbag handle. You could cut the frame out twice and stick
them together to strengthen it and then cut in half and then you would have two handles.

5.  Line up the handle on the back of the card and adhere (I have used red line tape), then cover the back of the bag with the remaining piece of dsp.

6.  I have used the die cut from the centre of the handle section for the sentiment on the inside of my card and adhered it to the back section of the card.

7.  Add velcro dots to the underside of the handbag flap and the front of the bag to make the fastening.

8.  Cut out two more scalloped ovals using the smaller dies, I have matched the larger on to the same colour as the card stock I have used and the smaller, stamping layer is whisper white. Stamp the sentiment on the smaller one and adhere this layer to the larger oval.  Put dimensionals on the back, at the top and stick to the front of the bag flap, in the centre, so that it hangs off the flap.

9.  Decorate as much or as little as you like.

Have fun, happy crafting

Karen xx

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