These cute zebra purses were invitations for a little girl's birthday party. She had requested animal print. Unfortunately, Stampin' Up! did not have any animal print paper or feathers. So what to do? Well, I had to go to the local craft store for those items. But all of the other products are Stampin' Up!
The purse idea is from page 111 of the 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! catalog and the pattern came from my Stampin' Up! demonstrator website. I had to tweak the size of the pattern a bit but it turned out to be the perfect size.
You know, if you have ever considered becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, the demonstrator website is one of the fantastic perks you get. I use it ALL of the time! And right now, if you join Stampin' Up! in June you will receive 8 new 2011-2012 Catalogs and 4 current 2010-2011 catalogs instead of 4 new and 4 current catalogs with your Starter Kit. This added benefit will help you get a head start into the new Stampin' Up! year.
In order to make the purses sturdy enough to hold a few items other than the card, I glued the zebra paper to a sheet of Confetti White card stock before I cut out the pattern. Then I scored the fold lines and folded. I rolled the top flap with a pencil a little bit so it would be rounded and fold over.
Because the paper was so stiff after gluing the two sheets together, when I attached the Regal Rose scalloped circle to the purse, in addition to gluing it I punched 3 holes in it(two at the top and 1 at the bottom) and laced the silver cord through the scalloped circle AND the flap so the scalloped circle would be secure and not pop off when I closed the flap!
Note: The silver cord goes through the scalloped circle and the flap at the top but only goes through the scalloped circle at the bottom.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me!
Stamp Sets: Please Come Stamp Set (ret)
Inks: Regal Rose Classic Ink
Papers: Whisper White, Confetti White, Basic Black, Regal Rose, zebra paper (non-Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: Silver cord, Regal Rose Grosgrain ribbon, Square Fire Rhinestone brads, half pearls, 5-Petal punch, Scallop Circle punch, 1/16" circle punch, feathers (non-Stampin' Up!)
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