Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Le Purse with Monogram Cards

Printed Petals & Monogram Sweet Stamp Sets
Basic Black Ink Pad
12 x 12 sheet of DSP for Purse, I used the discontinued Grooms Paper.
(I do suggest using the Specialty DSP because it is thicker or use regular card stock
with DSP on top to make it stiffer)
Cards: 4 x 3" Love Letter DSP
4 x 3" Basic Black card stock (embossed)
11 Brads to match (I used on this purse 9 pewter and 2 basic black)
1/2" Seam Binding Very Vanilla
Sticky Strip, Dimensional
1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch
Corner Round Punch
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
Directions for Assembly:
Take the 12 x 12 DSP and cut down to 12 x 7. Score both sides at 5". This piece is also tapered from the score line to the top by 1/4". (I made a template first from a plan piece of card stock and at the 5" score lines I scored in between them at 2 1/2" and folded the sides flat together and placed it into the cutter and made the 1/4" taper, the taper should be at the top going in 1/4")
Sides of purse are 7 1/4" x 2 1/2" x 2 pieces and score one side at 2 1/2". At the score line make a V so that it will fold nicely. From this score line you need to taper each side by 1/8" and then score both long sides at 1/4".
Adhere sides with Sticky Strip. I put the sticky strip along the outer sides of the purse and on both sides of the 5" score lines (top and bottom) remember that you only need it on the 5" score line 2 1/2" on both sides, not the whole length.
Handles are 1" x 12" x 2pieces plus 4) 1" x 2" pieces. To cut rings you need 1 1/4" circle punch and the 1" circle punch, first cut the 1" punch out then at the hole you just created use the 1 1/4" to make rings. You will need 4 of them.
To assemble handles you will first place one on the handle pieces onto a ring by folding the end 1" around the ring attach to purse about 1" from the side and 1/4" down from the top using a brad, now take the 2" piece and fold in half and attach it to the ring and make sure that it is straight and attach it to the purse using a brad. Then follow that same steps with the other side of the handle and attach it to the same side. Then do the same for the back of the purse too.
To make the purse closure you need a piece 2" x 4 3/4" corner round all corners. Attach it to the back side of the purse with 2 brads (this piece is on the outside of the purse). Take one of the 1" circles you punched and place it on the front closure with a brad. (This DOES NOT attach to the purse front) To make the purse close use magnets one on the underside of the flap and one on the inside of the purse front. Then assemble the cards. Note that the scallop monogram is popped up.

Tami McCalla
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
email: tlovsrrek@aol.com
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