Purse Size: approx. 6" x 2.25" x 6.75"(H)
For the back of the purse I kept it simple and just added the flourish from the Ornate Gateway die.
Recipe: HC PP-Delicate Asters Collection, HC Dies-Ornate Gateway Die, Decorative Lace Border (used on the handle), Decorative Chateau Gate & Daisy Patch, HC SS-Daisy Patch Flowers, Paper Blossoms Molding Mat & Tool Kit, Bazzill Mono CS-Pansy & Ivy, Black CS, CTMH CS-White Daisy, Recollections Pearl Brad, Glitter Brads, Pearl Swirl, Paper Studio Gemstones, CTMH Ink-Gypsy, Foam Squares, X-Acto Knife, Velcro.
Purse & Pocket Template with Instructions
To PRINT the Purse Template to the size I used, I saved it and then opened it in Publisher...enlarging it until it reaches 11" (the full length of your page), print it twice, cut it out (cutting off the black lines) and adhere the 'middle' pieces of your half purse together to form a FULL purse. (you will turn the one piece before adhering)
This is now the Purse Template you will use to trace onto your CS, or patterned paper. I added the Buckle and Strap measurements right to the Template so that you have them right there each time you use it.
Do not score and fold your Template, these are the guides to show you where you will score and fold the actual purse you are going to use.
You will cut 4 Buckles (1" x 1.25") and 2 Straps (0.75" x 12"). Don't forget to use your X-acto knife to add a slit at the top and bottom of your Buckle to slide your Strap through.
For the Pocket, I used the same steps as the Purse for printing and cutting out...the only difference is that it needs to measure approx. 6.25" long (from the top of the rounded edge to the bottom).
Have fun making purses!!
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!