Tuesday, April 24, 2012

TTT Anything But a Card Challenge

Hello and welcome here! It's time for another Top Tip Tuesday Challenge and this time it's Anything But a Card.  Carol is sharing Wedding Stationary Tips & Ideas, and the DT is sharing some great Tips.

Challenge - Anything But a Card
Tutorial - Wedding Stationary Tips & Ideas by Carol
DT Tips

Purse Size: approx. 6.5" x 7" (tall)
I decided to share a gift bag in the shape of a purse.  I found the template HERE, but I see that the post is no longer there so I'll have the template I saved from there at the bottom of this post...I just wanted to give credit to the original creator.

For a chance at the following prizes, be sure to link your creation to the Anything But a Card at Top Tip Tuesday, you can enter up to 3 times!! For a chance at an extra prize leave a tip on your blog and be sure to leave 'tip' after your name in Mr. Linky.
Don't forget the challenge runs for 2 weeks

Stamp and Create - $25 certificate for the store

Robyn's Fetish - 4 stamps of your choice

It's super easy to put together and I have other samples HERE if you would like to see them.

Here's another angle of the purse.

Tip - I didn't have a pink flower so I coloured my paper flower lightly with a Copic Marker - R83 - and added some drops of the Colorless Blender to soften the look.
Recipe: CS-Brown & Cream, EF-Provocraft Tiny Mosaic, Spellbinder's-Twisted Metal & Tags Accents, Prima Flowers, Copic-R83 & 0, Brown Lace, Pearl, Rhinestone.

Here's the Purse Template I saved from the website I shared above:
Right click on the template and save.  Open a Word document and change the Margins so that they are at zero...be sure to do this BEFORE inserting template.  Insert Photo and the template should take up the full 11".  Print the template twice, cut out both (cutting off the black lines), attach the 2 pieces together along the center line (fussy I know, but then you end up with a nice size gift bag.) Transfer the score lines to your purse, but DON'T score your template...they're there for reference. Your template is ready to use.
Buckles: 1" x 1.25" (4)--I cut 2 slits with my X-acto knife, one near the top and one near the bottom, so that I can slide the handle through.
Handles: I cut mine 3/4" rather than 7/8" like Bridget did. Cut 3/4" x 12" (2)
I cut my purse inserts - the cream CS - slightly smaller than my purse template, embossed and attached to the front and back.

Be sure to use Sookwang Adhesive to join your purse together!! When I used other adhesive, it kept wanting to pop apart, but when I used Sookwang, it stayed together.

I just realized that I will have to go make a copy of the pocket!  That was part of the Template on the website.



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