Monday, June 23, 2014

Purse Thank You Card and Something New

My son and his fiancee recently gave me a beautiful purse and so I was extremely excited to create the perfect thank you note.  I immediately thought of the old Sizzix die that I have used many, many times in the past.  It was easy work to die cut the card from  printed two-sided cardstock (my scrap piece was big enough for two).  I added a button, little flowers and a Heiko sticker (maybe available at BFC or Celebrations).  Note: I buy little bags of buttons wherever I see a good bargain because you never know when you will find just the RIGHT one for that special project.
This is one of my long time favorite dies but I only noticed while making this card that this die is actually for making a mini journal.  The die also cuts the inner pages for the journal....cute ya?
Anyway this side-view show the space between the front and back which is meant to accommodate the pages. (The die actually makes the folds! I never noticed that.)
I thought this little paper purse could be used to hold a post-it note pad.  Velcro tabs form the closure.

Notice the perfect little button I found in Japan.  I think it is made from Fimo clay.

I made a custom envelope using the envelope punch (Ben Franklin Crafts) because the purse is an odd size and I like the look of a translucent parchment envelope.  I was thrilled to discover (hahaha! finally realize) what this old die can do.  Next, I will have to finally make a purse journal as shown on the die box.  LOL!

6 comments:

Annette Allen said...

wow this is just the cutest.. so fun and sure to bring a smile..

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Oh wow Lynn. This purse card is totally perfect for your son and his fiancee. I sure love the DP you used too. So pretty! Thanks for your sweet comment on my last post to. Have a super crafty day/eve.

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty papers for this cute purse... love buttons too, they always come in handy.

Leanne said...

Ohhh! Super cute purse Lynn. The details are lovely. Your son & his fiancee are lucky to have a crafty wiz in the ohana. I bet they will love it.
Thank you for always leaving me sweet messages too. They make me smile and I appreciate it.
BTW, congratulations to your husband on the award. I loved the picture of you both I saw on Joy's instagram. You two looked terrific!! ^.^
Have a great week!
xoxo

Niki G said...

Very cute creation using that fun die! Love the sentiment on the second purse and those buttons add the perfect finishing touch!

eva said...

so pretty! this looks like a great die, perfect for all occasions!