Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Purse Box

Hello Welcome back friends, I wanted to say that If you have loved ones on your list who'd like purse boxes, but you wanna switch it up a little & make a variety, there are 151 purses templates & tuts here.
P.S. I have to take a day off (Friday) but if you're bored they should have a
new video on Scrapbook lounge TV (every Friday) :O)

Here's where the beaded sunflower from Melanie's beautiful A Year of Flowers stamp set ended up. I wanted to turn it into a note card gift set. I love how the sunflower stamp looks natural but still so perfectly round that you can make a round tag from it. To see how to make the sunflower please see this tutorial.

About the Box Template:

There are 5 templates altogether

3 Box templates that you can
click to download here are for:

A) Three templates for a box that's a bucket styled purse or handbag.
Finished, the box measures almost 4 1/2 inches high, 3" wide at the bottom 4 2/8" wide at the top and 1 1/2" deep.

Two templates for accessories that you can

click to download here...

They are intended to save papers, so you can make the box from cardstock, but use more expensive (and thinner) designer papers to create a decorative front panel piece with donut-like circles for handles. (Or stamped pieces of course)

The templates are generally designed to work with any hole punch that is 1 1/4 inch or bigger (but you can use any means to cut the holes for the handles, even scissors, and there is a template with no holes linked up too.)

I was inspired by Jody's gorgeous work to try this microbeaded finish. I wanted to try it with a template & make a tutorial for that, since I don't have the die cut & I know many of you don't either. :O) I was also inspired by Lauren's great tutorial, and I wanted to make a template similar to it that you could just print out. :O)


Step 1)
Create decorative panels for the front & back of the purse.

Two ways to approach it:
A) Print template, cut it to create a pattern & trace it onto patterned or stamped paper
B) Print directly onto designer paper & cut the decorative pieces (I've used Basic Grey's Ambrosia paper)

If you'd like info about making the clear template guide, pictured above, to use with this, please see this post.

Step 2)
Stick the pattern to the sticky paper
(Take a sticky piece of paper (double-sided) The stuff I used is called "Peel & Stick" by Therm O Web; I just got it at my local craft store. To use it this way, peel off one side part way, enough to stick the decorative pieces of paper good side down on the sticky paper)

Step 3) Replace the protective backing sheet
(press it down around the edges of the patterned paper)

Step 4)
Trim away excess sticky paper
(having the protective backing sheet stuck back down makes it easier to trim)

Step 5)
Print, cut & score the box template

Step 6) Peel off the protective backing sheet
& Stick the patterned paper onto the template

Step 7) Pour microbeads or glitter onto a flat surface
(a dinner plate works nicely. You'll want enough beads or glitter in the plate to ensure that the sticky paper doesn't stick to the plate. These are microbeads from Stampin' Up!)

Step 8) Peel the 2nd protective sheet off of box
(it's very sticky and wee bits will stick like mad to it)

Step 9) Place it on the microbeads (or glitter)
(I found a circular motion worked well to get the beads stuck on)

Step 10)
Press all of the different areas into the beads

Step 11)
Get your whole hand in there to press the beads on :O)

Step 12) Press the beads firmly in place
(if there are any holes in the beading you can add a pinch at a time and press them into place)

The microbeads are heavy together so I like to do the front & back. If you'd like to, you can enlarge the template by photocopying & then you can get different sizes.

To make the rim around the handle (in black on here):
  1. Punch a circle from cardstock slightly smaller than your handle (I had a 1 1/4" circle for this handle, so I punched a 1 inch circle for the black piece.
  2. Use a circle punch larger than your handle hole; I used a 1 3/8 inch circle punch to punch around the 1" circle.
  3. Mount it behind the handle. I used Tombow Monomulti Adhesive

To create the tag:
  1. Create the sunflower (tutorial here)
  2. Adhere it to a metal edged tag
  3. Pierce a hole for the ribbon
  4. Thread a ribbon into a glass bead
  5. Tie a couple of knots
  6. Tie onto the handle of the box
You can check out a stunning card by Melanie with this sunflower here & and loveliness by Theresa here & here

Happy Stamping you Lovely Lovely People! :O)

P.S. I wish someone would invent a Stamper/Scrappers printer-scanner-photocopier with a 12x12 scanner bed and printer. Ok, can have the idea to run with. Just send me a free one, LOL. :O)

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