My very good friend and partner in craft had a birthday a little over a week ago. Elise is an honest to goodness artist of many mediums, a wonderful mom, a responsible steward of many critters on the family ranch, a true friend to those around her and well I could go on but she's gonna totally be blushing at my gushing already! :) If you want to check her out, you can find her at Mamacow Creations. I encourage you to visit her :)
From this angle, you can see a tiny bit of that freebie jewelry department box poking out. I started with the idea to decorate the box and before I knew it, I was sketching out a template, measuring and cutting! Pretty fun! The lavender moon cardstock was custom stamped by me using Papertrey Ink's Guidelines, Guidelines 2 and Damask Designs stamp sets. All of the houndstooth embossing on the chocolate cardstock is from a Cuttlebug A2 embosser. Lovin it!
And what purse is complete without a handle? This one is simply decorated using satin ribbon and Fabric tac for adhesive. I adhered strips of lavender moon paper to the edges of the box to dress it up a little.
A close up of the vintage look a like button and silk flower. The buttons are in a nice sized bag at Michaels and look very realistic.
Here is the purse opened up. The closure is a thin but STRONG magnet by Basic Grey on the underside of the half circle flap. These babies are the best at holding things together. A simple piece of chocolate bitty dot paper from PTI to cover the top of the box.
More chocolate paper to decorate and serve as a hinge to the box. I had to cut away the backside of the lid in order to make it hinge up like this. The bracelet is wired to a piece of lavender moon cardstock.
The teeny little card to match the purse uses mostly the same materials and adding in a border punch from SU! and the Sizzix daisy die. More hand stitching with embroidery floss.
This shows the flower dimension and the coordinating stamp inside the card.
On the centers of these stamped images on both the purse and the card are liquid pearls. Love that stuff!
Thanks for stopping by! I love fun gift presentation and would love to see if you have a project link to share. Please leave it in the comments so I can come and be inspired by you :)
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink Lavendar Moon and Dark Chocolate
Patterned Paper: PApertrey Ink Bitty Dots
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Guidelines, Guidelines 2, and Damask Designs
Ink: SU! Chocolate CHip
Embosser: Cuttlebug Houndstooth
Magnet: Basic Grey
Daisy Die: Sizzix
Border Punch: SU!
Other: ribbon, buttons, and embroidery floss