I recently taught a class on how to make a super cute Designer Series Paper (DSP) Purse. We filled them with chocolate treats, a matching pen, a covered journal, a package of tissues, a small pad of sticky notes and a set of matching greeting cards.
Each tote bag measures approx. 9.5″ high (including the handles), 6″ to the top of the actual bag and 7″ x 3″ around. These are hefty and you can stuff a lot more things in them than you can possibly imagine. We used a lot of retired DSP, ribbon and brads that I had in my crafter’s hoard. Don’t judge me, I know you have one too. 😉
Basic tools you will need to make the Designer Series Paper Purse are a paper trimmer, a simply scored scoring tool, a handheld scallop punch, a strong adhesive like tear tape, a paper piercing tool, a corner rounder punch and a stampin’ pierce mat.
The journal was created by purchasing a generic small paper notebook at the $Store. The size of your journal will determine the size of the card stock required to cover it. I stamped my own cover by stamping a small flower image from the Petite Petal stamp set and embellishing with ribbon, a small flower and rhinestone, plus a sentiment.
The fun thing about this project was that everyone went home with a completely different project, as each person chose a different colour for the base and coordinating DSP.
I have all the directions on a Word document. If you would like a copy, you will receive it free, via email, with a $35 dollar purchase from my online store. Just be sure to sign in and choose me as your demonstrator. Thanks and happy shopping!