Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Crafty Secrets - Teacher's Card and Purse with Chocolates

I can't believe how quickly the school year flew by!! My youngest son asked if I could make a gift for his teacher and he knew exactly what he wanted me to make. He thought a little purse with some candy and a card would be great. LOL! Here is the card and the purse I created for his teacher. We filled the purse with Ghirardelli Chocolates for a yummy little treat.To create the purse I used the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More Cricut cartridge. The designer paper is from the Shabby Green Door. I used Crafty Power Tape 81' from SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™ on the tabs of the purse to put it together. I used stamps from the Crafty Secrets NEW Bonjour Merci! stamp set with Rich Cocoa ink to create the scallops and the flourishes on the purse. Then I applied Vintage Photo ink to the entire piece. I stamped the flourishes with Rich Cocoa ink and then I added a pearly button and some pink rhinestones to the top half of the purse.I stamped the scalloped floral border going all around the bottom of the purse with Rich Cocoa ink. Then I colored the flowers and leaves with Copic markers. I edges the scallops with a Metallic Gold Gelly Roll Pen from Sakura and added pink rhinestones.Here is another picture of the purse from a different angle and you can see the inside of the purse. I like using a double sided paper to create little purses, this way the inside is just as pretty as the outside. I also added some larger pink rhinestones on the handle to dress it up a bit.For the card I used a lot of the same product as the purse--the designer paper, stamps, ink and Copic markers. I used a chocolate brown cardstock for the base of the card and the die cut of the lady. The lady and label diecuts were made using the Sentimentals Cricut cartridge. For the label I used white cardstock, inked the edges with vintage photo ink, added pink rhinestones and used 3D Foam Squares from SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES by 3L™ to add a little dimension. On the bottom I added some lace trim and buttons.

Stamps~Crafty Secrets-Bonjour Merci! stamp set
Paper~Shabby Green Door-On Wings of a Dream Damask; The Paper Company-White, Chocolate Brown
Ink~Tsukineko-Memento Rich Cocoa; Ranger-Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Other~Copic Markers-R85, G24; Cricut Cartridges-Tags, Bags, Boxes & More (Purse), Sentimentals (Lady & Label); My Mind's Eye-Pink Lush Rhinestones; Joann's-Buttons; Webster's Pages-Lace Trim; Sakura-Metallic Gold Gelly Roll Pen; SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™-Crafty Power Tape 81', 3D Foam Squares

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and I hope your week is off to a Fantastic start!!

Hugs & Smiles,

PS>>>This blog post was actually for yesterday (Monday) but Blogger was having a few hiccups and I couldn't get into the post. :-)


  1. What a great gift for his teacher! Love all the little details! Great work!

  2. Wow Heidi, this is gorgeous. Ive got to get those Cricut cartridges now. LOL :)

  3. Oh wow, this is awesome. Wish I were his teacher.... Thanks for sharing!
    "Hugs" Carol

  4. Heidi, oh my goodness I just love this. What an adorable project.
    I have that cartridge and have never opened it. Must do it. looks promising for a couple of projects I have coming up.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  5. OH Heidi my friend this set is GORGEOUS!!! LOVE your choice of paper ... awesome girl!

  6. What a thoughtful and beautiful gift! I am sure his teacher loved it!


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