Monday, November 8, 2010

Spellbinders - Grand Nestabilities Purse

Good morning! I can't believe it's already Monday morning. I hope you had a fantastic weekend! Today, I have a fun altered project to share with you. I created a purse using the New Grand Calibur™ and Grand Nestabilities™ die templates from Spellbinders™. The inspiration for the purse came from Mona Pendleton, she created a beautiful paper purse for Spellbinders™ at the last CHA show. I just loved the little purse and thought these would make great gifts and can be filled with a set of handmade cards, a gift card, jewelry or candies--so many possibilities! I am not sure what Mona used for the base/body of her purse but I used a template that I had from several years ago. At one time the template was on Splitcoast Stampers (I'm sure it's still there) but I am not sure what it was called or who created it--it's been several years ago. But I can share the measurements with you. To create the base/body of the purse take a full sheet of cardstock (8-1/2'' x 11'') and score both sides 1-1/2" and 11''. Then score at the top and bottom at 4-1/2'' and 8-1/2''. Cut the center flaps on each side, then fold together and use a strong adhesive to adhere the sides. For the front, back and top of the purse I used the New Grand Nestabilities™ from Spellbinders™. On the front and back I used the Grand Calibur™ and LF-161 Grand Labels One. The designer paper is from My Mind's Eye. For the top I used the Grand Calibur™, LF-114 Grand Circles and LF-124 Grand Scalloped Circles from Spellbinders™. Before piecing everything together I inked the edges of the paper with Tuxedo Black ink. I use a slit punch to make holes for the purse strap and attached it to the inside. I used a piece of fancy velvet trim for the purse strap and added some swirly rhinestones to the front and a magnet for a closure.

Paper: My Mind's Eye, WorldWin Black and Ivory
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies & Punches: Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur™, LF-161 Grand Labels One, LF-114 Grand Circles, LF-124 Grand Scalloped Circles
Accessories: Joann's Velvet Trim, Swirly Rhinestones; SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™ Crafty Power Tape; Scor Pal

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful beginning to a new week!

Hugs & Smiles,


  1. Are you kidding? This is too cute for words.I love it and want to make one for each of the women in my family for Christmas...guess I'd better order the Grand Cal and dies too. Miss you, my friend.


  2. Seriously Gorgeous!! Wow! Now I want to make one too :)

  3. Absolutely beautiful! I love the idea of making it a card gift box. Asking Santa to bring me a Grand Caliber for Christmas!

  4. That is absolutely adorable! TFS

  5. ALMOST too tempting to resist. Will have to have a long chat with myself, but where is Santa when you need him - bloomin' men!

    Mary Mac

  6. What an incredible little purse.

    Thank you so much for sharing it
    with us!

  7. beautiful!
    I made one too

  8. Just found this posting, don't have the grand but will give it a try with my cb and nesties and make a mini one.Yours is fabulous
    hugs adie


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