Hi everyone! Today I would like to show you how to make a handbag shaped card which would be perfect for any girly cards and is very quick to make.
You will need:
Extra Large dies
Image and sentiment
First, cut a large fancy rectangle shape (I have used a large Go Create die) and using the next size nestie down cut a half shape for the flap of the bag and trim top edge to suit how large you would like the flap to be.
Cut half of the shape, using the die which is the next size down, from your patterned paper as shown above. (I have used paper from Whiff of Joy's Spring paper pad). TIP! If you sew around the edges of the paper it gives a more realistic look to your handbag!
Take the largest cardstock piece, score, and fold in half and glue corresponding paper piece on top as shown in picture above.
Glue the half shape of cardstock on to to form the handbag flap as shown above.
As you can see the shapes do not quite match up at the top - simply trim with scissors to match the shape of the flap.
Place oval nesties as shown in above picture onto a piece of folded cardstock (the fold is at the bottom) and run through your die-cutting machine (NB I have a machine strong enough to cut through folded cardstock, you may not be able to do this with your machine, in which case cut out two handles and glue together at the bottom!)
You will then have a double handle shape to represent the two handles of your handbag!
Before glueing the final piece of paper to the handbag flap add a brad to represent the handbag closure - Whiff of Joy's gorgeous brads are perfect for this as you can see!
Finally glue the folded handle to the top of the handbag and you're ready to decorate with your choice of image and sentiment!
I have used stamps from these great Whiff of Joy stamp kits: Life's a Beach and City Girl Sayings. Here is my finished card! I hope you have enjoyed my little tutorial! Thanks for looking! x