Saturday, April 2, 2011

Handbag card by Jane Johnson

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:


patterned paper

Extra Large dies

Oval dies

Tag die

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

Jane x


  1. Hi this is fantastic so pretty and a clever idea. Definately going to try this one out. Thankyou so much . Kitty :D

  2. Wow this is fab any girly girls delight thanks for sharing with us Luv Sue x

  3. so nice idea!!!!!!!!thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!!hi from Crete-Greece.......

  4. Lovely card, Jane & great tutorial. Off to play with one myself,now! xx

  5. hiya sweetie
    this is such a gorgeous bag
    thank you so much for the tutorial
    have a great weekend
    hugs angelique

  6. Hi Jane,

    This is Fantastic WoW!!!

    Have a nice Sunday
    hugs sonja

  7. Très mignon petit sac, bravo. Bises

  8. il est superbe je vais m'empresser de la faire, un grand merci
    biz claudine

  9. wauwwwwwwwwww wat een leuk project:)

  10. Thank you! This was very lovely idea and excelent tutorial! :)

  11. Simply lovely! Thank you for sharing.

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  12. Oh I love this....simply adorable and I will have to make one of these for sure.....tfs

  13. That is a stunning card. Thank you so much for the tutorial. I always look forward to them.

    Elke XX

  14. hello cristina are an Italian girl, the blog is wonderful, I love your thousand ideas.
    Go from me that there is a little thought!!
    See you soon

  15. Wonderful idea, thank you for the tutorial, take careX:)

  16. You are good in arts and crafts... This look great! Someone can use this to design bag studios.

  17. Oo so creative...and so beautifully designed card.thanks for the tutorial


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