Thursday, January 6, 2011

Pretty Paper Purses

I love Anna'a blog, Frosted Petunia's , and inspired by her Artful Bag Challenge, decided to give paper purse making a try. I found a template at Stampin' Pretty (scroll about halfway down post). I'm still in a wintry mood and still loving snowflakes, so What's so sweet is the purse, minus the handle is approximately 3"x3"-perfect for party favors or table place settings. I used an embossed winter cardstock and embellished with paper lace, a little bling, paper flower and glittered snowflake.
Here's how I trimmed the handle.
Stop by Frosted Petunia's to see other pretty paper purses or post your own pretty paper purse!

16 comments:

Simply Debbie said...

DEAR JOANNE,
YOUR PURSE IS SO PRETTY...I HAD NO IDEA THERE WAS A TEMPLATE FOR THE PURSES....I MADE MINE BY DRAWING THE TEMPLATE AND YOU CAN TELL...IT IS A CLUTCH TO GO WITH MY PAPER DRESS.
YOU DID GOOD...VERY PRETTY
HAVE A SUGAR SWEET DAY
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Your purse is super cute! I love the delicate snowflake. Great job.
Angela

Amy P said...

Oh my this is such a cute wintery project! And here I had a hard time coming up with a wintery ATC, look at your amazingness :)

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

Love the purse. Wonderful shade of blue.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Frosted Petunias said...

Joanne I just adore your pretty purse! I am still in a wintry mood too and I love the blue and the snowflake and lace you used. The handle is too cute! It's perfect for a little card or invite like you said. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along :)

Anna

Mrs A. said...

Hi Joanne,
Love your little bag. The colour blue goes so nicely with the snowflake. Lovely wintery feel to it. You could alaways do a tutorial for it.!!!!!!

Mina said...

Your bag is fabulous! I have been very attracted to snow flakes this year as well and you have given it all such elegance. Great job.

Linda in New Mexico said...

Happy birthday Joanne. Mina gave me the thought and I am here to wish you the very bestest. I love your purse. I haven't quite completed mine, getting a little crowded in my life what with CELEBRATE OZ things to get squared away but I'm working on it. You have a great bloggie site, I'm glad I came to visit. The Olde Bagg, Linda

Penny said...

I think you purse is awesome.

I too was in a wintery frame of mind when I made mine.

Hugs,
Penny

Jeanie Callaghan said...

I love this bag's frosty elegance!

Moncha said...

Happy Birthday Joanne, I hope you'll have a wonderful day.
I love the bag you've made especially the colour.
Have a great day !!

Holly said...

Beautiful shimmery blue purse! I had a lot of fun with this challenge and am looking forward to the furture months

Lisa Balazs (Seshat Moon Willow) said...

I absolutely love the construction and elements of your bag!

Patricia's Paper Crafts said...

Beautiful bag love the soft blue and glitter look like lace on bottom of bag great work.

Sandy Ang said...

Wonderfully delicate handle on your bag. The blue and white is so pretty.

Rosemary said...

The color and embellishments are perfect, this is a wonderful bag! Very chic!