Monday, May 1, 2023

Mother's Day Purse Gift Holder and a Process Video

I was inspired to create this cute purse as a Mother's Day gift or treat holder. I knew I wanted to make something that can be used for many occasions as well as Mother's Day. I love how this came out and the Cosette collection worked perfect for this project.

I am including a link to a downloadable PDF with instructions as well as a process video at the end of this blog post. The PDF contains cutting diagrams along with more detailed instructions on the cutting, preparation, and assembly of this gift purse.

To create this purse you will need 2 pieces of cardstock (preferably a heavier weight such as 60lb), some patterned paper, a 12" trimmer, a scoring platform or blade for the trimmer, strong adhesive, a corner rounder, fringe scissors and a Velcro dot.

Cut the main piece of cardstock (for the body of the purse) you will need to cut: 2 pieces that are 5" x 4 1/2", 1 piece that is 3 1/2" x 12", and another piece that is 3 1/4" x 3 1/2". Cut the second piece of cardstock (for the straps and handles) you will need to cut: 2 pieces are 3/4" x 12", 2 pieces that are 1/2" x 12", 2 pieces that are 1/4" x 3", and 1 piece that is 3/4" x 2". 

From the patterned paper you will need to cut 2 pieces that are 5" x 2 3/4" and 1 piece that is 3" x 1".

Using a pencil and ruler mark the top of each purse side piece at 1/4" in from the edge. Cut from this mark down to the bottom outer corners to angle the purse sides.

Score the 3 1/2" x 12" purse side piece at 1/2", 1 3/4" and 3" along the 3 1/2" side. Score along the 12" side at 3 1/2" and 8 1/2". Score the 3 1/4" x 3 1/2" purse pocket piece at 1/2" and 2 3/4" along the 3 1/4" side and 3" along the 3 1/2" side. Score the 3/4" x 12" purse handle pieces along the center from 2 1/2" to 9 1/2". Fold along the score lines and cut the bottom outer corners of the pocket piece away.

Cut notches along the sides of the purse side piece at the intersection of the score lines and on either side of these notches. This will help to "curve" the sides when adhering to the front and back pieces.

Corner round the bottom corners of the purse front and back pieces along with the ends of each handle piece and one side of the clasp piece.

Adhere the patterned paper pieces to the front of each purse front and back piece, trim off excess then adhere a piece of the 1/2" x 12" purse banding just above the patterned paper pieces.

Place strong adhesive along the back of each purse front and back pieces at the lower corners. Place strong adhesive on the front of the tabs on the purse side and pocket pieces.

Remove the adhesive backing and align the purse front to the center tab on the side piece. Once done with that work your way around adhering the sides. Repeat this with the purse back piece.

Remove the adhesive backing from the tabs on the purse pocket piece, fold in and adhere to the purse back piece. Adhere some remaining banding pieces to add to the sides and the pocket piece.

Place strong adhesive on the purse handles and clasp pieces. On the handles place on 1 side of the center score line and at the ends. Remove the backing from the adhesive and fold along the score line, using your fingers to give a curve to the handles.

Starting with the purse back piece adhere a handle by aligning the ends on either side of the pocket. Use the handles on the purse back to align the handle placement on the purse front.

Adhere one end of the clasp to the back of the purse and then using a Velcro dot adhere the other end to the front of the purse.

Use fringe scissors to cut the 3" x 1" piece of patterned paper. Place strong adhesive along the back of this fringed piece and along the back of the small pieces of the strap cardstock.

Remove the backing from the adhesive on the fringe piece and roll it up. Loop one of the small pieces around a handle and adhere this to the rolled fringe. Cover the top of the rolled fringe with the other small piece.

There are so many ways you can add your own details to this fun purse. Try adding some faux-stitching to the handles and straps. You can even emboss the cardstock on either (or both) the purse or straps and handles to give it a textured look. You can even add some metal embellishments for the clasp and at the end of the handles. The possibilities are endless!

Click here for the downloadable PDF of instructions. You can also watch the process video below.

Supplies list:

X7291S - Cosette Paper Pack + Sticker Sheet

X7291C - Cosette Coordinating Cardstock

Z5024 - Adhesive Tape

I hope you enjoy using these directions to send some gifts to the special moms in your life!

Thanks for stopping by! 

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