I made a cute little purse to house 3 Mon Chéri chocolates. These make lovely little stocking fillers or favours at Christmas parties. I'll be distributing these to my choir buddies... just what the ladies need after an evening of carolling.
|With twenty to make, I'm keeping this simple. The paper and image are from PolkaDoodle's "Home For Christmas". I printed it on thick paper - 180 GSM. This makes the purse sturdy enough to house the chocolates and to hold its shape.|
|For embellishments - again, simple things: some red bling, Liquid Pearls and bakers twine tied in a bow to close the purse. I used thin ribbon to make the handles.|
|It's the perfect size for three little nuggets.|
|Using thick paper really helps the sides hold its shape so that the goodies don't fall out.|
Here's a mini tut on how I made. I'll give you the bare-bone and go wild with how you choose to embellish this purse. This time I'm using a paper from the Angelberry CD - another great Christmas CD by PolkaDoodles. (Click on each picture for a better view of details.)
|2. Crease well on all score lines.|
|1. Start with a 6" x 6" piece of paper and |
score as shown above.
|3. With the patterned side down |
fold in the 2 side.
|4. Pinch and squash down as shown above.|
|5. Make sure the sides meet as shown. |
Press down. Do this on all 4 sides.
|6. Squash down well. The base of the |
purse is ready. Dress it up as you wish.
Keep the bottom of your purse
crease-free for a neat finish.
I hope you give this a go. It really is super simple to do and makes a fun little gift. I'm grabbing my purse and heading off to these challenges:
Craft My Life: Anything But A Card
Crafty Ribbons #73: Spots or Stripes - large spots with stripes inside
Delightful Challenges: You're A Gem - red gems
Paper Crafting Journey: It's Christmas Time
Crafts & Me #143: AG
Feeling Crafty #23: Christmas
Kreativeinkauf #9: Weihnachtsmann und Helfer
That's all from me. Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to seeing all your project over at the PolkaDoodles challenge blog. Have a creative Friday everyone!