gift-card-purseI received this cute idea from Sharon Field at convention this year.  It is a little purse and when you open it up it can hold a business card or gift card.

Sharon’s held her business card and used a different stamp set than my example – I would show you hers too but it seems to be missing…..

We made these at my last downline meeting.  I thought it was a nice little business idea or it could be used to hold a gift card – a great idea for teen girls or really any age girl.  I don’t think a boy would like a purse very much but this could be adapted to a rectangular shape and be turned into a brief case just use some more manly colors and a different stamp set – or just DSP.

The colors are Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay.  The Designer Series Paper is Razzleberry Lemonade.  We used the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set.  The dots behind the butterfly and the flower stems are hand-drawn with the Bermuda Bay markers.  I think everyone loves the In-Color Stampin’ Write Markers.

The closure is a filigree brad and underneath a velcro dot actually hold the purse shut.  To create the pocket you punch with the Word Window – about 1-1/2 times to make it wide enough for the card.  Don’t put any adhesive in the middle only around the edges or the card won’t slide in.

I actually drew this out on grid paper and then used the grid to go up and over to create my angles.  I marked the spots on my card stock and then placed it on my cutter to cut the angles to make it look like a purse.    I didn’t have any exact measurements from Sharon so I just traced out her sample and then created my own little template.

I’ve been busy with a variety of stuff.  I’m posting the new September WOW Scrapbook kit later today on that blog – – I’ll put the sneak peek on this blog probably tomorrow.

Last night I had a meeting with band parents planning an 8th grade night event – where the 8th graders get to come with the Marching Band to a football game and play with them in the stands during the game.  This year we are planning have a tailgate event before the game and feed everyone.  We had our first meeting last night and delegated out some tasks.

Tonight I’m hosting my pokeeno group from my neighborhood so I need to get ready for that today and clean the house and cook a few things.  Ack – I just realized I’m supposed to make baked beans and I forgot to buy anything for that when I shopped yesterday.  My theme is a summer BBQ and I plan to use some more of my Summer Cookout kit for serving/decorating.  I better check my pantry and head to the grocery store one more time.

Have a wonderful day!!