Sunday, January 4, 2009

Tutorial - Top Note Purse

I know you will want the instructions on how to make the adorable little purse I posted HERE and HERE using the Top Note Die from SU!, so I have created this tutorial for you. They are simple to make and can be used for any occasion.

Here are the supplies you will need:

Ink Pads
Wide Oval Punch
Scallop Circle Punch
1-1/4" Circle Punch
Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip
Bone Folder
Big Shot & Top Note Die

Step 1
Cut two Top Notes using the Big Shot and the Top Note Die.

Step 2
Use the Wide Oval Punch and punch 1/4" below the top edge of the Top Note, one at a time.
I turn the punch upside down to make it easier to see the placement.

Step 3
This is what your Top Note should look like after you punch the handle.

Step 4
Cut a piece of cardstock for the base (I used Kraft) 4" x 5-1/2. Using the bone folder, score at 1" on all sides. Cut sides to form a 1" tab.
Place sticky strip on all four tabs.

Step 5
Fold and adhere the tabs to form the base of the purse.
Finished size of base is 2" x 3-1/2".

Step 6
Pinch the two sides together making a fold in the center of each short side of the base.
Place two lines of sticky strip on both long sides of the base.

Step 7
Stamp and decorate the Top Notes before proceeding to the next step. I used:
Stamps: Love You Much
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Tools: Scallop Circle Punch, 1-14" Circle Punch

Step 8
Adhere the base to each side of a Top Note making sure the top and bottom are aligned and that the handles are matched up.

Step 9
Tie Ribbon on top of handle.

Did you like this tutorial? Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!



Jennifer said...

Love the tutorial. Very clear and easy to follow. Thanks for sharing!

Lorri said...

VERY CUTE! Love having the tutorial for this, too. THANKS BARBARA!! Can't wait to see you soon!

for2nately said...

You rock Barbara! Great tutorial, so easy to follow....guess what I'm making in a few of these!
thanks for sharing!

ThreadCatcher said...

Wonderful tutorial. So nice to see how one of these can be made without having those little craft bags. I can't wait to try it out. jmniffer

Nancy Riley said...

Such a CUTE project! Your tutorial is so well done!

Melodie said...

Love this! Gonna use it at my workshop tonight! Thanks!