30 May, 2017

A Card Option

Hello Bloggers

On occasion I go through my large basket of items pulled from magazines, ideas scribbled on scraps of papers etc. & try to make some sense of them; sort them somehow & toss those that are no longer relevant.

Found this template that I had downloaded from Stampington mag in 2002
(I told you I had lots - been collecting for a while) & this basket has been moved from Sydney to Crafers & then to Hahndorf

Entire length is 11.5", widest part is 5.5". I added a gusset but ended up not using it.  Length from widest part to base is 4.5".  Middle section is also 4.5". Top section is 2.5" by 3.5"
The easiest way to create is to cut a rectangle 5.5" x 11.5"; measure up the centre of it; scoring between the sections & then cut out the 6 triangles.

Green Cardstock cut from A4. Used White Flowers on Green paper to decorate

2cm white rose, green leaves. 2 white rosebuds, pearl sprays,  bead, cream 4mm double sided satin ribbon for the handle & cream organza & sating ribbon for the bow

I cut 2 triangles to fit the front & inside from White Flowers on green. The purse is closed by agnet with a sliver of paper to cover & give strength to the opening

The inside of the purse is decorated with foam mounted ephemera to act as pockets; the tags are also foam mounted & tucked into the ephemera pockets.

Pic of entire inside of the purse showing the 3 sections - top, middle & bottom.
I did not use the folding pocket shown in the template below.

You could  use double sided patterned paper as shown in the template pic.

Other options:  
use in a mini album
make the sides straight
decorate in whatever style would suit the recipient -
male, female or child
use as an invitation with RSVP inside

many ideas:

If you have an idea for the template, please add a comment to this post.

Bye for now


  1. As they say ,class never goes out of style.
    A great idea,TFS

  2. Thank you for sharing, would also make a lovely gift for a pen pal.