Sunday, 26 June 2011

Handbags and gladrags!!

Hi all, i hope you're all having a lovely weekend!! Today i have a handbag style card to share with all you lovely crafty people. Here it is:

A really quick card to make - starting with a 'Crumb Cake' card base, which i have layered with some 'Elegant Soiree' 'DSP'. I then cut a seperate strip of 'Crumb cake' and cut off two corners to create the handbag flap. I then ran some 'Very Vanilla' card through the 'Big Shot' using the 'Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder' and then cut that slightly smaller than the crumb cake strip. I used my 'Crop-adile' to punch two small holes at the top of the card and ran some 'Baja Breeze' 'Seaming Ribbon' to create the bag handle. I placed a 'Designer Button' with some 'Linen Thread' to create the bag clasp, and placed some 'Paper Flowers' in the right corner of the bag design, layered on some 'Baja Breeze' 'Satin Ribbon', with another 'Designer Button' with 'Linen thread' placed in the centre.

I'm entering this card into the Glitter Geeks challenge: Handbags and Gladrags. This is the third week of challenges offered by the Glitter Geeks - check them out and get involved!!

I'm also entering this card into the Daring Cardmakers challenge, which this week is 'Something Old, Something New...' Here's how the elements of my card fit the challenge:
  • Something Old: The 'Paper Flowers' - they're retired Stampin' Up! stock, so i have had them quite a while.
  • Something New: The 'DSP' i have used in this project - 'Elegant Soiree' is brand new (and isn't it lovely!!)
  • Something Borrowed: The 'Baja Breeze' 'Satin Ribbon' is the remainder of a borrowed length.
  • Something Blue: Quite obvious - the 'DSP', the 'Designer Buttons' amd the 'Seaming Ribbon'.
Right, i've managed to complete all my jobs for today and so i'm off to do some crafting in the garden!! Have a lovely Sunday!


  1. Gorgeous card Amy. Love the style you have used and the colours are so sweet.
    Thanks for joining in with Glitter Geeks and good luck!
    Steph xxx

  2. I haven't seen this idea before. Really cool!!

  3. Hi Amy,
    This is just absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the handbag , the dp's, the colour scheme is just fab. Love the layout and the embellishemnts. Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks and Good Luck.
    Hugs Jacqui xxxxxx

  4. This is a lovely idea, Amy. Hope you enjoyed your garden time!
    Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers' "Old, New Borrowed and Blue" challenge this week

  5. Love it! Fab look & design. Zo x

  6. Very pretty colours and love the little flower. Thanks for sharing with us at Daring Cardmakers this week.

  7. Really lovely! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  8. Great card Amy - very sophisticated! Thanks for joining the Glitter Geeks again and good luck!

    Helen xx


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