Thursday, May 31, 2007

Punchy Idea

I have been a fan of Nicole Heady since I first saw her work in PaperCrafts magazine. She now has a blog and designs the coolest stamps (which I have two sets of and can't wait to get more-if you haven't seen her clear stamps from her company Paper Trey, you have to check them out). Today I saw this post and just had to try one of these. Is this not just the cutest tiny purse?! Here is my version with a couple of additions (you can click on the image to see it larger). I added a tiny piece of velcro to close the purse (which is not needed if you put a piece of candy in the purse, but would work if you added a couple of coins or something smaller) and I added a side. To make the side punch or cut a square (I used SU!'s 1.25" square punch) and cut in half. Then accordian fold about 1/4" (you will get five 1/4" sections). Apply 1/8" sticky strip to ends and press to the inside so it lines up at the top second "hump" of the purse (when folded). Here is the side view. I used patterned cardstock and stickers from SU!'s Friends & Flowers kit. To keep the sticker ribbon handle from being sticky (as well as the flower that sticks out over the edge of the "purse") I rubbed baby powder on the sticky side of the exposed stickers. This takes the sticky away. In keeping with the flower theme which reminds me of a tropical design, I added a Mango & Creme Cream Savor.

Benjamin note: We haven't heard from him, but Bethany (one of the youth leaders) has e-mailed us a couple of times. She says he is having alot of fun, working hard and had a crash course in swimming so he could swim with the sharks today. (Yeah, I really feel better now! LOL!!) We are counting the days until Sunday (actually probably EARLY Monday) to see him and hear all about his experiences in Belize as well as Guatemala. I will let you know about it when I hear what he has to share. Ü Thank you for your prayers for him and us. This is the longest we have ever been apart and hard on Bruce and me.


  1. love it! just saw this on Nichole's blog too!! Super cute - definitely going to be making these!!

  2. How stinkin' CUTE! I saw them on her blog the other day and forgot about them! Thanks for the memory jog! :) I'll have to make some very soon!

  3. This is totally cute! I saw these on her blog and want to give them a try when I get a scallop oval punch :-) Thanks for sharing!