Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Cupcake Purse?!

I had to make one of these little purse from the cupcake punch. (I'm lovin' how versatile this punch is turning out to be!) Originally I saw Carrie Gaskin make a set of the purses on a card - and I thought they were super cute! Mine uses the oval punches for the handle and flap (I think hers were the 3/4" and 1" circles - but I like a little longer handle so it will go over my shoulder!). And, of course, the purse itself is the cupcake base - upside down!

I used lots of other stuff to add to the card besides the purse! I used Satin Espresso around the card, and (my new favorite thing to do) Cherry Seam Binding scrunched around the 3" circle. I like how you can scrunch that seam binding as little or as much as you want to fit between the layers! The larger Espresso circle is the 3 1/2" circle. Both circles are Big Shot dies offered in the Mini Catalog right now!

And here's a close up of the little saying grouping. Enjoy comes from the You're a Gem set - love those little words (also from the Mini Catalog). I also added an Antique Brad and Espresso button with Linen!

Oh, and the stamp on the purse is from the Clearly for You set - love how that little stamp makes a great accent!

And, yep, there is some Shimmer Spray on a couple areas, but on this cloudy day it was hard to get a good photo of it!

Thanks for stopping by,



Agustina said...

Oh La La!!!! Your card turned out beautiful, I love the stamped backround of the purse, and I agree it's best if handles are long enough that they go over the shoulder ;0) love all the layering too!

Bestempelt said...

Hello Julie,

This card is so beautiful. I like your blog very much.
All your cards are extra-nice. Lovely... Go on like this. It's great!


Frances said...

What a lovely card! Love how you made the little purse with the cupcake punch, and the embossed background, ribbon ruffle etc all add to the charm!