1/06/2008

Madison's notebook

Birthday gift notebook (see this post for directions) with quick purse card. The purse card holds a Borders gift card (held in place with a mini Glue Dot); this gift is from my 5yr old daughter to a schoolmate for her birthday. Directions for Purse card:
  1. I used this template from Stampington, and cut the cardstock or decorative paper at 4-1/4" x 8", then scored at 3" and 6". I omitted the explosion interior feature of this template.
  2. For the measurements of the side cuts or angles, looking at the template, I marked in 3/4" on each side along the top.
  3. Fold up 2" section and fold down 3" section, and cut from top corner to mark, both sides, through all 3 layers.
  4. Open purse, hold purse according to template. Mark in 1" along each side along the bottom and cut to score line - aligning the first angle cut up with your cutter. The cut angle will meet up perfectly.
  5. Looking at the template, trim a scant 1/16" from the top of the purse so it lays nicely.
  6. Add ribbon, beads strung on wire, and so forth for the handle; adhere under flap.

I used a 1/2 piece of a velcro circle as a closure. Thank you for stopping by! Oval stamp and monogram - PaperTrey Ink; My Mind's Eye patterned paper, white cardstock - Stampers Select, bunny strip - source unknown; Olive and Rose ink pads - Stampin' Up; Swarovski crystals; faceted crystals - Michaels Craft Store; ribbon - Stampin Up.

5 comments:

Bevie Pearl said...

This idea for a girl gift is perfect!! How special to have something with your monogram on.
The papers and colors are just delishously delicate.

Sharlene said...

This is darling! I can just imagine how excited that little girl will be to get this.

Conniecrafter said...

This is so sweet, I just love the paper, and the crystals are so pretty, what girl doesn't love bling..:)

Rose Ann said...

This is so beautiful and feminine!! I love it!!

Debbie Olson said...

How sweet this is--beautiful job, Cindy!