Archive for the ‘Notecard Holders Totes and Purses’ Category

I found this super cool purse from Mel Stampz! This would be perfect for my daughter’s next B-day party!! I Love all of the bling!! you can find her tutorial here! There is also a link below the picture to download the template that she used.


You can download the pattern here!

Download mel_stampz_purse_box_template.pdf

She also has a list of all kinds of purse patterns! There are 144 and counting!! I haven’t had a chance to check them all out yet, but HOW COOL!!! Thanks Mel for sharing all of your hard work with us!!


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A Cirlce Journal and Carry Case!Circle_book

Circle Journal

        by Michelle Peard
commemorates a trip to the beach with her circle of friends. She begins
by creating a book uniquely shaped to fit into a half-circle purse. She
makes a page template, monoprints chipboard covers, and binds it all
together. Once the purse is decorated, the book full of blank pages is
ready to send out to her friends so they can add their own special
contributions to this circle journal.

I know many of you have the bind it all and thought maybe this would be of interest to you!  I don’t have one, but Love to watch these videos anyway!  You can find the wesite here and link to the instructional video here!


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Well, Tracy posted and asked if I had played with the backpacks and come up with a template for the front.  I have been working on that today while my kids are playing Dance Dance Revolution!  It snowed last night and they are home from school today!  They played outside for a while and now they are occupied doing that!

I made my own front to the backpack,Download gray_backpack_front_flap.jpg  so it’s not the same as in the previous post.
I used Brocade Blue and Navy cardstock for mine.  I used Night of Navy ink and the SU Just Jeans Background Stamp (sorry, it’s retired) so it looks like denim. 
I used my white gel pen to draw all the stitching. For the pocket on the side, I used SU’s 5 in 1 card cover template.

If you have any questions, please email me or post a question, and I will try to answer it the best that I can!


Until next time……Happy Creating!

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Last year for teacher appreciation I made these little card stock totes.  I filled them with 5 cards and envelopes. Here is a template that you can use to make them.  Download paper_crafts_tote_pattern.pdf 

You start with an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock.  Score it in a few places, then you can add decorative paper for the panels or stamp your own.  You can use background stamps to stamp your cardstock before you put it together so that it has a texture or pattern on it. The adhesive that works the best to hold the cardstock sides together is Sticky Strip.
This tote is one that we made at a workshop so I kept it pretty simple.  This one is made out of Mellow Moss, Barely Banana and Stampin Up!’s decorative paper called Spring Flowers .  The handles measure 11"x 1/2".  I drew little lines along the edge to look like stitching. The handles were attached with brads. Tote_stitching
You could add any embellishments that you would like.  Hodgepodge would look great on here as well.  You could make yourself a "designer tag".  Here are a couple more pictures of some other totes.


There are several alternate designs that people have come up with.  Although I don’t have the patterns to all of them I will attach what I have.Hpim0367purse_with_cards_front_4

The following directions are completely different!  I have not made this one either.

Download purse_directions_sample.pdf

Download purse_pics.pdf





Here is a cute design that someone made.  I haven’t taken the time to figure out everything that she did to make it different.  It is very cute!!!

I hope you have enjoyed my blog so far. I am having a terrible time getting these pictures to line up right.  They look right on my layout but they change when I upload them!!  Let ‘s just say I’m having some technical difficulties!! I’ll keep working on it, maybe I’ll get it right at some point!!!  If you have questions about any of the projects, remember that you can always ask!  Also, in case you hadn’t noticed, you can click on any picture and it will open that picture up for you. 

Until Next Time……..Happy Creating!

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I saw this idea at Stampin Up! Regionals in St. Louis.  I have made one of my own and thought I’d share it with you.Baby_notecard_holder


  1. Start with a 12×12 piece of card stock trimmed to measure 10×12.
  2. Stamp all over one side of the card stock.  I used the Jumbo wheel called Baby Rattle with versamark ink.
  3. From one of the 10" sides, score at 5-1/2" and 6-1/2".  this created the binding in the middle of the booklet.  From one of the 12" sides, score at 3" and 3-1/2".  This creates the pocket holder.
  4. Cut out lower middle binding as shown on the template.  tape the small flap to the inside of the box.
  5. Fold on all score lines to the inside.  Punch a 1/8" hole in each corner of the pockets with the outside edge holes going through 2 layers and the inside pocket holes going through one layer.
  6. Thread 28" of ribbon through the holes to close the box.  Weave ribbon from the outside of the box on one side to the outside of the box on the other side.  You will be able to see the ribbon along the edges of the pockets.

This card holder fits 10-12 invitations and envelopes.  The stamp used to create the note cards is called I’m Here!  The scripted "thank you" stamp is from the stamp set called Wonderful Words.  The colors used were: Marigold Morning, Certainly Celery, and Brocade Blue.  I swiped each card front with that color ink pad before attaching the top layer.

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