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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Purse Boxes and Earrings

Do you need a cute box for a small gift - like a gift card or some jewelry? Try making one of these purses using designer paper and card stock. Or even make your own jewelry, like the earrings shown here in front of the Bravo Burgundy purse.

That Top Note die for the Big Shot is so versatile! As you can see, I used that to cut the card stock. The center box and the earrings were taught to me by Kriss Huells at a demonstrator team meeting. For that one, we used the faux alligator skin technique which required lots of clear embossing powder. The others are made with designer paper.

The products needed to make the above items are:
Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, 113439, $99.95
Top Note Die, 113463, $21.95
Card Stock and coordinating designer paper, pages 155-157 and 160-163 in the 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog
Ribbon, pages 182-183
Jumbo Eyelets, pewter 108432 or antique brass 108431, $9.95 for approximately 60 eyelets
Jumbo Brads, 5/8", 112533, $6.95 for 32, OR Designer Brads, 112571, $5.95 for 16, 2 sizes
You'll also need to purchase some velcro spots to close the flaps.

The earrings are made with Metal Edge Tags (103374, $4.25) and card stock. The stamp set is Circle Circus (115778, $28.95). The design is stamped in Versa Mark and embossed with black Stampin' Emboss Powder (109133, $4.75), then colored with markers (pages 155-157). You'll have to purchase the jewelry hardware to complete them. Circle punches make it so easy to get perfect circles to attach to the tags (104401, 1-3/8", $15.95, and 109046, 1", $10.95) before poking holes for insertion of hardware.