Sunday, August 18, 2013

A Vintage Purse from The Cutting Cafe and a Westie

Hi everyone.  Hope you are having a nice Sunday.  I am still sick, but I have been very busy, making cards, between naps!  The first card that I want to show you is the one that I made for The Cutting Cafe design team.  The subject this week is all about purse shaped cards and boxes.   I decided to make a card because I thought it would be more useful for me.  I did it a little differently than the picture on the blog.  I cut out the front and back panels with designer paper.  I had to cut and glue one of the flowers onto the front to make it more balanced.  I hand cut a card base and glued the front panel on.  Then, I cut out the front flap and ran it through a Cuttlebug embossing folder and glued it to the front.  Then, I cut out 2 handles and glued them together to make the handle more firm.  I glued it on the back of the card base and then glued on the back panel.  The handles have glitter sticky dots that I painted black with a Copic marker so that they wouldn't look so shiny.  (I was going for the vintage look after all!)  I found this beautiful button in my stash and glue dotted it on so it looked like the closure.  The tassel is made from some bakers twine that I tied in a knot and glued underneath the button.  The edges have been distressed on the inside and outside to make it look older.   Don't forget to check out all of the other designersand see their wonderful projects and please leave a comment! 
 By the way, there will be a surprise next week...stay tuned!

I have entered this card in the following challenges: 
The Glitter 'N Sparkle challenge - any thing but square
Patti's Creations design challenge - any kind of embossing

 The front of the card

A close-up of the button and tassel.  
Don't you just love the textured look of the designer paper?

My next card is one that I made just for the fun of it.  I cut a scrap of card stock and added washi tape 
in rows, in no particular order.  I wanted to keep it in the teals, green and purple shades.  I sued a Nestabilities die to cut out the shape.  The image is a digi that I have had for a while and can't remember where it came from.  Since I was sending this card to someone who had a Westie, I decided to use white fun flock to keep the white color.  I made a gate fold card base and added purple strips on to the front panels, after running through the Cricut embossing folder.  I sponged the edges of the image and put in a little grass color.  The main reason that I decided to do the washi tape was because I am doing a washi tape demo in my advanced stamping club and I wanted to try something new.  I really love the way it turned out!  Hope you do too!! 

Front of card

 Close-up of image and washi tape

I really had fun this week, in spite of being sick, making all of my cards.  
There will be more to come in a couple of days.

Until next time...


  1. barbara what an amazing project....i love your rock....the doggie is so cute to..

  2. Barbara, I hope you are feeling better today, hun, I love your card and Purse, amazing really, thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles this week, good luck xxx

  3. so beautiful and i love the embossed panel :)

  4. Beautiful cards love the bag n the colours are fab. Thanks for sharing at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x