Thursday, March 25, 2010
Purse Card Cut file made entirely with George.
I created this purse similar to the one below, using my Gypsy and my Cricut. The finished size of this purse is approx 4x8. I started out with a 12x12 piece of cardstock and loaded unto my mat FACE DOWN. On the cut file there are 3 pages, the first page is the actual cut page, the second page is the score page, and the third page is the flower cut. "Cut" page 2 first. Put the cricut blade upside down in the blade housing to create score marks on the purse. These score marks are for reference only, you will have to rescore after the purse in done.
After page 2 is done either return to design on the Gypsy, and cut page one, or cut page one with CDS. Do not unload your mat no matter which file you use. Page 1 cut will create the actual purse. Don't forget to turn your blade over so the knife side is down before you cut page 1. When page one is done unload mat and remove purse and remaining cardstock.
Load paper for your flower and cut page 3.
I punched the flap border by hand with a fiskars border punch.
After your are done adding the border, go over the score lines again and fold accordingly. You will have a fold at 4"in the middle of the card not including the flap, a fold at 4" from the fold you just made, a fold 1/4" from the last fold. this creates the spine of the purse.
In the 1/4 spine punch 2 holes equal distance from the edge of the card to thread the purse strap thru. Thread strap of your choice thru holes and secure. You can use ribbon, cord, or pearls like I did. Add velcro to the flap to hold purse closed.
I have created a nifty little insert for the purse. This insert can hold your sentiment and a gift card.
Start by taking a piece of double side thin cardstock cut to 7.5x7.5. I used pearl vellum that I got from Micheal's. Fold vellum in half, diagonally corner to corner, and then diagonally again corner to corner so you end up with a piece like the pic below.
You will have to score the next folds. At each of the 4 corners at 1 1/2" in from the edge, score the following lines. Do this on all 4 corners.
Next fold the vellum so when you are done it looks like this, with the corners tucked into the pocket.
Finally open the card and glue the insert to the back of the card centering it inside, and then apply the glue to the front of the insert and close card so the glue attaches to the front of the card.
Take the 3 flowers you cut and with a bone folder turn of the petals with the same technique you use to make curling ribbon. Glue together, add bling and glue to the front of you card.