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Monday, March 27, 2017

Explosion purse...

I wanted to make a fun little gift bag for my granddaughter, and found this video on YouTube for an explosion purse. It looked easy and fun and was just the size I needed.

I think I could've made my handle a little shorter, but it was still pretty cute IRL. To secure it, I punched a hole in the top on each side, slid the ribbon through and knotted it so it wouldn't pull through the hole.

I used some sticky Velcro circles as a closure. They worked beautifully, even when it was a bit overstuffed with little gifty items for my granddaughter. The strawberries on the circle die-cut were fussy-cut from the DSP.

A side view of the purse shows you the size. The base of the purse is 4" X 4", so it has room for a small gift or two inside.

Here's a look at the backside of my purse. The green top is a Spellbinders Label 8 die-cut. It was just the right size to cover my purse. I glued the back of it down and the front has the Velcro closure as I mentioned before.

When you open the purse, this is what it looks like. What I liked most about this idea, was there were very few pieces to contend with, very little glue/adhesive involved, and it used an entire sheet of 12" X 12" DSP plus a scrap for the top closure. Quick and fun to make!

This week I will be busy with a couple of my grandkids, as they are on spring break and need a little supervision. Maybe we'll even get a little crafting done.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Sue said...

Hi Cheryl, what a darling project! Great papers and colors and love how you decorated it. What little girl would not love this purse for those secret little things little girls like to carry around. Awesome.


designbydonna said...

How fun. That is just adorable. I know your granddaughter will treasure it.

Darnell said...

So cute, Cheryl! Your granddaughter will adore her explosion purse so bright and colorful and fun with those sweet strawberries! Enjoy those grands over spring break and thanks for the link!! Hugs, Darnell

Lynne in NI said...

Awww that is so sweet, I'm sure she absolutely LOVED this!
Have fun with your grandkids, they'll keep you busy I'm sure - do you hide you 'good' stash the way I do when little hands are about? ;)

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Cheryl! Those strawberries look delicious!

Glittered Paws said...

Oh how cute is this - and perfect to tuck a couple of cute little gifties in.
I am going to do a "sleepover" with great grand babies this weekend while their Mom and Dad go out of town so I need to get one of these made.