Sunday, August 28, 2011

Pretty pretty purse

This week I made a mini scrapbook for a friend of my Daughters.  I thought it would be fun to play around with the colors and techniques. I had so much fun I even managed to fashion a gift box out of some heavier cardstock (Plus I was able to add even more bling because I had extra space to play with)

Here are some close-ups of the box.  I added some lacing around the sides and because I used a glitter enhanced cardstock to cover the the top of the box I simply added a cardstock ribbon that I made using the Pagoda Cricut cartridge I added some silk ribbon that I coiled around my finger and simply glued in place to hold it and of course a few more paper roses  I found in a dollar bin at Michael's.

The Purse is made out of a hard sided brag book that you can find at drugstores (they usually hold about 16 or so photos but since I add embellishments to some of the page my purse has room for about 10 pages.

Here is a close-up of the paper rose I made using some pink cardstock and glitter.

For the title page I added a distressed layout with the words "Once upon a time" written with Tim Holtz distressed ink pads with perfect pearls dusted on top.  I couldn't resist added the rhinestones a frame.

I had alot of fun going through all the photos and trinkets from my daughters high school years and even though I made this for a different mother to enjoy the journey through the old photos it really felt like a gift to myself.  Thanks for looking



  1. wow from the pink rose you did you do a fantastic job!! I love all your work THANKS for stopping by my blog and checking out my roses.


  2. The purse too... WOW! you did an awesome job!