Home DIY Projects + Tutorials Mini-Purse Favor Box

From our favorite stamping lady, infrequent contributor, and my mother-in-law, Blythe, comes this cute packaging that’d be perfect for a bridal shower or other girly gift-giving opportunity.

Supplies needed:

 1 piece 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ card stock (Blythe uses 100730 Whisper White from Stampin’ Up!)
Big Shot Die Cut Machine
Petite Purse Bigz L die
Vintage Wallpaper (or any other folder) Textured Impressions Folder
Bone Folder
Sticky Tape
Glue Dots

{Note: All supplies are from Stampin’ Up!.}

1-  Run a piece of 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ Whisper White card stock through the Big Shot Die Cut Machine using the Petite Purse Bigz L die.

2- Take your die cut petite purse and run it through the Big Shot again, this time using a Textured Impressions Folder.  The purse is longer than the folder.  Set the purse die into the folder with the bottom and back fold up piece extending outside of the folder.  If the folder has a pattern, center that pattern on your die cut piece.  Run through Big Shot.  Turn the purse die and place it again in the folder, this time still leaving the bottom/base and already dry embossed front outside of the die and dry embossing the back side of the purse.  Run this through the Big Shot one more time.

3- Carefully fold all of the creases.  If necessary, use a straight edge and a stylus and run along each of the places where there is a crease to strengthen the line.  Do not push too hard with the stylus or you will puncture the card stock.

4- “Test fold” the purse into shape.  The larger side flaps will lay on top of the 1/4″ folded flap.  Apply Sticky Strip on the outside edges (they won’t be on the final ‘inside’ of the purse) of the 1/4″ folded piece.  ALSO apply Sticky Strip on the purse sides where it will cover the 1/4″ folded piece.  This piece of Sticky Strip will be on the ultimate inside of the purse.  Be sure to do that ‘test fold’ or ‘dry run’ to get the ‘picture’ on where to place the Sticky Strip. Lest I have confused you, the larger sides will go over the 1/4″ flaps.

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