Thursday, February 6, 2014

Graphic 45 Couture Purse Tutorial

Good Morning!

Today on the Graphic 45 blog, we are featuring some fun projects - a handsome altered hat and tie rack by Annette Green and a mini paper purse tutorial by yours truly!

Just by leaving a comment on the Graphic 45 blog or Facebook page, you'll have a chance to win an amazing Secret Garden prize pack! Without further ado, here is my little purse I made for Graphic 45's booth at CHA Mega Show last month.

Want to make your own? Here's what you need:


12” x 12” Graphic 45 Couture Chic
6” x 6” Graphic 45 Patterns & Solids Pad
Graphic 45 Couture Flowers
Graphic 45 Couture Chipboard 1
Graphic 45 Couture Chipboard 2
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology ball & chain
Old earring


Step 2. Take a black pattern paper and cut off a 3” x 6” piece. Use your Scor-pal to score the top, bottom, and sides at 1.25”.

Step 3. Flip black pattern piece over. Make cuts along the folds on the top and bottom of the paper. Fold paper to create a rectangular box.

Step 4. Glue one side of the box to the back of one of the red stripe circles. Repeat for the other side. Let your glue dry, then pinch and adhere just the top of the circles together.

Step 5.  Take a solid red paper out and cut (2) 3” x 3” pieces. Punch a large circle into each piece.  Cut off the top inch on both pieces of paper to create “handles”. Adhere handles to the top of the front and back of your purse.

Step 6. Fussy cut the following image from your 12” x 12” Chic paper. Then grab some Couture flowers, an old earring, and chipboard pieces.

 Step 7. Adhere chipboard, flowers, and fussy cut image to the front of your purse.

Step 8. Adhere chipboard to the back. Take an 11” long piece of chain and string through purse. Optional: Take one of your scraps and wrap around your chain. 


luv46kdz said...

Adorable! I think my fave thing about G45 is how perfect it is for off the page projects :)


Sandra said...

Mara what a super sweet purse! the peacock feather flower is so beautiful! Love it!!! Hugs, Sandra

Marisa Job said...

Beautiful project!! Love the flower!!

Deb Pielmeier said...

This is beautiful!