Friday, November 13, 2020

Purse for Isla

I know I'm late to the party, but I finally made a purse with the Concord and 9th Everyday Purse die set and coordinating stamps...
I must admit, I purchased this set A WHILE ago, but haven't had a chance or immediate need to use it...until last week.  My grandbaby, Isla, just turned three and LOVES the purse I gave her a year or more ago.  She carries it with her everywhere.  So, for her birthday "card",  I pulled out the sets that had been waiting to be used, and made her a purse!  I think this purse is adorable!!  Since making this, I've already had a request for one from my other daughter, for a friend!  I made this with a two-sided piece of patterned paper, so you can see the ladybugs peeking out of the inside, but I thought this paper looked cute, and yet classy, so the love bugs on the inside are ok.  The purse was pretty easy to put together...once I knew what I was doing.  There are a lot of pieces to this purse.  The first thing you should do, if you get this amazing set, is print out the instructions under the product picture on the Concord and 9th's website, that shows you where all the pieces go.  Then, watch the video.  I had to redo the purse once, as well as the handles, as I wasn't clear on the jump rings (the silver cardstock pieces adhered to the purse and holding the straps).  I was actually on different websites, trying to PURCHASE jump rings, not knowing that they were actually a die and part of the set, made with paper, and not metal(this is how REAL this purse looks to me!)! I think I'm pretty good with putting things together, but directions with this die set would be really nice, as this is a real assembly.  I guesstimated where to put the handles and how to make the purse latch (made with a silver adhesive enamel dot),  and where to adhere the latch's strap, but I think it looks good!  Here's a close up of all the cute tags I made to hang from the purse, made with more of the dies in the set, the sentiment from the coordinating stamp set....
Okay...so much fun...really cool die set, and I will be making more purses in the near future!  
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

1 comment:

  1. Lisa - this is just wonderful! You are so talented. Hope you and yours are staying safe and well. Take care and know that you inspire every day!

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa