Recipe Card: My Handbag Obsession

Material & Tools used:

Bazzill 12” x 12” Cardstock: Blackbird, Avalanche
Delish Design 12” x 12” patterned paper: Main Dish, Buffet, Appetiser
Bazzill Raven Pom Pom Trim, Raven Tulle Ribbon
Tando Creative Desktop Storage Handbag (used as template)
The Crafter’s Workshop Template – Trendy Bracket
Ranger Distress Ink Pad – Black Soot & Blending Tool
Decorative Pins, Black Ribbon Bows
MME Chipboard Alphabet Stickers, Prima Tiny Type Alpha Stickers
Sizzix Alterations Mini paper Rosettes Die & Big Shot

Use Blackbird Cardstock as the base.  Layer this with Delish Design ‘Main Dish’ cut to 11 ½” x 11 ½”.

Use Avalanche Cardstock and draw around ‘Trendy Bracket’ Template.  Cut out shape.  Place Template back over cut out shape and using Black Soot Inkpad and Blending Tool, ink over the outer edges of the Template to create pattern as shown.  Adhere to centre of layout.

To make bag shape: Use Delish Design ‘Buffet’ (reverse side) and draw around Tando Handbag chipboard shape and cut out.  Draw around Handbag shape again using Delish Design ‘Appetiser’ patterned paper and cut out shape.  Draw around Handbag shape again using the ‘Appetiser’ paper but this time only cut out the main handbag shape (omit the handles).

To make the ‘hinge’: cut a small piece of patterned paper 1 ½” x 2”, fold in half.  Stick both full Handbag shapes together, sandwiching one part of the ‘hinge’ fold in between both parts.

Join the second part of the ‘hinge’ to the back of the Handbag (without handles).  Adhere the Handbag to the layout as shown.  Add photographs and journaling.

Decorate front of bag: Draw around the ‘flap’ section of the chipboard from the handbag pieces using ‘Main Dish’ (reverse side is striped).

Make a rosette from Sizzix Die, add some Bazzill Tulle Ribbon (made into a slight puffball) and add to handbag flap.  Add two decorative pins.

Add Pom Pom trim to edge of bag and two ribbon bows to each handle.

Tabs: make two small tabs, big enough to add sticker quotes from the Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type pack and adhere to right hand side of handbag (acts as an opener).

Add title using a mix of MME Eye chipboard alphabets and Prima Tiny Alphabet Stickers.

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