Sunday, January 17, 2010

Monogramed clutch purse and handbag

This green and black purse was made by my friend Linda and uses the filigree brads which are shown on page  148 of the main catalogue. She used a green brad from the Circle ice set on page 149. Inside the clutch purse are 5 assorted cards. Linda made this purse as a gift for her sister.

The purse on the left I made using pink pirouette and again uses the filigree brads but I used a pink brad in the centre rather than the silver ones that come in the brad set. The purse on the right was made using Baja breeze. Each of the purses contain 5 cards. One I made as a purse  accidentally as I was doing a bit much talking and not concentrating as I punched eyelet holes at both ends and the other was made as a clutch purse with an eyelet on only one end. There are no mistakes when crafting, they are design features, well thats what someone told me and I'm sticking with that theory.

The monogrammed letter is made using the Wild West alphabet in the Inventory Sale. This item has proven very popular and all stocks of the square cut stamps (those you trim with Rubber scissors) have sold out. The set is still available as a die cut set but not at the reduced price. This set will have a lot of use as the lettering enables you to personalise the card for the recipient. The faux leather look is done by versamarking the black card stock, then sprinkling clear embossing powder over the versamark. Then you just make lines with your bone folder and apply the heat gun and hey presto you have faux leather. Really easy and no 2 pieces of cardstock are ever the same.

The card shown below was made using the Bella's border standard wheel and the words are from the set Seaworthy on page 88

The baja breeze card shown below uses one of the stamps from the Priceless set on page 92 and the words are from the Family Phrases set on page 62

The baja breeze card shown below uses the Bella's bloom wheel again mounted again on black cardstock and the words are also from Family Phrases

All the cards have used the eyelet border punch and the black and white gingham ribbon on page 151


  1. Wow, Tee-Jay, you have been busy! Love, love, love the clutch. A really nice gift to give someone. The wheel looks fab against the Eyelet border, might try that myself, if you don't mind!

  2. Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for January 18th. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at or visit our Blog Finds of the Day Blog at

  3. they're all great & congratulations on being picked