Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Getting Cricky Tuesday Tutorial


Hi everyone and happy Tuesday!! I hope you are having a great week!! I have a tutorial today on how to make a Spellbinder's purse that I am also sharing at Getting Cricky!! Some of you might remember the purse I made for Amy Jo's Birthday Bash Blog Hop in February...this tutorial will explain how to make one like it :)


I first saw this purse on the Spellbinders blog HERE and just loved it. I didn't have the same dies to make their version, so I had to alter it to fit what I had on hand. Once you understand the basics of the purse, it is easy to adjust the measurements to fit any die cuts that you have available.


SUPPLIES:

- Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Labels 23
- Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Labels 4
- Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 4
- Spellbinders Grand Calibur
- Paper
- Adhesive
- Flower Shoppe cartridge, or any decorative flower
- Circle Punch
- Crop-a-Dile or hole punch
- 20 gauge wire
- Beads
- K Andrew Designs stamps


1) Cut two sets of the largest three shapes from Grand Nestabilities Labels 23…this will be the base
2) Cut the largest three shapes from Grand Nestabilities Labels 4...this will be the top of the purse
3) Cut the largest three shapes from Nestabilities Labels 4...this will be the tag


4) Adhere the three layers together for the front and back panels


5) Cut at least 1/2" off the top of each panel so you have a flat surface. I cut them down so that the panels are 5” each


6) Using a large circle punch, punch a half-circle on the front panel of the purse


7) Cut a piece of paper 10” x 8”
8) On the 10” side, score at 4 1/4" and 5 3/4"…you want a 1 1/2" section in the middle
9) On the 8” side, score at 1 1/2" and 6 1/2"
10) Fold along all of the score lines
11) Cut the center score lines on both sides


12) Fold into a box and adhere sides together



13) Adhere to the piece that has the punched half-circle


14) Punch a circle in the box to match the base


15) Adhere back panel to box


16) On the top panel, score 3/4" inches from the center in each direction. The 1 1/2" will be the width of the purse


17) Decide where you want the handles to go and punch a hole on either side of the middle section. I punched 1” from either side


18) Attach eyelets


19) Add a handle. I used 20 gauge wire and beads, but you could also use ribbon
20) For beaded handle: cut 1 foot strip of 20 gauge wire, string beads in a pattern you like, attach to purse. I used a bead on the inside and wrapped wire around it to hold it in place


21) Adhere top flap to purse using strong adhesive


22) Mark where other side of the magnetic snap will go and attach to base of purse


23) Time to decorate!!


24) Kristal's Fashionable Friends stamp set is perfect for this!! I used "You've got purse-onality"


25) Add a flower to cover the magnetic closure. I used Flower Shoppe and added blue rhinestones, but you could use any flower or even buttons and ribbon


And the finished purse!!


Here's the one I made for Amy Jo's Birthday Bash Blog Hop. I had a question from someone who didn't have Spellbinders, asking if the purse could be made with a Cricut and it definitely can!!


I created this purse with Elegant Edges. The construction is basically the same but the measurements are different. There are already so many pictures, I won't include them but here are the key measurements needed to make the purse using Elegant Edges. This one is taller because I wanted the bird cut-out included.

BASE OF PURSE – Page 56
1) Cut two of the shadow at 8.25 x 6.75
2) Cut two of the shift at 8.25 x 6.05
3) Cut two of the shift at 7.60 x 5.60
4) Cut 1” off the top of each panel so you have a flat surface

TOP OF PURSE – Page 25
1) Cut the shadow at 9.75 x 6.25
2) Cut the shift at 9.75 x 5.80
3) Cut the shift at 9.00 x 5.20

TAG – Page 25
1) Cut the shadow at 3 x 1.73
2) Cut the shadow at 2.60 x 1.50
3) Cut the shadow at 2.20 x 1.27

BOX
1) Cut paper at 12 x 9.5
2) Score 12 side at 5.25 and 6.75
3) Score 9.5 side at 1.50 and 7


I hope you enjoyed the purse tutorial!! If you make one, please stop by and let me know...I'd love to see it!! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day :)

46 comments:

  1. These are fantastic. I love the daisy one. Thanks for including the Cricut instructions/measurements.

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  2. Wow Sweetheart, you put a lot of work into this tutorial!! The instructions are so clear and easy to follow. It was extra special that you included the cricut cuts too. I don't have a Grand Calibur yet but I really want one, so someday!

    You are awesome to have done this for everyone. Thank you so much:))

    Hugs, Pam
    http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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  3. I just admire all of them.... You are great doing them love all the detailing. Fabulous and pretty papers for them too...

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  4. This is so stinkin cool! :)

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  5. Wow - wonderful purses! I have never tried to make these, but after your incredible inspiration should try one for sure!
    Hugs,
    Liva ❤

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  6. Both of the purses are incredible, I love them, thanks for tutorial!
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  7. OMG Lisa,your purses are GORGEOUS!WOW BEAUTIFUL job with them,thanks for tutorial!Have a great day my friend!:)

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  8. Great tutorial Lisa very detailed!! I love these purses the paper you used is gorgoeus!!
    Kristan
    GCDT-sister

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  9. WOW, Lisa these are simply gorgeous! You also did an amazing job with the tutorial. :)

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  10. Wow Lisa- what a great step by step tutorial!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to do it- much appreciated!!! Those purses are so amazing! :)Amy

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  11. beautiful thanks for sharing. hugs

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  12. ooooh this is fantastic Lisa but I could never manage to make it look so elegant!!

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  13. WOW WOW Lisa Fabulous tutorial and those pursed are STUNNING!! I will have to improvise since I dont have those dies but I just have to try to do something similar!!

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  14. Lisa,
    What a fantastic step by step tutorial!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation with us!!
    Kathy
    http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

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  15. Lisa, these are just beautiful. Thank you for taking the time to do the tutorial.. You are so creative... hugs from ukiah

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  16. Thank you for putting this up Lisa. I love these purses and would love to try making one. I think it would be adorable to make a little mini album to put inside and make a gift set out of it. You did a beautiful job!

    Susan
    cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com

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  17. These are Gorgeous!!!!! Thanks for taking the time to do this tutorial!!!
    Miranda :)
    www.nanasscrapspot.com

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  18. These are Beautiful!Amazing!Gorgeous!TFS New Follower!!!

    http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com

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  19. How totally awesome! Your purses are all so fabulous! They are all so unique! Love them:)
    ~Kim

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  20. Stunning purses. I am sure the recipients of thesewill treasure them for a long time. Thanks for the instructions.

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  21. Such gorgeous purses, my sweet friend! I loved your first one and it has stayed on my mind... I'm excited to give it a whirl using Elegant Edges! Thank you for this fantastic tutorial. Everything is perfectly clear. :o) The papers you used this time around are stunning, too! Fabulous work and I know they will be enjoyed by the lucky recipients! Have a lovely night, my friend!

    Hugs and blessings!

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  22. Wow absolutely beautiful and thanks for the tutorial!!!

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  23. Great tutorial Lisa! Thanks for adding the Elegant Edges part. I have that but not all the Spellbinders. Now I can make it too! TFS

    Cheri
    www.djssundries.blogspot.com

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  24. Lisa your purses are fabulous and the tutorial is so appreciated. Perfect purses to make anyone feel special.

    Hugs, Lori m

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  25. I love these! It makes me want to go out and buy a spellbinder lol!! Great job!! TYFS :)))


    Amanda
    cricktncrafts.blogspot.com

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  26. Gorgeous purses! Love the flowers and all your details. Thanks for sharing the tutorial...now to find time to play with Elegant Edges cartridge!!
    Glenda

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  27. Gorgeous purses!love the colors and handle.Thanks for the tutorial.I want that machine.Maybe mothers day.

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  28. Super cute purses!! I don't have any Grand Nestabilities yet, wonder if I can find a cut on my cricut to substitute. May have to break down and get some new dies, hehe!! Thanks
    Cindylu

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  29. WOW! Lisa these projects are fantastic, along with the tutorial:) The papers used are gorgeous!! TFS
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  30. Lisa, Lisa...wow, you are amazing!! I gotta make one of these!! Oh, what a statement piece! The colors amd details are beautiful! Do you ever sleep girl?? You must create while you sleep-lol!

    I love the tutorial and thanks so much for that...I will attempt one of these. However, it won't look as beautiful as yours, that's for sure!! Gorgeous job my friend!!!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  31. My favorite purse is the daisy purse. I never thought of making my own handles with beads and wire! I'm going to have to borrow that. TFS.

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  32. WOW!!! These purses are amazing! They really do look stunning. Thanks so much for providing the detailed instructions too. I love the look of your gorgeous purses and would love to give this idea a go as well!

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  33. Wow and Wow Lisa!!!! Amazing and stunning purses!!!! I just love your work!!!!! You are so very talented!!!! Wow!!!!!

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  34. Gorgeous purses and great tutorial!
    Hugs and smiles

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  35. This is awesome great tutorial to I love those spellbinders dies. great colors

    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  36. Your purses are awesome! Love how you decorated them and great tutorial!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  37. Your purses are awesome! Love how you decorated them and great tutorial!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  38. Beautiful purses! You are very talented.

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  39. so amazing don't know where to begin so just WOW!

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  40. What a fabulous pictorial. They are my favorite. So much easier to learn from! Can't wait until you do another one. I am going to try one of these for a student volunteer. I know she would love it as an end of the year gift.

    Georgiana
    Carson's Creations

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  41. these are brilliant Lisa- fab tutorial

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  42. Wow!!! More stunning pieces of "art"...they are beautiful and look so fun to make, too!!

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  43. Wow! Great bags! Great tutorials!! You rocked it as usual!!

    Hugs!! Shannon
    smmyiow@gmail.com
    http://my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com

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  44. I just stumbled upon your blog and I love your work. Thank you for sharing.
    Marcy

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