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.


- 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.

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

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 :)


Tami B. said...

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

JulieK said...

Absolutely Fabulous!!

Unknown said...

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

Creations by Shirl said...

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

Cely said...

This is so stinkin cool! :)

tellana said...

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

Cathy said...

Both of the purses are incredible, I love them, thanks for tutorial!

Cindy Beland said...

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


Great tutorial Lisa very detailed!! I love these purses the paper you used is gorgoeus!!

Arlene said...

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

Amy said...

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

Rhonda Emery said...

beautiful thanks for sharing. hugs

Dr Sonia S V said...

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

Davi said...

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!!

Kathy Salido said...

What a fantastic step by step tutorial!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation with us!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

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

Susan said...

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!


Miranda said...

These are Gorgeous!!!!! Thanks for taking the time to do this tutorial!!!
Miranda :)

Migdalia said...

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


Kim said...

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

katieo said...

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

Karen said...

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!

Beebeebabs said...

Wow absolutely beautiful and thanks for the tutorial!!!

Cheri said...

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


Anonymous said...

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

Hugs, Lori m

Amanda said...

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


Glenda said...

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

Yoshiras time to craft said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Norma said...

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

Sherrie K. said...

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

Unknown said...

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.

Kate said...

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!

Unknown said...

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

Beate said...

Gorgeous purses and great tutorial!
Hugs and smiles

DIANA L. said...

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


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Your purses are awesome! Love how you decorated them and great tutorial!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Your purses are awesome! Love how you decorated them and great tutorial!

CathyinMN said...

Beautiful purses! You are very talented.

Karen said...

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

Georgiana said...

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.

Carson's Creations

Bea said...

these are brilliant Lisa- fab tutorial

Diane said...

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

smyiow said...

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

Hugs!! Shannon

Melissa said...

Wow, these are gorgeous!

Marcy said...

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


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