Saturday, 12 April 2014

Easter Vintage Handbag

Hi Everyone
This is my 2nd post for you to enjoy
and i hope you all have a wonderful Easter.
Please feel free to leave a comment and then ill know you stopped by,
thanks joanne


I made this little card Bag and Tag for Crafts Beautiful Magazine.

So excited first time ever had anything published.


Using the Free download from Serif I got lovely Filigree Egg paper and Rabbit, or use any paper and colour choice.

Give someone special a Shabby Chic, Vintage Easter
 with my handbag card and matching bookmark and Tag.


what You Need

Serif Easter free down load
Adhesives Pin flair Tom Bow
Ribbon
Pearls
Embossing powder, heat gun
Scoring board ruler, bone folder
Card A4 2 sheets, 2 sheets paper
Spellbinders die (fancy tag) Madera Corner Flourish die (Memory box) Empty tape roll

 Plus a little extra special treat
with my Holder to match.
 Add a little Easter egg inside or a plant
 or simply use it as a pen holder or desk tidy. 


  1. Stick corner flourish to each side of front of bag using pin flair.
  2. After die cutting sentiment I embossed it using s quickie glue pen and aquamarine embossing powder, used some 3d foam pads for dimension.
  3. Add a Bow and embellishment,
    1. For that Easter special touch, cut out a Rabbit from the serif program for the tag, punch a hole at top and add embellishment eye and collar with contrasting gems. Add ribbon an attach to side handle of bag.

  1. A4 Card and scoring board score several lines to fold.
  2. From bottom of card score and fold at 7cm (fold inwards)
  3. Score 2nd line at 9cm and fold outwards, 3rd line at 11cm fold inwards, this is the Constantia base to make the bag stand up.
  4. Score last two lines at 21cm and 22cm and fold inwards, for the handle.
  5. Complete folding, reinforce with bone folder for a professional look. I also used a small wood ware corner punch for the edges
  6. Using contrasting paper cut out and measure 1cm less and matt and layer. I used Tom Bow glue to stick down paper as it gave a good strong quick bond, but gave you a little grace for movability.



Inking round all edges for that Vintage effect with Tim Holz (Vintage photo) distress inks, and a little cut’n dry foam. 

  1. For a firmer handle wrap florist’s fine wire around each pearl, push through hole and fold in approx. 3cm and glue, use glue gun for a quick strong hold.






Just a few other ideas with same pattern.