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I have been a Stampin' Up Demonstrator for almost two years now, and when I signed up it was just for the starter kit and discount on products........ I never imagined it would snowball into being a business like it has. I am a new Mummy to my little boy, Isaac, who is almost four months old now. I am spending my maternity leave enjoying watch him grow up, becoming his own little person, and also trying to build my business up. Stampin' Up! have amazing products and I would love to share my crafting passion with as many people as possible. I am always putting through orders, so if you need anything, or just want some information or advise, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you want to try before you buy, then check out my classes and get booked on.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Mini Handbags............


Sunday again, but at least this week we have a Bank Holiday Monday thrown in as well, so one more day off of work which is lovely.
It didn't rain yesterday which was great, though it was still a bit too breezy to sit and have the bbq outside, so the boys cooked it outside and then bought it in for a picnic indoors.  It was a lovely day.  My nephew, Ethan, was on top form as usual, all smiles and lots of gurgles going on.  He's so, so close to turning him self from his back onto his front, if only he could figure out moving his arm from under him, he'd be there!  
My brother's lovely girlfriend Alex gave me a little list of people and occasions she needed card for, so as soon as I got home I got to work!

I made a girlie card based on the Stamping 411 sketch challenge this week.
I went for bright and bold colours of Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise, thrown in with some Whisper White and Basic Black.
Now I do have to confess that I used a Stampin' Up! product that isn't available in the UK!  In Canada they have a set of stamps called Create a Cupcake, and a co-ordinating punch.  I was lucky enough to be able to get one of these, and have resisted using it on my blog so far, but for this card I do have an alternative.

The cute little handbags are made by punching out a cupcake base, or wrapper I guess, and turning it upside down, but if you have the Scallop Square Punch, you can use that and just trim the sides at an angle to create the main body of the handbag.
The top of the handbag is made using the 1" Circle Punch and folding it over the bottom section, then use the same punch to create the handle.  A Basic Rhinestone is added for a bit of girlie bling, and there you have a mini handbag!

A girl can never have too many handbag, right????

The Details: 
Card / Paper - Basic Black Textured / Temping Turquoise Smooth and DSP / Melon Mambo Smooth / Whisper White Smooth
Stamps / Ink - Something to Celebrate (Level 2 Hostess) / Melon Mambo
Embellishments - Basic Rhinestones / 5/8" Whisper White Satin Ribbon
Tools - Build a Cupcake Punch (alternative Scallop Square Punch) / 1" Circle Punch / Eyelet Border Punch / Trimmer / Dimensionals / Sticky Strip / 2-way Glue Pen / Stampin Scrub and Mist / Stamp-a-ma-jig


  1. LOVE this mini purses!! Great colors too and the black makes it really pop! Thanks for playing along this week :)

  2. Cute! Love those mini purses! Great job with the sketch!

  3. The purses are so sweet! Great card!

  4. My daughter would flip for this card. She loves purses!!! Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411.