Friday, May 13, 2011

Altered Purse in Pinks and Black

I got 6 Bare Element chipboard purses last year when I went to the Great American Scrapbook Convention. They were only $2.50 each was a fantastic bargain! I think they usually run about $10 or so. The flap has a magnetic closure built in and still worked fine with the paper layered over it.

This is the first one I have done and I really like how it turned out. I would tell you the paper I used, but I don't know what it is! Maybe DCWV All Dressed Up. If one of ya'll know please tell me so I can put the correct paper in this post! The polka dot paper is Little Yellow Bicycle and the other side has Halloween items on them.
**update: Thank you Marijo! The patterned paper is DCWV Black Currant**

The edges are inked with Cat Eye Chalk Ink in charcoal, but you probably can't tell. I added some Imaginese flat back pearls on the purse flap. I really like these and got them at Michaels using a coupon.

I dug through my stash of flowers and was able to find some that I thought would work well with the colors of the paper.

I was also able to find some ribbon that matched the flower center and put a little extra color into the project. I just tied the ribbon into bows on the handle of the purse.

The size of the purse will allow A2 size cards to be put in it or I might put some Bath and Body Works items in it. I am not sure yet. But ya know I might just make the purse be the prize without anything any it!

I will be posting another purse tomorrow. I send a picture to my friend Razzi and she told me she wanted it and I told her she would have to come to the party and win it! I don't think she liked it when she asked if she could Skype in on the party and I told her "you must be present to win".


  1. Pick paper looks like DCWV Black Currant. Love that stack. Love the purse.
    Marijo aka Scraptastic Grammy

  2. It's really cute. The paper looks like Black Current (DCWV) in the picture. (Ugh, my fingers have dyslexia tonight:/) I love the colors!!

  3. Love this purse! I found you through a google search and so glad I did :) Your projects are amazing! I'm excited to start following you. TFS

    Tiffany -

  4. This is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!! That paper is sooo pretty no matter what the name of it is! The ribbon looks great and I agree it added a pop of color! Again, this is GORGEOUS who wouldn't want it!! I'll take it in a heart beat hee hee! Hugs, Leanne

  5. Okie, This purse is beautiful.
    I love the pink and black together.
    The touch of green really sets it off!!!

  6. Okie, this is absolutely Gorgeous!!! Absolutely Fabulous!!!

    Puppy Hugs,
    Wendy, aka Roo

  7. Ok... You used my FAVORITE Stack from DCWV on this one! LOVE Black Currant! This is just as pretty as the other one! WOW! LOVE IT! :O)

  8. Love the purse. Come to think of it I have one of these. I picked it up at the Scrapbooking Convention in PA.

  9. Love it!!! Will have to get me one of these.


  10. This is stunning! The pearl seam is absolutely gorgeous!