Sunday, May 22, 2011

Altered Purse Bird Theme

I got another one of my purses altered and this time I used some Cricut cuts! But first I want to show you what the purse looks like without being decorated. I thought I would post a picture so you guys could see what to look for if you decide you would like to do a purse and this way you know what to look for. I am not positive about the retail price, but I do know I got a great deal on them at GASC last year!

Supplies Used -
BE chipboard purse
Cricut - E2; Serenade cart
Patterned paper - Heidi Grace
Cardstock - Mica Stardream
Pearls - Want2Scrap
Cat Eye Chalk Ink
Prima flowers
Hot Fix Gems
1/4" metallic ribbon

I did all the decorating on the flap of this purse. I cut the bird twice in the grey cardstock and then have a layer of chipboard in between. Since the image is off the purse flap I thought it needed some extra stability so it wouldn't bend easily. I welded the shadow of the flourish and the bird together.

After getting all the images layered and put together I added the flowers with some mini glue dots. I then added the hot fix gems with the IRock. I thought it still needed something so I added the pearls around the edge of the flap. The Want2Scrap booth was one I was looking forward to visiting at GASC. Since I am not attending this year I am comforted to know I can order line!

Here is another shot of the flap. I wanted to photograph it with the flap up to give you guys a better idea of what it looks like and how it opens. I posted before about the closure but will mention again that it has a built in magnetic closure.

Oh and on this picture you can see how I layered the bird and pop dotted. I cut the bird body and the wings twice. I then pop dotted between the hot pink layers and then again between the light pink layers. Click the picture if you want to see it up close. Go ahead, I'll wait...*okie files lightly at her finger nails while waiting*. Don't ya think it gives it a lot better dimension and a more interesting look?!

I also thought I would take a picture of the back of this purse so you can see that I do cover that as well. I don't take time to decorate the backs of the purses because I figure they aren't going to be seen anyway. I also cover the bottoms of the purses.

Here you can see the screw on the handle, which is included with the purse. I just use my Big Bit to punch through whatever paper I use to cover the top, following the holes that are pre-punched.

I still have 3 more purses to cover and not sure if I am bored with them yet or not. I probably should go ahead and just cover them and have it over and done with. Hmm, come to think of it I have a few Tim Holtz stacks I am dying to use...that might make an interesting purse for sure!!


  1. this is so cute Okie!

  2. Thanks for showing what the purse looks like. I would love to make one of these. Love the colors and flowers. I do think a Tim Holtz one would be awesome.

  3. That purse is AWESOME! I love it! I hope you take pictures of the other 3 purses you need to cover as well!

  4. Love the purse.How big is it.I have not seen these before

  5. This is the best one yet. And, don't remind me that we're not going to GASC. It just bums me out! :)

  6. The purse is fab. I love the colours and the embelishments.

  7. Okie, This purse is as cute as it can be.
    I love the colors.
    I have never saw these purses either.
    Cute~~~ cute~~~ cute~~~!!!!!

  8. Hope you are ok. The Weather Channel mentioned a tornado in Ada and I thought about you. It's hard to craft with sirens blaring.

  9. Another adorable creation, Okie! Love the bird popdotted!

  10. Awesome job. I have to look for theses purses