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".