Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Top Note Purse Instructions

I posted a Top Note die cut purse that I made for my hostess a couple weeks ago and have had lots of e-mails asking for directions and dimensions.

finished project
I added jumbo eyelets to the scallop lid and Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain for the handle. The embellishment is the 5 Flower Petal punch and the new Jumbo brads in white. I've closed my purse with a sticky back Velcro circle.
Purse box is 5 1/2" x 6"
Score the 6" side at 1", flip it around and score at 1" on the other side.
Score the 5 1/2" side at 2 1/2" & 3 1/2"

1. You'll need 2 Top Note die cuts in cardstock and 2 in DSP if you want to layer them. Carefully trim the top flat so the flap comes over it nice and straight.
2. The flap is the large Scallop Circle die cut in cardstock and DSP is a circle cut from the Coluzzle (6th circle from the center).
3. Cut the box piece as shown above, add Sticky Strip to the edges and assemble.
I trimmed the point off the bottom so it stands up straight. I used the paper piecing tool to make dots around the scallop. I know you're going to ask because I've been asked before...the Stampin' Up! foam thing I keep my paper piercing tool in is an old antenna topper offered to demos on supply YEARS ago.

Apply Sticky Strip to the box and adhere to the Top Notes. Lay them down at first so you can see over the top of them to assure they are matched up perfectly. Before you really, really stick it together, stand it up and make sure it is straight.


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Another beautiful Tote-Ally Awesome Tote

This one is made by Carol Faubert of Canada. You can view her blog here.


Thank you for sharing Carol!


42 comments :

  1. these purses are so sweet! I love how they turned out...thanks for the directions! so pretty!

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  2. BRAVO BECKY! You keep me drooling over your projects. VERY CUTE PURSE! Thanks for the dimensions, too.

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  3. LOVE IT!! The colours, the design - everything!! You are amazing! I sooo hope we get that Top Note die in our next catalogue - launching in April!!!

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  4. Wow, I love this hot pink w/polka dots! TOo cute!

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  5. Purses are so pretty!! Love the pink & black. Thanks for sharing the tutorial, I may try one this weekend.

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  6. Oooh! I am SO making that little purse this afternoon! And as soon as the money I requested be transferred to PayPal, I'll be ordering your tutorial for the tote.

    Awesome work Becky!

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    1. Yes, I would like to order the instructions for the tote too> Did you get a reply on how to order it? Let me know please.

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  7. I love your purse... especially the colors you chose.

    Awesome work!

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  8. Becky, thanks for this tutorial on the topnote purse. I just ordered my second tutorial from you for the last pocket holder w/cards that you offered. I love your tutorials and thanks for keeping them so affordable as well. I will be back again!

    Pinky

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  9. "Adorable" does not even begin to describe these - love them! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  10. Thank you, Becky, so much for the directions for this adorable little purse. It's so cute! I had to make one right away. I posted a picture of it on my blog.

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  11. I LUV ya man!

    My word verification: combessi

    Out on the farm, I shout, every stinkin' morn', "Come Bessie" when i want the girl to go into the stinkin' stall to give up some milk!

    I love making these words into phrases or "sniglets".

    Check out :Understand Blue"- my friend Lydia. She is totally awesome!

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  12. Absolutely adorable - both of them! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Wow this is soooo great. I can't wait to make one. Thanks for posting the directions for us. You do beautiful work.

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  14. Hi Becky do you send your classes to Australia. I would like to buy one, but at the moment don't have the workshop planned, but would like to have it here so I can work toward a get together with my ladies and use your class planner. So I would not be able to let you know who is coming until later on (as you said in the blurb, you would send to their emails) and some of my ladies are not on email. If you could let me know if I am able to buy the planner, I would be grateful. Tks Del

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  15. Del,

    Yes, I can e-mail the tutorial to you in Australia. I send them all over the world. I send them to people who just want to make them for themselves as well as have a class. You do not have to teach this as a class to purchase it.
    Thank you,
    Becky

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  16. Becky, this is so awesome! I love your 3D projects - I think they are some of the best out there!

    Will you be in Hawaii this year? If so, I'd love to meet you in person!

    LOVE this purse, btw - what a great use of the BigShot! I'm going to try it out myself and then see how my BigShot Club likes it - Thanks for Sharing!!

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  17. Oh my gosh is this cute or what!

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  18. Hi Becky, I love your Top Note Purse. I altered the directions and supplies to make one. I posted it on my blog and referred back to you for the original directions and such! Thank you so much! I am so glad I found your blog, you make such beautiful items!

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  19. Becky thank you so much for the directions on the Top Note Purse yours is darling!!! I made three as gifts for this weekend and everyone loved them. I of course told them that I had cased the idea from you and told them the name of your blog as well as linked to your post from mine.

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  20. These purses are so adorable. I'm looking forward to trying the Top Note die purse. You've made it look so easy. Thanks for sharing

    Sharon

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  21. Becky - you are a awesome! I look forward to your post everyday! Thank you so much for your inspiration.

    Ü When I grow up I wanna be just like you Ü
    Hugs,
    Joani

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  22. Wow Becky your projects are amazing :) Thanks for a great tutorial on the 'Top Note Purse'
    Ohh i have two 100lb babies like yours :) Slighty lighter in colour but still as cute.
    Hugs Sonia x

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  23. These are soooo cute!! I am definitely going to try these! Thanks so much for the detailed instructions! I love your blog!
    ....Sharon :)

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  24. Thanks for sharing this Becky. I cased it for a Mother's Day present for the moms staying at the Ronald McDonald House in southern California. I've left you a link to see my verson (i hope). =) Thanks again.

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  25. This is so cute. I want to make one for my neice. I have the top note die from Stampin Up but I only have one size. I might be a little slow today can you tell me how you layered them? Is there more than one size now?

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    Christine

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  26. Becky,
    I took the idea of your design and made 25 of them for the Mothers at church for Mother's Day (small church). I put a travel size of hand sanitizer from bath and Body Works in it for each lady. They were so excited. Amazing what someone can do with a piece of card stock and a Stampin Up! Big Shot. Lovely idea.
    SLP

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  27. holly this little purse is the most adorable EVER!
    I love the cardstock used the colours are sooooooooooo Beautiful
    and the flower is to die for!
    you have so inspired me
    Thank you ever so much!

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  28. I love making little purses with thank you notes in them for Hostess gifts. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. these purses are the cutest..can't wait to make them myself. Parabens!

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  30. Beautiful purse.. thanks for sharing!

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  31. That's my day tomorrow taken care of - I so have to try that

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  32. Saw this via Pinterest - so cute.

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  33. I have started cutting one out for my granddaughter. Why is 1 side 5 1/2 because when your box is made the sides look the same?

    Carol

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  34. My box does not come out even. One side is taller than the other. Should the paper be 6 x 6?

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    1. The instructions are incorrect. It should say that you score the 1" on the 5-1/2" sides and the 2-1/2" and 3-1/2" scores are on the 6" side.

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    2. The instructions are incorrect. It should say that you score the 1" on the 5-1/2" sides and the 2-1/2" and 3-1/2" scores are on the 6" side.

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  35. Where do I get the pattern for the tote, I love it and want to make it for a birthday gift? Help Please?

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    1. The tote is from my totally Awesome Tote tutorial available on the right hand side bar or the tutorials page of my blog.
      thanks!

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