Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Notepad Purses

Do you have a lot of those little composition notebooks on hand? You know, the ones that go on sale every year with back to school supplies. I can't seem to resist them! I probably have 25 of them.

I did this about a year or so ago and thought it was time to revisit the idea.

You can find the free tutorial for these HERE.

The one on the left may look familiar if you attended Leadership this's is kind of like the bag we received. I embossed Whisper White cardstock in the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder and ran it through the Big Shot. Then I brayered over it with Early Espresso ink just touching the raised images.

For the purse on the right, I traced the outline of one corner of a bag in the Tres Chic Handbags Tutorial to get the shape. It is covered in Love Letter Designer Series Paper and the embellishment is made with the Floral Fusion die-cut, layered on 1-3/8" Circle and Scallop Circle Punches. I cut about 6 balls off from the ball key chain to shorten it a bit.

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  1. Hi Becky ~ love your notepad purse ~ can't seem to open the tutorial though! was hoping to create one, I love little note pads as well, they are always tucked away somewhere in our home ~ TFS & have a great day!

  2. How cute! I have your tres purses tutorial so I may give this a try. But like Denise, the link to the tutorial did not work. Hope to see it!

  3. Oops, sorry! The link has now been fixed. Ü Becky

  4. Becky, thanks for the tutorial. I love these little composition notebooks too and have a few I haven't used. I gotta try making one and maybe make a few for valentine's day - just because! Thanks again for all your inspiration. I just love reading your blog. Love the picture of your happy pooch too!

    Chris R. from Iowa

  5. Becky these bags are such a cute idea. Thanks for the tutorial.I will have to look around for these little books with the binding.

  6. Hi Becky. . .I purchased your tres purse tutorial through pay pal back in the beginning of December, and I never received it. Can you do some research on it? Thank you!
    Kimberly Means

  7. Hi Kimberly, I usually send out tutorials the same day an order is received. I did send this to you on Dec 18th but maybe it got caught in your spam filter. I'm resending now.


  8. oh my goodness - how cute are these?! Love your style!