Thursday, September 5, 2013

A Birthday Gift for My SUPER-DEAR Friend

My dear friend celebrated her birthday last week and I was so thrilled to make this card purse for her.   The template is actually from a box of cereal bars.  It's just perfect to fit 6 cards and envelopes.  Seeing a big smile on her face was priceless.  In the upcoming days, I'll be posting the cards I made for her.   Three were cards I posted recently and three were made a couple of weeks ago.

For this project, I used:
Scallop and butterfly punch by EK 
Lace punch by Martha Stewart from Ben Franklin Crafts
"Chloe Stem" die by Memory Box from Island Scrapbooking 
Ribbon by Offray
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Fern Leaf Punch by Punch Bunch
Sentiment die by Quic Kutz
Silver jewelry finding by Sierra Pacific Crafts from Ben Franklin Crafts
Charm with bead - I made my own
Pink pearls - RAK from Leanne
Rounded Tag die set by Sizzix from Ben Franklin Crafts

Here's a close-up of the flowers......

And a close-up of the sentiment and charm.....

And a peek inside....

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Five Simple Things - "Inspire Me Fridays 119 - Anything Goes"
As You Like It Challenge - "Favourite Flowers or Trees & Why" - (The Cherry Blossoms are my favourite flower on this project because it's Asian and so am I)
AUD Sentiment Challenge - "Challenge 88 - Any Sentiment"
Wednesday's Creative Inspiration Challenge - "Challenge 230 - Use Your Favorite Color Combo"
Bearly Mine Challenge - "Challenge 102 - Anything Goes"
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge - "Challenge 68 - Anything Goes"
Through the Craftroom Challenge - "TTCRD 9/3 to 9/9 - Anything Goes"
Lexi's Creations - "Challenge 98 - Anything But a Card"

Thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a fun and crafty weekend.  Toodles.


Deloris said...

What a fabulous birthday gift! Love the purple and white color combo!

Basslady said...

what a lovely bag! a wonderful idea!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

coops said...

so stunning Karen.the handbag shape is fab and I love your pretty details :D

xx coops xx

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty! Great design! Carri~Abusybee

cuilliesocks said...

Wow!! Karen this is gorgeous, I can see why your friend loved it. Your design and all the embellishments are beautiful, Have a great weekend, Kate x

Anonymous said...

Lovely Gift bag and LOVE the reason you have used the Cherry Blossom too!
Thanks for joining in with our Challenge at As You Like It this time!
hugs Samantha :0)

Lynn said...

Karen, you made your friend a fabulous gift. The purse card holder is outstanding. I can't wait to see the cards that went into it. The charm is a sweet touch. Thank you for sharing your idea and photos.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful bag for your sweet friend!!! Love all the touches you put on the bag. Can't wait to see the cards that you put in it.

Mojca said...

oooooh my favourite flower is also cherry blossom, and your card is just gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! MOjca

Athina said...

What an adorable purse! She is going to love it! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

Amanda R said...

I would love to get something like this! Hope your friend was thrilled, I love the white design behind the flowers, gorgeous!

Diane said...

What a fabulous purse card. You did a great job.

Regards diane

Dora said...

Awww this is gorgeous Karen, what a fun gift bag and I love how you decorated it. The border punch is gorgeous, love it xxx

PaperDaisies said...

What a stunning gift bag. Your friend will love it. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

Jo said...

Hi Karen....this is so, so pretty & a gorgeous colour the punched border! Thanks so much for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time & good luck!
hugs Jo x

Colleen Kwan said...

The card purse is super cute. What a great idea to make a purse and fill them with blank cards as a gift. I am sure that your gift made your friend feel extra special on her b-day.

Mary Marsh said...

this is such a great gift idea-so pretty and feminine-I am sure your friend loved it

Cyndi said...

Very beautiful bag! Love the details and the purple!

Leanne said...

So I'm obviously going backwards! haha!! Wow Karen! This is super CUTE! No wonder your friend was excited, not only adorable cards, but this bag too?! Wowee, this is pretty!!! Gorgeous job, you'll have to post how you made it. ^.^