I'm always excited to see the new dies in each new catalogue and this year I was delighted to see the adorable Petite Purse die. I always like to pop a handmade gift into my lovely Stampers 6 members' parcels each month and I thought this die would be perfect, so I set about cutting them out and embellishing them. Here's what I ended up with:
I love the shape of these little handbags and there's plenty of room for a treat inside (I managed to get three chocolates in each of these!) or a small gift. They'd be perfect done in pinks and sparkles for a little girl's birthday party favours or white on white for elegant bridesmaids' gifts or in festive red, gold and green at Christmas...
... I chose this sophisticated autumn palette for mine - Chocolate Chip card stock, with a striped band of Patterns designer paper and a beautiful focal piece which was cut out of one of the International Bazaar papers.
Here's a close up of that piece, decorated with a tiny punched flower and a tiny pearl. I absolutely love the design of this paper with its folk art style!
• If you're a designer paper fan it really is a brilliant time to join Stampin' Up: the starter kit is only £99 and not only do you get to choose £130 of goodies to go in it but you also get a pack of designer paper free each month for six months afterwards! Click here to find out more about becoming a demonstrator - it might be just the thing for you!
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Here's what you'll need to make this project
Card stock: Chocolate Chip, scrap of Pacific Point
Designer paper: International Bazaar designer paper, Patterns stack in Neutrals
Other: Big Shot, Petite Purse die, Itty Bitty punch pack, Basic Pearls
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My youngest son went off with my husband to a local fireworks display on Saturday evening (the older two had gone off to various parties) and came back rosy-cheeked and excited having seen 'the best firework display EVER' and eaten a stick of candy floss that was almost bigger than he was! I found out the other day that in Australia this confection is known as 'fairy floss' - how cute is that?! (Not sure that my son would've been particularly impressed however!)
Enjoy your Monday!