Friday, April 24, 2020

Making Purses . . .

Hello Friends and Happy Friday!

I've been anxious to share my latest obsession with you!
'PAPER PURSES' ... yep that's what I said!!

Check 'em out ... they are so darn cute!

 I saw these in blogland somewhere (forgive me for not writing down the link)  (UPDATE:   BFF Diane reminded me that we first saw these cute purses at our friend and team mate Julie's blog) and I just couldn't wait to get my hands on the die.  It's available right now at the Dies R Us Store.

 Concord & 9th - Dies - Everyday Purse

 There are a variety of Youtube videos that will help you get started.
The ones I liked the best were by Carrie Rhoades ... she has a series of 4 videos.

 Here are a couple more!
I'm thinking the Country Club Ladies will LOVE these so I'm working
on several in hopes that our Fall Show doesn't get cancelled like our Spring Show did.
A couple little Hershey Kisses inside and I think they will be a HIT!
What do you think?

Don't you just love that little tassel??!!!
There are other little embellishment in this set but for right now
I think I'll just stick with the tassel.

Challenges to share in:

Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
 Through the Purple Haze Challenge #166 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge #408 - Anything Goes (2)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Arty Divas Challenge #20 - Anything Goes

Well that's it for me today!  I really need to get busy on a birthday card 
for my 'other half'!  His birthday is Sunday and with all the restaurants closed,
I can't take him out to dinner so I guess a special card is all he'll be getting this year.
LOL  He's SO HARD to buy for so I've kind of just given up on that idea. 

I've had a question on the size of these purses ... here's a visual for you.
They have enough room inside for a gift card or a few Hershey Kisses.
Actually roomier than I first anticipated!


Take care ... stay healthy ... and thanks for taking the time to stop by!!
Cyber Hugs to you!!


  1. You know what I think, so adorable and they look so so real....Love the cute tassel and I am so amazed how real they look, love love love,

  2. Every lady would be so happy with all these gorgeous bags in het closet!
    Lia xx

  3. Oh my gosh they are adorable. I love them. So creative and some I'd carry. These are fantastic. I wish I had one, or two, ..........or more. [Bunny]

  4. Super cute and fun and I need a new purse, which one now should I pick LOL!! I will be 'cranking' out some soon (in my spare time) choices of papers too..fabulous creations!!

  5. These are so delightful, Dar! Especially the lady bug purse!! What an awesome die cut. Yes, I think they would be a huge hit at the CC sale. I hope it's a go for you.

  6. These are fantastic! How big are they? Such a unique little gift bag! Love the papers you've used too!

  7. How adorable, and they look like so much fun to make. The use of pattern papers and colors is endless. These are so stinkin' CUTE!!! Thanks for putting a smile on my face!!!

  8. So very awesome and beautiful. I love all the purses.

  9. All of your purses are so precious, Darlene! My favorite is that second one. WOW!! Thank you for this sweet inspiration!! Take care and keep safe! Hugs, Darnell

  10. Oh my goodness Darlene these are just adorable and you have used such great papers on them, I think these will be a huge hit at the show, hope it isn't cancelled this time!

  11. Well, my friend, thanks to you and Julie, I've just made a dent into my crafty supply fund :-) and purchased this die! Your purses are just too darn cute! I love your choice of papers. Keeping fingers crossed that your sales soar during your craft shows! Stay safe and healthy.

  12. Love every one of these!
    So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Through the Purple Haze.
    Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @ TTPH

  13. Oh. My. GOSH!!!!! I would carry any one of these purses! This is the CUTEST thing I've seen in forever! You have a real eye for style because you did an amazing job with choosing your papers and colors. I can't get over these. The die is now out of stock, probably because of you. I see you have a second post so I'm off to look at those, too, but first I want to wish your hubby a happy birthday today!


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