Friday, January 29, 2021

Purse Full of Goodies


 Hello friends and welcome back!

Today's creation fulfilled two things I wanted to do ... use this new die I've had sitting here for more than a week now and play along in the Lavinia World Challenge.

The die is by Concord & 9th and is called 'Weekender Handbag'  

Weekender Handbag Dies

 The Lavinia Stamp I have used is called Moon Fairy

 LAV041 - Lavinia Stamp - Moon Fairy

I'm sure you noticed my title says 'Purse Full of Goodies' and then my photo doesn't show any 'goodies' ... well, here ya go . . .

Here are a couple of other photo angles to give you a better look at the purse.  


There is a video on the website that is very helpful and I watched it right away when the die showed up in my mailbox ... expecting to find time to create right away!  WELL ... guess I should have watched it again BEFORE making today's project (vs AFTERWARDS lol) as I put the handles on wrong.  Well, not really WRONG ... it's just fine this way too (my opinion of course) and I omitted the closure strap as it would have covered part of my stamped image.  

Let's just say 'my way' shows the dies versatility!  Right?  LOL

With this being the first time using this die and knowing I wanted to stamp on the front, I die cut all the pieces from white card stock and sponged them with Tim Holtz distress oxide inks.  Main coverage is Broken China and the accent color is Chipped Sapphire.

Isn't this image adorable? 
Be sure to pop over and check out ALL of the Lavinia Stamps available at Dies R Us.  


 After stamping my image, I colored in the moon & her wings using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I had every intention of adding sparkle to her wings before taking the photos but of course I forgot ... but was a good idea so added it after the fact.

Be sure to check out the fabulous Give Away at Lavinia World (FB) is having!

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 I hope you're inspired to TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT this weekend. 
If you're anything like me, you're tired of watching TV and playing board games lol.  I'm hoping my Fall Craft Shows will be ON for 2021 so I think I might work up a few more of these purses to go along with the 'Every Day Purses' I already have done and ready to sell.


Weekender Handbag Dies

 Challenges to share in:

Ellibelle's Corner Crafty January Wednesday Challenge - Something Old and/or Something New (purse die NEW - stamp - OLD (but never used)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
The Paper Funday January Challenge #25 - AG twist: color blue
NBUS January Challenge - stamp - OLD (but never used)
Creative Knockouts Challenge #386 - Die Cuts and/or Punches

 Have a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping by today!
As always . . .


  1. I LOVE this!!! That weekender die is now on my I NEED list :-)
    Thanks so much for mentioning the Anything Lavinia giveaway too!

  2. Wow! Such amazing bag! Love so much your change without the flap and the beautiful Lavinia stamp!

  3. Fantastic purse design and filled with such yummy goodies too. I admire all who do these types of crafts. I myself just leave them alone as I am not that patient to make them. I am sticking to just plain old cards.

  4. OMGoodness, Darlene, you are such an enabler!!! Love, love these purses and now I HAVE to get this new die. Thank you my friend, no time to get bored at all. Love the stamped image on your purse. The colour you used shows up your moon fairy beautifully. I keep going back for one more look. You did such an awesome job. Love it!!! Stay safe and well can remember that crafting/enabling is a great away to chase that boredom away :-)
    Big hugs,

  5. Oh Dar this is absolutely gorgeous!! I have a passion for these kind of creations and this is so realistic. Well done! Stay safe and have a super weekend

  6. That is fantastic and what a fun shape it has, your stamp fits perfect on the front and who wouldn't love the goodies coming with it :) I sure hope the fall shows will be able to go on. I really am hopeful for the summer ones too but we will see!

  7. OMG, another cute purse die! I wouldn't have guessed about the handles, but I see what you mean. You're going to have a lot more purse making fun now!

  8. Oh wow what a fabulous gift bag. I really love it

  9. I absolutely love this handbag project...and yet another Die set I'll have to put on my Wish List. Thanks for playing along at The Paper Funday Challenges and Best of Luck in the Draw! Donna, DT

  10. Dear Darlene
    The gift bags are elegant and versatile. I want to have this die too some day. stay safe and blessed my friend.

  11. This is so very cute!! Can't tell that anything is on backwards, it looks just perfect!
    Thanks so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge! Hope to see you again tomorrow when a new theme will be posted!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  12. Fab gift bag - love the stamped image.

    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Funday Challenge.

    Helen x

  13. This is so adorable I love this! I may need this die... Thanks so much for joining us at Lavinia World!

  14. Well now I am hungry - such a cute purse. Thank you for joining us for the Creative Knockouts Challenge.

  15. These are so cute! I love the paper handbags!

  16. Darlene that purse die is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you stamped the Moon Fairy onto the purse front! Thanks for joining us at Lavinia World Challenges!

  17. I love paper purses.. this is so sweet, Darlene! Thank you for sharing with us at Lavinia World Challenge!
    Lavinia World DT - Bonnie

  18. Love these bags. Great one Darlene.

  19. Just a quick come back to thank you for playing along with us at Lavinia World.
    Fabulous bag - beautiful and delicious :-)
    Stay safe and well.


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