Saturday, September 25, 2021

Purses - Purses - and more Purses

 Hello friends ...

If you follow my blog, you will know that I have a couple of craft shows coming up in November so I've been busy creating cards, tissue box covers and now ... PURSES!

I had only made a few of these earlier in the year using a more generic pattern but today they are all about the upcoming Christmas Season.  These gems would work great for that special 'little' Christmas gift you have in mind for someone.  Fingers crossed the folks at the craft show will be thinking along those lines!

As you can see, I was 'on a roll' and once I figured out I could get TWO purses from one 12x12 sheet of designer paper along with one sheet of 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 sold color card stock, I started an assembly line and am quite happy with the results.

The die set I have used for these adorable purses is the
Concord & 9th - Weekender Handbag die set.

Weekender Handbag Dies

Now comes the difficult part ... figuring out what to charge for these little gems!
Many times craft show goers just don't realize the time that goes into a project like this.
But like most of my goodies ... I will keep the price lower than most because after all ... I do this as a hobby not as a means of living.  Just to hear the Ooohs & Awwws when they see what I've created is priceless and makes it all worth while.

Challenges to share in:
Crafty Catz Challenge #565 - ATG twist/anything but square
Winter Wonderland September Challenge - Anything but a card
Paperminutes Challenge #710 - Anything but cards
The Holly & the Ivy Christmas Challenge - ATG Christmas

Here's wishing you a FABULOUS day ahead!

Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by ... as always,


  1. Wow! Great job and a gorgeous result!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Hugs, Liv

  2. These are so adorable! All the different colors really attracted me! I really like the black one with the plaid front. Well done!

  3. Oh my!! I saw these over at Crafty Catz and had to come take a closer look! They are adorable! You are sure to do well at the craft shows!

  4. Oh, my gosh, now you're doing the purses! These are so freaking CUTE! I can't... you even have the buckles and the rings. Wow wow wow!

  5. They are wonderful Darlene, love the papers and patterns and such an adorable die set..they are all amazing and tricked me into thinking they were a lot bigger..ha ha ha..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  6. I totally love them all and I am sure you will be hearing a lot of oooohhhhsss and aaawwwssss! You always do such an awesome job on these!

  7. Darlene, these are delightfully fun! The last time you did a craft show, you made some of these, and enabled me to purchase the dies! Now you’ve reminded me to use them! Beautifully done, as always…I love when it’s your craft fair time!

  8. These are the cutes gift bags and a great way to give a gift. Whatever you charge, they will be the hit of the show.

  9. Oh my.. How creative. I love them. thanks for sharing over at Crafty Catz.

  10. I absolutely love your purses. I say charge one price and bring the stuff with you for them to create one at 1/2 price. They'll be glad to buy one then. [Bunny]

  11. Awesome idea Darlene! Love all the different variations.
    Thanks so much for joining us for our Winter Wonderland Christmas Anything But A Card Challenge sponsored by Stampers Delight.
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions


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