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November 13, 2011

Anything But a Card Blog Hop for DeNami Design


Hello everyone.  Welcome to your next stop on this journey of crafty inspiration.  You should have come here from Pattie's Blog.  If not, you should hop over to the DeNami Design Blog and start from the beginning.  I know you are probably tired, but you are almost finished.  Just a few more stops to go!


I used the DeNami Design Purse Template and printed it on Very Vanilla cardstock from Stampin' Up!.  After cutting it out, I stamped an overall design in VersaMark ink using a large stamp (pictured below) that is now retired.  I am not sure what it was called, but it is the P size and was made in 1999.  I used clear embossing powder to heat emboss the overall design.  I sponged on So Saffron (Stampin' Up!), Rose Bud (Memento), and Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!).  I wiped the ink from the embossed areas.  After getting the shading I was happy with, I stamped the Decorative Flourish over the design in So Saffron, the Mini Swirl Flourish and another retired flourish in Crumb Cake, and the Mini Solid Flower in Rose Romance (Stampin' Up!).  I wiped the ink from the embossing after each application of stamps.

Before assembling the purse, I printed another template on some pretty floral paper to line the inside.


After assembling the purse I added some ribbon trim and a ribbon rose to the front of the purse.  The last step was creating the handle.  I used some glass beads from Stampin' Up! and threaded them onto some wire and attached them to the purse.

These are the stamps I used to make this project:



This little purse is the perfect size to hold a gift card.  Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to comment.  DeNami Design is giving away two $20 gift certificates to two random commenters and one to a random participant (design team not eligible).  You have until November 14, 2011 at 11:59 PST to get those comments in. 

The next stop on your journey is Barbara's blog.  I am sure she has something wonderful in store for you.



35 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Very very nice!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Michele Gross said...

Beautiful project and you've used some of my favorite stamps. Lovely to see a new and inspiring way to use them :)

Lisa said...

What a lovely project, thanks for sharing!!

Sarah said...

What a great purse :) Thanks for sharing.

Barb said...

WOWZA! a paper purse...the only kind i don't have yet! :) love this Rae Ann. great stamp and paper choices :)

Annette said...

very cute...thanks for sharing..

Lin said...

Beautiful! Who doesn't like a purse! Especially one that has a gift card in it! :)

Brenda Lee said...

A gorgeous purse!! I love the technique you used.

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful purse!!! You did such an amazing job with this template!!! LOVE it!!

Tanya said...

Wow...your purse is just beautiful!

Kristy Smith said...

Rae Ann this is SO adorable! I love the template and I love what you did with it even more! How clever -- I know so many girlfriends that would just love to get a gift card in one of these! Thanks for sharing!

laceyrane said...

pretty idea,tfs

Rookie said...

Very cute bag - such a great packaging gift for a lady's gift :)

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Karen B. said...

This is really beautiful! So chic and sophisticated.

~Tammy~ said...

I love what you did with the template. Beautiful project!

Indy said...

This is a darling purse! Great work!

The Wolverina /// said...

Oh my that purse is so cute! Great designing!! I would love to get a gift like that! Thanks for sharing! Have a Happy ThanXgiving!!

Wendy aka Cheeky said...

I was looking for an idea for all my gift cards this season...I think I just found it! Thanks for sharing!

Amy Smidebush said...

So pretty! I really like the combination of stamps you chose!

Tina M said...

Adorable!! love all the coloring/shading.

Kimberly said...

so cute!

Candycat said...

It looks like a "big" purse so your comments were helpful to understand it's small! Nice techniques you've used on this. Love it!

Lindsey Wood said...

Wow this is so pretty and feminine! Love the colors!

NatQuebec said...

thanks for sharing !

Glenda J said...

Gorgeous project! Thanks for playing along!

Suzanne Bier said...

Such an elegant idea! Thanks for sharing!

Cynthia B. said...

This purse is adorable! My daughter and her friends usuallhy give gift cards to Bday parties nowadays - this holder is SO much cuter - and definitely fantastically stamped! TFS!

sharon g said...

I went to a DeNami class at the stamping convention, and she made purses. So cute.

Rochelle said...

How neat? Great job!

ann said...

Cute idea!Great teachers gift.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous project!!!

HockeyScrap said...

Beautiful work. So much detail, but it's well worth it for the finished product.
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Terria said...

this is gorgeous love it :D

Heidi said...

What a lovely and creative holder for a gift card! Love it!!

...:::Paulina:::... said...

This is beautiful, Rae Ann! Great job incorporating some new and old DeNami stamps together!