Last Monday while a storm raged through our neighborhood, my inconsolable Sheltie and I got comfortable on the floor. I grabbed a stack of scrap paper, my cutter, and my scoring tool and began to design. My quest was to create a new Ghirardelli Square purse to showcase at stamp club. I hope you like what I came up with and if you want to create your own, just follow my tutorial below.
Details: This purse uses 2 Ghirardelli Squares. The beauty of this is that the purse can stand up and therefore also makes a really cute place card holder. I used the in-colors to create a rainbow of purses with matching designer paper, ribbon and glimmer brads. The other cool thing, is that you can get 4 purses out of a sheet of 12″ x 12″ designer paper.
Ghirardelli Square Purse Tutorial
1. Start with a piece of cardstock 11-½” x 3”. On the long side, score at 3”, 5-¾” and 8-½”.
2. On the 5-¾” score mark, cut in 5/8” on both sides.
3. On the side of the paper that will face outwards, place four ½” pieces of double-sided adhesive on either side of the cut marks.
4. Remove ONE of the adhesive liners and adhere one of the ends of a 7” length of ribbon to it. Feed the ribbon through the cut mark to the backside of the designer paper.
5. Loop the ribbon around and feed it through the cut mark on the other side. Remove ONE more adhesive liner and adhere the other ribbon end to it. In the photo, I’m lifting up the designer paper, so that you can see how the ribbon is looped and also where it is adhered on the other side.
6. Remove the final two adhesive liners and fold the designer paper in half.
7. Place a one-inch strip of double-sided adhesive on the square next to the ribbon handle. Repeat for the other side.
8. Remove one of the adhesive liners and adhere one of the Ghirardelli squares just above the score line. Repeat for the other side.
9. This is what the purse will look like once both Ghirardelli squares are in place.
10. Close the purse and pierce through the top layers and secure with a glimmer brad. Make sure that the top edges of the purse are aligned before piercing. The outer sides are meant to bow slightly to accommodate the chocolates and to look stylish.
11. Decorate the rest of the purse as desired.
Stampin’ Up! Supplies: Eat Chocolate Stamp Set; Paper: Chocolate Chip (102128), Whisper White (100730), In-color Cardstock, In-color Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack; In-Color ½” Stitched-Poly Ribbon; In-Color Glimmer Brads; Heart to Heart Punch; Full Heart Punch; Modern Label Punch (119848); Word Window Punch (119857) Other Supplies: Ghirardelli Squares
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