Thursday, February 13, 2014

Graphic 45 Couture purse mini album

Hi everyone :-)
Made a purse with a mini album inside. Used the gorgeous Couture papers from Graphic 45 and was in fussy cut heaven while I cut out all the images! So many beautiful ladies, hats, shoes and flowers to use :-)
For the handle I used black rose lase. Glued metal wire on the back and black ribbon to cover the wire. Then it is easy to shape the handle.
Used a lot of magnets in this album to hold photo mats and tags.


Here is the link to Graphic 45 blog,
And here is the link to G45 Pinterest page for inspiration,
And ning,
Xyron glue,

 Opens on the front.

Here the album is taken out of the purse.

Made a metal dangle for the side of the purse and used a clock, tassel,keys from G45 and a frame from Tim Holtz where I glued a beautiful lady inside with glossy accent.

 Colored a shoe from the paper line to use on the front

Chipboard cut out works as the closure. Have a magnet under the inside frame.

Purse open and I chose to display it from the side.

The album can be taken out and it is fastened with large magnets on the spine.
Here is a link to an Ebay seller for strong magnets,

Album cover taken out of the purse.
The album has 6 pages and some of them are double. Bind it all with thread binding.Have a tutorial how to bind albums with thread and here is the link,

Inside cover and 1. page
 All the fussy cut outs are covered with Claudine Hellmuth multi matte
Tha ladies hats can be changed and are double for some small journaling inside and fastened with magnets.The purse is also double for journaling and can be taken off. Hand open with magnets.

Used stamp set nr.3 through the whole album.

1.and 2 page
Frame is a die from Tim Holtz and the peacock die from Magnolia.
Used the outside of a chipboard cut out to make the flap with magnet on the top.
Sticker word from the sticker sheet

The 2. page can open and here is a lot of room for journaling.

2. and 3. page
Dressed up the lady on the right with a hat and boa .
Used black lase and flat back pearls on the flaps.All the flaps in the album is magnetic.

Envelope with a double tag inside. The large lady is fastened with magnets to hold the envelope.

3. and 4. page
Saved all the frames when I fussy cut out the images and used them as photo mats through the whole album.
peacock die from Magnolia and Eifel tower die from Whimsy stamps

4. page open inside with a lot of fun fussy cutting :-)

Plase for journaling under the photo mats.

4. and 5 page.

The tags closes with magnets and closes up around the belly band.

5. and 6. page
More beautiful ladies that are pockets to hold photo mats and tags.
A little envelope from the cardstock cut outs fastened with magnets.

6. page opens and here are more photo mats. They also are fastened with magnets lol.

More place for journaling and photos.

6. page and back cover inside.
Made a flat flower with the cardstock cut outs. Mirror die from Tim Holtz.

On the back cover there is a flap

Lot of photo mats.

Back cover. Photo mat and rosette fastened with. Yes.. magnets lol

The album can also be used inside the purse.
The flower is made from the cardstock cutouts and EK success punch. Stamped over with the cordination stamp. Dressed up the ladies a bit more :-)

Backside of the purse.
Used a Martha Stewart punch for the border and a cardstock cut out.

Measurements for the purseand album.

Same shape for the album,but made it 1/2 inch smaller  so the top is 5 1/4- bottom 8 3/4 5 1/2 hay.
Used a black paper. scored in half and drew around ( bottom to the score line )with the template so it is double.Then you can make pockets or have it open for an extra page.

Cut out 2 of the shape for the purse in medium weight chipboard.

Flap and top measurements.
For the bottom on the purse cut out 9 1/4 x 3

Backside. continue with the bottom and front and glue together with hinges.

I usedd Tyvek envelopes and Xyron sticker and went over with a black marker.

Now it should look like this.

Supply list:
Couture paper collection, stickers,cardstock cut outs and chipboard cut outs, key`s key hole, Stamp set nr. 3 all from Graphic 45. Xyron,black marker,Wire,ribbon,chain,clock,tassel,black cardstock, magnets,Tyvek envelopes,dies,feather,lace,flat back pearls,Claudine Hellmuth multi matte and a lot of fun creating :-)

Here is the link to an Ebay seller for strong and cheap magnets,

Regarding questions there is a video where frequently asked questions are answered and here is the link,
For other questions they will be answered here on my blog where I will post new questions that has not been answered before.
Here is the link,

Hope this was a bit helpful and inspiring!
Have fun creating :-)
Hugs, Anne


  1. Alwayes you make great things. But this album WOW stunning.

  2. WOW!!! Fabulous album and oh so creative.

  3. This album is just fabulous. I realy love it. Thank you so much for sharing all ypur wonderfull Projects :)
    Hugs Linda

  4. This is so pretty! Thank you for the tutorial!!! Will be trying this!

  5. Absolutely fabulous... I just gotta try one ! Great tutorial

  6. WAUW og her har du endnu engang overgået dig selv fuldstændigt. Hvor er det bare kanon flot Anne. Super smukt arbejde her igen igen.

  7. Wonderful, wonderful Anne! You blow me away with your creativity and all the incredible amount of work you put into each and every project. It truly is amazing and so much fun to watch. Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

  8. Анна! Я не перестаю восхищаться Вашими работами!!! Обязательно попробую эту вещь! И отчитаюсь за результат)

  9. Love your blog and this post is no exception. Gorgeous album, Angela x

  10. I ended up making this album because I loved it. It was lots of work but so worth it in the end. I changed the front cover and back though - used turquoise paper and lace, etc...

  11. I love your work it so beautiful I wish I could do work like you


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