Sunday, May 25, 2014

G45 Couture purse box with cards - Purse Box tutorial

                                                                     Hi everyone :-)

Made this purse out of chipboard to store some cards I made. Love this Couture  paper collection from Graphic 45 and had so much fun creating this purse and  6 x 4 cards with envelopes.

Flower on the front is made from the cardstock cutouts and the flower stamen is from a Nellie Snellen punch with a pearl in the center.

Metal closure for the box inside.

Cards stores on one side and envelopes on the other side of the box.

Inside without the cards.

Purse, 7 cards and 7 envelopes.

2 blue cards

With matching envelopes. 
Spellbinders die for the label.

Inside the cards I used stamp set number 3.

2 Green cards with Cottage cuts window and gate die.
Flower from the cardstock cut outs together with an EK success flower punch. Stamped ower with stamp set 3 border.

Inside the green cards with the same stamp set.

2 Red cards. Saved the frames when I fussy cut and used them here on the cards.

Inside the 3 red cards

One more red card. Had to use this beautiful lady on one of the cards :-)

With matching envelope.

Measurements for the purse box
Cut out 2 of this in chipboard

I used one smaller side for the envelopes and a larger for the cards.
For the smaller side I cut out the sides at 1 x 6 1/4 and 1 x 4 1/8 but you can make both the sides the same if you like:-)

Glued together with 1 inch black cardstock hinges. Scored at 1/2 and glued on inside and outside to make it study. Used a strip of Tyvek envelope to bind them together. Xyron sticker maker is great to use for glue the  Tyvek envelope hinge on.Went over with a black marker to hide the white.
Then glue it on the purse all the way down.

Supply list
Couture collection, cardstock cutouts,stamp set 3 all from G45,
Black cardstock,medium weight chipboard, Claudine Hellmuth multi matte,Black Zig pen, Spellbinders and quick cuts dies,ribbon,metal closure, Tyvek envelopes,Xyron sticker maker,feather and a smile while creating :-)

Have a tutorial on how to make an envelope and here is the link,

Here is the link to Graphic 45 blog,
And here is the link to G45 Pinterest page for inspiration,
Here is the link to G45 Ning site,
Here is the link to Butter Be Scraps for the closure,

Papers and accessories can be found at Kreativ Scrapping

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,

Have fun creating :-)
Hugs, Anne


  1. Hi Anne, this is FABULOUS!
    I look forward so much to your blog, you are the most creative, inspiring artist/crafter. I wish I had just a small percent of your amazing abilities.
    You are the best teacher I know and I thank you sooooo much for sharing your methods.
    Have a lovely week Hugs Annie

  2. Beautiful project, thanks for sharing

  3. This is stunning...and what a great gift idea...I hope to make one for myself...thank you so for sharing your knowledge and creations with are the sweetest person...thank you so much again...

  4. Such an awesome bag with the cards here. Just amazing and beautiful as usual Anne. Great work again again.

  5. your blog is very iteresting
    thank you for your tutorials

  6. Wonderful Anne! Love all the fine details you add to each and every project. I am sorry I haven't been around for awhile - just catching up now on your fabulous creations... off to watch more!

  7. This is lovely Anne I love it! I would make the album for sure! Its so pretty!

  8. This is such a lovely project and you always pay such attention to detail.
    Thanks for sharing


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