Monday, 15 April 2013

Pretty Purse Project - Creative Inspirations #4

Hello, my fine friends!
I have a new DT project to share with you for my favorite store...Creative Inspirations! Yes, it's another mini album! I did take lots of pictures but the first few show you everything if you don't want to look at ALL of them! ;o)
I used the 7gypsies Accordion Purse Kit in the small size. The purse is super easy to put together! I started by staining the edges of the chipboard with Distress Stain. All of the papers were distressed with a distress tool and then inked before being adhered. I ran some ribbon through some lace and added it for the handle. I also added a strip on the bottom and a little piece through a metal buckle. Then I added three punched flowers.
For the album itself I followed the same process; stained, distressed, inked and adhered. I kept the pages all very simple and flat. I made a few little pockets, and added some small tags with ribbons. I've also added several 7gypsies stickers that match perfectly. They are just big enough to add a date or a few words. These papers are so pretty that they don't need any further embellishments!
Here is the closed purse and the mini album beside it:

I didn't use the closure that came with the kit; I added some velcro tabs instead.
When closed, the purse itself measures 41/2" wide X 43/4" high X 11/2" deep.

This is the entire front of the album:

This is the entire back of the album:

These are the next pages after the front cover. All the papers were distressed and then inked.
The album pages measure 4" X 4" each, and there are 16 pages in all. 

Finally, here is the back of the box and album.

Materials Used from Creative Inspirations:

7gypsies Accordion Purse Kit - Small
Prima Pixie Glen Collection - 6 X 6 Paper Pad
Distress Stain - Forrest Moss
Distress Ink - Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Alterations Die - Tiny Tabs & Tags
Tim Holtz - Tiny Attacher
7gypsies Label Sticker Book - CHIC
7 gypsies Assorted Buckles - SEA

Extras From My Stash:
Lace, ribbon, brads, punches.

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Sue has loads of fabulous goodies filling up her store!
Pop on over and take a look!
To find the products that I used in my project, just click on "Design Team" in the menu and it will take you to the list of my DT projects. This is the "Pretty Purse Project". Or just click HERE! :o)
Don't forget that you can pick one of the free gifts with a purchase of $60.

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Creations by Shirl said...

Wow Nancy this is totally awesome! Love the whole details to it....

Sue Fraser said...

Nancy! You've done it again. Another beautiful creation. Love what you did with the little purse!

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie, this is just simply stunning, huggles Pops x x x

Dunja Dücker said...

Wow Nancy, this is so unique, i love it. All the distressed edges, that looks amazing my dear friend. A great work. Since I had to look until I discovered everything. I have discovered everything? * lol * I think I shall look at it one more time. My compliment for your wonderful and stunning creation.

Have a lovely day.
Sunny Spring Greetings from me to you :))

Much Love, Dunja

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

Oh, my , Nancy, this is gorgeous! You are so beautifully creative! I love it! What a gift you have. This is incredibly lovely! WOW. So gorgeous. xx Kathy

Susan M said...

Another fabulous mini book Nancy ! What a lot of work you have put into this but it's worth every minute! Love the papers and that gorgeous lace. All those beautiful tags ! You are so inspiring [again!]

Ira Huberts said...

Wow Nancy! I'm totally impressed with the way you made this awesome purse with mini album, it's fabulous! Such pretty details, love this! Hugs, Ira xox

Jonia said...

Nancy you are the girl! This is the second thing with scrapping that I am about to case from you! Love this WOW!!!

Jennifer said...

This is absolutely incredible! I just love the amazing array of images and lace and your gorgeous flowers you make! Such a treasure!

Tracy said...

Awww I've never seen this purse kit. That's adorable. Your papers are so pretty. Love the greens and the way you used the lace. Gorgeous project Nancy girl! Hugs!

PinkBellaMia said...

Wow girl this is amazing loving it!!!!!

Susi said...

Super creative and amazing!!!! I love love it!!! I want to make one now!

Susi said...

Super creative and amazing!!!! I love love it!!! I want to make one now!

Geri said...

This is the prettiest little project!!! I love the idea of that pretty album inside the purse! And your papers, embellishments and ribbons look gorgeous together!! Love what you've done with the distress inks, too! Adds so much character! Just beautiful, Nancy!!

Sandy Hentzel said...

Another great album! You are the album queen!!!

Marilyn said...

Wow Nancy! Another fabulous creation and like I said before, this is your niche. Gorgeous album!

Robyn said...

Nancy, again, I adore your work! mini albums are some of my favorite things to do. I will be keeping this in mind when I get back to the paper palace!

Daen'Ys said...

What a wonderful little purse and gorgeous mini album!

Rosi x