Thursday, March 4, 2010

Lucky Purse

I love winter, but this time of the year I do start to think about cute warm weather clothes, shoes, and purses.  Since March has finally arrived, it seems only fitting to make some green cards and a cute little purse to carry them!
To make this "purse", I cut a stationery box in half and covered it with paper from Little Yellow Bicycle's Lucky Me line.  I'm lucky to be in a kit club at my LSS and the latest kit had all these goodies from the Lucky Me line... I had lots of goodies to play with, but I still seemed to pull stuff from my stash. :)
The purse holds 4 standard size greeting cards, but I cut mine down to 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 to go with the Clearly iStamp It's Hip to be Square challenge.  I always like to decorate the envelopes that go with my cards, so I stamped some swirls from a Technique Tuesday clear set using Lime Pastel chalk ink.  I edged the green of the cards with the same green ink.  All the green goes with the Cute Card Thursday Lucky Green challenge, the Etsy Inspired- United Thread challenge, and the Pile it on Lucky Me challenge.

 I added Lime Green Stickles in little dots for some extra sparkle 'cause I love sparkly stuff (too much time watching that bird from The Rescuers make a nest with "sparklies") and Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday was hosting a Sparkle challenge.  I liked the clean lines of these cards so I didn't put a sentiment on the inside, thinking that these would make a nice hostess gift.  The recipient could use these cards for thank you's, birthday, or whatever. :)
I know this one screams Happy St. Patrick's Day, but thinking outside the box, this one could even be a "Good Luck" card for a graduate.
Don't you just love this fun button?!?  Stamp Something is hosting a Designer Paper, Buttons, Ribbon challenge.  The buttons from Little Yellow Bicycle and the ribbon from Papertrey ink are just perfect!  What kind of fun embellishments have you used?  What kind of crafty hostess gift have you given? I'd love to hear!!!! (And- Does anyone remember that bird's name???)

pattern paper and pattern buttons- Little Yellow Bicycle- Lucky Me
solid cardstock- Bazzill
ribbon and plain buttons- Papertrey Ink
flowers- Prima
cards- MemoryBox


  1. This is amazing! TFS and thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

  2. Hi, Thanks for leaving me a message on my blog. Love this project. SO cute and classy.

    Re the cats - that is the pic of when my first two cats (brother and sister) were young and the other 2 cats are their brother and sister who are with other owners. I haven't got a pic of all 3 of my cats now. Will put one up to show you.


  3. Terrific project! Thanks for playing along at Pile It On!

  4. This is so cute. I have to try this.

  5. What a great project... very pretty! Thank you for joining us at Clearly iStamp this past week.

  6. Wow this is absolutely fabulous!!

    I wanted to become a follower but can't see you follower button anywhere - help!!!


  7. Cute creation, really like what you did with them and that fresh color scheme.


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