Sunday, 5 February 2012

Accordion File Purse

Are you snowed in??   
It looks like most of the UK has had snowfall this weekend.
And, it seems, that the white stuff has gone metric. 
The news tells me we have had 6cm here - that's 2.36 inches in old money!!! :-)

I finally got round to making something other than a card - this cute little accordion file purse.


Maria Bell has shared her brilliant, step by step tutorial here - give it a try - it's really not as difficult as it looks.

I used white card for the main body of the purse and lilac for the 'accordion' pieces and the matting on the little cards.
The purse itself measure approx 6"(length) x 4"(height) x 3"(depth)  and closes with a velcro dot.



I made 4 cards (2 of each design) to go inside the file - 3" x 3" fits very comfortably.
I kept them quite plain, so that they could be used as notes, thankyous, etc.


It took me ages to decide on the sentiment for the front of the file. I wanted something that would suit any occasion and finally settled on this 'just for you' die cut.
  

To finish off I added a little 'hand made' stamp on the back.

Sorry about the rubbish photos. As you can see, I tried every angle and every surface to try and get a decent shot!



Challenges.
Aud Sentiments -  Anything BUT a Card, with a Sentiment.
Allsorts - Free & Easy
Do You Stack Up? - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Punches and/or Dies
Little Claire's - Anything BUT a Card

Supplies.
White and Lilac Card.    DP is DoCrafts V & A Hanoverian
Sentiment from Craftwork Cards.  Spellbinders Fancy Tags 3 Die and Lacey Circles
Martha Stewart Lace Doily Punch.   Catslife Press 'Hand Made' Stamp.
3 x 3 Blank Cards.   Xcut Butterfly Punch.  Papermania 'Tweet' Bird Stamp.
Ribbon and pearls from my stash.


19 comments:

Katina said...

Wow!! This is fabulous Caroline. You are such a neat worker - I hate to think what mine would look like!
xx

brenda said...

What a fabulous project, thank you for sharing the link which I will be off to check out.

Thanks so much for joining in our Free and Easy February at Allsorts this week, good luck and hope to see you again.

B x

Pauline said...

Thisa is beautiful, a stunning creation!
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Nela said...

Wow, your purse looks fantastic!
I love it!
Thank you for the link!
Hugs Nela

Lee said...

Hiya hun.Thanks for email will reply later.

We do NOT have snow YET lol.Rained non stop all day yesterday.Today sun is out n not too cold YET lol We are in St.Agnes North Cornwall.

WOW,LOVE this creation,must have a look to see if i could manage something like this lol.Fab papers so pretty.I love the way you have embellished it and those lil cards so lovely.Awww hope lil doggy not toooo soggy in the snow lol.Huggles to all.xxxx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous.Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Crafty Sentiments.xxx

WencheP said...

Oh my gosh - this is awesome! Fabulous colours! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Vicky said...

It's beautiful Caroline...and I love the papers too.... :o)

stay warm hun...and big hugs Vicky xx

sassy said...

what afantastic job..wow love thema ll the colours are brilliant too ermmm!!! you changed yer blog hun it looks great hugs sassyx

maxine said...

This is beautiful x

Sue said...

Hi hun
wow this is gorgeous, what a fabulous creation, beautiful work as always, sue,x

Bunny said...

Lovely creation...Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, and good luck..

Caz Crafty sentiments DT

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! What an amazing project hun!! Gorgeous project!! ;)TFS!

Ren-Yi said...

What a gorgeous card folder. Great details. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

June Nelson said...

This is fantastic I would love a go at making one of these yours is beatuiful xxxxxx

Aileen said...

Gorgeous project and cute cards. x

Stressed Stamper said...

well it looks b.. hard to me..stunning - but hard - though may have a go...Hope snow stopping need to work in Scarb tomorrow - joy...Big hugs
Sarah x

Michelle B. said...

What a FAB project! Great gift idea especially with cards inside! Very beautiful, love the papers! Thanks for playing with us at Aud Sentiments!

Amelia Clark said...

Wow it's really nice...Beautiful Card. Excellent work you did. I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post. Keep sharing more.
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