The Power of Pinterest...



Way back in 2010 I made a card in the shape of a handbag,  I don't have the card any more just a rather fuzzy photo of it back HERE on this blog.   It wasn't a favourite make, and I'd completely forgotten all about it until I noticed from the blog stats it was getting a lot of hits via Pinterest.   It's been pinned and repinned by folks all over the US.   I've had several  lovely emails too asking how I put the card together.  So here's how I made it.

You'll need:-
  • a card blank, the front covered with patterned paper and angled at each side
  • a die cut shape for the front flap
  • a circle cut from cardstock about an inch wide
  • 2 'D' rings
  • 2 strips of cardstock the same width as the 'D' rings

Fold the circle in half and cut through it at the centre back.  Thread the D rings on to each side of the fold.


Fold the 2 cardstock strips in half and thread through each D ring securing with DS tape.  Do the same with the folded circle.  Then adhere the handle to the back of the bag flap.

Isn't it great that the internet can connect you with crafters from all over world.


Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Lucille; Cardstock: Bazzill Basics;  Die: Stampin Up  Top Note

13 comments:

  1. beautiful!!! thanks for tutorial Vicky!! :) xxx

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  2. Hi Vicky, Pinterest really is a wonderful place, so much to see and such a great source of inspiration. Your handbag card is gorgeous, thanks for the tutorial, I know what to make for my Granddaughter's birthday card now! Hugs, Anne x

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  3. Fabulous tutorial Vicky and just goes to show, thinks that we don't really like, others do....thank for sharing xxxx

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  4. Haven't seen this one before - didn't know of blogging back then lol! It's gorgeous Vicky and when I have the time I would love to CASE it. Good old Pinterest - not surprised it's a hit for you! Karen x

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  5. Another beautiful creation hun...and thank you for your wonderful tutorial too..:o)

    biggest of hugs Vicky xx

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  6. Don't you just love Pinterest when something like this happens? Fab card Vicky... no wonder you've had lots of enquiries!

    Hugs
    Christine x

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  7. I'm laughing because I just pinned your original picture! :) Such a cute idea! I sell so many "purses" that I can't wait to add this to my top sellers!

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  8. Fabulous!! Many more pins and hits from this one too I should imagine! I have had the same thing happen with a wedding card I made that I almost put in the bin!!
    xx

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  9. Wonderful and clever idea! Thank you for sharing the directions as well. I'm looking forward to making it!

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  10. Thanks for the great idea! Love it.

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  11. Love the card. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Thanks for the tutorial. I love this card and I loved the first one as well.

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