14.7.11

Purse Card with Fancy Fold Insert Tutorial

Purse Card
Most of the cards I make are for my daughter's friends and this Pink card is I bet you can guess for a little girl!
Purse Card
This flower was made by layering punched paper flowers and adding a plastic flower in the center. I used dark pink glitter gel pen to add a design to the flower petals.
Punch Flower
My Butterfly Tag has a 2 layers held with a brad which was originally grey in color painted with pearl pink acrylic . The tag is attached to the purse handle with a ribbon and button.
Butterfly Tag
The top layer of the butterfly tag slides up to reveal the sentiment.
Butterfly Tag
This is the inside of the purse with a fancy folded insert which is embossed with hearts.
Purse Card
The inside of the purse card has embossing,flowers, paper lace ,gems and butterflies!
Purse Card
I embossed the inner lining paper of the purse with hearts and flowers using a Jef embosser.

Purse Card
Purse Card
How to Make a Purse Card
There are many examples and templates of the purse card on the net.Templates are in a way easy and in some ways difficult to work with ,so here I will share how to make your Purse card without any tracing or printing of a template. It will measure and look just the way you want it!
  • Take a sheet of paper and fold it leaving some over for the flap of your purse--size of the flap depends on you!
    Purse Card Tutorial
  • Measure equal distances from the ends of the top edge and drop a line to the lower corners.Cut through both layers of the folded card.
  • Make the top flap in whatever shape you want.I used a compass to make a simple semicircle flap for this purse card.
  • You can finish off your card at this stage or if you are like me and love to dress up the inside of a card- lets make a fancy fold card insert.
For this purse card I cut the pale pink paper some millimeters smaller than the card base and layered a smaller glittered foam sheet over it to create a party purse!
    How to make the inside of a Fancy Folded Card Insert
    This is called by various names including explosion fold at many sites on the net .Its a very useful mechanism to know as its so easy and can quickly transform the inside of your card !
    Take a square of size 2 times the size of  the Insert you want .I measured the width near the top of my purse card and doubled this for my square size
    Fold diagonally as shown.
    Fancy Fold Card Insert Tutorial
    Push the points marked by the boxing gloves to wards each other.
    This will give you a triangular folded shape as shown
    Fancy Fold Card Insert Tutorial
    Fold the corners of each flap towards the center as shown
    Fancy Fold Card Insert Tutorial
    Tuck in all 4 folded corner flaps  as shown
    Fancy Fold Card Insert Tutorial
    Your insert is ready.
    I embossed the insert after folding to get my positions right. Since I don't have an embossing machine here is what I did to emboss a large heart.Place the shape you want to emboss [ mine is a cardboard heart] below the paper and gently trace its outline with a smooth flat tool! Your paper should be sturdy otherwise it will tear.
    Embossing by hand
    Once you have embellished your card insert, apply glue on the 5 sided area as shown and stick on one half of your card with the pointed tip touching the central fold of the card.Apply glue on the other side and firmly close your card.
    Fancy Fold Card Insert Tutorial
      How to make a Lacy Scallop Border without a Scallop punch!
      If you are like me and long to make those beautiful scallops yet don't own a scallop punch - lets improvise!
      All you need a scallop scissors and a single hole punch.
      Scallop Tutorial
      Cut the strip of paper and punch holes. Glue the strip to your card paper and you have a lacy scalloped border!
      Lacy Scallop Tutorial
      Lacy Scallop Tutorial
      This is the closeup of the quilled flower with a pink foam and glitter foam sheet center
      Quilled Flower
      I layered 2 punched butterflies and added flower stamens for the antennae.
      Punched Butterflies
      I hope the outcome is OK as this Pink Card  will be for my daughters dearest best friend who loves Pink!Do leave me your comments!
      Purse Card

      125 comments:

      1. Sonia, awesome purse...super cute. Please pick up your blog award from my blog my friend. ~Shen

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      2. wow a fab card and thanks for the tutorial

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      3. Wow Doc! This is sooo pretty and girlie! :) Bet that bestest friend will be super thrilled getting this gift! :)

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      4. This is an amazing purse, very cute..i need one :)
        totally girly & very smart..thank you sooo much for the detailed tutorial my friend..keep sharing awesome stuff !!!

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      5. OK WOW! how do you get the time to create these masterpieces!!!???
        this is absolutely fabulous. Just brilliant!

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      6. Oh my God!! this is the most stunning entry we have this time around!! simply beautiful...Love the butterfly tag, love that you made a purse card, which I'd been dying to try for an aunt, who just loves purses (I've gifted her at least 15 till now)
        Love the glittery goodness, the quilling...and the super duper scallop..You rock!!

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      7. very creative and mind blowing card!

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      8. WOW, Dr Sonia, this is FABULOUS! I want to carry this purse! Your attention to detail is just amazing! I love everything about this beautiful creation!! Absolutely gorgeous :D

        Lisa
        http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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      9. wow..this beautiful...butterfly tag is so beautiful...and thanks for scallop lace idea..its so cool

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      10. are wonderful !
        card is fabulous and ur step by step tutoria iis very clear
        fantastic work

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      11. are wonderful !
        card is fabulous and ur step by step tutoria iis very clear
        fantastic work

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      12. This is really fab work Doc... love it...!!

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      13. its amazing..i just love the way u decorate it and insert foldings... and especially a lacy scalloped border.....i simply love it...grt work..winner creation dear

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      14. wow this is so amazing how do you find the time to make such elaborate things your attention to detail is amazing too.love everything about your purse and thanks for the tutorial.

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      15. This is wonderful, i really love it and tutorial is great!!!

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      16. What a great job! This is something my granddaughter would totally love! Butterflies and pink, you can't beat the combination!

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      17. How amazing!!! And that sounds like such a fun way to do a challenge, it looks great!

        -rwk
        rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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      18. Hi!
        From Sonia to Sonia
        Dear friend you made a awesome purse. I love this creation, love the colorl, the butterflies details (I'm a fan of Butterfly).... Also thanks for the tutorial, I want to made one in the future.
        I like you add the detail of using a scissors design and after you made a hole is like a punch... once upon time i did that when I don't have punch.
        Great Creation and Great tutorial.
        Good Luck!.. Have fun!
        -Sony
        Sonia-Studio60

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      19. This is WONDERFUL! I, of course, love all the glittery pink, and what a great tutorial- thank you for sharing this! I love this style and now after your instructions, I'll have to try it! :)Amy

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      20. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Thank u so much for playing with us at ICRC6!!!

        Ash..... :)

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      21. Dear Shen -- Thank You so much for the award. Please give me till next week as I am a bit tied up at the moment for an award post. I love accepting but creating a short list to pass it on gets really tough!! Hope you understand

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      22. Tejal glad you liked it!

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      23. Thank You dear friends for all the encouragement. Makes the effort I put in so worthwhile!

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      24. Wow, your purse is incredible! I have an award for you on my blog.

        Kelly
        http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

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      25. U asked me regarding brad in my card:.. ya its a brad from Rayher.(www.rayher-hobby.de) I bought it in 3 to 4 sizes and i got in black, white and silver colour but unfortunately only pink was not available.

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      26. Woh, what a fantastic purse you made. So many details and things to see. Love your tutorial too. :)) Thanks for joining DC.

        Hugs, Rosalien

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      27. superb sonia. liked tag

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      28. WOW to use all the nine squares. I am impressed. This is lovely work. Doc.

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      29. A beautiful card - I love the quilled flower. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
        xxx Hazel.

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      30. Your pattern ia muxh better than mine. It is Beautiful!
        hugs
        Deanne
        www.deannescreativejuice.blogspot.com

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      31. That is a very beautiful purse!! I loved the fold on the inside such a beautiful touch!! The handle is so cute as well!! Thanks for showing us how to make such a pretty purse!!
        Amanda

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      32. Pink-a-licous!! What a fantastic card, and so clever! Love all the extra touches, with the butterfly tag, the scalloped edges on the inside and the glitter, just great!!

        Laurie

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      33. Beautiful pink card... especially I love the cute little pink butterfly tag... !!! Awesome... !!

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      34. Wow awesome creation. Thanks for sharing dear.

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      35. Sonia,
        this is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing how you did it. I am going to attempt it also. I also have an award on my blog for you, please come get it.
        Hugs
        Brenda
        I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

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      36. Lovely project and tutorial more lovely quilling as well as butterflies. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room challenge and good luck in the draw. XOXO Zoe

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      37. Really awsome, thanks for sharing!!!!

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      38. This is fabulous! I love that you even used pink yarn for stringing your pearls, and girl, that fancy folded inside is amazing!!! Great job! Thanks so much for the tutorial on how you made it all work!

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      39. Wow, what a complex work you did. And beautiful and harmonious! I agree, the turioal is great! Anca

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      40. So rich and lovely... and look at all that hard work.
        You are such a dear to visit me every time I post a card. Thank you so much!
        xxx Monica

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      41. this is soo beautiful!! my daughter is a BIGGG fan of pink... and she loved this...

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      42. Dr. Sonia,

        This is an amazing creation and very pink!!!

        Thanks for the tutorial on how you made the purse card. I like how you made the lace border - very clever. Just goes to show that you don't have to have the latest gadgets to make something beautiful.

        Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

        Nancy

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      43. Sonia, This is beyond fabulous! Thank you for showing how the inside of the purse is created. I just love that fancy folded part! I will be doing that very soon. Your purse turned out to be a dynamic project!!!
        Charlotte

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      44. Wow beautiful work thanks for sharing!!

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      45. love ur blog. following you.

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      46. What a lovely shaped card....so love the way it clips open and the surprise of the insert. Thanks for the tutorial.

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      47. Wonderful purse, super neat inside and love that quilled flower too. Thanks for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge. Kim x

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      48. Wow! You have put such a lot of work into this piece! It's stunning and I love the quilling. Good luck and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

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      49. That is an adorable card. I just love it and the pink is perfect. Love the tutorial. Maybe I'll give this a try once I get caught up with other things.

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      50. Love this- great pink and blingy :-) thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge- debi x

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      51. Sonia this is amazing!!! I love the glitter, the cute edge punch you created, the quilled flower, the shape... OKAY I love everything!!! :)
        Amy
        redheadedcrafter.blogspot.com

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      52. Stunning tutorial!

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      53. Dr. Sonia, you have another beautiful creation. What a gorgeous, purse card. You've made the inside pretty as well as the outside. Now, that is one way to play the tic tac toe challenge...just do them all. That gave me a smile.
        Fabulous work!!!

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      54. Asusual awsome work.visit my blog ...one award waiting for you.kindly accept it.
        varnam-addcolortolife.blogspot.com

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      55. This is just fabulous!!! I don't know how you come up with these folds. You are just amazing. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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      56. OMG!!! u r super talented sonia...ths s a wonderful creation...cnt take my eyes from ths

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      57. Thank You so much dear friends for all the encouragement and compliments.

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      58. gorgous card and great tutorial, thanks for entering this week over at c.r.a.f.t challenges.

        i have just become a follower, if you would like to take a peak at my blog its http://ditzycrafts1990.blogspot.com/
        x

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      59. Wonderful explanantions and a nice space. do visit mine when time permits

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      60. Love the butterfly tag,beautiful!!

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      61. Wow this is amazing and what detail. Love the all pink with the different dimensions, this is so clever, thanks also for the tutorial.

        Marie

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      62. gorgeous card and an what a way to explain!!!

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      63. how beautiful! love this sonia and love the shell frame ur daughtr made..and the bird too. can u tell me how do u find balance btw housework, work, parenting, craft and yes resposibilites as a wife too? just wanted to ask u that what all pop activites i can do with mishu..the other day u stopped by my blog and mentioned that u too tried pop crafts with ur daughtr. have a grt weekend and thanks for leaving comments always..i knw i am not good at that but cant tell u how much i enjoy looking at ur works and it gives me energy to do more for my son.

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      64. Hi Sonia,
        Oh gosh--this purse is totally amazing!!! I love it!!!

        XO
        Cindy

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      65. Absolutely beautiful, love it, and thanks for the tutorial too,
        Sandy

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      66. Wow! this is very intricate!! i absolutely love the quilled flower!! :)

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      67. Dear Himadri when my little one was Mishu's age I didnt find time to craft or actually any time for myself.Only this year I have been crafting and that too because she enjoys it too.Children take up a lot of time so chill!

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      68. Thank you to you as well for stopping by my site! I love all of your projects especially because some of them are perfect to make with my 3yr old ( she loves crafting with mommy)

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      69. Wow - what a lot of gorgeous pink ! Fabulous project - Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room Challenge..hope we see you again..Esther

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      70. This is a stunning card. Lot's of work gone into it. I also love your quilled flower.

        Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

        hugs sally x
        sallysbitz.blogspot.com

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      71. This is a stunning card. Lot's of work gone into it. I also love your quilled flower.

        Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

        hugs sally x
        sallysbitz.blogspot.com

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      72. Its superb..I have seen so many purse cards n its one of d best ! Lobe u for the tutorials :)

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      73. Wow what an amazing card Sonia!Beautiful. Loving the pink!

        I have just become a follower and would love for you to take a look at my blog.

        http://jujucrafts.blogspot.com

        Jx

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      74. Totally amazing Dr. Sonia!! Loved the tag, the fancy fold that looks complicated but you made it so easy for us with the tutorial and also the awesome tip on the scalloped lace!! We get to learn so much from you!! Thanks a lot!!

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      75. Dr Sonia. Am really surprised to know that you are ENT Specialist. You are wonderful combination of Art and Scince. Your other blog of medicines is equally interesting... and I have no words for your craft blog

        http://sarikachowdhery.blogspot.com/

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      76. Hi! Sonia. I was really surprised to know that you are ENT specialist. You are great combination of Art and Scince. I just wonder how you manages both the things so well...

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      77. Thank You Sarika
        Thank You Jude for becoming a new follower
        Thank You dear friends for all the lovely comments

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      78. Dr. Sonia, this is so cute! I love all the pink details!

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      79. Hot pink is wonderful and I was expecting the card to open flat and yet it has all the folds purse like! amazing! your butterfly tag is tricky too :)

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      80. Wow.......your purse is fabulous. I love the fancy fold inside:) Thankyou for the great tutorial!

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      81. hi sonia
        thanks for commenting on my blog
        the follow button is at the top of the page for my blog x

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      82. That's a wonderful creation Dr Sonia. More than that awesome tutorial. Gr8 work.

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      83. Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

        Jo and Tigerlover.

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      84. I have an award for you on my blog! :)
        Amy
        redheadedcrafter.blogspot.com

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      85. Oh wow!!! I am so very glad I clicked on the link on MIM honey!! You just made my day with this amazing tutorial!! :0)
        This is stunning! Love the glitter. Love the quilling. Love the inside. Love absolutely everything about it sweety! You are so clever!xx

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      86. Gorgeous purse card..lovely colours and I love the quilled flower.
        Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

        Luv CHRISSYxx

        Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

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      87. This is getting the ooooo's and awwwwwww's from this house this morning! My little assistants are very excited about this! I can't believe you managed so many of the elements into one very special creation! It is so beautiful! We can't wait to see your next creation and we can't wait for you to see what we've been working on
        :)

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      88. Hello Sonja
        I just spotted your pretty little bag on Make it Monday and popped in to say hi. You have put so much work into your purse card and I am sure it will be appreciated by whoever receives it.

        Shirley

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      89. I saw your card on Make it Monday and it is so pretty and girly!

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      90. This came out beautiful and the tutorial was super thank you fo sharing .

        DIANA L.
        http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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      91. This is beautiful, a lot of work has gone into it! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

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      92. Just an awesome project Sonia.You are so lovely to take the time to do your tutorials,Thank you.Great to see your work this time through MIM.I will be back later on to check out your latest projects.I have injured my back so can't do too much at the momoment

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      93. Hi Sonia

        Oh my, what a fabulous creation!!

        And a wonderful tutorial too, thank you for sharing this with us at Make It Monday this week.

        Thank you also for you wonderful words of support for me and my new digi store.

        Michelle :o)

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      94. Thank You Micelle ,Suz and the rest of my friends for taking the time to leave such gems of encouragement

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      95. Sonia,
        What an absolutely beautiful purse, so many wonderful details!! I can tell you put a lot of love into this project! Thanks for the tutorial too, I will have to definitely try this out!
        Hugs,
        Diana
        daisylovecreations.blogspot.com

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      96. Wow... what a wonderful project... thanks for the tutorial....

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      97. Anonymous26/7/11

        AMAZING WORK DR.!!!!! keep it up! My daughter wants to know how do you get time to think and create wonderful work like this .

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      98. Thank You so much for complimenting my purse card. As for time -- I craft in bits and pieces as I often dont get time to finish a project at a stretch.

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      99. Wow this is truly amazing!! :) Awesome job! TFS!
        Kimberly
        hellocutiecrafts.blogspot.com

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      100. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! This is remarkable. So detailed. Wow!

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      101. Great idea with the scallop punch, this handbag is beautiful!

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      102. Beautiful, love it, can't say enough about it. Just beautifully done. Love the colors and the bling.

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      103. Dear Sonia..
        I just love love your space and the wonderful projects made by u and kuttu!
        I am a newcomer in this, your tutorials are very helpful and motivating..i am just waiting for my 3 month old baby to grow...so that we both can have so much fun just like u and ur baby..
        hapily following you :)
        lav

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      104. lovely. I´ll share on facebook
        thanks
        hugs from Brazil

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      105. This is a gorgeous purse and I love pink! The insert card is fabulous! Thanks for the tutorial! I would love to try this!
        Thank you for visiting my blog! I became a follower and will be back to view more of your beautiful work!
        Glenda
        http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

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      106. Beautiful purse and I love that pink sparkle glitter cardstock you used!

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      107. its an awesome purse ..
        just too good
        i hve not many words to describe how i feel seeing it
        Kalindi
        http://craftingaberrigines.blogspot.com/

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      108. no words to say.............its awsome....

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      109. This is fabulous....My daughter loved it and wanted to check this post:)

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      110. This is soo beautiful Sonia.. Saw this on MIM..Loz

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      111. Great bag card! I saw it on MIM xx Jan

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      112. Thanks so much for the tutorial on how to make this fabulous purse! And thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw it on MIM...the more comments left, the greater the chance of winning this week's fabulous prize! Good luck!
        Rene ;D

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      113. Wow! That's one stunning project! And a great tutorial, too. I saw your project on MIM! Thank you for the inspiration. :)

        Cheers,
        Jenny aka Wifey Cookie
        http://cookieadventures.blogspot.com/

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      114. Another BEAUTIFUL project Dr Sonia.. Saw this on MIM..Faye

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      115. Wow this if great and so blingy and girly, I must have ago at making this, I noticed you on MIM Blog

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      116. Lovely purse! so glad I saw it on MIM! ~Diane

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      117. i dont hv words .. its just so lovely :-) .. wud give it a try for my niece..

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      118. so cute and awesome .. love the you have decorated it very inspiring

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      119. Beautiful, love ur work!!

        also wud like to know where can i get tht cute butterfly punch that u have used in this project ? i stay in bangalore.

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        1. Thank You ! I got the butterfly punch from Itsy Bitsy [link and address under craft supply stores page] but I would urge you to test it out before you buy as this punch has been giving me a lot of trouble!

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