19.9.16

Purse Shaped Gift Card Holder Tutorial

Purse Shaped Gift Card Holder
        Hi friends , Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Sharing an easy tutorial to make a fun Purse Shaped Gift Card/ Money Holder.
        If you don't have a die cutting machine , don't despair, you can easily handcut a  purse shape like I have done in the posts here : Bag Shaped Card Tutorial  and Explosion Purse Tutorial .
Here I have used the  Spellbinders Labels 8 die set though you can use any die in your stash you feel will look good as a purse!
Step 1 :Create a Shaped Card 
One of the easiest ways to create a shaped card is to place the die over the edge of a folded card and run it through your machine.
Shaped Card
Tips : tape in place to avoid shifting of the sandwich

If you are using thick card stock and the die doesn't cut through both the layers ...invert it and run through again with the cutting side up!
Shaped Card
Step 2 : Add an Embossed Texture
Once you have cut out your basic purse shape, run it through an embossing folder .
Texture Creation with Embossing folders
Then pounce on it with Distress Inks ! You can use 1 or more shades and try various things like using a sponge or simply swiping the ink pad over your embossed paper...both techniques of ink application will give entirely different looks!
Embossed Faux Leather Texture
Step 3: Create a Faux Leather Look
You can create a shiny faux leather look  by dabbing Embossing ink [ Using Ink-pads like Versamark or  Ranger's Distress Embossing Ink  or using an Embossing Ink dabber] all over your embossed card , sprinkling clear embossing powder and heating it!
Heat Embossing

Step 4 : Create Pockets inside the Purse
Purse Shaped Gift Card Holder
Line the inside of your purse with matching pattern paper[ I have used Bob n Betty papers]
Make pockets on each side of your purse using the  same die  and trimming the die cut to add to the central fold line.
Purse Shaped Gift Card Holder
You can use different embossing folders to make different styles of purses and if you want to make a quick purse without all the embossing ,use simple pattern paper! 
Purse Shaped Gift Card Holder
You can make handles for your purse using nesting ovals . If you are using magnets as a closure mechanism you can hide it under the handle.
I liked the hidden magnet closure better than the velcro closure mechanism!
Purse Shaped Gift Card Holder
The pockets on inside of the purse can be made by using the same die, trimming the die cut  and sticking just the 3 sides .
I hope you liked this simple tutorial illustrating one more way to have fun with your crafting supplies!
Here are more Tutorials using the Spellbinders Labels 8 dieEasy Diorama Card Tutorial ,3 D  Purse Tutorial , Hinged Box Tutorial , Pyramage Tutorial

Supplies : All from Crafters Corner
Dies : Spellbinders Ovals, Spellbinders Labels 8
Embossing Folders : Cuttlebug squares,WRMK Next Level Embossing Folder Woven
Papers : Bob n Betty
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43 comments:

  1. Wow! Loved this project! The purse looks so cool...
    Thanks for sharing the steps :)

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    1. Glad you liked it Purvi...had been wanted to try the faux leather look since ages!

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  2. WOW! who wouldn't want a bag like this? so gorgeous, love the leather effect you have achieved. Great design.
    Faith
    x

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  3. These are really cute and they look easy to make too

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  4. Beautiful gift card holder. Love the embossing. Thanks for the tutorial.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
    ♥ MCC Shop ♥

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  5. The Purse is looking so fabulous, look like leather effects, cool!

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  6. Belated happy birthday and so glad you got to do what you like which sounds wonderful. Did you stay the entire day at the resort?

    Your purses are so cool and real looking.

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    1. Thank you so much Monica....oh yes we were in the water till the park closed!! And at night went out to a new Mediterranean restaurant....it was a fabulous day!

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  7. Yes the faux leather looks Awesome !

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  8. A lovely creation and great detail Sonia.

    B x

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  9. Awesome...thank you for sharing the tutorial.

    hugs xx

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  10. Wow!! Another Awesome project.I always wonder, when do you craft? You have been churning one project after another, despite managing home and work. Hats off to you.

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    1. Hehe Padma...these were made some time back when I had a some free time! I usually dont get a chunk of time to craft at a stretch ....I have to craft in bits and pieces so only I love die cutting amongst all the crafts!

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  11. Love love love this!! So fun and loving the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. This is so cool and unusual, Sonia! It's a great look for fall!

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  13. This bag is awesome!
    Gabi

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  14. So cute! I really like that you used the embossing folder to get the pattern. Fun way to give a gift card. Hugs!

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  15. Love the faux leather look Sonia !!

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  16. WOw, this is so cool! LOVE the texture!! Awesome project!
    Sherrie K

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  17. WOW, wuuuunderschön
    glg Gertrude

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  18. This is so adorable!! I think it would make a fun creation to give to a friend too!! Love that awesome texture to it!! :) Again, thanks for sharing your talent! HUGS

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the texture and the design of the purse!! It looks amazing!! Fabulous tutorial, too!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  20. Lovely creation!! Texture is awesome.
    It looks fabulous...

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  21. Happy belated birthday!!! Looks like you had a wonderful day! Your little purse looks fabulous!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  22. Fabulous purse and great tutorial Sonia..loz

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  23. Oh my goodness..beautiful Sonia..they look so real.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  24. What a clever & pretty way to present a gift card! Love the idea of the purse, and the gorgeous texture you've created with the EF's and the DI sponging color choices. It looks very realistic! TFS & have a great week.

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  25. This purse seems really true, fabulous make! Love the embossing and thanks for the tip on the embossing to achieve a shiny faux leather look ! Gorgous! Love the pockets inside! Wonderful purse for a money gift but also for minialbums, too! Great idea using the circles and a magnet for the clousure!

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  26. These are fabulous Sonia, your embossing makes them look like real leather.
    Pauline
    x

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  27. Wonderful gift purses! A really lovely way to give money or gift cards. I love your leather look designs. Fantastic tutorial, as they always are :D. Debra x

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  28. Wow, this purse looks amazing, and I love the inside, great for a gift card and a tag, super!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  29. These are great Sonia, I love the leather effect you have achieved.
    Lorraine

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  30. OMGosh! Those are sweet!

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  31. These look AWESOME! They look so realistic! I love the faux leather look! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  32. Sonia those are FANTASTIC!! They look totally real, you are amazing! I just have to give that a try :)

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  33. That is a cool gift card holder, wonderful tutorial as always. Thanks for visiting over my way. Garden is looking good.

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  34. They look so real, love it Sonia... You are so creative in all you do.....

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  35. So clever and fun, Sonia! Fantastic snake skin textures and wonderful colors! Thanks for the tutorial! Hugs, de

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  36. What gal doesn't love a great purse!!! Love the ones you made and what wonderful patterns you chose for the faux leather look. Stunning as always, Dr. Sonia.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  37. Lovely gift card holder...

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  38. Wonderful and love all the inking. TFS

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