Happy Sunday, friends! It's bonus week at The Paper Players and that means Anything Goes. But this week, Lesley has a twist for us...Anything Goes Tic-Tac-Toe:
That means create any project using items shown on the "game board" either across, down or diagonally. If your selection includes the center square then add whatever you choose! I went diagonally for Flowers, Designer Paper and added our newest die, Petite Purse!
Aren't they the cutest?! As soon as I saw this die in the Summer Smooches preview this month, I knew I had to have it! So many uses as party favors/name holders for mother's day brunch, bridal/baby showers or even a girls shopping trip! These sweet little ones will get bundled with 25(!) of their friends and adorn the tables at the Mother's Day Tea party in my daughter's classroom this week. Yes, I need to make 25 more...by Monday...ack! Good thing they go together easy-peasy.
I cut the base of the purse from several patterns in the Springtime Vintage DSP [retired] and ran the die through again with a scrap piece just to cut the top flap from either a coordinating paper or from the leftover bits of DSP I used for the base. To the handle I added a piece of cardstock punched with the Scallop Ribbon Border punch and adhered it to the sides with a glue dot. The flowers on the front were made with the Boho Blossoms punch.
Since I've played around with this die a little bit now, I have a few tips for you:
- To get the flap curved so it fits nicely over the top of the purse, run a bone folder on the under side from the back to the front.
- There's a little tab on the end of the front flap that slides into slit in the front of the purse. This holds the purse closed. Poke your fingernail or the tip of a bone folder into the slit to open it up a little. The tab will fit better and will actually stay closed.
- If you cover the front flap with DSP or some other material, make sure to put adhesive on all sides. It covers the flap much better and stays in place.
That's it for me. I'm not feeling my best...we lost the last of our fur-babies this weekend and it has been rough. I know she's in a better place, playing with her brother in kitty heaven, but damn it's quiet around the house...too quiet. I miss her old-lady-kitty chatter. :-) Take care, friends. Oh, I almost forgot...be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team for some amazing work. This is our last week with Guest Designer Shirley so be sure to give her some comment love! Thanks for all your work Shirley...(hugs)
The Paper Players Design Team
Shirley Pumpkin (April GD)