Tuesday, 19 May 2009

40th Handbag card ...

This is a totally different card shape for me. It just so happened I had noticed Tracy had a tutorial on her blog for a simple handbag card - have a look!

Lo and behold I was asked to do a 40th card with a handbag theme this week. I adapted her pattern to make a 6x 8 card base, I find this a good size for me to work on.

I used a printed hammer cream card with simple brown flowers from a box of assorted A4 card.

A pearlescent dark brown paper for a matt

Basic Grey Sugared papers to cut 40 and Arlene

Leather diecut flowers coloured with H2O's

DCWV Ribbon for handle and tie (attached on inner layer with a brad - threads through eyelet)

Some Basic Grey Sugared cardstock stickers to finnish on outside and inside.

I can see myself doing more of these - perhaps adapting shape a bit more - it was fun.....


  1. Hi Claire
    Fantastic handbag card - I love the way you have decorated it. Thank you also for being my very first "Follower" - I was SO excited when I logged on just now and there you were! Re. the leather flowers you use on your cards - I cut up an old cream Tula leather handbag the other day just so I could try it out in my CBug!! Worked a treat!!
    Love, Sylvia xxx

  2. this is stunning hun great card love it thanks for stopping by my blog love cheryl x

  3. Well done clair it is lovely!

    Liz x

  4. Claire, this is fabulous! great job altering the size to fit your need! Love the colors/papers you used!
    Blessings, Maria

  5. WOW!!!! I love it!!! I can't wait to do a B/D card ..I just love the #cards!!! Fabulous!! Hugs, Dawn :)