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.