Friday, March 4, 2011

Charmed Candy Kiss Purse Favors!

This Friday's Justrite Challenge is sponsored by ScorPal and the challenge is to use scoring on a springtime or birthday creation! I chose to make favors with Hershey's springtime chocolate kisses! I think these favors are perfect for a birthday party, maybe a springtime gathering such as Mother's Day Brunch or a spring wedding shower. These are but a few of the uses for this adorable purse favor! Here is a look at the entire JustRite Charmed Stamp Set, it is a Cling set featuring 15 stamps. I used the uppermost heart stamp along with the to and from wording on today's creations. When I first looked at this JustRite Custom CHARMS Spellbinders Die set, I saw a purse in the heart, didn't know why or how it would be, but the idea was there, and it percolated for a while! So, I played and am very pleased with the result! I wanted to create purses using the stamped image as well as simply using the dies with designer papers. These favors take such little paper, I went to my scrap drawer stash for most of what I used. Love the stamped purse here, a letter initial would look wonderful on the green heart, no?Another way to utilize those fonts and make it more personal to boot!
I am showing you what needs to be cut with the dies for each purse. The purse body is two large heart tags. The smallest heart die for embellishment.
The large circle tag, along with the midsized circle are used for the purse handle. Note how I positioned the dies, creating a smaller cut for the handle top and resulting in wider sides as the circle rounds out. I only used a section of the circle handle and this is shown further below.
Cut two midsized circles, one for the chocolate kiss bottom and one for the purse bottom.
The die cuts for the four purses shown today. The colors, designer paper, and embellishment possibilities are endless! Lets get started on the assembly now that all the die cuts are completed.
A peek at all two more purse favors! Aren't they adorable? Gotta love getting more mileage for your buck when you utilize those stamps and dies for more than just card making!
Lay die cut tag as shown and scor 1/2" up from the tag bottom and fold.
Adhere one die cut circle to kiss bottom.
Add more tape or adhesive of your choice to the bottom of the circle and place tag bottoms as shown.
I used the second midsized circle to cover the tag ends, I think it gives a more finished look and adds a bit more stability to the purse.
What the purse looks like from the inside!
I added one handle and adhered it to the inside purse front tag. You could simply tape the entire circle, but I snipped off the excess. Just couldn't leave it! Snip off the little tag hanger on the purse front tag, because the back hanger is folded over to the front creating a finished look, I added a bit of tape to the underside and pressed to hold the purse closed!
After assembly is complete, embellish as desired. Oh what fun! What a simple and easy treat to use at a birthday celebration or any springtime affair! Hope you can play along this week, complete challenge details will be up soon over on the Justrite's BLOG!
Thanks so much for taking the time to visit today! I appreciate it so much when you do! My husband is finally starting to heal from surgery and all the complications. What a time it's been! Thank you for all your prayers! Take good care!
STAMPS: Charmed (JustRite)
INK: Tim Holts Distress Tattered Rose & Old Paper (Joan's Gardens), Memento Tuxedo Black
PAPER: SU Brown, Pink & Yellow, Misc Designer papers from stash, White Stampers Select(PTI)
DIES: Spellbinders Custom Charms (JustRite)
OTHER: Hersheys Chocolate Kisses, Adhesive Pearls & Gems, Ribbons (The Stamp Simply RIBBON Store), Martha Stewart border punch (Michaels), Misc buttons, Key charm (Michaels)

18 comments:

Lisa Lara said...

These are the cutest purses EVER!

wanda50 said...

Cute...Cute...Cute...Thanks for sharing and the tutorial. I love favors...

Rhonda Z said...

These are adorable. You always have the cutest ideas!

Dotty said...

Absolutely ADORABLE!! What a clever idea ~ thanks for sharing the "how to" with us!!

Lisa said...

Very impressive! Love the way your mind works. =) so creative. Glad to hear your hubby is recouperating.

JERILEE KERR said...

YOU ARE SO CLEVER. I LOVE IT WHEN AN IDEA JUST COMES TO YOU AND YOU SHARE IT WITH US. THANKS FOR YOUR CREATIVITY.

Luv 2 Create said...

I love these little purses. I wanted these dies before, but now I must have them just to make some of these adorable purses. Really cute project, thanks so much for coming up with them and sharing the tutorial with us.
Marcie

lisa808 said...

So stinkin' cute!!!

kathy s said...

these purses are the sweetest- thanks for sharing the tutorial too.
Glad to hear Hubby on the mend

Amy said...

These are so cute. What a clever way to use the dies and stamps. You really made these 2 sets shine. It is always so much fun to see what you come up with. Thank you for sharing all the steps with us too. I can't wait for my dies to come! I have a feeling we will be making a lot of these cute purses!

Kathy Martin said...

Sweet!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial...such a cute idea!

Amy Johnson said...

Such a cute idea!

PatS said...

WOW! I am impressed!

Shawna said...

Barb! These little gems are so ADORABLE!!! What a wonderful idea and thanks for sharing.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Barb - That is so cute - I need about 50 party favors for next week - can you do? LOL They are nicely done.

Hugs

Conniecrafter said...

very cute, great idea, love it when we can find more uses for our stuff!

Sandy Ang said...

Fantastic little purses !