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Purse Envelope/Notelet Holder Tutorial

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Love the different collections, the papers are so pretty and they make beautiful projects -Allison Almeida

Create a project you can give as a gift or sell at a craft fair! This purse is so versatile you can use it as a notelet holder or as add a wow factor and use it as an envelope to give a hand delivered card in! The measurements are different but the process is the same, follow this step by step tutorial to create both options! Have the purse ready to decorate in 20 mins!

Directions for the Notelet Holder (This is wide enough to include 6 A2 envelopes and cards)

Step 1 Using paper from the paper pad cut a piece of paper  6½" x 11".

TOP TIP Cut and adhere another piece of paper to the back for a contrasting effect.

Step 2 Score along the 11" side of the paper at ¾", 5¼", 6" and 10½"

Step 3 Turn the paper around and score at ¾"

Step 4 Cut between the score lines at either and in the centre as in the picture above.

Step 5 Using a circle punch or die cut a semi circle from the centre of the front of the purse.

Step 6  Fold along all the score lines and adhere the base and side of the purse.

Step 7 Cut two strips 10" x 1" for the handles and adhere to the purse.

TOP TIP If you have adhered a contrasting piece of paper for the inner of the purse then do the same here for the handles.

Step 8 Decorate your purse, I used a tag from the paper pad and some Petunia flowers. See how to make Petunia flowers in this video. I also glittered my paper.

Step 9 Make 6 notelets from the paper pad and place inside the purse with 6 envelopes.

Here is another sample for your inspiration using the Wildwood Cottage collection!

Directions for Purse Envelope

If you are hand delivering a card add an extra wow and create this purse to fit a card using the card fronts from the paper pad.

Follow the same steps above but cut your paper to 6¼" x 10¾" and score at the following ¾", 5", 5¾" and 10" and at ¾” along the longer side and decorate as you choose.

Here is another other purse for your inspiration too using the Flowering Dogwood collection!

I absolutely love the products. I am a painter by nature and scrapbooking/cardmaking is my second love. Your products make creating beautiful cards and layouts quick and easy. Almost easier than painting them, lol. -Tarma Van Aiken

Just have fun being crafty! We would love to see what you make, share your projects with us on our Facebook page!

by design team member Liz Gaze, social media manager and creator of beautiful cards, wife and mom


Classic Petunia Paper Collection

Small Classic Petunia Die

Small Classic Petunia Cling Stamp Set

Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter

Tu Tu Pink Prills

A2 Envelopes - 50 Pack

Leafy Branch Die

Leafy Branch Cling Stamp Set

Botanical Wings Die

Botanical Rose Cling Stamp Set

Everyday Heroes Die

Everyday Hero Newsprint

Cling Stamp Set

Heartfelt Sentiments Cling Stamp Set

Heartfelt Expressions Cling Stamp Set

Cut Mat Create 2A Die

Everyday Heroes Paper Collection

Fleur Borders and Pockets Die

Other supplies White card, Circle punch/die


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WOW!!! LOVE all of these examples! Just have to make one thank you so much for an awesome easy to follow tutorial!
Friday 16th of June 2017 05:09 AM
Stunning Collection and tutorial, thank you for sharing Hugs Julie xxxx
Friday 16th of June 2017 08:48 AM
OH MY !! I made this from your directions and it is just adorable... everyone just loved it...thank you for putting this on here. and I had no trouble following this......Thank you for all your awesome and easy tutorials you post for us.
Friday 16th of June 2017 09:39 AM
Love, love, love this fabulous project! I can't wait to make it!!! Thanks for sharing.
Friday 16th of June 2017 09:53 AM
Lovely thank you c xx I am on 2 weeks holiday but have brought my stash so a nice little project to do. Thank you x
Friday 16th of June 2017 10:04 AM
This is wonderful! Thank you so much for doing the tutorial for both of these charming projects.
Friday 16th of June 2017 10:43 AM
Lovely projects and a good way to use some of the "extra" papers.
Friday 16th of June 2017 12:15 PM
Wow, these are gorgeous! Thanks so much for the tutorial!
Friday 16th of June 2017 12:30 PM
What a fantastic selection of projects! Absolutely beautiful. So inspired. Thank you for showing us such beautiful things.
Friday 16th of June 2017 12:31 PM
Brilliant ideas as always. I will defiantly have a go at these projects thanks Liz x
Friday 16th of June 2017 12:36 PM
Thanks Liz. It's very pretty. I want to try it.
Friday 16th of June 2017 12:38 PM
This is definitely going on my to do list! I love that you always have easy to follow directions.
Friday 16th of June 2017 02:43 PM
Love, love, love this purse envelope!! I've already made two this week for cards that I've given. The receivers of the purse envelopes and the cards inside were in awe and loved them. I'll be making 2 more for Father's Day cards. They are a perfect way to hand deliver a Heartfelt Creations card.
Friday 16th of June 2017 03:52 PM
This is just wonderful.I sat by my Computor and in no time I had this made.Love it when you do these little boxes and bags. I am going to try a larger one for a card I have made and pop the card into the bag. Your products are wonderful and I spend many hours making these lovely cards and things.
Friday 16th of June 2017 05:26 PM
This card holder is so adorable and easy to make with the simple directions. Thank you.
Friday 16th of June 2017 09:38 PM
I love this collection. What do I need to purchase the cards especially and the bag is nice also.
Saturday 17th of June 2017 12:12 AM
So great idea, will be splendid birthday gift, you are stunning artist dear Liz, I will try to do few ready for Christmas, Thank you for the lesson
Saturday 17th of June 2017 02:03 AM
I have been telling everyone in my groups about your coming to town for the craft show. My card club is planning to come and see your products. The egg club is actually planning on coming. I want to take your classes, When will you announce your classes. and when can I sign up.
Saturday 17th of June 2017 06:49 PM
Oh How I love it!!! It's so beautiful and lovely and it brings joy to my heart to see it. It's perfect. I am going to get the fairy set next. Hopefully it will be on sale in the Lancaster, PA convention. I'll see you all there. ♥ I love these all. Thank you, thank you Liz! You did a great job!!!!
Wednesday 21st of June 2017 09:05 PM
This project is the greatest!!! I read the instructions (very good-very clear!!) and went to the table and made 2 in a few minutes - minus embellishments. I even used the piece that's leftover after you cut the original purse and made a shorter purse and just added lace to the top - the cards & envelopes stick out a bit 1-1/2" but so what! Then dug into stash and embellished them with jewels, flowers and tags. Such a great and quick project. Thank you so much.
Thursday 13th of July 2017 05:00 PM
I love these! They are beautiful!
Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 01:58 AM
Beauitfull cards
Thursday 12th of April 2018 12:52 PM