What's in Your Purse?

This purse was so much fun to create and decorate. Instead of using it for photos, I decided to use it to document what we have in our purses! I have always loved my Cricut and since Jinger Adams is having a DT call, I decided to audition.

Using the Cricut Paisley Cartridge and the multi cut feature, I cut 4 pieces of chipboard at 7 3/4". Using the Deep Cut Blade Housing for the chipboard created perfect cuts. Pattern paper was adhered to both sides of the chipboard creating a sturdy purse. Clearsnap inks were used to accent each page and Want2scrap pearls were added for some pizzazz. Except as noted, all cuts are from the Paisley Cartridge.

Front cover:

Flowered paper was cut to fit the chipboard. Using the shift + purse created the striped panel. A yellow handle was added and the green flower button was attached. The smaller button was embossed with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and then inked with brown ink.

The interior purses were cut from pattern paper at 7 3/4" and the handles were cut from brown cardstock and adhered over the pattern paper purses. A block of cream cardstock was cut 4" x 5 3/4" and matted with blue cardstock. "Shop til you drop" was cut at 3" from blue cardstock and in shadow from brown cardstock. A pocket page was created using a punch for details. "Receipts" was cut at 1" from brown cardstock using the Plantin Cartridge. The letters were easy to adhere since I ran them through my Xyron Sticker Maker.

Another pocket page was created from cream cardstock at 4 1/2" x 4". "Phone" was cut at 1" and "hi" was cut at 3/4" from brown cardstock using the Plantin Cartridge, then adhered using Xyron Sticker Maker. The phone was cut at 4" from brown cardstock. The layers were created from cream and blue cardstock and the phone was assembled and slipped in the pocket. The IPOD was cut twice at 3 1/2" from the striped pattern paper and the flowered paper. The top layer was cut from cream cardstock and inked before adhering. The note was cut from yellow cardstock and a pearl was added on top.

Little pockets were created from green pattern paper, cut at 1 1/2" x 2". The edges were inked with brown ink before adhering. The keys were cut from at 2" from silver cardstock using the Sentimentals Cartridge. The lipstick was cut at 2" and the nail polish was cut at 3" from green and pink cardstock using the Forever Young Cartridge. The pocket base was cut 3" x 5 1/2" as a pouch for the sunglasses which were cut at 2" from pattern paper and a shadow from brown cardstock. Crystal Effects were added to give the illusion of eye pieces. A smaller pocket was added on top and a pen (cut from the Sentimental Cartridge) was inserted. I printed a calender from the internet and cut it to fit the other pocket, adding some twine to the top. Faux stitching was added around the pocket

The back cover was cut from a paisley paper and adhered to the chipboard. Using the shift + purse created the striped panel to mimic the front cover. A yellow handle was added and the green flower button was attached. The smaller button was embossed with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and then inked with brown ink.

Once I had the purse completed, I bound it with my Zutter Bind-it-All and added some ribbons to the rings.

Tools: Cricut Expession, Cuttlebug
Cartridges: Paisley, Plantin, Sentimentals, Forever Young
Cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts
Pattern paper: Authentique
Ink: Clearsnap
Embossing: Cuttlebug
Pearls: Want2scrap
Binding: Zutter Bind it All
Adhesives: Scotch ATG, Clearsnap Glue Gloss, Xyron Sticker Maker
Twine: The Twinery
Ribbon: Offray


  1. Great idea! Love that you have Michaels receipts in the purse. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Over from Jinger Adams DT call and just had to let you know how much I like your Purse. It turned out amazing...sure looks like a lot of work, but so worth it. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Wishing you well on the DT call.

    Dee B

  3. Your project is fabulous… *Ü*
    Wishing you a beautifully blessed weekend,
    **Lots of BIG Hugs**

  4. Your purse is so much fun.Love all the pockets and fun little details