Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Petite Purse Die Ideas

Stampin' Up! has a new die for the Big Shot!  It makes a cute little purse just the right size for party favors.  Well mine arrived yesterday and of course I had to experiment to see what else I can make with it.  Here are my first attempts--

A spring basket:
 A cheerful pot of flowers:
 And a mini basket.
 I had some smarties left from a previous project so I covered a few and tucked them in the basket.

Oh and the paper is new too!  It is called Summer Smooches.  Both the paper and the Petite Purse Die will be available to order in April.

To Make the Spring Basket:
1.  Cut six pieces of DSP 4" X 4".  Lay them one at a time over the portion of the die that has the purse flap.  Tip:  Make sure you have the right side of the paper facing up so the pieces are all identical.

I cut a piece of paper so you can see what is normally cut with the die:
Lay the DSP to be cut over the end with the rounded flap:
2.  Trim the pieces on the score line so you have just the purse front, the flap and the small tab at the side.  Trim off the tip of the flap.

3.  Apply Sticky Strip to the tab of each piece.
 4.  Adhere the six pieces together.  Adhere the remaining side together to form a circle.
5.  Fold on all score lines.  Overlap the purse flaps to interlock to form the bottom of the basket.  Add adhesive where they overlap.

6.  Attach a 12" strip of paper for the handle and add a bow.

To Make the Flower Pot or Mini Basket
1.  Cut two pieces of DSP 4" X 5".  Cut them as for the Spring Basket but make sure that you have the large flap included as well.
2.  Trim on the black lines as shown below.
3.  Apply Sticky Strip to the skinny tabs.  Flip one over and apply Sticky Strip to the bottom tab.  Adhere the two pieces together by the side flaps.  Fold the bottom flaps in.
I appreciate your comments -- that way I know someone is reading this!


  1. Great ideas, way to think outside of the original box. thanks for sharing, can't wait to try these!

  2. What awesome ideas !!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!! :)

  3. I love how you think of so many neat ideas for the dies!

  4. This is great! Love all the baskets! Thank you so much for sharing your talent! Can't wait to try this out when I get my die tomorrow. Thanks.

  5. Thank you so much! You are so clever!

  6. Awesome...'love the spring basket! I knew someone would come up with more ingenious ideas of what to make with this purse die...and you did it!! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with all of us!! Hugs!!

  7. You never cease to amaze me with your ingenious creativity! Thanks so much for sharing these with us all.

  8. You really are a genius Betty! I was hesitant to buy the purse die but knew that somebody would come up with other clever ways to use it so I broke down and got it and now I am oh so happy that I did! :) Thank you so very much for sharing the tutorial! Blessings!

  9. This is my new favorite die. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent!

  10. What a fantastic idea. My new die should be arriving tomorrow and I think this might be the first thing I'm gonna try. Thanks for sharing your creativity and the tutorial....

  11. Great ideas! Now I will purchase the die. I was on the fence about it...Thanks for pushing me over!!!!

  12. I just got my die a couple of days ago and now I have some great new ideas to try out! Thanks for sharing them. I'm not a good "outside the box" thinker so I appreciate those of you who are!

  13. Fantastic - love the "out of the purse" thinking! All of your ideas are just fabulous!

  14. You are so clever! Thanks for sharing!

  15. This basket is stinkin' cute and so are the other projects you created with this new die!! I just knew someone would show us other awesome things to make with this die other then just the purse. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!

    I will be featuring the Spring Basket on My Crafty Picks #57 with a link back to your blog on 3-18-12. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks!!

    If you wish to decline please email me by responding to this comment to let me know.

    Thanks and take care
    Tiffany Bauer

  16. Wow these are fantabulous!! So glad I found your blog! You are so talented

  17. GREAT project! I am excited to try it. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  18. Adorable, thanks for all those great ideas, gotta get that die!

  19. Thank you so much! This is excellent!