Thursday, February 25, 2010
CD Purse Tutorial
I saw these done a while back...and wanted to do a class in them...but never got around to it...so thought it would make a good tutorial....My problem with tutorials...is, I forget to take the pictures as I go along.....Let's see how I did this time. I was in a store tht sold Vera Bradley the other day...and this kinda reminded me of their products....and I just love the Tea Party Designer Paper!!!
Start with 2 old CD's. I sliced off about 3/4" from each side, making sure your cut lines were parallel. To cut it I drew my lines with a Sharpie pen, then put it in my Paper Cutter, and scored it with the cutting blade along that line.
If you have a pair of blunt nosed plyers like these, it's easy to just snap off the smaller peice, and if any tiny pieces are left behind, you can chip away with the plyers....
Next cover with Designer Paper of your choice. I jsut used Snail to attach.
The bottom is cut from your Designer Paper at 2 1/2" x 3 3/4". Score it in half longways and then at 1/4" on all four sides. I then cut out each little corner.
Cut 2 of the sides. 2 1/2" x 3 1/4". Score down the middle lengthwise, and 1/4" on each long side.
Next you will start assembling. I used Sticky Strip on this part, as it holds much better. End to end attach, One side, bottom, then second side. Then attach Purse CD side to the bottom. I put the Sticky Strip in my 1/4" scored folded pieces.
Attach the other CD side to the other side of the bottom piece.
Bring all of your sides up and attach, it's starting to look like a purse!!!!
Use your Crop-a-Dial to punch four holes for your purse straps. Be carefull...I punched away before realizing that the other side had inserted itself into the other hole cutter in my crop-a-dial...and ended up with extra holes....so if you look real close you can see my patches.
Attach your ribbon handles.
And you are done....I made matching 3" x 3" notecards with envelopes to put into mine...but you could fill with candy, small gifts...they would make adorable party favors for a little girls birthday party!!! Enjoy!!!