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Monday, May 29, 2017

A little bag of Snark

Good morning and Happy Memorial Day!!

Today I am being featured on the Riley and Company Blog for their designer highlights post

I love this company Little Riley the moose is adorable and the Funny Bones Stamps are just so amusing.
 I love snark and a lot of the stamps are just that - made to make you have a little snicker when you see them.
My project for today's post is also one of my favorite things to make, my little collection of notelets in a purse.

They are so easy to make. First you start with the following pieces of cards:

The patterned card is best double sided to that the inside of your purse looks cute too.
I always start with the base

Score it all the way around at 1/2 inch. Then cut the side tabs and add strong double sided tape. You then fold up the edges to make a shallow box

There are 3 of the trim, add the strong tape to all 3.
The first of these goes along the top edge of the patterned card

Then turn this over and add tape to the bottom edge, This is then adhered to the base. Be careful not to fold the card as you take it around the base as you will loose the purse look - it will look more like a box.
Once wrapped around the box, tape up the back seam. Then add another of the taped trim around the base of the bag to cover the lower edge.

Next comes the handles

You need to pierce the ends of the short strips of card and the bag as above. I then found some cute silver button brads and fixed the handles in place with these - you can see these in the finished purse. You can just glue the handles in place and add pearls or gems to the purse if you don't have brads.

The third trim strip goes in the inside to cover the edges of the handles and the backs of the brads

I then decorated the bag with the Bags and Shoes Funny Bones sentiment and a shoe die cut

Using the same card, patterned card and Riley and company Funny Bones stamps I made 4 cards to place inside the bag: 

I used 8 Glasses of Water and  Walmart stamps on 2 of them along with the wine glass and beer mug dies.

And the 2nd two have Not Grey Hairs and WTF Lines along with some nice glittering hair and some very WTF die cut DEEP wrinkles 

Thank you for stopping by and helping me share my project today. If you love what you see I would appreciate you letting me know in the comments below

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