PPA June Blog Hop

Welcome to the June PALS HOP! This month, we're featuring one last look at some of the stamps and accessories that are retiring July 1 when the new Idea Book & Catalog (IB&C) debuts. Enjoy the HOP and take one last look at some of the amazing creations that the Pals have come up with.

You've likely hopped over from Stephanie Uzee http://stampinwithsuzee.blogspot.com, I'm stop number 12 on the PALS HOP and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for paper crafted creations from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the PALS HOP LINE-UP below and you'll be back on track!

Today I am showing you the rest of the Teacher gifts that my daughter Mackie and I made for her female teachers.

They are mini composition books that have been altered to look like a purse.  We used the Greenhouse Gala DSP that is sadly retiring.  I have made many beautiful projects out of this paper and will miss it.

This is what we started with.  I took a mini book and measured one inch from each corner and made a mark.  The corners are rounded so just get as close as you can.  Cut the cover diagonally matching up your marks. After your cover is cut, use that as a guide to cut the rest of the notebook paper, cutting about 5-6 pages at a time.

Decorate the front and back using a rectangle piece of paper (I left a little of the binding showing at the bottom for added effect), then after glued, snip off the corners.  I glued the ribbon on for handles and glued another strip of paper on to cover the raw edges.  Do this for both sides.  I left my strip long to line up my paper on the other side.  Snip of extra when finished with both sides.

Now you can embellish as much as you want, since we did a bunch of these, we left them somewhat simple.  The flowers were made with the scallop punch flower technique which is made by crimping the scallop circle punch a ton, crumpling and separating the layers.  Stack them up and secure with a brad and crumple to shape.  Then layer on a scallop circle base.

Here is the finished purse in a cello bag and tied with a ribbon.  A small 3x3 thank you card was also included in the package.

I wanted to make an additional big card for the extra purse that we had left, I used some more fabulous Greenhouse Gala DSP.  The flower was made by making three different flowers and putting them together.  You make the flowers by punching 5 scallop circles, then spraying them with water and crumpling them up.  You then flatten them out and stack them up and secure with a center brad.  Scrunch up again and shape to whatever shape you would like.  Set aside to dry. 

Many thanks to Becky at inkingidaho.blogspot.com for the inspiration for the purses!  I hope you enjoyed today's project, please email me if you have any questions.  I love to hear your thoughts on this post, so comments are always appreciated!  Thanks for stopping by.

Hop along for more inspiring ideas from Barb Furlong http://www.theloveofstamping.com stop number 13 on the June PALS HOP! Thanks for "hopping" by!

3. Joanna Munster, www.inspiredbystampin.com

4. Mary Fish, www.stampinpretty.com

6. Mike Funke, www.stampin-style.com

8. Barbara Chatzkel, www.takeoutpaperarts.com

9. Ann Schach, www.stampinchic.com

12. Sandra Conner, http://prettyprovisions.blogspot.com (YOU ARE HERE)

13. Barb Furlong,  www.theloveofstamping.com


LeAnne said…
Just fabulous!
Miranda said…
Adorable! TFS
Ann Schach said…
How fabulous, cute and clever! Awesome, Sandie!
nmw said…
I love your flower technique!!!
Margaret Moody said…
It looks like you and Mackie have been hard at work, Sandie! These are precious! I know her teachers will love receiving them! Love the flower accent on each one! The card is too cute, too! Thanks for sharing!
Patti said…
What an adorable teacher gift. Kudos to your daughter for helping her mom with these gifts.
Linda Fisher said…
I know the teachers were so pleased!! So thoughtful of you and Mackie - Isn't Mother and Daughter time special? Really nice!
Linda Callahan said…
Beautiful projects!
Anonymous said…
I am totally in love with these hand bags! They are just gorgeous! And you flowers are amazing! Hugs, J
What a lovely was to say farewell to Greenhouse Gala DSP! You really showcased it in a lot of creative ways! Thanks for sharing.
Deana13 said…
I just love these blog hops! I like your style, so I subscribed to your blog to get future posts. Thank you for sharing your creativity!
Mary Fish said…
So fun!! I love the colors and the big flowers on the card.

Hugs, M

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