f The Bugbytes: "The apparel oft proclaims the Man"

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May 3, 2010

"The apparel oft proclaims the Man"

 - said Shakespeare. or woman in this case.......So we women will do that in our style and remain Forever Young with these purses.. from Forever Young cartridge of course.
Today is my turn at Tuesday Treats and this is what I came up with

This purse is from the purse found on the first button Pg 24 in the cartridge book (not the online version).
This time around I made just one and I used 12 x 12 papers as I was too sick to go out and buy larger sheets to use on 12 x 24 mat.
 Tricking the mat to 12 x 24 was still small so I set the cursor height initially very high  like 20 inches ,added  the image and then reduced it to the height I needed.  Remember when doing this we can reduce size but  you cannot increase it back . If we need to do that then we have to start over again from the beginning.

Here is a video to show only the gypsy file portion and the tricking part. Assembly is in the photos as I was too sick to cut another purse out :)

Part 1

Part 2

Here is the view of the page 1 of my Gypsy file

Page 2

page 3

page 4

I used metallic shimmer paper for cutting pages 1 to 3 and pattern paper - a DCWV stack - I think green stack or mariposa not sure.. for page 4.
I scored all the score marks. I did not weld the shapes from page 3 onto the purse to cover up the girl as that would have erased my score marks and I needed them and anyway since I am covering over it did not matter.
Even though the images are exact shadow and can be added as layer I reduced it a bit after unlinking the height and width as I wanted some of the metallic brown to show.
Here are all the pieces cut and scored

I glued the rectangle slightly down to get the correct width and then lifted just the edges aligned the side pieces and glued and pressed down everything. ( glued with ATG gun)

Then I folded the sides , inserted like shown in the image and glued them down with zip dry. You can also
use glue dots

Then I pasted the pattern paper.

There is a slit in case you want to close the buckle. If you want the closure this way then take a craft knife and slit from inside so that the pattern paper gets a slit too like in the picture below but I like the Velcro closure so used Velcro for actual closure

I then took a decorative button cut the shank off and glued it on the buckle, Then took a ribbon which had stictching - it's art blanche from EK success - so used that for the bottom and sides.

The rest of the places I outlined stitches with white opaque gel pen. Used some bling swirls from archiver's.
I also made a tag using plain blue card stock, some stickers ( I think 3 birds or ones I got from Tuesday Morning) . I took the blue glitter slice tag and traced the circle - used old fashioned scissors - ha ha to cut the circle. Centered the sticker flowers and then cut . I also cut 2 circles  from acrylic sheet from the cartridge pack ( I save them for such purposes) and sandwiched the cardstock between them and slid them ino the tags and used the Tag tool to crimp it.

I then punched a hole with cropadile and then threaded a fabric string through. Added a xoxo button also and blinged the center with a stone and tied it around the handle. If you want to add some words do it before crimping the tag.

So here is my purse - front


and side

Hope you enjoyed watching. Can't wait to see you all be "proclaimed" by your "apparel"


Dakota Bear said...

I saw this on Tuesday's Treats. I have learned so much watching your videos. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Kymberlee - The Mama Midwife said...

This is GORGEOUS! It is seriously the prettiest thing I have seen and I am envious. I love it!

amylynne said...

Oh my....gorgeous purse Pam! Love the colors and the bling! Love your videos.....extremely helpful.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This purse is just stunning. I can't get over how big you made it! Thanks for sharing those wonderful videos.

Angji said...

This purse is B-E-A-U-tiful! Love all of the details you added. Stunning!

flowerdisco said...

I want to buy this purse from you.

This is a stunning project my dear. we have seen many but not like this one.


Electra said...

This is absolutely breathtaking. Wow!!! I don't have this cart yet, but after seeing this, I am going to have to get it.

nanapuddin said...

Great beautiful job Pam! as always, thanks for sharing and inspiring! I love your work on the cricut MB also! You've rescued me once or twice! Now you inspire as well! TFS!

Yoshiras time to craft said...

thanks for awsome tip. i have a question when i size the curser to17.37in i canot set my image right at the center like you do. whats my problem.thans for the geart video

papillon digital design said...

That is the problem with the past few updates my dear. Look at my recent video glitch.
To overcome it place the small image and then increase the height and do not move it

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