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One Last Design… PURSuE Your Art

Reported By Sarah Moore

We are at the end of our super fun week with PURSuE You Art! I thought I’d leave you with my latest purse design… and a quick tutorial of purse assembly for you.

Just a quick reminder…

Independent Scrapbooking or Stamping demonstrators: Pursue Your Art offers a wonderful Class Kit… details of which can be found HERE. It’s a 10 Pack kit that allows you to make a small profit off the sale of the purse to your customers so you can incorporate the purse into a special class!

All Craft Critique Customers: Here is a special deal for YOU! Get a free set of replacement panels and pocket cards with every purse order. Just use coupon code “101” during check out. Offer expires September 9th.

OK… back to crafting! đŸ™‚

Covering your chipboard panels with the PYA Purse is easy peasy… I like to place my paper on a cutting mat, set the panels on top, and align a metal edged ruler beside the edge of the panel. Now if you are super careful… you won’t need the ruler… but I am a messy and clumsy crafter.


Next, run the paper pieces you’ve cut out through your Xyron! If you don’t have a Xyron, then use any liquid or paste style adhesive… I like Scotch Brand Quick Dry Liquid myself… a little dab’ll do ya! Then just apply the paper to the panels.


In this particular design I also added a bit of sponging (with Basic Black Dye Ink by Stampin’ Up!) along all the edges… it sort of made everything more cohesive.

Then I poked holes through the paper covering the side panels… the chipboard already has a hole… I just made a little “X” with my Craft Knife and then poked through with the back of my knife… it fit perfectly! You will see in the next picture… of the assembled side panel… that the eyelet that holds the handle in place sort of covers the hole… so don’t worry too much about neatness here.


After adding embellishments, resembling the purse is simple… I will agree with Amy that the Ball Chain handle’s cap (which holds the handle securely in place… so you want it tight) can be a bit testy at first. A needle nosed pliers makes simple work of holding the cap so it then it pops right off. The rest of the assembly is self explanatory.

And here is the finished Bag! It’s sort of Punk/Rock and Roll meets renegade Crafter Bag…


Paper: by Marah Johnson for Creative Imaginations and Harley Davidson for EK Success, and Basic Black. Ink: Basic Black by Stampin’ Up! Embelishments: Self Adhesive Ribbon from Die Cuts with a View’s Rockstar line. Self adhesive Snaps by Joanne’s Crafts, Glitter Letters by Martha Stewart Crafts.
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6 Responses to One Last Design… PURSuE Your Art

  1. Juliann September 1, 2007 at 1:00 am #

    I can not begin to tell you how much I LOVE THIS PURSE!!!! I don’t even like purses!!! I am one of those people who would rather carry a camo messenger bag!!! But I must have this purse (or one very similar)!!!! I am also linking your craft critique blog, can’t believe I hadn’t already!

  2. Funky Finds September 1, 2007 at 8:14 am #

    wow – that purse is killer!

  3. angie September 1, 2007 at 9:20 am #

    Oh, wow, this turned out so great! Your design is amazing!!

  4. nessa September 1, 2007 at 3:41 pm #

    fabulous!!

  5. Helen & Co. September 3, 2007 at 4:18 pm #

    Fabulous!!

  6. Jean September 10, 2007 at 8:04 pm #

    WOW! Is this ever a find!!! I must get one of these. Thanks for such a great, rare find.
    Jean