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Aug 24, 2015

Purse Birthday Card


Have you missed me?
August has been a month of crafting, but not much paper. 

I did make this birthday card for my best friend.

The purse design was inspired by a card I saw on Ligaya's Creativity Zone.

front of purse birthday card

I used tiny squares of self-stick magnetic tape to hold the card shut.

The inside pieces are adhered with thick foam dots to pop them off the page.

inside of purse card


sunglasses, keys, compact inside purse card

 I only make remarks about her age because I'm older!



The purse, glasses and compact can be hand cut or machine cut.  The key and fob would be a bit challenging to hand cut.  I stacked multiple layers for the black parts of the key and fob to make them thicker.


key and fob inside handbag card


Click to download file set: Silhouette Studio 3, PDF, DXF, SVG (how to use my SVG files in Cricut Design Space). Files download for free.

I appreciate that most readers support my site with a small contribution.

Pay what you wish for the tutorial and to support this site.   Suggested contribution for this project is $1.00 






The file is on three pages.

SVG and DXF users: each page is framed by a 12" x 12" square.  Use this to size the page after you import it into your cutting software, then delete the square before cutting the page.

Cut page 1 from your base color (mine is solid green).  
Cut page 2 twice from decorative paper.  One set is for the inside of the purse, and one set is for the outside.
Cut the various objects on page 3 from different colors of paper. Depending upon your software and machine you may be able to select and deselect the items by layer, or you may have to move (or delete) the unwanted things off your mat as you cut the various elements.


And now for some shameless commerce!

Last chance to get the August bundle from The Hungry Jpeg.  Commercial fonts at great prices!
Now 20% off.  Use checkout code: Birthday20

August font bundle



This is also the last week to vote for my daughter's Blue Moon label on Facebook.  She needs a few more votes!  Help support the arts by "liking" her illustration here (must be 21 or older).
please vote for label by liking on Facebook

Jul 10, 2015

Beautiful Free and Sale Fonts

Ah, fonts.  Who doesn't love a beautiful font?

What's all the rage?  Samantha, Samantha, Samantha.
Yes, it's everywhere!
Yes, it's endlessly useful!
Yes, I'm ready to see something different!

Do I have a deal for you!  Check out The Summer Bundle from The Hungry JPEG.
TWENTY NINE fonts,  $1 apiece.  That's 95% off, until the end of July.  You get everything you see and more--ALL the ornaments and all the graphics.  See those watercolor backgrounds? The little drawings?  INCLUDED. These are absolutely gorgeous.






































































There's free stuff, too.

I adore this pack.  Yep. It's absolutely free.







Disclosure: I receive a small commission for each sale.
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