Thursday, July 12, 2012

For a Princess handbag

Good morning crafter's!  Today I have another fun project you can make with your Envelobox Creator.
The creator of Crafter's Companion, Sara, has an amazing Video showing you step-by-step, how to create this darling three-dimensional handbag.  It is a fabulous way to give a gift certificate or small gift to a friend.  I decided to make my handbag for my four year old daughter, Lara.  Since her favorite color is blue, I started with a bright blue glitter card stock.

Once I made the handbag using Sara's Video instructions, it was time to decorate the outside of the handbag.  I started with some plain brown card stock and painted it yellow.

Before the paint dried, I liberally sprinkled iridescent glitter over the pieces.  I pressed down on the glitter to make sure it would really stick to the painted chipboard.  (I am still finding glitter everywhere).
Next I colored my  S.w.a.l.k. Belle of the Ball stamp with Spectrum Noir markers and cut out the image.  I applied Gold Stickles to her crown and Crystal Stickles to her gown.  Because the markers are alcohol based, the Stickles will not smudge your coloring at all.  To adhere the little princess to the painted chipboard, I used a very tacky quick drying glue.  I then glued down all the chipboard to the handbag.

Spectrum Noir Colors used:  hair: IG8, IG10; skin: EB1, EB2; dress: BT2, BT4; fan: BT4, BT5; crown: CT2, CT4; eyes: EB8; mouth: DR1

I added eyelets to the top of the handbag where the ribbon was threaded for extra durability.  It is for a four year after all ;)  I also added small adhesive magnets to the inside of the bag and the flap for easy opening and closing.  Finally, I added a small epoxy sticker to the flap.

You can see here how happy Lara was with the finished results.  She totes around all kinds of stuff in it now.

I hope you'll give this project a try.  Please share it with us on our as well.  We love seeing all the awesome projects our fans create!

Have a great weekend!



Tonya said...

This is fabulous. Love the Belle of the Ball image.

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

What a cute handbag. I love the image. Thank you for sharing.

Cheryl said...

What a cute, cute project!! I can see that your princess bag is very popular!! :)

Kathy said...

Denise, This is sooo cute! I am a glitter girl and this is wonderful.Your coloring is awesome. And Lara is just adorable!!
Excellent job.

KYCrafter said...

That's a great project!! And Lara looks so cute with it!! She looks like it is one of her favorite things. Great job!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Your daughter is priceless with that it!

Stacy H-W said...

So super cute!! I bet Lara loved it!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so super cute and fun Denise!