Another hot day here today, so I am getting in early to post this while it is still bearable in my craft room. I do have a ceiling fan but not air conditioning in this room, so on a day like it will be today, I can’t sit in here for long periods. Yesterday I took some supplies out to the dining room where I could sit in air conditioned comfort, and made a Carousel Notes Purse for the hostess of one of my upcoming workshops. She is starting to get into scrapbooking so I thought this was an ideal gift for her.
If you haven’t come across these purses before, you can go to Janine Tinkleberg’s site, otherwise know as Jan Tink at Stamps, Paper, Scissors. She is a hugely talented lady, and I love browsing her blog. The tutorial for the Carousel Notes Purse is here. I have made a couple of these in the past, they always look gorgeous and are really quite easy to make.
Cardstock: Carousel Notes and Envelopes, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Holiday Treasures DSP.
Accessories: Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Old Olive 6.35mm Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 3.5cm Circle Punch, Crop-a-Dile, Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets, Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware (retired), Velcro Dots.
This is what the inside looks like. I have left it quite plain so that she can do the stamping and decorating to match her photos. Inside the envelope pockets (behind the two large squares) are two more carousel notes which slide out for more photos.
Well, stay cool everyone and try to get some stamping time in!
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