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Club Inspire

Inspirational Tutorial: Create a hand bag card!


Create your own designer handbag, perfect for a style conscious fashionista or an elegant trendsetter. This project works perfectly as a special card and can double as a brag book if you add photographs to the panels! See how to create this fabulous project with designer Jennifer Fisher's step by step guide below.



Step 1:  Cut a piece of Centura Pearl card measuring 11" by 12".


Step 2: Score at 3" and 8" on the 11" edge.


Step 3:  Rotate the card through 90 degrees and score at 3", 6", 9" and 10" on the 12" edge.


Step 4:  Cut out the rectangles top left and top right as shown in the photograph.


Step 5: Score diagonal lines to the left and right panels as shown in the photograph.


Step 6: Begin to put in the creases. Start by folding length ways to begin creating the handbag shape.


Step 7: Next put in the creases width ways to begin creating the handbag sides.


Step 8: Then begin to put in the diagonal side creases. Begin by folding in the diagonal creases top and bottom on both sides.


Step 9: After that put in the 'V' creases on the centre side panels on the left and the right.


Step 10: Ease the sides in until they fold in neatly.


Finally, decorate the outer and inner panels of your handbag card, add a strap and a designer label.

Tip: Plan your decoration before you start and work out how many flowers you are going to need to make. Make up a whole batch before you start decorating the bag so that you are ready to start decorating straight away!

Here is a list of supplies Jen used to create this fabulous project!

Crafter's Companion Supplies:

Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey Double Sided A3 Printed Centura Pearl Bundle Pack Crafter's Companion Big Score
Centura Pearl Card - Snow White Gold
Collall 3D Glue Gel
Collall All Purpose Glue
Collall Tacky Glue

Other Supplies: Colorbox Mixed Media Ink - Leather and Gold Cord.

We would love to see what you make! Share your projects and cards with us on our Facebook page, tag us on Instagram(#crafterscompanion), on Pinterest (@CraftersCompUK) or on Twitter (@CraftersCompUK)!

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