Thursday, August 14, 2008

August Challenge

Our YaYa Challenge this month was to make a purse for our swap buddy. I had never tried this, but found a super easy pattern over at www.splitcoaststampers.com (where else, this is a stamper/ papercrafter's home away from home). I don't think my swap buddy for this month is much of a blog reader so you guys are seeing it first.
purse, Stampin Up, Paper Trey Ink, Just Rite monogram, K and Company, Wild Saffron
Pretty cute, huh. I used double sided paper so the inside would be cute too.
purse, Stampin Up, Paper Trey Ink, Just Rite monogram, K and Company, Wild Saffron
Still, it needed a little something to jazz it up. What else but a monogram?
purse, Stampin Up, Paper Trey Ink, Just Rite monogram, K and Company, Wild Saffron
Much better, right? Love my JustRiteStamper Monogram set!!!
Here's my coordinating card to go with. At first the color combo was kind of overwhelming so I toned it down (I think) by putting it on kraft cardstock.
card,paper crafting, Stampin Up, Paper Trey Ink, Just Rite monogram, K and Company, Wild Saffron
I think I'll have to fill the little purse with some goodies for my swap buddy. Try out this super easy purse over at SCS. Here's the link to the pattern http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=200810&highlight=purse+instructions All it takes is one 12X12 sheet of patterned paper, lots of folding and some adhesive---no cutting!

Purse recipe: DP K and Company Wild saffron, Cardstock: SU taken with teal, PTI summer sun, Ribbon PTI summer sun, Ink SU real red, Stamps Just Rite monogram

Card recipe: Card Stock SU kraft and taken with teal and PTI summer sun, DP K and Company Wild Saffron, Stamps Just Rite monogram.

Happy crafting!

5 comments:

Cris A said...

So adorable! I love the paper!

Stacie Hoo said...

I'm inspired! I'm going to find that template now. Thanks for getting me excited about this month's challenge! BTW - love the changes you've made to your blog. I'm inspired to work on mine...but still a bit too lazy just yet ; )

Elizabeth said...

That purse is great!

Jenny Erichsen said...

This is so cute!! Thanks for posting a comment on my blog!

casserole said...

oh, oh, OH! I'm lovin' it!!!! You're totally inspiring me to get into my craft room and make my challenge. (Still haven't done my July challenge, or mailed my June challenge... Details, details...)