Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tutorial Tuesday--Ghirardelli Purse

Here we are another Tutorial Tuesday. Today's project is a Ghirardelli purse. Ok so if you follow my blog at all you already know that I'm a little obsessed with Ghirardelli Chocolate--well only the dark chocolate. I'm always looking for ways to dress it up, plus I think it's more fun to eat when it's nicely packaged. Make sure to check back later this week for more, FUN ideas to package these wonderful chocolate squares.
Ok to make the purse you'll need some DSP (I'm using the new Raspberry Tart DSP) it needs to be cut 7x6. You'll also need the round tab punch, some brads, something to score with and sticky strip. Don't forget the chocolate, I forgot to put it in the picture, but don't worry it shows up later!

Score your DSP. On the 6 inch side score at 1 and 5. On the 7 inch side score at 3 and 4. Don't you just love whole numbers? Cut the tabs on the 3 and 4 inch score line.
Here's a fun tip, when I'm creating a new box or bag I always test it on a piece of printer paper, that way I don't waste my cardstock or DSP. Plus then I can just file it away with the measurements on it for another use.

Put sticky strip on the tab that I colored blue. I had intended to take a picture with the sticky strip on before I took the red backing off, but did I remember--NO! So instead I colored the sticky strip with a permanent marker so you could see where to stick it, and it still stuck even after being colored. Isn't it great stuff?!

Assemble your box/purse.

For the handle, you'll need to punch 2 round tab punches, cut them in half. (They're really more for decoration than any really functional part of the purse, so if you don't like them, you can skip them.) You'll also need 2 pieces of DSP for the handles mine are 1/2 x 9.

Stick your round tab punches on the top of your bag on the outside.....

Then use brads to attach the handle. Do the same to the opposite side.

Ahhhhh.... here's the chocolate. I'm using 4 of the Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate squares. Cover them with DSP cut at 2x4 1/2.

You can fit 4 Ghirardelli squares easily, they're so nice and cozy!

Here's the purse all done, with some chocolate YUM!

Thanks for looking, see you tomorrow!


Sandra Shimizu said...

Hi Ruth!! I absolutely LOVE your work, I am in love with your blog!

inlovestamping said...

I love the papers, very pretty!