Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ghirardelli Square Purses


Last Monday while a storm raged through our neighborhood, my inconsolable Sheltie and I got comfortable on the floor. I grabbed a stack of scrap paper, my cutter, and my scoring tool and began to design. My quest was to create a new Ghirardelli Square purse to showcase at stamp club. I hope you like what I came up with and if you want to create your own, just follow my tutorial below.


Details: This purse uses 2 Ghirardelli Squares. The beauty of this is that the purse can stand up and therefore also makes a really cute place card holder. I used the in-colors to create a rainbow of purses with matching designer paper, ribbon and glimmer brads. The other cool thing, is that you can get 4 purses out of a sheet of 12" x 12" designer paper.



Ghirardelli Square Purse Tutorial



1. Start with a piece of cardstock 11-½” x 3”. On the long side, score at 3”, 5-¾” and 8-½”.




2. On the 5-¾” score mark, cut in 5/8” on both sides.




3. On the side of the paper that will face outwards, place four ½” pieces of double-sided adhesive on either side of the cut marks.




4. Remove ONE of the adhesive liners and adhere one of the ends of a 7” length of ribbon to it. Feed the ribbon through the cut mark to the backside of the designer paper.




5. Loop the ribbon around and feed it through the cut mark on the other side. Remove ONE more adhesive liner and adhere the other ribbon end to it. In the photo, I’m lifting up the designer paper, so that you can see how the ribbon is looped and also where it is adhered on the other side.




6. Remove the final two adhesive liners and fold the designer paper in half.




7. Place a one-inch strip of double-sided adhesive on the square next to the ribbon handle. Repeat for the other side.




8. Remove one of the adhesive liners and adhere one of the Ghirardelli squares just above the score line. Repeat for the other side.




9. This is what the purse will look like once both Ghirardelli squares are in place.




10. Close the purse and pierce through the top layers and secure with a glimmer brad. Make sure that the top edges of the purse are aligned before piercing. The outer sides are meant to bow slightly to accommodate the chocolates and to look stylish.




11. Decorate the rest of the purse as desired.




Stampin' Up! Supplies: Eat Chocolate Stamp Set; Paper: Chocolate Chip (102128), Whisper White (100730), In-color Cardstock, In-color Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack; In-Color ½” Stitched-Poly Ribbon; In-Color Glimmer Brads; Heart to Heart Punch; Full Heart Punch; Modern Label Punch (119848); Word Window Punch (119857) Other Supplies: Ghirardelli Squares

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51 comments:

  1. these are adorable, delightful, and fun! Thanks for sharing the excellent, detailed directions!

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  2. So cute, thanks so much for sharing

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  3. thanks so much for sharing... may have to use this for an up coming tea. great blog great tutorial wonderful purse(project).

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  4. These are sooo spring looking. Great tutorial directions. Will have to make some. TFS

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  5. What a wonderful little purse you have made and love the spring inspired paper you have used too, tfs!

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  6. it doesn't get much better than a cute purse and some good chocolate. love these-thanks for sharing

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  7. These are so stinken cute! could you have made them any easier? lol Thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. Super fun project with a wonderful step by step tutorial. Thanks so much for taking the time to share with us. jmniffer

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  9. Oh my too cute!!! Love that you've included a tutorial too, thank you!!

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  10. These are adorable! Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial. Can't wait to make some!

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  11. I saw this on Stampin' Addicts. It's just too cute! I'm following your blog now. I just love it!

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  12. Brenda you have done it again. Hope the storm has passed and everyone is calm again. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  13. Oh these are fabulous!!! I can't wait to make some. Awesome tutorial!!! Hugs,

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  14. This is so adorable!!! I will be featuring this project on My Craft Picks #12 on 4-17-11. If you wish to decline please email me at trbauer@insightbb.com

    Take care
    www.mycraftyworld.blogspot.com

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  15. These are wonderful. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. This is just a fantastic idea... I hate storms but it sure brought out your creativity. Thanx for the tutorial and for sharing your creativity....

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  17. And one more thing.... wherever did you get such a big Scor-Pal....lol... it's really cool too...

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  18. What an adorable idea this will be perfect for my tea party this summer. Thank you for such a cute idea. I love to make little things each year for the girls.

    These young ladies are getting older now and I will not be able to make such cute little things.

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  19. Super Cute Idea !!! Perfect gift for anyone! Thanks for sharing the tutorial too!!! I LOVE these !!

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  20. Those are fabulous!!! Thank you so much for sharing how to make them!

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  21. Brenda, how absolutely CUTE! I may have to find an excuse to make some myself, lol. Thanks so much for the tut! ~MSBetsyZ

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  22. Oh my goodness, that is AWESOME! I can't wait to make some to share with my customers. Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial! ~ Donna

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  23. thanks for that great tutorial, I love it. I think, this little purses will make great gifts for my guest at the next workshop :-)
    Regards from Germany
    Biggie

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  24. a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e. I have GOT to make these;)

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  25. Such a stylish little purse & teamed with chocolate - yum! Thanks so much for sharing how you made them too Brenda. Inky wishes, Di

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  26. I MUST make some of these! You always have the most wonderful projects to share--thank you so much!
    --dtstampz

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  27. Those are adorable! Great little thank you gifts.

    Ter ;)

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  28. These are so cute!!!!!!! thanks for sharing your tutorial...

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  29. Really love this one...and what a CUTE verse!..thanks for sharing...it is fantastic! monna from indiana

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  30. Adorable ....perfect for everyone who loves chocolate!

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  31. Hi Brenda!
    I hope you don't mind that I CASE'd this design for my thank you gifts for my very first deliveries! Here's a pic on my blog:

    http://tiarahelen.blogspot.com/2011/06/my-first-deliveries.html

    Helen x

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  32. Simply adorable! Thank you for sharing the tutorial!

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  33. Whew. I was shaking the whole time I made mine! I used tea bags instead of chocolates since this is for the Fair and it gets really hot here. I also reinforced it in several places for the same reason. Thanks for the project!

    s. carter

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  34. I'm saving this for book club treats! TFS

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  35. This is just too cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  36. What a great idea! Simple, fast & inexpensive to make. Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  37. Adorable. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I'm going to make these to set at everyone's place for my next class!

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  38. TFS this, Brenda! I finally got around to making a few for my customers who attend my December stamp camp.

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  39. I finally made some of these (I've had the tutorial printed out for almost a year) and I am posting mine on my blog today. I will put a link back to your blog and this post, unless you have any objections. Thanks for sharing your wonderful idea!

    ~Jayne S.
    jayne@jaynestamps.com

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  40. Brenda, a beautiful idea! Thank you so much for sharing your experience!

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  41. OMG - these are absolutely adorable and I'd really look forward to making some of these. Thank you for being so generous in sharing the instructions.

    Paula

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  42. C'est trop beau, merci pour le tuto

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  43. Fantastic!!! Thank you Very Much
    Anna

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