Saturday, January 25, 2014

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch Purse Tutorial

Nugget purses are back AND they're better than ever!!!!! WHY??? Because they now have TWO nuggets. The FABulous Scalloped Tag Topper Punch is what makes it all possible. It creates the perfect purse flap and closure all in one punch. If you want make your own, just follow my step-by-step tutorial. Want to make lots? I've included time saver steps too. Make these for your friends and they'll be wowed by how crafty you are. Find out the supplies you'll need and where to get them HERE!

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch Purse Tutorial

Step One

1. Start with a 6” x 2” piece of card stock. On the 6” side, score at the 1-½”, 2-7/8”, 4-½” and 4-¾” marks.

Step Two

2. Cut a piece of 1-¼” x 2” piece of designer series paper. Adhere this piece to the last segment of your scored strip. Note: Look closely... my piece of designer series paper is yellow with white polka dots.

Step Three

3. Punch the end that has the designer series paper on it with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.

Step Four

4. Flip your card stock over to the back side. Place a piece of Sticky Strip on the narrow segment, next to the scalloped segment.

Step Five

5. Remove the Sticky Strip liner and adhere a 6” length of Grosgrain Ribbon to the sticky strip starting and stopping in the center.

Step Six

6. Fold the strip along all the score lines.

Step Seven

7. Hold the purse with the flap overlapping the front as it should appear when it’s finished. Pierce the hole in the Scalloped Tag Topper Punched segment where it dips down in the center.

Step Eight

8. Place a Candy Dot Brad Base through the hole and open the legs of the brad on the back side.

Step Nine

9. Add a matching Candy Dot to the Candy Dot Brad Base.

Step Ten

10. Wrap TWO nuggets with 1” x 3” strips of Designer Series Paper. I used just a bit of adhesive on one end of the paper strip to hold the wrapper in place.

Step Eleven

11. Slide the nuggets into the purse. I advise securing the nuggets with a mini glue dot or small piece of sticky strip so they don't slide out if you swing the purse (ask me how I know).

Adding a Monogram

I thought it might be neat to personalize the purses with a monogram. I used the Alphabet from my unmounted Alpha wheel (see my tutorial HERE) and stamped it in the same color as the purse on Whisper White. Punch the monogram out with the small oval punch. Punch a hole near the top of the oval (I used a 1/8" hole punch). Cut a slit in the oval and feed it through the ribbon.

Time Saver Step One

Start with a 6” x 10” piece of card stock. On the 6” side, score at the 1-½”, 2-7/8”, 4-½” and 4-¾” marks.

Time Saver Step Two

Cut a piece of 1-¼” x 10” piece of designer series paper. Adhere this piece to the last segment of your scored strip. Note: Look closely... my piece of designer series paper is yellow with white polka dots (click on the photo for a closer look). Next, on the 10" side, cut your card stock into 2" strips. You should now have enough pieces to make FIVE purses.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies
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  • Card Stock/Paper: Brights Designer Series Paper Stack, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
  • Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry
  • Tools: Simply Scored, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Paper-Piercing Tool, Small Oval Punch
  • Embellishments: Daffodil Delight Grosgrain Ribbon, Pacific Point Grosgrain Ribbon, Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain Ribbon, Candy Dots Brad Bases, Brights Candy Dots
  • Wheel: Alpha Stampin' Around Builder Wheel
  • Adhesive: Sticky Strip, Snail Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots

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    1. Adorable, as always! Thanks, Brenda!

    2. Another great idea and tutorial Brenda, THANKS!!

    3. Found these on Pinterest. ADORABLE!! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial!! Love the time saving tips!

    4. You certainly excel in 3D creativity. The tutorial is fab.

    5. SO clever, I love these bright purses! Thanks for taking time to make this tutorial for free.

    6. LOOOOOOOOOOVE!!!! I am buying all the supplies to make these thanks to your post! Keep all the awesome tutorials coming! :)

    7. Dear Brenda, I love the things you are doing.
      Thanks for sharing the tutorial for this supercute purse.

    8. Oh, wie klasse! Tolle Idee!
      Danke fürs Zeigen!

      Lg, katrin

    9. What a BRIGHT delight for this cold weather. Really adorable. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

    10. What an adorable idea! I can't wait to make these. I appreciate the tutorial too.

    11. Oh Gosh, you are clever x 1,000! LOVE LOVE LOVE this project... To Death, and absolutely love your time saver tips! So "common sensical" and yet, you put it together for us! Love them, love you, and I love all that you create and share with us! You are a wonderfully kind and generous soul and very appreciated, I am sure! Thank you so much Brenda! I love these quests that I take with you; hooray!! Thanks again! Cheers! Donna

    12. Well now I just have to have that Tag Topper punch! These are so cute! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial and all the extra steps that make it simpler. You rock!

    13. Hi Brenda, thank you so much for the tutorial, I love the shortcut idea. I came from
      Wee Inklings' site and I am going to join yours.
      Rene from Oz xo

    14. This is absolut amazing!!!!!

    15. these are so adorable thank you soooo much for showing and sharing the tutorial!

    16. I've been seeing these pop up everywhere.. I should have known it was your brilliant design. thank you for sharing Brenda!

    17. Love these little purses, what a great way to showcase the tag topper punch. The instructions are very well written (easy to follow) and the photos are very helpful - thank you so much for sharing.