Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Top Note Purses

I am still working with the remaining 80 mini treats.  A few weeks ago, I had an entire day to myself.  Ah, it was so nice and quite.  The thing was  I didn't know what to do so I tested out my new toy, scor-pal. I finally decided to buy one. Look what I made in a little over 3 hours.  I should have bought it a long time ago.

I made 24 Top Note purses.

You were thinking that was all I could make!  No, I didn't just make 24 purses.  I cut, scored, and assembled 70 small bags that I used for the purses.  I was looking for small bags that would fit between the two Top Notes in many places but could not fine it, so I made them.

If you are interested in making the small bag, here is how: 4 1/4 x 11 1/2.  I used the 20 lbs. printing papers.  I bought the papers from Office Depot and they had different length.  Came in a pack of 500 sheets.  Mind was 8 1/2" x 14 " perfect for this type of craft.  After I made these bags, I went to Michale's Art and Craft and found out that they carried the bags  that I had been looking for and it was the #1 size bags.  Any way, you can get the bags from Michale's or make them yourself. 

4 1/4" x 11 1/2" Score at 3 1/2, 5 1/2, 9 and 11

Turn and score at 2 1/2

Cut like shown in the picture below.

Assemble the bag by first apply adhesive on the 1/2 inch flab.  Then assemble the bottom of the bag and you should have this.

If you are using liquid adhesive  which I did, you will need to wait until the glue is completely dried before proceeding to the next step.

 Once the glue had dried, pinch the opening (top) of the bag like in the picture.

Then flatten the bottom.

Sandwich the bag between two Top Note dies (trim the two Top Notes 1" off before sandwiching the bag).

For the purse cover, make two score lines about 1/8" from the center.  See picture.
This is the old purse.  I only made 1 score line right in the center of the Top Note.  It was difficult to close when I put chocolates in the purse.

The newer version was much better.

Thanks for stopping by.  It's going to be another beautiful day!



eva said...

My God, what a grand job.
Thank you told about the processes that.
Good luck to all!

Whimcees said...

Hi Helen!

You just keep creating - like that little energy bunny! :<) This is one huge project! Love the purses and thank you for sharing the bag tutorial!

Wishing you a good day today! I will trade you some of WI humidity and heat for some blessed cool air! :<)


Barbara Diane

Michelle said...

HI Helen

These look fantastic! Thanks for the quick tutorial too.

Helen F. said...

Oh my gosh, Helen. These purses are too adorable! What a great idea. Thnx for the tutorial. Thank you for your visit to my blog too!

Rae said...

Helen, love your purses! They are adorable! Enjoy your new toy!

Ink Bug said...

LOVE these! I have been debating on a score pal and I guess I will just have to bite that bullet and get one now. These purses are divine!

TrishG said...

Beautiful purses. Not sure which color scheme I like best.

The faux alligator ones in the other post are really great too.

Evan's Eclipse said...

Beautiful job!