Here's a project I've been waiting to share, but I had to make sure the recipient had received it before I posted it. Let me provide a little background first. My girlfriend really loves Vera Bradley purses; she has MANY of them along with coordinating accessories. Since I had the Forever Young cartridge, I was determined to make her a "mini" purse for her birthday. So I cut the largest purse possible with my Expression, which turned out to be 6-1/4" tall with the handle. The body of the purse is about 3" tall by 1" deep. So I knew I could fit some 3x3 note cards inside the purse, and that's what I did.
How I made it:
Pocketbook from Forever Young cut at "Fit to Page" (page 70, it has no cutouts on the purse). The lipstick, sunglasses, hat, and nail polish bottles also cut from Forever Young.
Layered different colored petals for a flower with some bling in the center
Flowered paper is K&Co Sparkly Sweet Specialty Paper, two-sided (I just love this paper)
Solid colors from my cardstock stash.
Mats for front of cards cut from Elegant Edges (flower pattern at 2-3/4"; solid cardstock at 2-1/4"); used the shift feature of 4 different base cuts: Butterfly1 (p.30); Stamp (p.37); Bird2 (p.40); and Scallops (p.48). Lined the inside of the card with matching solid cardstock too.
Stamped with clear rubber stamp sayings.
I was real pleased with how this set turned out. Love to know what you think; appreciate all your comments. TFL!