Aren't these sweet? The one on the left is so colorful! I am using the one on the right for my Mother's Day Workshop 3-D item. It's SO easy you would not believe it! I got the idea for the textured purse with flower closure from Elizabeth and she has an excellent tutorial for the flower on her blog Animal Scraps.
I used the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to doll up the Wisteria Wonder card stock. The rose is a Scallop Circle punched from Calypso Coral. I used a large Basic Pearl in the center, but you could use the Jumbo Pearls available in the Occasions Mini Catalog.
To dress up this pretty Summer Smooches print, I used the Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon, both from the Summer Smooches Preview (available April 1-30, 2012) and pinched the double bow into place with a Printed Designer In Color Brad.
Truly, these Petite Purses are so easy to make with the Bigz Die. You will want this die for it's versatility. Think of the many treats and jewels you could hide inside! It could be a gift box or party/wedding/shower favor. Use it with card stock, textured card stock or designer paper to match your party or holiday colors. It's available to order with all of the other Summer Smooches items from April 1-30th. Most of the items from the pre-order will be available in the brand new Catalog, which comes out on June 1st.
If you need a PDF copy of the Summer Smooches Flyer, please email me and I will send an electronic copy to you.
Stampin' Up! has let their demonstrators know that the Retired Stamp List will be coming out on April 15th. In the past all retired products were announced at the same time. This year the Retired Accessories/Decor Elements (Decor Elements are being Discontinued) Lists will be announced after the Stamp List, on April 25th. Both lists will be available to order from through May 31, 2012. (While Supplies Last!)
Be sure to mark your calendars for these special announcements, as the items tend to sell out quickly!