This is a purse made from paper. Coach eat your heart out. ;)
I got my inspiration for this originally from apathofpaper.blogspot.com, but then I had to tweak it. I designed it to cut on my Cricut using my Design studio and my old fave George basic shapes cartridge. And I made it big enough to hold standard A2 sized cards and envelopes. 6 highly embellished (translates thick) cards and 6 envelopes to be exact.
Here is a view of the cards and envelopes inside this almost 2.5 inch thick purse.
A side view. Yeah, in hind sight the base paper is too busy. Oh well, live and learn. It's certainly not a goner, and unfortunately I don't have 12 x 12 SU! cardstock. Looks like I am gonna have to get some. All I had to work with that I felt was sturdy enough was DCWV glitter stack. So I tried to coordinate. Epic fail as my sons would say. But I refuse to waste it, maybe its a purse only a mother could love.
Here is an adorable little pocket on the front of the purse. I ran the front, sides and flap through my Cuttlebug in a Sizzix embossing die. I didn't do the back side because it needs to adhere completely to the paper on the front of purse. The pocket has a lil velcro closure. My thought was if I am giving a set of cards inside this purse, then I can include some postage stamps or stickers to close the back of the envelopes inside the pocket.
I created this .cut file to share, if you would like to create your own paper purses just leave me a comment here with your email address and I will send it out to you. Merry Christmas.