Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Birthday Clutch

Hello everyone! It is my day here at The Bug Bytes with apologies for the late post. I spent the night in the ER with my little one, but now that she is alright I am determined to get this post done before I crash. I created this quick paper clutch in less than 15 minutes as an alternative container to wrapping for a little girl's birthday present.

The details: 

This was super easy and quick! Using the purse feature on Forever Young, I selected the "posh" purse and hid contours so that the word didn't cut out on the front. I sized it rather large at 7.30 on the 12 by 24 mat using the Designer Handmade 12x24 paper stack by K and Company. I made it this size because I needed to fit a lip gloss compact and some nail polishes in there. I scored the lines using the pre-cut scores marks and assembled using Terrifically Tacky Tape (ATG does not cut it on keeping the purses together). Then I simply punched a hole in the front and added a few flowers (Recollections and Prima) and a large jeweled brad (Oriental Trading Company). I was done in no time at all - which was good because the party was starting in 20 minutes! If I had to make this again (and I have already had a request from my daughter for one) I would probably add some velcro circles for closure and perhaps a ribbon handle. And now I am off to bed!


  1. Allison - What are you doing posting today when you should be taking rest ? You need a smack!!
    Lovely clutch. I have fond memories of this as this cut was my 2nd project for tuesday treats :) Yours turned out so great!! TFS. Now off to sleep for you Missy!!

  2. I hope your daughter is much better!

    What a sweet little clutch! After taking out the gift, I bet the little girl has had a fabulous time using her littl clutch!

  3. Cute cute cute! 15 minutes, eh? LOL it takes me longer than that just to pick out my papers! You did a wonderful job dressing it up.

    Hope your daughter is doing better.