Using the Petite Purse die with Designer Series Paper

Whew!  I took more pictures than I originally planned, but I think you'll agree that this will prevent you from making mistakes with your pretty Designer Series Paper.  Today I'm showing a Petite Purse that was made using DSP that has a random pattern.  There will be another tutorial showing how to prevent problems when your DSP has a one way design or pattern as most of them do.   Petite Purse DSP random

First, I'm going to explain why using the Premium Crease Pad is so important and how it will save you from wasting card stock and Designer Paper. 

113476 Premium Crease Pad 

The Premium Crease Pad is slightly flexible and allows the scoring blades to press into your CS or DSP without cutting while still allowing the cutting blades to cut.  Using the clear acrylic cutting pad with these dies will cause portions of the scoring blades to actually cut your CS.  Using the Crease Pad with any die that has score lines will enable you to get the results you want. Scoring Die w-out Crease Pad Scoring Die w-Crease Pad 



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 Using Your Big Shot Dies that have Score Lines:  The side of your CS or DSP that is placed against the die is the "right" side.  Because the blades push through the paper, the side placed against the die will have nicer edges and the score lines are designed to be folded away from the indented or de-bossed side.  You will have a perfectly cut and scored die cut.  

OK- enough of the boring stuff.  Let's make one already!!

1) Cut 5-1/4" x 8"  piece of random patterned DSP from the Summer Smooches DSP collection and a 1/2" x 6" strip of Island Indigo CS. 

 2) Place the random patterned side against the Petite Purse Die and run through your Big Shot being sure to use the Premium Crease Pad.  Die cut a Petite Purse strap from the strip of Island Indigo CS.

3) Using the 1/2" Circle Punch, punch 3 Island Indigo circles.

4) Using the small Scallop Circle Punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack, punch 3 small scallop circles from Tangerine Tango CS.

5) Using a tiny bit of Multipurpose Liquid Glue, adhere the Tangerine Tango scallop circles in the center of the Island Indigo circles. Adhere the rounded ends of the purse strap over the center of 2 of the scallop circles.  (See pic) Purse Strap Ends

6) Use the 1/2" Circle Punch to punch a circle from a piece of scrap CS. (I used black, but any color will work as you're only making a template) Use the 1/16" Circle Handheld Punch to punch a hole in the center of it.  Apply a tiny bit of Dotto temporary adhesive on the back of your circle.  This is your Hole Punch Template.

Purse Punch6


7) Place the Hole Punch Template on your Petite Purse die cut as shown and use a pen to mark the  punched out hole onto your die cut.

Repeat with other top side of die cut. Repeat with flap of the purse. 

Repeat with purse strap ends and remaining layered circles.

Purse Punch Flap
Remove template. Align your 1/16" Circle Handheld Punch over these markings and punch.  (See pic)
Designer Tip:
I removed the built-in confetti catcher so that I can align this punch the same way I do the larger punches.

Petite Purse Punch3 Petite Purse Punch2

Purse Sticky Strips





8) Attach layered circles to purse flap with a Gold Brad.

9) Apply Sticky Strip to "right" side of narrow flaps of die cut as shown.  

10) Fold all score lines.  Fold purse together so you can see where the narrow flaps will adhere to purse sides.  Remove red liner from Sticky Strips and assemble.

Petite Purse angled

11) Fold purse flap open and attach both ends of the purse handle with Gold Brads.

12) Close purse flap and tuck tab into slot.  Yea!  It's done! 



Did I mention it can hold 5 Hershey's Nuggets?  Yes!  You can cover them with a 1" x 3" strip of DSP and they're extra pretty!

Petite Purse & Nuggets




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  1. Carla Keith says:

    Thansk for this very clear tutorial. i bought this die after thinking about it for a long while because after all, how many mini purses do you need? But when my friends come to craft with me, they all want to make it over and over, so it seems the answer is: Lots. LOL.

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