Sunday Showcase: Mocha Morning Petite Purses Collection

Petite purse 125606LI think you're gonna LOVE today's Sunday Showcase!  I do! 

It features the brand new Petite Purse Die available for only two more days during the Summer Smooches New Catalog Sneak Peek, now thru April 30.

Now it's easy to create mini purses in a snap!  They are the perfect size for favors for all kinds of celebrations: weddings, showers, birthday parties, girls night out, mother's day, and more! 

Girls of any age will love making them, or receiving them, because they are simply Too Cute!

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I had a fantastic time making a whole collection of purses using the soon-to-retire Mocha Morning Specialty Paper.  Be sure to get this paper right away—it will only be available while supplies last thru May 31!

Purse ensemble

Are these not ADORABLE?!!!!  The elegance and neutral colors of the Mocha Morning DSP is perfect for creating petite purses!  So classy!  Let's check out the details on each one!

Purse - black velvet  Purse - black velvet back

The soft, velvet flocking on this specialty paper makes this purse fancy without a lot of frills.  I added a matching Antique Brad and it was done!  Quick and easy!

TIP: I highly recommend using Sticky Strip adhesive when assembling any 3D project.  This adhesive is strong and easy-to-use, so your projects will not come apart!

Purse - black velvet size reference

Even though these purses are mini in size, they surprisingly hold quite a bit!  The purse dimensions (without the handle) are 2" tall, 3" wide, and 1-1/2" deep.  You can hold three "fun size" candy bars, four Hershey's Nuggets, all sorts of other small candies, plus jewelry, hair accessories, and money with ease!

Purse - black stripe flower  Purse - black stripe flower back

This one may be my favorite!  I love the Perfect Polka Dot embossing on the Basic Black card stock purse for a subtle texture, but the gold and black striped paper really adds richness! 

The closure is a paper flower created by four Boho Blossom punches scrunched up and attached with a Mini Silver Brad

Even though you get a die-cut handle with the Petite Purse Die, don't forget that you can change up the handle any way you want.  Here, I added a Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch handle accented with more striped paper. 

Purse - gold rhinestone  Purse - gold rhinestone back

OOoooh!  This one looks SO designer!  The glistening gold fleur de lis pattern makes a beautiful background.  But it's the detailed embellishments that make this one special!

I added strips of Early Espresso card stock along the base of the purse by simply die-cutting the purse shape again, then trimming off the parts I needed for a perfect fit. 

I love the 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon mimicking the classic look of so many designer purses.  I attached the ribbon with Multipurpse Adhesive.

I think the purse would have looked great with or without the Rhinestone Jewels, but I opted for the bling! 

Purse - gold rhinestone open

When you use the double-sided Designer Series Papers, the nice part is that your purses are lined with coordinating colors!  Just like a real purse!  Love it!

Purse - crumb vintage  Purse - crumb vintage back

For a softer, more vintage look, I chose the lighter Crumb Cake flourish pattern of Mocha Morning paper. I added some Chantilly Crochet Trim (soon to retire!), and matching Neutrals Buttons to dress it up, and finished it off with a Large Pearl Jewel "clasp."  So pretty!

Purse - red ruffle  Purse - red ruffle back

Now for something a little bolder!  This large Soft Suede polka dot design is fresh and trendy, especially with the pop of red!  (I'm feeling a little like a fashion designer!  Teehee!) 

I added Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ruffles under the flap by adhering with Sticky Strip.  Then, created a rose accent by knotting the ribbon over and over again (about 7-8 times) and attaching it with more Sticky Strip.  Finished with a matching Cherry Cobbler handle.

Purse - black patent leather  Purse - black patent leather back

OK—This one isn't made from Mocha Morning Paper, but I had to try out a black patent leather purse, and it matched, so it's part of the collection, too! 

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Here's a better view of the detail.  Too Cool!  I used the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate to create the diamond pattern over the entire purse die-cut.  Then, I inked VersaMark over the whole piece and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  I love this shiny faux leather look!

Side Note: If you look closely at the embossing in the first two photos, you'll notice that I have lots of white flecks on the black. That's what happens when you have White Embossing Powder contaminating your Clear Embossing Powder.  The powders look identical until you heat them up…I must have had some remnants in my Powder Pal (retiring)…oops!

I added a Circle Ice Rhinestone Brad (retiring, get them at a discount while they last!) for a sparkling pop of color! 

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So what did you think of the Petite Purse Die projects?  I had so much fun designing them!  And, this was only the Mocha Morning line of purses—just think of all the endless possibilities with other papers, stamping techniques, and embellishments! 

Don't wait!  Get your Petite Purse Die while it's available through April 30 and become your own mini purse designer! 


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