Thursday, May 21, 2009

Tea Party Purse Birthday Invitations

I just need to say a huge Thank You to my fellow Stampin'Up demonstrator Buffy Cooper for sharing this idea. They are actually pretty simple and fun to make and I am sure they will be a huge hit with the little girls being invited to Rhiannon's party. I think they have a very girlie WOW factor.

The inside of the card (sorry about the vicious looking blurring of the personal details). The inserts were computer generated and printed onto Whisper White Cardstock.

I made 5 each of the 4 patterns shown. Of course, as always happens when I am in the middle of a project like this, I ran out of something. This time it was the filigree brads so I need to add those to an order soon.

For those that want them, here are some basic directions:

The Tea Party DP was folded and placed onto the Big Shot Top Note Die so that the bottom edge was inside the die. This means that the bottom edge is not cut and so can be opened up.
The top of the purse was made with the Big Shot Scallop Circle die which is the perfect size! Once cut, the circle was scored down the middle and folded.
The ribbon handle was made by cutting two small slits into the fold of the scallop circle using a craft knife and threading a 12 inch piece of ribbon through. The ribbon was knotted to hold it in place but you could stick it under the top note if you like that better.
Carstock & DP - Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White. Tea Party DP
Stamp sets - "Celebrate" from Matchbox Messages stamped onto matching matchbox die shape
Inks - Almost Amethyst, Pretty in Pink
Accessories - Big Shot Top Note, Scallop Circle and Matchbox dies, Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink ribbon, Filigree brads (large), dimensionals.


  1. Those are so cute. I will have to try making some. Thanks for sharing.

  2. These are so cute! I just love them! My granddaughters would just love to have an invitation like this. I'll have to keep them in mind for their birthdays. Great job!

  3. Those are just adorable....I love them.

  4. You are going to be a hit with those, the Mommy's are going to like too! Maybe you'll drum up some business with them! That would be cool. Hey that's a new picture of your little Dougal, he is getting big and looks so distingused in that photo!
    Diane :-)

  5. These are so beautiful!! Great job!! I love the Tea Party DSP!!

  6. Love these! My goddaughter may be having a tea party themed so who may be seeing these CASE'd again!!!