Guest Artist: Marilyn Ratcliffe: Big Shot Purse

Marilyn-ratcliffe Isn't this purse card adorable?  Marilyn Ratcliffe, a demonstrator in my group, from Burlington, Ontario made me this very pretty purse card and I just knew it had to be featured as a guest post.   Notice the details of the marker line on the embossed Top Note Die and how Marilyn personalized the purse with my initials…love it!  This would be perfect as a gift certificate holder or money holder.


  1. Fold a standard greeting card 5.5 inches by 4.25 (the black part) and then round the corners with a corner rounder punch.  
  2. Use Stampin' Up's Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with the Big Shot to cut out the textured roses on the bottom half of the card/purse.  The texture is hard to see in this photo, but it is gorgeous in person.  Then trim around the image and attach to front of card.
  3. Cut a white piece of cardstock from the popular Top Note Die for the Big Shot to form a fold over flap for the top of the purse. 
  4. Use a basic black marker to follow along the "stitch" lines on the shape.  Personalize if desired.
  5. Fold the Top Note Shape in half.
  6. Cut or punch two holes right on the crease line. 
  7. Put ribbon thru the holes and tape ribbon and back half of shape securely to back of the card/purse.
  8. Put a small piece of velcro on the flap underneath the initials so that the "purse" can be opened.
  9. Add extra ribbon onto the strap. 

Thanks Marilyn for a gorgeous greeting card and a clever idea!

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