We did a OSW of sorts with a 12x12 sheet of designer paper, in this case it was a Making Memories paper. Our cut up pieces became the lid to the purse, the side accent pieces and strips to go onto our cards. I love doing OSW's, the coordination factor is awesome! We used SU's scalloped border punch as well as some Sizzlits (SU's Birds & Blooms, and SU's Lots of Tags) to embellish the purse. The handle is SU's wide grosgrain ribbon and 2 jumbo eyelets. We used SU's Sweet Stems for our stamping, keeping it simple for the sake of time. We did add a Basic Grey magnetic snap closure to keep it all shut, those magnets are the bomb! In class we made 6 cards but there was enough designer paper to do 8. This would make a great gift for someone. Maybe an end-of-year teacher gift.
When I came home, I did another purse using some of the new Parisian Breeze Speciality DP. The texture in that paper is awesome! Everything except for the magnetic snap is SU. Again, I used the Lots of Tags Sizzlit die on the front, layering it with a wide oval punch and a jumbo brad. The border was done with the new eyelet border punch. To change it up just a bit, I added the jumbo eyelets to the sides of the purse and used some striped grosgrain ribbon. I did not make a matching set of cards, I thought I would leave my options open for what goes inside.
My brother and his family are coming for the weekend so I have some housecleaning calling my name! Have a great weekend!