Thursday, September 10, 2009

4 1/4 x 3 1/2" Box Purse Tutorial

Hi Friends! Hey, I found the time to create a tutorial. Gosh, I haven't made one for so long, I've forgotten how long it takes to make one. I have less time nowadays to devote time to creating tutorials but I do miss it sometimes. If you haven't been reading my blog for a while, I'm making great efforts to becoming fit and healthier. I've been exercising (walking, aerobic workouts) for at least 3 to 4 times a week. I'll probably be starting on resistance training tomorrow. I am also eating healthier as well. I've been keeping a food journal, keeping track of my workouts, drinking 8 glasses of water. . .it's a major change for me so it's been hard to concentrate on crafting because my focus and my energy have been towards my fitness journey. I really want to make a change that'll be permanent. I hope this time around, I'll be able to accomplish this goal.

Anyway. . .this project is a 4 1/4 x 3 1/2" box/purse. It's a simple project to create. The depth of the box is approximately 1 1/4" so you can fit a lot of goodies in the box. Scroll down below for the tutorial.

I decided to create a simple design for the box. . . .no, not because I was lazy. LOL! Sometimes I think I add too many layers to my cards and embellishments to my box projects and sometimes simple is nice.

I also made a matching card for this box.

Here is the card I made for the box. . .like I said. . .it's simple. All I did was use a sentiment stamp and added a prima flower witha decorative button to the center. This is actually a Christmas card. . .I think it can pass for a Christmas card, huh?

Anyway, check out the tutorial below.

Card and Box Details:

Stamps: (?)
Paper: SU Candy Cane Designer Paper, SU Real Red, Sahara Sand
Ink: SUChocolate Chip
Accessories: Nestabilities, Making Memories brads, Prima flowers, Favorite Findings Victorian Hearts button

Just to let you know, the tutorial was uploaded through and if you want to download or print the tutorial, you will need to register with Scribd. Scribd is just a site that allows you to upload Word and pdf. documents which you can't do directly on Blogger so I have to use another source to upload the tutorials rather than posting it directly on Blogger. You can find other crafters who post templates and tutorials on Scribd as well so it's a good idea to register. There's no obligation. It's a free site.

To view the tutorial directly from my blog, just scroll down using the scroll bar to the right of the tutorial. You can also enlarge the document by clicking the plus sign or magnifying glass. You have other options on the "more" drop down menu. Check it out!


Randi said...

This is an AMAZING tutorial Maria!! I will have to save this for a project next week! Fun!! You always share such incredible projects with us! Thank you!!
LOVE your CC pumpkin card below, too!!

Unknown said...

It looks like your journey into the crafting wilderness is well and truly behind you Maria, as this is such a beautiful project. I will definitely be having a crack at this one. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Viv x

Sheri Gilson said...

Fabulous project Maria!! Thanks for the tutorial and I can't wait to create one!!

Sally13 said...

It looks so wonderful.


Diane said...

Well,I don't know how you do it all! You are such an inspiration Maria!!! I keep checking up on you,here and fb,just to see what is Maria up to now,lol!!!
I love your blog,and hope you will never give it up. But taking care of yourself is more important,but stamping is the 2ns most important,right,lol!
Have a great weekend girl!!!

Joy said...

love this box purse and the tutorial! you did a wonderful job and I love to make other creations besides cards! this is so cute and I love the matching card! you are on a roll! I need to get with the program and do that exercise thing for FB! I need to lose some weight...look good and feel great! thanks for always pushing me to do more...not only in crafting! have a wonderful weekend!

Lisa Foster said...

OH WOWZERS MARIA!!! What a fabulous project and tutorial! Thanks for sharing this with us...I can't wait to give it a try! Hugs, Lisa

Kristine said...

Well this sure is FABULOUS! I love your awesome tutorials Maria--thanks for taking the time to put them together for us! :) I'm soo gonna make on e of these! LOVE your gorgeous color combo and this whole set--it's gorgeous!

2 Worlds said...

Very cute Maria, you're doing great with the whole exercising and healthy style !

Gail said...

What an amazing project! thanx for the tutorial ;)

- - Sheryl - - said...

Thanks Maria! Looks like one we can follow - will save this for a rainy day... hey that's today!

Good luck with your goals! YOU CAN DO IT!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

COOL BEANS! Girl you've been busy! I love all your projects!

Liz Weber said...

Thanks for another fab tutorial Maria. Good Luck with your healthy and fit lifestyle change!

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

AWE inspiring Maria! You create the most incredible things. Your tutorial ROCKs. You're just an inspiration on SO many levels! :o)

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