Good morning, fabulous friends and welcome to Amy Jo's Birthday Bash & Blog Hop! We are so excited you could join us today to help celebrate Amy's birthday!
This is a very special, unique hop as we were not required to just stick with one particular subject or theme. Amy asked us all to use any of her favorite things to create a card or project with that in mind. Some examples of Amy's favorite things are the colors black, white, and hot pink, along with anything Alice in Wonderland, she listed some of her favorite animals, etc!
If you arrived here from my dear, sweet blend Jessica of Jessica's Craft Shaque, then you are in the right place! If you just happened upon my blog today, please start at the beginning with Amy Jo at Scrapping, Card Making and Living with Fibro because you don't want to miss out on the fabulous prizes that are being sponsored!
This is a two-day hop; however, we are only making one project. That should give you two full days to go through the entire hop and leave comments on each blog and become followers of each blog, if you are not already, to be entered to win some of our sponsored prizes! Some blogs may be offering blog candy as well so this is a hop you're gonna wanna finish!
For my project, I used Amy Jo's favorite colors of black, white and hot pink and one of her favorite themes, fashion, to create a purse!!
Ever since a purse like this was featured on the Spellbinders blog (click HERE to see it) I have wanted to try one. I had to come up with my own dimensions by trial and error because I used different dies than the instructions. The paper is from The Paper Studio Uptown Flair stack. I used the three largest sizes of Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Labels 23 for the base. Since there are three layers, the purse is nice and sturdy. I used Spellbinders Grand Labels 4 for the top.
I added a magnetic snap to open and close the purse, and attached this gorgeous flower from Flower Shoppe over the top of the snap to disguise it. Pink crystals decorate the flower.
I used a Marvy Uchida super-large circle punch for the opening of the purse.
I used sturdy 20 gauge wire and added pink, white and black beads from my stash for the handle.
Here's a side view...there's lots of room inside to hold all kinds of goodies :)
The label is made from three sizes of Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 4. I hand cut around the flower and added ribbon and pink crystals. "You've got purse-onality" is from K Andrew Designs Fashionable Friends stamp set!! Isn't it just perfect for this??
Click HERE to purchase your own set or to see the entire fabulous line of stamps!!
I am entering this in the following challenges:
I have blog candy!! All you have to do to be eligible to win a package of 8 x 8 paper and matching flowers is:
- Be a follower
- Leave a comment with a way to contact you
Thank you so much for joining us and helping us celebrate along with Amy! Your next stop is the super-talented Liz at ScrapiliciousLife!!