Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Attic Boutique Handbag Tutorial

You will need to cut out 2 with the largest framelits Label die in your choice of cardstock and then score one side on both as i have in the photo.

 You will need a 7 1/2" x 5 1/2" sheet of card stock in same colour as die cut outs. Score the longest side @ 1 1/2" and 6" turn 90 degrees and score @ 2" & 3 1/2". Fold all score marks with a bone folder. Cut the 2 red score lines on each side and fold to form a box. Adhere together  and set aside.
Box assembled

Here are my 2 dies cut and scored. The DSP strip is 1 1/2" x 5" to get the same shape i cut it with the same die lining up the bottom edge of the DSP with the groove that we previously scored along.

Adhere the DSP to dies lining up along the scored line

Next emboss with the hearts embossing folder from the Adorning Accents textured embossing folder, lining up the hearts just above the DSP. Fold along the scored line, this will be the base of the bag. Cut 2 lengths of ribbon @ 28cm and add some double sided tape to the ends.

Cut out 2 of the smallest flowers from the fun flowers die and faux suede them. If you don't know what that is click here. You will end up with 4 flowers. scrunch the flowers up in your hand then unravel them gently.

Layer them together then with the paper piercer make a hole in the center and add a vintage brad but don't close the back yet

Choose which die you want for the front and make a hole where you want your flower to go. Push the brad through the hole and close the brad.

Add the ribbon handles as in the photo and double sided tape.

Add the box to the sides, it's easier to line up the base of the box with the scored line then bring up the sides. Then adhere the other end of the die to the base of the box. 

Now your done!!
Hope you enjoy my tutorial, feel free to use it for your classes, workshops, personal use or whatever. I would love to see your finished bag, so add a link to your blog in comments or post a pic on my facebook wall :)


  1. that's lovely Rachael, thanks, very informative tutorial.

  2. How sweet is this bag :) I wonder if you could use the Box No 2 die for the middle box and just cut the flaps off? Must try it and see :)

  3. sooo stinking cute Thanks for the tutorial
    Will have to make this soon.

  4. Hi Rachael, (One of my twin daughter's name is Rachael spelt the same as yours..:D..) Thanks for a great tutorial...Will have to try this with the dies I have..:)..xx