Practicing Creativity

A handbag shaped birthday card

I used the Black & White Damask Handbag Card Mini Kit by Sandie Burchell to create this purse shaped birthday card for a friend.

Like almost all my kit cards, I sassed it up a bit; kind of like this Paris vintage look conertina card.

I added black pearl borders interspersed with red pearls for a bit 'o bling. For a 3D look, the layers on the purse flap and sentiment are propped up with doubled-sided mousse tape and the butterflies are duplified as well. A red button closure is the touche finale.

Supply List
Paper – Black & White Damask Handbag Card Mini Kit by Sandie Burchell
Embellishments – black pearl border, red pearls, red button

I'm linking up with the following challenges: Unstampabelles #68 – Layering and Borders, Crafty Creations #342 – ATG, Creative Moments #118 – ATG, Mod Squad 24/05/17 – Birthday Bash, and PaperMinutes #148 – Butterflies.


  1. So pretty and glam! I love all the bling and the butterflies.

  2. Wow, what a cool bday card purse - this is so cute - who wouldn't love receiving this for their bday? Thanks so much for playing along with us at  The Mod Squad Challenge Angie, Challenge Host.

  3. Beautiful bling! Great card. Love it. Thanks for sharing this treasure with us at Unstampabelles.

  4. Another beautiful creation Shani!

  5. What a beautiful creation! I love your embeleshements. Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments and good luck.
    xx Grietje
    DT Creative Moment

  6. Whoa! How creative that is - and such a fun design! I think I have enough die cuts that I could do something similar... whooeeee - off to try it!! Thanks for the inspiration Shani!

  7. This is really very stylish!

    Thanks for sharing over at Creative Moments!

    Hugz Tinz

  8. Anonymous28/5/17 03:55

    A gorgeous 3D card. Thanks for sharing with us at Unstampabelles.

  9. What a great card idea! Love the black and white with some pops of red. Tres chic!

  10. Your purse card is so very sweet. Thanks for showing it on Paperminutes.


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