Gold Glitz and Glam Weekender Handbag

4/30/21 Best Technique Winner at Classic Design Challenge Blog!

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having an awesome week! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring some gorgeous Glitter cardstock which happens to be on sale this month so be sure to get some! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a pretty weekender handbag (for my ongoing Paper Purse series) using CCS Gold Glitter cardstock that I paired with Neenah Classic Linen Gold Pearl cardstock – which will hold a gift card, cash, chocolates or maybe some jewelry! And dig this… this handbag has a matching set of sunglasses, also made from CCS Gold Glitter cardstock, that I paired with Pop-Tone Hot Fudge cardstock! I’m so smitten with this ‘glitterlicious’ set I can hardly stand it!

As soon as I found out about this weekender handbag die set, I had to have it! Not to mention the sunglasses die set… I had to have that set too, lol! Both die sets have coordinating stamp sets but I couldn’t work either one of those into this project… but will definitely use them in the foreseeable future, so stay tuned! I cut the purse body pieces from Neenah Classic Linen Gold Pearl cardstock, and the purse accent pieces and sunglasses pieces from CCS Gold Glitter cardstock. I cut the sunglasses lenses and another set of sunglasses pieces from Pop-Tone Hot Fudge cardstock for added stability. I assembled the sunglasses first because they are so stinkin’ cute! I adhered the gold glitter cardstock pieces to the brown cardstock pieces, sandwiching the lenses between the open eye pieces. I did this just to make the sunglasses a little sturdier. I then assembled the purse with the gold glitter accents. I added half of a Velcro circle as the closure under the center flap, and ivory enamel dots to the accent pieces just above the rings. Here are angled and full frontals and a back shot.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! I have already made some other weekender handbags using bright patterned papers and they turned out just as adorable as this one did! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2021 – Anything Goes
2. A Place To Start: #4 – Anything Goes / Make It Elegant
3. Classic Design Challenge: #4 April Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes
4. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #86 – April Anything Goes
5. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: April Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
CCS Gold Glitter 74# cardstock
Neenah Classic Linen Gold Pearl 84# cardstock
Pop-Tone Hot Fudge 65# cardstock

Other products used:
Dies/Punches: Concord & 9th Weekender Handbag Dies and Bright Eyes Dies
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Big Shot, 5/8″ Velcro circle, Eyelet Outlet Ivory Enamel Dots

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

8 thoughts on “Gold Glitz and Glam Weekender Handbag”

  1. WOW! Can you make a larger one in real leather please, this is gorgeous :) Beautifully made Leslie, love those sunglasses too. A Super way to present a gift.
    Faith x

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  2. I do so enjoy the posts when you make those purse dies they are so cute loving the matching sunglasses also well done


  3. Leslie this is just gorgeous. I really need to check this die out.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Jan’s Digital Stamp Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx
    Jan’s Digital Stamps DT
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner – My Blog

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  4. Leslie, Stylish and classic with the wonderful touch of Glam! Thank you for sharing your marvelous set with us at Jan’s Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck, stay safe and happy crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan’s Digi Stamp shop)

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