When I went to CHA, I was able to do a few "make and takes" (wow--what a change--someone else cut all the cardstock!). One of them was a card, that looked like a purse, but was really a scrapbook card. Mine doesn't have any pictures, but these would make awesome gifts. One of my friends, Jaime, actually makes scrapbook projects for her daughter's friends' birthdays. Then the mom can fill it with pictures from the birthday party! What a great gift!!
This is how the "purse" looks closed. Oh so fashionable!
Here is the inside of the "purse" with me holding the scrapbook pages.
This is what the inside looks like when you open the "purse". As you can see, there are plenty of spaces for pictures and journaling!
All the paper used for this project is Charbon Designer Paper (formerly known as Au Chocolat).
8/15/07 Edited to Add Tutorial
Many people requested directions on my Scrapbook Purse, so here it is. They really are quite easy to make. I hope you enjoy creating your own!
1 piece 7 1/4" x 5" Designer Series Paper (Le Jardin used for the tutorial)
2 pieces 12" x 3" Designer Series Paper
Sticky Strip, Round Tab Punch, Brads, Ribbon
On the 7 1/4" x 5" score at 3 3/8" and 3 7/8" (when 7 1/4" side is horizontal in scorer).
On the 5" side, make a mark at 7/8" from each corner. Repeat on the other side.
In your papercutter, line up the 7/8" mark and the corner of the closest score line. In the picture, I marked the score line too for you to see.
Now cut off that corner. Repeat with the other three corners. Remember to line up the CLOSEST score line.
Your 7 1/4" x 5" piece should now look like this.
Use Bone Folder to fold on score lines.
Add Sticky Strip to one of the 3" ends on each of the 12"x3" Designer Series Paper pieces.
Tape the first piece so that it lines up with the score line on the right, but the 12"x3" piece is on the left. Above shows the inside of the purse.
Now adhere the second piece and line it up with the score line on the left, but the 12"x3" will extend to the right. You are adhering this piece on top of the first piece, but use the score line to determine placement.
Fold each 12"x3" piece in to the score line. You will see a gap like shown in the picture.
Fold each side one more time. Again, fold only until the score mark as shown in the picture.
Now back fold each side so that you have an accordian on each side.
Use your ribbons, brads, stamps and Round Tab Punch to finish the outside of your purse. You can add a picture or journaling to each fold on the accordion.