My first 3D Project (and my first blog!)

As I slowly build my collection of Stampin’ UP! products, and attend stamp-a-stacks at my (now upline) Michelle Scott’s house, I find there are so many new techniques to try! I found this purse template on Andrea Walford’s blog andreawalford.com  and couldn’t wait to try it out – I really wanted to show my work colleague what I was so excited about (stampin’ up products) so I filled the purse with six blank cards with different sentiments that she could use at her leisure.  

   

3D project 1 Purse
Here is the purse

  

and a close up of the detail on the front – my first attempt at watercolouring unsupervised!  

  

I then set about creating 6 cards that tied in together with theme and colour etc, but could be used for a variety of occasions:  

Card 1 Happy Birthday - I took my inspiration from a patchwork card in the current Stampin UP! catalogue 2009-2010

  

Card 2 - Embrace Life

  

Card 3 - So Kind

  

Card 4 - more kindness!

  

Card 5 - Happy Birthday

  

   

and Card 6 - thank you

  

I popped all the cards with their matching stamped envelopes inside the purse and wrapped it in a cellophane bag, tying off with ribbon:  

  

And now the finished project, wrapped in Cellophane with a Gift Tag attached: 

  I was really happy with the way this project turned out and can’t wait to give it to my friend as my first hand-made Christmas Gift.  One of many I am sure! 

Jan x