Today's creation comes by way of Jackie Topa's blog (Addicted to Stamping) and video, seen here.
This is simple to make. Jackie's directions are great and I appreciate that she explains why she scored one area before cutting, and how cutting both the DSP (double sided or designer paper) and white card stocks a certain way provides usable pieces for tags and card backgrounds. I won't repeat her directions here, I can't improve on anything. I will just say that it all begins with a 6" x 8" piece of paper for the body of the purse, and a few pieces of 2" wide white paper for the purse flap and inside greeting area. A cutter and scoring board make this super easy, but this could be accomplished without specialized tools.
These two cards are going to friends as a thank you. One card will include cash as reimbursement for an item a friend ordered. Both friends will have their greetings printed on a Post-It note so that they can reuse these cards if they wish.
The paper seen here is from Stampin' Up. I think a purse body out of solid red with a white flap and perhaps some dimensional snow or frosty glitter would be cute as a Christmas gift card holder. Maybe a tiny ornament, snowflake, or paper holly under the brad that holds the flap in place? Oh wait...I've got it! A strip of black at the bottom of the white flap and a square belt buckle under the brad: Santa's belt!