I had the opportunity to work with a soon-to-be released product by Eileen Hull as part of the Sizzix Scoreboards collection. This particular product, the Scalloped Box die, is an adorable DIY project accessory that have a gazillion possibilities for fun creations. Read the “vote for me” comment below to learn more about how YOU could win a Sizzix die for yourself.
I played with a few ideas but with the help of my own little princess settled on the idea of a Princess purse party favor. This is a great project to put together with your own little princess as a Thank you for her party guests.
Every item included in this pretty little party favor, with the exception of a cute mini 4-color pen, you can make yourself. Add your own special touch and get ready for some serious princess happiness, here’s how:
note: all printed graphics were designed by me and not currently available in stores.
Sizzix Scoreboards Scalloped Box die
I embellished the die cut matt board with pink craft paint, a princess pattern print out that I designed (free download), pink sparkle fabric, fancy white lace ribbon and a custom made sticker (see below). The purse handle is a wide organza ribbon attached to the purse sides using a crop-a-dile and white eyelets. The front flap of the purse closes with a small circle of velcro. The final touch is an organza bow on the front, two die cut flowers (included with the box die) and a little silver charm that says Thank You hanging from the side.
Tip: I used paint to cover various areas because I wanted the edges to match the finished piece. Scored and folded edges will be the color of your matt board edges otherwise.
Inside the purse there are all kinds of fun princess treasures you can also make yourself.
Printed on 1 1/2″ circle Avery labels 8293
Printed on white card stock, adhered to a cereal box (brown side showing) for extra thickness – oh yes, recycled craft alert! Then I cut it out using the Sizzix puzzle die
Official Princess Card
Printed, cut and then laminated using lamination sheets
Princess notepad with cute mini pen
Construction paper cover with standard white copy paper cut to size – all stapled together at the top and then embellished with fancy white lace ribbon to hide the staple. A princess sticker added just for fun. The mini pen was found in the dollar isle of Micheal’s craft store.
Simple pink beads strung on elastic thread and finished off with a cute pink heart mini button.
I used hot glue and a double sided tape runner to put everything together. I love my glue gun!
Would love it if you would vote for me. If you like what I’ve done, I could really use your help… jump over to Eileen Hull’s blog about the Sizzix Scoreboards Scalloped Die and this blog hop and please vote for me! by leaving a comment telling her “I like Jen Goode’s Princess Purse”. If I get the most votes, I could win the actual die we used for this project. I could make these cute purses all day long… maybe even fill them with penguins instead of princess schwag!
You could win too… one commenter will be chosen at random (from any of the participating blogs) to win another fabulous prize (a Sizzix Die), so make sure to leave a comment telling her how much you like what I’ve done. Vote Here
(voting ends Monday, April 5th, 2010 at 6pm)
Recommended supplies some of the types of supplies I used