[Video Tutorial] DIY Paper Purse


Hello, G45ers!

 We are thrilled to kickstart your weekend with a delightfully crafted DIY Paper Purse with a video tutorial.  This #SimplyG45 project and video have been created for us by Brand Ambassador, Sandi Nagel.  To create this handbag Sandi used our Secret GardenDeluxe Collector’s Edition and Graphic 45 Tags.  So grab some tags, paper, and a few paper punches and let's get creative!  


DIY Paper Purse Tutorial

By Sandi Nagel


“Hello, G45ers!

Hello, paper crafting friends! Today I have a fun Mini Purse tutorial for you! This mini purse can be used to package handmade note-cards, chocolate candy, party favors and other goodies that you can think of.


Graphic 45 Mini Purse Tutorial:



[Tutorial] DIY Paper Purse by Sandi Nagel for Graphic 45


This beautiful mini purse was created using Graphic 45 tags, papers, chipboard, rose embellishments and dies from Graphic 45.



The purse stands at approximately 5" with the handles, and it's 4 1/2" on the front and back, and 2 1/8" in width on the sides.



The inside of this Graphic 45 Mini Purse holds a set of four, 3 x 3 1/2 note cards and envelopes (perfect for gift giving); and it can easily hold a set of eight.



I decided to leave the embellishments to a minimum on the back of my Graphic 45 Mini Purse.


Cutting and Scoring Guide (in inches)

  • Base:  6 3/4 x 4 3/4  then Score all sides at 1 3/8

  • Graphic 45 Square Tag: Score at 3 1/2 then fold

  • Tag inserts: Hold horizontally and trim off the part with the hole at 3 1/4

  • The remainder of tag inserts: Trim off approx. 1/8th of an inch

  • Straps: 6×1 (if you plan to use a paper punch like I've done with mine. If not, then 6 x 3/8th)

  • Note Cards (optional not shown): 6 x 3 1/2 then hold horizontally and score at 3" and fold card in half.


Graphic 45 Supply List:



Other Supplies:

  • Die-cutting Machine
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Wet Glue
  • Hot Glue
  • Butterfly Paper Punch (optional)
  • Edge Paper Punch (optional)
  • Flourish Dies (optional)


Simply the best!  Big thanks to Sandi for sharing this super cute paper purse.  We hope you have been inspired to try this technique out, and when you do, be sure to share your projects with us on Instagram using the #Graphic45 hashtag.  Thank you for joining us here for your daily dose of inspiration.  Have a wonderful weekend, and as always… 


Happy Papercrafting!

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