Saturday 27 February 2010

"Handbag" Box + Free Template

Hi Everyone

Hope you're all having a fab weekend.

Today, I've finished the gift box I've been working on.  I've called it a "Handbag" Box - can you guess why ?!!

I've kept it very simple, just adding some ribbon for the handle and a fancy brad on the front to represent a clasp.  Of course, you could add an image or some flowers if you wanted to go to town a bit!!!

I used some Self Adhesive Velcro Fasteners to keep it closed.

It is perfect for a little gift, or to carry confetti at a wedding, or for party favours...the list is endless!!!
I've filled mine with some yummy chocolates!!!

Hubby did a fantastic job making the template for me.  If you like it then please take the template and make one too, all I ask is that you credit Lazy Cats Cards with the design and link back to my blog.  Don't forget to let me know if you use it, so that I can hop over and see your creations!!!

Left click to enlarge the image and then right click to save it to your computer.  The template can then be printed onto the reverse of an A4 sheet of card.  I usually print mine in draft mode to save ink!!!

It is quite straight forward to assemble, but if you would like instructions then please email me via the link in my sidebar.

I'm going to enter this into the challenge over at Just Us Girls Challenge, which this week is to use a template.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you like it.



Vicki said...

Hiya Penni, I hope your keeping well, really sorry for not visiting you in such a long time. Your "handbag box" is fantastic, many thanks for the template too. There seems to be quite a bit of choccies going around blogland!!!! Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog, also many thanks because I forgot to put the link for the tutorial earlier as I was in such a rush, but thanks to you I've now done that and here's the link for you my luvly.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, luv 'n' hugs xx vicki xx

Unknown said...

Hi Penni
I thought when I first looked at it, it was a real handbag, its fantastic and I do like it simple, thanks for the Template, can I ask you how do you do that thing with your photo's ? if you know what I mean.
Christine x

mae said...

Que linda idea!!gracias!!

Victoria said...

it's fab Penni - well done to hubby and you for making such a gorgeous creation with it. Will defo have a go at one of these!


Tracey said...

hiya penni i just love it so much im off now to make one.Thank you so much for sharing the template
love tracey x

paola said...

This is sooo sweet Penni, now you set me up with this one as i am gonna have to make one each for my girls and figure out how to make one of them look masculine for my little boy. thanks for the template too, that certainly will help

Crystal said...

AWWW Penni this is CUTE!!!! What a great bag and colors!!! LVOE the added rhinestone...just perfect!

lou said...

Penni, what a great idea, thanks to you and hubby for the template! I will definitely have a go once my craft room is back in shape! x

Stressed Stamper said...

fab bag - may have a go will let you know

Cheryl said...

Wow - great hand bag box. This is wonderful

AKiteFlier said...

Penni what a fun little purse - I LOVE it. The design is a classic one - your bling element on the front is the perfect clasp. Thanks for sharing your template with all of us. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week. We appreciate your participation and support. :-)

Mona Pendleton said...

What a gorgeous purse made from a template! I like how you used velcro as your closure fastener! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls - hope to see you next Saturday!

Denise Clark said...

Your handbag is adorable! Love it! Love the color you used!

Susan said...

Great template and great bag Penni - will copy and use with great thanks!
Take care SuzyX

Linby said...

wow - fab love the little brad it looks so stylish and goes with paper perfectly. Will have a go at one of these asap!
Lynn x

Jacee said...

This is gorgeous Penni, you are a clever girl! Love it, thanks for being so kind for sharing it with us all, I have downloaded it and as soon as I use it I will let you know, Thankyou Penni.
Hugs Jacee

Dana Gustafson said...

Lovely! You and your hubby make quite the template pair! Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls!

Unknown said...

This is lovely and those chocs look scrumptious! x Leigh x

Michelle said...

I wanna make one that would store a4 card.