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Purse Treat Boxes

It’s almost time to celebrate those fabulous women in your life! Whether it’s a Mother’s Day tea, or a special brunch you are hosting for a birthday or celebration, I have an idea today for you that is “purse-onally” quite fun. Tee hee! It’s a purse-shaped treat box that would be great for little girl parties or practically any event for those who like to shop.

I absolutely adore the Stardream Metallic Onyx paper. It has a beautiful sheen to it and looks gorgeous when embossed. I have an older purse die cut from Sizzix that I’m using for this project, but you can use any purse shape you find in a die cut or on an electronic machine. Cut 2 of the images out, and emboss them with a quilted embossing folder.

Next, I’m using a strip of the Stardream Metallic Onyx as the base of the box. In this case, I’m using a box maker die cut. However, you can recreate this cut by cutting a strip of paper at 2″ by 4.5″ and cutting notches in the long side. Fold them up on a 1/2″ fold on either side – and it’s an instant box!

Since we are going for glitz in this project, I’m also working with the Stardream Metallic Rose Quartz paper. It’s another shimmery product that you must check out on the CutCardStock site! Cut a flap for both sides, or with any other die cut, trim off a flap from your original base shape with a small scissors.

The box and Stardream Metallic Rose Quartz purse flap is glued to the front panel, and then allow it to dry. When it’s secure, add the back of the box.

Finish off your box with any version of embellishment you want! I decided to add a “Mom” sentiment to mine which is cut in Basis White and PopTone Black Licorice. And don’t forget the bling…and candy! I’ve added a purse closure by gluing on a gem. Now your table setting is complete!

Let me know in the comments if you would give this project a try, and what color you would choose! I’m also wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day very soon to all the moms out there, in any role. Check out all the shimmery papers at CutCardStock this month too. See you again soon!

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