I’ve been asked a few times recently to do some tutorials for some of my 3D projects, so here goes. This is the tutorial for the little Gift Card purse found here with a few adjustments to make it easier for you.

Here is a picture of today’s project:

tilda purse

To make your purse you will need:

DSP 4" square ( I have used Best Creations Safari Girl) , measure in 1/2" from each edge on top edge and trim at an angle to the base

DP Decoration Decorate with a punched border of coordinating card and ribbon

Cut cardstock  9 1/2" x 4" ( scored at 4" and 5" along the 9 1/2" side) I have used Pink Bazzil for this. 
Mark in 1/2" from the top edge on each side and trim at an angle to the base

Bag template

Add reinforcement to the base with  strip of  cardstock 5" x 1" ( scored at 1/2" and 4 1/2" )

base reinforcement

Cut 2 strips of cardstock 4" x 2" ( scored at 1/2", 1", 1 1/2" along the 2" side)

sides Cut handles using 4" square of coordinating card ( I have used pale yellow bazzil) and Nestabilities Small Octagons

cutting handles


Cut this in half to make two handles.

Attach handles and decorative panel to bag frame

bag4Add the side panels to the bag 


side view

Decorate as desired. I have added a Retro punched flower and silk flower on a keychain and a stamped image.

I have chosen Mini Beautiful Tilda by Magnolia. My image is stamped with Memento Rich cocoa and coloured with Copic Sketch Markers. The Copics used are skin: E11, E00, E000, R11 hair: YR24, YR21, YR20 clothes and wings: RV95, RV93, RV91, R000, R00, YR20 I have added some Stickles to her wings for a little added sparkle.

mini beautiful tilda

You are now ready to add your giftcard . This bag could also be used for a jewellery item. I would then add some tissue paper to the inside for padding.

tilda purse

I hope that you have enjoyed today’s tutorial. any questions feel free to contact me at a_priceless86@yahoo.com.au