Friday, July 8, 2011

VC Rocks! Blog Hop - ABC - Anything But a Card

This VC Rocks! Blog Hop is about Anything but a Card, ABC.  This week in class we made a purse to hold cards.  I have seen several purses out there to buy, but I always try to find free.  This purse template I found on Bridget Louw's website, but it was only large enough to hold 3x3 cards.  I wanted a purse that would hold A2 (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) cards. So after fussing around for several hours I can up with this:

Paisley Petals Purse
This purse can hold eight A2 cards.  I used glimmer paper for the buckles on the purse.  Love it!  I know that this is ABC, but I had to show you the cards we made to go into the purse, thanks to Margaret Moody for her inspiration for these.
Purse with Card
 I made a second purse with the class and I love this one even more:
White Paisley Petals Purse
 I have been wanting to make one of the following projects for over a year and this hop gave me the opportunity to finally make one.  The instructions for the tissue box cover can be found here: Split Coast Stampers-Tissue Box Cover and a big thank you to Cindy for suggesting that I use my new Sunflower Background Stamp(just came in tonight's UPS box) to decorate it with.

Sunflower Tissue Box Cover
I received my first box of goodies tonight from the new Idea Book and Catalog.  I fell in love with the new Beau Chateau DSP and here is a sneak look at the Side Notes that you can buy to go along with the DSP.  There are two of each die-cuts included and it is on beautiful watercolor paper.  I can't wait to make an album from this paper.  So here they are:

Won't they be so cool on a scrapbook page or on a card front?  I have added at the top right column a button to get emails when I post new blog pages, sign up if you would like to follow me.  Now on to the next blog.  Have a great day!

The talented stampers and scrappers of VC Rocks have tackled the theme of Anything But a Card.   So grab your favorite beverage and a snack and enjoy our hop.   The hop officially kicks off at 10AM Eastern/9AM Central, 8AM Mountain, 7AM Pacific on Saturday and will run through the weekend.

00-START VC Rocks Home Blog art by Debbie Petersen
01 Holly & The Dog InkPaperStamps
02 Elizabeth Kratzer Elizabeth's Stamp Room
03 Elizabeth M. Harris Love 2 Stamp
04 Jackie Watson Creative Designs by Jackie
05 Marisol Gutierrez A Touch of SOL
06 Stace Coombs Stampin' Stace
07 Jane Hignite Stamp With Jane
08 Barb Furlong The Love of Stamping
09 Kim Abbott Stamping Fun with Kim
10 Angela Walters Life with a Wiener Dog
11 Dawn Hoffman Stampin' At Dawn
12 Sharon Field Created By You
13 Shirley Northey Stamper Shirley
14 Angela Khan Scrappin' For Sanity
15 Veronica Miller Bluegrass Stamper Studio
16 Mary Jo Price-Williams Technostamper
17 Carolyn Sharkas InkingTheNightAway
18 Jamie Adcock Wanna Be Creative
19 Nancy Keithley Scrapbook Kits and more
20 Patrice Herrera My Little Patch of Dirt
21 Elaine Wright I Reckon I'll Stamp
22 Brenda Hugar Brenda's Stamping Corner
23 Kris Sobolik Maddiebug Designs
24 Kristi Jaenisch Stamping in the Moonlight
25 Eileen LeFevre Stampin' Fevre
26 Kym Schwinkendorf Artful Imagination
27 Linda Rodenberg Nichole's Stampin' Corner
29 You are here: Debbie Martin Clever and Cute
30 Mary Campbell Mimi To Jett

31Shari Dudek Shari's Stamp Pad
32 Carey Rogers Pedstamper's Stamping Tree House
33Ellen Kemper Blinkin' Thinkin' & Inkin'
34 Karen Gibson Krafting With Karen
35-LAST Loni Holt Loni's Life


Nichole said...

Debbie, I love your projects! I especially like the tissue box. Thanks for sharing!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Very cute. love that little purse.


Dale Morin said...

What great projects! Love the purse and the tissue box cover. Great job!

MJ said...

Wonderful projects. Love all the little extra details on the purse. Nicely done.

Shari said...

Love love love the purse!

Anonymous said...

Love all of your projects! The buckles on the purse are so cute and I loved the way you decorated the tissue box!

Ria Blackwell

Elizabeth said...

I love your tissue box! This would look great on my desk at work. :)

kreationzbyzabrina said...

Just beautiful!

Loni said...

sooooo cute! Love the Tissue box too!!!! Hugs, Loni

Tiffany Bauer said...

What awesome projects!! I love the tissue box!! Too stinkin' cute and I will be featuring it on My Crafty Picks #24 with a link back to your blog on 7-10-11. If you wish to decline please email me at

Take care

Carolyn Sharkas said...

just love both of these projects, thanks so much for sharing.

Carey said...

These are all awesome. Congrats on being My Crafty Picks!! Proud of you my girl.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

Brenda Hugar said...

Fantastic projects -- love those purses (instructions coming soon?) and your kleenex box.

Love the "sneak" peak of the sunflower background stamp and the DSP -- both have moved up on my "want" list which is way tooooo long as it is. TFS

Dawn said...

Wow, Debbie! Love all of your projects! I'm a sucker for those purses too! Can't seem to make enough of them. =-) Your tissue box cover is I may have to buy that sunflower BG stamp. Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing!

Jackie L Watson said...

I love your projects especially that you enlarged the purse to hold larger cards. Thanks for all the work and I hope you share a tutorial soon on it. Love you tissue box, so sunny!! In all great job.

stampershirley said...

Love that purse idea - will have to try to make this myself. Would love a tutorial, or at least measurements, etc. (hint, hint, hint) The tissue box is so cute too ... sunflowers are a fave of mine!

Anonymous said...

all your items are great! Love them all, thanks for hopping with us!

Kelli P. said...

LOVE the purse and the cards that go with them. Could you please post a tutorial? I'm always on the lookout for purses that work with full A2 sized cards. TFS - Kelli -

Pat's little corner of the world said...

Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment on my blog...
I love your purse and the cards to go with it.
I'll be back to see what your up to...

PaperFairyKris said...

I love that sunflower stamp on that tissue box cover! Beautiful! I would leave off the bee though, it looks too real. ha ha!

Sue said...

I love your projects, especially the purse.

A Touch of SOL said...

WOW! I love it ALL! Gotta share how to make the purse! I like making the tissue box for gifts!
atouchof_sol at yahoo dot com

Patrice Herrera said...

Love your projects I have just gotta get me one of those purses. To stinking cute! The Kleenex box is a hit too!

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Good job on the purse. Love the tissue box. TFS!

Cindy Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

Elizabeth said...

Cute projects, the popped up insects look real on the tissue box cover. Beau Chateau is my favorite and I love those side notes!

Andrea Gideon said...

Love your purse card holder. Its so cool you were able to ajust the size to fit the A2 size cards. Love the DSP choise for the purse too. The tisuue holder looks great. Beautiful job on your projects.

Jean Addis said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! Your purses are marvelous. The tissue cover is also.

Cindy said...

Popped on over from a comment you made on my blog...thanks so much. Beautiful purses. Loved the card buffet cards as I'm hoping to do my first one in the fall. Thanks for the inspiratin and great blog!