Hello stampers! Today I want to share with you a project I submitted to Stampin’ Up in consideration of becoming a display board stamper for the upcoming April OnStage Convention. More on that in a bit. This Birthday Bouquet 3D Handbag was made to fit about 10 completed cards! The base of the 3D handbag was created with excess chip board from the Hello Life Project kit. I just love recycling and thought that this would be a great use for those extra large sheets of chip board that have been kicking around my craft room!
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3D Handbag Cut List
- Chipboard: 2 at 4-3/4″ x 6″ (for the front and back — wrap with Designer Paper B)
- Chipboard: 1 at 1-1/2″ x 6″ (for the bottom — wrap with Designer Paper A)
- Chipboard: 2 at 1-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (for the sides — wrap with Designer Paper A)
- Designer Paper A: 2 at 2-3/4″ x 12″ (to wrap the sides and bottom)
- Designer Paper B: 2 at 6″ x 6″ (to wrap the front and back)
- White: 2 at 5-15/16″ x 4-5/8″ (for the inside of the front/back)
- White 2 at 1-7/16″ x 4-5/8″ (for the inside sides)
- White 1 at 1-7/16″ x 5-5/16″ (for the inside bottom)
- Ribbon: 2 at 9″ (for the handles)
3D Handbag Assembly
The very first thing I did was laid out the chipboard for the sides and bottom of the box in a row next to each other:
SIDE | BOTTOM | SIDE
I left a gap between each piece. I used a spare piece of chipboard to measure the space between, which was the thickness of the chipboard.
As I was working on the bottom and sides of the 3D handbag, I used washi tape to secure the positions of the pieces then added Tear & Tape Adhesive to each edge of each piece of chipboard, which you can see in the upper left image below.
To wrap this, I taped the two pieces of Designer Paper A together, overlapping by about 2 inches. These were then adhered to the three pieces of chipboard with the Tear & Tape Adhesive. At this point, you don’t want to fold the excess overlap onto the project. Instead, you will fold that over the front and back of the boxes. See the top right and bottom left image below.
To add the front and back panels to the 3D handbag, I first cut notches where the sides of the box met the bottom of the box on both sides. I then added two strips of Tear & Tape Adhesive to the flaps then added the front panel, folding the flaps over the front as I went. I repeated this process for the back panel. To fold the excess on the top, I again cut slits on the sides of the excess paper and then folded into the box and adhered with more Tear & Tape Adhesive. To finish the outside of the 3D handbag, I adhered the pieces of Designer Paper B on the front and back, folding the excess into the box.
If you want to add ribbon for a handle, be sure to do it before adding the white paper to the inside of the box! I used two 9″ pieces of Watermelon Wonder 1″ ribbon. The ribbon is adhered with more Tear & Tape Adhesive. I left about 1″ of ribbon inside of the box on each side for added durability. I actually did this as an after-thought, which is why you don’t see my ribbon in the photo above!
Anyway, to finish the inside of the 3D handbag, I added the white pieces of paper, starting with the bottom, then the sides, then the front and back. See the bottom right photo above.
For the front of the box, I decided to decorate by watercoloring, which matches the gorgeous hand-painted designer paper. For the oval greeting, I stamped the single flower from the Birthday Blooms stamp set onto a piece of watercolor paper, which I die cut using the ovals framelits dies. I used Blushing Bride ink to stamp and color the flower. I then added some now-retired Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape over the image and adhered the celebrate wooden element from the Expressions Natural Elements pack using the Fine Tip Glue Pen. This was matted onto a piece of gold foil paper, which I cut from the same oval.
My favorite part of this project is the butterfly. I created this by painting on watercolor paper first with Blushing Bride ink, then darkening it with Watermelon Wonder ink. Once I was satisfied with the look, I cut a butterfly using the large butterfly die from the Bold Butterfly Framelits dies. The intricate butterfly was cut from vellum cardstock using the small butterfly from the Bold Butterfly Framelits dies.
OnStage Display Board Stamper
So, as I mentioned before, I submitted this project in consideration of becoming an OnStage Display Board Stamper! A display board stamper is someone who’s chosen to create projects with new and carry over products. These projects will be put on display during the April 2016 OnStage Convention in Salt Lake City. I’m so excited to announce that I’ve been chosen as a display board stamper! I’m currently working with the new 2016-2018 InColors and I have to tell you that I absolutely adore these new colors. Stampin’ Up hit the ball out of the park with this years In Colors and I can’t wait until May when the new annual catalogs start shipping so you can see these fantastic colors for yourself! I can’t tell you what the colors are called or even what the colors are! All I can say is that you’re going to love them and they round out our color collections quite nicely. :) Be very excited!