Friday, January 22, 2010

Altered Mini Purse


First, I have to thank CeeCee (who is one of the MOST talented, creative stampers I’ve seen!) for this cute idea.  You can see her creations here.  When I saw them, I smacked my head—I was  just about to throw away a brad container.  I had been saving it, then thought, oh, it is just cluttering up my desk….and then I read her post.  So  here is my little “rescued” altered brad container:




I just used various DPs, cardstocks, ribbons and embellishments.  I used Tombow Multi glue for adhering the paper and Sticky Strip for the ribbon.  The Crop-a-Dile does a great job of punching a hole for the ribbon “purse strap”.  Want to see what’s inside?


Just make sure the lid is snapped TIGHT before you dangle this little purse from your finger (ask me how I know this).  This will be a little goodie for my niece in her Valentine package!!    This is also for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge 26, to make anything but a card!  And did you know that Stampin’Up! is donating $2 from each sale of this set, I {Heart} Hearts, to Haitian relief?  You can check it out on my website here.  It’s a wonderful chance to get a cute new stamp set and help the victims of the Haiti earthquake.

I have a busy weekend ahead, so I am not sure if I’ll get anything posted…have a great one!

  • Stamps:  I {Heart} Hearts
  • Paper:  Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, WW, Sweet Pea DP
  • Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose
  • Acc:  Sweet Pea Felt Flowers, Rhinestone Brad, CAD, Boho Blossom Punch, Grosgrain Ribbon, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, Empty brad container


  1. This is so cute! What a great idea. It is so hard to toss some containers. I have these round ones from my Mary K Mineral Powder. I have to try this idea. Thanks for the great idea.

  2. OMG!!!!! That would have to be the cutest thing I have seen recently!!! Gorgeous! Some people (you) are just SOOO clever!

    Debbie M

  3. oh how CUTE!!! Are you saying you played 52 pick-up with M&M's ?!?!? I hate when that happens:)
    This is such a great way to recycle a little container! Gotta love it!

  4. LeAnne, thank you for your nice comment but I have to say that it is not MY idea to begin with. I've seen it on someone else's blog and as usual... I forgot where. But I love, love, love the spin you put on yours. They are absolutely too darling!!!
    OK, going back to my TV to watch the Haiti telethon and donate.

  5. How cute!! What a great idea, LeAnne, and so beautifully executed.

    As far as dropped M & M's go, the 5 Second Rule applies ... for each M & M dropped!

  6. OK so HOW do you know to make sure the lid is on tight???? (just kidding - I can see it in my head now) This is adorable. TFS.

  7. ...snap the lid tight before dangling...hehe! Thanks for the tip, lol!

    It's absolutely adorable, girl. I love it!

  8. Oh my this is just so adorable!!

  9. oh my goodness, this is the cutest thing I have ever seen....i so adore valentines day anyway.....this is awesome. I cannot wait to make one...thanks so much for the inspiration!

    enjoy *~*

  10. What an adorable idea! I love this!!!

  11. This is so darling! This is what's bad about being a crafter...we never throw anything away because we can always refurbish it! Love this!

  12. OK, just about spit out my coffee with that "make sure the lid is on tight!" comment!

    That is the most incredible idea! And I have a mess of those containers since I dumped all my buttons into one big box months ago! Cute, cute, cute idea!

  13. Takes cute to a whole new level! I have to go rummage throught my drawer now........thanks for playing @PPA!

  14. Absolutely adorable, LeAnne! Now I know what to do with all of my empty containers! Great job, as always!

  15. How stinkin cute is this!!! OMWord, LeAnne, what a neat idea!! I don't know where you get these awesome idea's but this one is just GORGEOUS! Another thing that's going into my fav's! You rock, girl! :)

  16. What a great idea! I won't finish any brad containers before Valentines Day, but I have saved a ton of other little jars and stuff, I may have to try and create something like this for my little kiddies.
    Thanks for sharing with us.

  17. girlfriend I am so glad I stopped by to see these cutie patootie's! WOW......what a clever clever idea of recycling....such a treat for me! I MISS you, in blogland and am so happy I got a chance to sign on while I am in the Bahama' soon. :)

  18. WOW!! What a GREAT idea!!! Definitely going to try this one out!! Thanks for sharing!!


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