Friday, January 22, 2010

Altered Mini Purse

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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:

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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?

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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

20 comments:

  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.

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

    Debbie M

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  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!

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  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.
    CC

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  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!

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  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.

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

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

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  8. Oh my this is just so adorable!!

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  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 *~*

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

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  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!

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  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!

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

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

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  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! :)

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  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.

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  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's...talk soon. :)

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

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