Saturday, June 5, 2010

Paper Crafts

Inspired by Debbi Crane’s article in issue 9 of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, I made some purse shaped books as party favors for a bridal shower. I’m not a paper crafter, so I don’t have a supply of printed cardstock, so I used a coupon and bought a coordinated card stock pack. Loosely following Debbi’s instructions, I cut the covers, pages, spines and ribbon handles. Then I had to learn the pamphlet stitch. It took several prototypes to arrive at a design that pleased me. Positively addicting! Debbi made a purse shaped book every day for a year. I felt at times I was working on making 365 purse books in a weekend. Check back later, I’m going to be giving some of them away to celebrate my first anniversary as a blogger.


The books have 6 pages of drawing paper. Not exactly a useful book, but a fun party favor.

purse books insides


  1. Cute! You have been very busy!

  2. I'm impressed! You got a lot done, and they are so cute.

  3. Susan! Those are absolutely adorable! What a fun favor. I sure hope they are appreciated. I know they will be!

  4. Anonymous06 June, 2010

    Being cute IS a use :)
    They are darling. Snaps to you!


  5. I saw these in the magazine and yours are truly amazing. Good work.

    Marrianna (