Alexa’s Purse & Wallet set

 Well I have been getting overloaded with PM’s on Splitcoast asking me for instructions on how I made this  Purse & Wallet  gift set.

So I figured my new blog would be the perfect place for your step by step instructions! My very first tutorial! How exciting. I found it fun to use my daughter Alexa’s stamp set since I love it so much, and in hopes that those of you who dont have it, will want it! LOL!

I would also like to do a contest, so see next post!

You can make ANY holder, purse or gift box just by adjusting your measurements!The important thing to remember is make sure your front/back panels are the same, as well as your bottom and sides.If this explaination is unclear, think of the 2-4-6-8 box instructions. Because the box around is 2 inches, you score from the bottom 2 inches.This rule applies to the dimensions of any square item! Any size!Now for rectangle items like my purse, you can choose to make the opening as wide as you like! Just adjust the entire measurements!It really is easy once you get started.Clear as mudd?Well go grab your cutter, and scorer and follow along step by step! It should make sense once you are finished.

If you are confused, email me and I’ll be happy to help you out!

Instructions for purse

Finished size 5 1/2 x 4 with 1 inch opening/side panel.

Cut doublesided cardstock 7 1/2 x 11.

Along the 11 inches- score at 4, 5, 9, 10. This makes the front, bottom, back, and top closure flap.

Along the 7  inches- score at 1, then 10. This will make the side panels.

Now snip the bottom seam corners, and trim excess from top purse flap. (see photo)

Purse back

Ahere using redline tape.

For flap closure I used magnets by Basic Grey.

Handle- cut strip 1 x 12. Score an inch on both end. Fold , and adhere under purse top flap.

Decorate as desired!


wallet complete

Cut doublesided cardstock 4 x 8 1/2.

Score at 4 and 4 1/2.

Cut 1 x 3 scrap piece. Score at 2 and 2 1/2.

Template wallet

Attach at the small scored end to wallet.

Punch a piece from the word window. Lay out where it best holds the strap in place.

One comfimed place to attach, use brads to hold in place.

Now your stap will easily slide in and out of wallet, and hold it closed.

Adhere plastic lugguage tag inside wallet using redline tape.

Place a piece of coordinating cardstock inside holder, and adhere inside. This is to cover the view of the redline tape.

Now you can put in a gift card, certificate or cash!

Wallet inside


Double sided cardstock-I used Fancy Pants Keylime Pie series in Delightful and Delicious

Pink brads, Word Window punch, corner rounder, liquid pearls, jewels, Prima daisy,

button, round tab punch, magnetic closure by Basic Grey,plastic luggage tag

ribbon by American Crafts, Key chain $1 spot @ Target, redline tape

Stamp set-Alexa’s set, celebrate in style by SU!

Ink-Basic Black, positively pink, pretty in pink, bashful blue, blush blossom, creamy caramel

certain celery, choc. chip