Today I have a FUN peek for you 😀 It uses my NEW! Purse-onality Clutch template that is being released on the 15th. I cannot tell you how much I LOVE this particular template. (OK well I guess I love them all, but you get the idea)

I KNOW when you read “purse” you thought GIRLY right?! Well think again!

I am making it MASCULINE!

Just because it is called a “Purse”-onality clutch doesn’t mean its just for girls! Not that it isn’t adorable, but it can be masculine too. Each “purse” can take on a whole new look when you put your very own personal touch to it. Males can be some of the toughest gifts for we papercrafters! Why not try a little briefcase?

By making your cardstock look a bit like a “leather” or textured fabric you can change the entire project.

Here we have “Let’s Be Brief!”


There is nothing feminine about this bag. With a little texture you have a super cute briefcase that makes any guy beam with delight. Fill’er up with his favorite box of chocolates, truffles, turtles, peanuts, cookies, or a great gift card, and he is sure to be happy!

I have some MALE teachers for my kids that are generally neglected in the “handmade” gift department. Well, not this year!

I hope you can see that this clutch is very different. It has a nice double angle to it on the sides, making it super fun to make, and even better to receive!

 More ideas will follow!

The tab fits into a perfect little slot, and holds the lid closed. Its a nice touch that finishes it off.
stamps-Limitless Labels

paper-Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream

ink- Dark Chocolate, Creamy Caramel

other-Vintage Cream twill, Paper Crimper, cream buttons, sewing machine

1. Print purse-onality clutch template onto Kraft cardstock.

2. Cut, and score per template guide.

3. Cut layers for each panel from dark chocolate cardstock.

4. Run each panel piece through your paper crimper, going in opposite directions, to give it a textured look of leather.

NOTE: DO NOT over squeeze your crimper handle as you go in the opposite direction. It will crimp out the other lines is you do, and we don’t want that!!

5. Sew panels using method of your choice. I sewed mine directly onto my template prior to assembly. Didn’t even think to sew the panels FIRST, then adhere! A huge DUH! moment. YOU get to benefit from my mistakes! LOL!

OPTIONAL METHODS: You can faux sew using a white gel pen, and paper piercer. OR you can sew your panels prior to adhering them to the purse-onality template. OR after they are adhered, sew them on.

6. Once faux leather panels are adhered, assemble template. Add buttons or other embellishments of your choosing.
7. Create a tag to suit the receiver. In this case a MALE teacher!


6. Fill with something delicious.

In this box we have the Mrs. Fields chocolate trio’s that sell for a $1 at the Target $1 spot!

Cute and inexpensive too 😀

 Template Talk-

If you are NEW to my blog and have NO IDEA what I am speaking about-read this!

My templates are for various gift packaging, and they are SO EASY! Just download once, print, cut, score and assemble. Done in minutes. EASY PEASY! You can make great gifts over and over again for the purchase of one template.

If you want to see our other templates (we just started this product line last month) then click here! You can also try a FREE template there as well D Also see my sidebar. I have a My Timeless Template category that you are able to click and view any past projects I have created here, for some ideas.


SO that is all for this template for today! Tomorrow I will share what our FREE download will be for this month, and MORE samples that you won’t want to miss. TRUST ME, I can barely contain myself.

Be sure you check in with Nichole for more peeks, as well as Melissa & Lisa!