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Creating Fabulous Purse Cards with a Zipper Stamp

Check out these gorgeous designer bags!  Oh, wait, they're cards! Today Melanie shows you how to make trendy-looking purse cards with the zipper stamp from her Triple Play Fillers set!  The embossed zippers makes these look so real, little else is required! She also shares an easy way to design different purse shapes without using a template, plus tips for notching the zipper and incorporating embossing folders to add fun textures. Have fun surfing the web for purse images as inspiration to be your own “handbag designer”! A similar design would also make great diaper bag cards for baby showers.


TIP: To make the zippers meet in a “V”, the midway point of the bottom of this card is 2 3/4”. You can make a tiny mark this at the bottom before doing any shaping on the card with your scissors, and then stamp the zipper each time  going through this mark.


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Gina K. Designs Triple Play Fillers

Gina K. Pure Luxury Black Onyx (5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼ and ½” x 2”) and gold cardstock ¾” x 2 ¼”cardstock  ( use Red Hot base for second purse shown)

Versamark ink pad

Whimsy Embossing folder and Cuttlebug

Scissors, adhesive, heat gun, gold embossing powder

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Comment by Susan Noblet on July 16, 2015 at 3:44pm

Love, love, love the zippered purse cards!  Thanks.

Comment by Laura on July 16, 2015 at 12:50pm
Love this card! Thanks Melanie
Comment by Kathi on July 16, 2015 at 7:50am

I did not even think about a piece of ribbon or something attached to the end of the zipper - that is a great idea Patsy!  

Comment by Melanie, GKD Illustrator/DT on July 15, 2015 at 6:14pm

Thanks, Nelly! I was fine, just distressed that the paper was flying away and messing up my video! ;P

Comment by Bijoux Ward on July 15, 2015 at 5:59pm

Very cute card. Like that zipper, especially the gold on black. Elegant. Also, I had to laugh at the sounds you were making when you were embossing, the heat tool was giving you fits on the small piece of paper...been there, ouch!! I use tweezers that lock down so I can do small items and they won't get away. That heat tool gets hot & if I don't use tweezers " I " get the heat!! Hope you did not burn yourself.

Comment by Cheryl on July 15, 2015 at 12:46pm

Oh right, thanks, Melanie.  I see that now.  Great ideas. 

Comment by Patsy Eccles on July 15, 2015 at 12:24pm

What an adorable idea!!  depending on where you place the zipper end, may attach a little small ribbon to the zipper head that looks like the zipper pull.  Now where did that idea come from!  I am not creative at all but watching you opens up my locked creativity brain neuron!! Thanks!

Comment by Karen Atkinson on July 15, 2015 at 9:19am

Such a cute idea. These turned out beautifully.

Comment by Melanie, GKD Illustrator/DT on July 15, 2015 at 9:09am
Oops, that was "Cheryl", lol! Pardon typos
Comment by Melanie, GKD Illustrator/DT on July 15, 2015 at 8:37am
Thanks, everyone! :D

Cheryly, I did not on these but you could run it through the Cuttlebug a second time to do the back if you wush yo view it from both sides! The one side embossing works well though because the inside is flat to write on, but if you do emboss you could add a smooth mat liner. Which I may do anyway since this cardstock is dark.

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