Skittle Purse Tutorial

I have had quite a few requests for the directions to the Skittle Purse that I made for a seminar display last month. My good stamping friend Kelly sent me a purse like this several rounds back when we were paired as sisters in DSS. (She doesn't have a gallery but you can find some of the cards she has sent me in this album.) It's quite easy and would be fun for some Halloween treat bags! Today's color combo called for pinks...and since I have just gotten rose red and regal rose inks...those are the colors I went with!

Basic supplies: coluzzle oval template and knife, clear envie, sticky strip tape, round tab punch, velcro dots, exacto knife or rectangle punch, ribbon, embellishments as you'd like, CS, ink, stamps.

Using the Coluzzle Oval template, cut out the 2nd large oval.

Stamp as desired.

Fold oval in half the long ways. Use the rectangle punch or exacto knife to cut slits. (Personally, I think an exacto knife works best for the ribbon handle. I used the punch so that you could see the placement better.)

Take your clear envelope, with the opening on top, fold the bottom UP to meet the top. Crease well.

It should look like this when the envelope is unfolded.

Turn the envelope over and apply sticky tape (or ATG tape) across the top back.

Attach the envelope to the inside of the oval...like so.

Use the round tab punch to make a "latch" for your purse. You may decorate it as you wish.

Use a brad to attach the tab to the purse front.

Apply the velcro dots in the appropriate places.

Attach the ribbon handle by knotting the ends on the inside.

Open the envie, fill with skittles or other treats. Then fold back up to close.

Decorate as desired. If you want an edge, like the rose red rim, you will have to attach it to the flap before you add the latch.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions! Enjoy. (PS...sorry for the blurry shots. I've got 2 four year olds scampering about!)

Oh...and...Here is the back:

This is my friendly reminder to all of my readers about Women's Health in October! (hehe.) I'll be giving this to my friend M*, who does amazing things with punches. The rest of you will just have to have a cyber reminder!


Anonymous said...

Dwan, this is just awesome - I have to go try one right now. Love your pinks - thank you so much for posting the directions!

Diva In Disguise said...

Wowie! What fun! I'm gonna make some of these for my craft show! Thanks for the great idea~ guess I'll subscribe to your blog as well...looks like a good one! :)

Anonymous said...

oh I love this!!!

Kristina Lewis said...

I am so lovin' this!! Thanks I am trying this out!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Awesome tutorial, Dawn! I have to make me one of these! They are adorable!

Leslie Hanna said...

Great project! And thanks for 'finding' my blog! ;-)


Anonymous said...

This is so cute! And your step-by-step pics make it look easy! (We'll see!)

Love your music!

Anonymous said...

Dawn, I'm so glad you posted directions, I totally love these purses you make! LOVE it with the pink!!! tfs =)

Anonymous said...

WOW! The tutorial is awesome, thanks for posting. These would be great give aways at the "Race for the Cure"

Susan said...

great for a girl. now come up with a similar item for a boy....cuz I cannot.

Melinda McMillen said...

wow -- GREAT tutorial!!!

Anonymous said...

OH my girlie .. Just love your purse .. Just fabulous!! gotta make one now ..
Love ya
Dawn Griffith

Jill said...

This is really adorable! I will have to keep this in mind for my little nieces. :)

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Stampin' Project Junkie! said...

WOW Dawn this is sooo cute!! Going to have to make one sometime!

Anonymous said...

This is the cutest!!! Your directions are fab and so easy to follow! I've already made one and plan on making another later for my girlfriend!


PS love your choice of blog music!!!

Anonymous said...

dawn! this purse is beyond cuteness!

definitely sending this on to my niece..and will be making some of my own!


Anita said...

This is fantastic!

Annie Littlewolf said...

Your little purses are just the perfect gift to give someone for no reason at all - just a friendship gift. I'm going to make up about a dozen of these, with certain friends in mind. I think they are adorable.Thanks for sharing how they are done!
Annie L.