I know that I said I would pop back in yesterday with some of my sale-a-bration creations but we decided to take the kids to Frankston to see “Dinostory” – sculptured dinosaur sandcastles.  By the time we returned, after walking the pier, swimming at the beach and picnicing (is there such a word, well there is now) in the park I was way too tired to fire up the computer.

Today has been a much gentler pace. 

I saw this gorgeous little purse the other day when I was blogsurfing and just had to make one for myself and a matching card to go with it.



The purse uses the new Bali Breeze Designer paper from the Summer Mini Catalogue, I just love the bright colours they remind me of bikinis in all those delicious tropical colours.  The front embellishment is from the Sale-a-Bration set “Polka Dot Punches” which cordinates perfectly with the 5 petal punch.  I  have also used a rhinestone brad to add that “bling” that every purse should have.


The template for the purse can be downloaded from here and printed directly onto your patterned paper.

I used the same paper for the matching card and another stamp from “Polka Dot Punches”.   I have embossed the image with white embossing powder then punched it out with the scalloped circle punch.  I tried mounting the image directly on the patterned paper but it seemed to get a bit lost so I created a circle in my top layer using the round tab punch so that some of the white base card would show around the edge of my stamped image.  The sentiment is a rub-on from the “Hidden Garden” set in the Summer Mini catalogue.

I think this Sale-a-Bration set is my favourite, but I do love them all expecially when they are free!  Just like you I get a free set of my choice when I spend a $100 on regular merchandise.