In response to a couple of requests (Max and Sandra, this is for you) and for whoever else is interested, I have made this tutorial on how I made my cupcake gift purse/box in my previous posting.
one - 12" x 12" cardstock (for the purse/box)
one - 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" cardstock (for the cupcake holder inside)
one piece of acetate (large enough to cover the window)
items to decorate with (coloured images, die cuts, embellishments, etc.)
(Easier to refer to these templates as you follow the steps.)
Let's do the easier part first and that's the CUPCAKE HOLDER...
Take your 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" cardstock and place it against the upper left corner on your Scor-Pal scoreboard. Score at 1/2", 1", 4 1/2" and 5".
Rotate your paper 90 degrees and repeat Step 1
Move to your cutting mat and cut out the 4 corners as shown.
Fold along the score lines. Cut or punch out a circle in the middle of the square. I find it easier to centre the circle when I draw a criss cross from the 4 corners. I used a Spellbinder circle die to cut out my circle.
Glue at the 4 corners as shown.
Now for the PURSE...
Take your 12" x 12" cardstock and pencil draw diagonal lines from the four corners a shown below.
Draw lines 1 13/16" to the left and right of each line as shown below. This will make the distance between the 2 new drawn lines 3 5/8" which is slightly wider than the width of the cupcake holder (3 1/2").
At 2 opposing corners, cut from the corners of the centre square to the paper edges, along the newly drawn lines--indicated by the arrows in the picture below.
At the other 2 opposing corners, cut from the corners of the centre square to the corners of the paper.
Score the 4 sidelines of the centre square.
Do the next several steps, from Steps 12 - 17, to each of the 2 wider opposing corners.
Corner-punch the corner. I used a Martha Stewart Corner Punch here.
Score as shown below.
For the purse handle, draw lines 1/2" from the edge as shown below.
Draw lines 1/2" from the centre line as shown below.
Take the opposing corner and use it as a template to draw a rounded corner as shown below.
Cut out the inside of the purse handle as shown below.
This step is done only to one of the corners. Cut a slit just slightly bigger than the 1 inch.
This step is done to the other corner. Cut out the little triangles and discard, as shown below.
This forms a flap that you can insert into the slit you made in the opposing corner lock the purse.
Moving on to the narrower corners. Steps 20 - 22 are to be done to both corners.
Draw a line 4 1/2" from the side of the centre square as shown below.
Cut along half of the drawn line. It doesn't matter if you cut the left or the right side, as long as you do the SAME to BOTH corners. (I cut on the left side here, but on the template I drew the cut line on the right side.)
Round out the corner.
These 2 corners will lock in place like this...
Now for the window. I am using a Spellbinder Heart Square die here. You may use whatever shape you want: square, round, oval, etc. Glue your diecut in place.
Cut out or punch out the window opening.
Cut out the acetate 1/4" larger than the window opening on all sides. Attach to the inside of the purse using Scor-Tape.
Erase all the pencil marks you made.
Glue the cupcake holder in place to the centre square.
Okay that's it!!! At least for the purse...LOL. Now you can decorate it any way you want.
Have fun with it! It looks complicated, but it really isn't.
I'm done here!!!!! Phew.....