“A Little Handbag” PLUS a Video Tutorial By Di Garling

Posted by Di Garling

28 April, 2016 - , ,

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Hello Maja fans, welcome to the blog. Today I have a rather cute little handbag that I made to show you. It is actually a gift bag. Isn’t is just so sweet?  I made it using the “1903” from the “Vintage Summer Basics” collection for the base of the bag & then trimmed it using “7th of April” from the “Vintage Spring Basics” collections.

I have also made a VIDEO TUTORIAL to go with it.


Bag 1

I created a handmade flower & this delightful little bow using the “7th of April – Vintage Spring Basics”. This delightful stripe paper is actually the reverse side of the spotty “7th of April” paper.

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When I made the little paper flower I also cut some tuille netting with my die cut machine to layer in between the paper petals & finished it off with a few pearl stamens. I think this adds a little pizaz to my handmade flower.

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This photo shows how it looks when open. Just a perfect size for a small gift & so very novel too. Lastly I finished  it off with a small four inch square doiley I cut out of some white cardstock. You could also write a greeting on this doiley as well.

Maja Design Papers Used

“7th of April-Vintage Spring Basics”…………..”1903-Vintage Summer Basics”

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Well thats all from me today, I do hope you take the time to watch my video on how I created this over on the Maja Design You Tube channel. It really is a very easy project that only takes about ten minutes to make.

Until next time.Di's Signature

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  • Cathy says:

    Where can I get the template from the video?

    • Di Garling says:

      Cathy there is a video link at the beginning of this blog post, if you click on it and watch the video, you will see the template in the video. Hope this helps. 🙂

      • Cathy says:

        I saw that but it’s really quick in the video. I thought you might have a link to them so that we could download them. ?

  • Deb Kane says:

    Di, this is just gorgeous I may have to make one for my niece who is getting married later this year. I was wondering where you got your stamens from, I have looked online but only find fully made flowers. I enjoy making my own flowers and currently fill centers with pearls or bling, but I like the stamen idea. Your video is very helpful with clear instructions, TFS!!

    • Di Garling says:

      Hi Deb, so glad you like my little bag? In regard to the stamens I got them from an Aussie company called Green Tara. HOpe this helps. ?