Tuesday, November 15, 2011

How To Make An Accordion Card Holder Purse

Posted by carrie123

If you are like me, there comes times when I am in a bind for a quick gift.  This handy little project will be just the thing you need. It is quick and easy to make.

Once you get the hang of it, you can be whipping these out in about an hour. I actually have 3 of them I have made already for teacher's gifts for the holidays. So, if you are ready let's get started!

how to make an accordian purse

First, you are going to need the following supplies:

  • CARDSTOCK: One 6"x11" - One 6"x7" - Two 4"x10" - Four 4"x5 3/4" - One 1 1/2' x 11"
  • PATTERNED PAPER: Two 3 1/2" x 10" - One 5 1/2" x 9 1/2" - One 3 1/2" x 51/2" - One 1" x 11"

Alright, here is your first step...

Now, attatch the strip you just made to the non adhered part of the 5 1/2 x 9 1/2 paper to make the handle and then finish adhering the rest of the paper down:

Apply glue or  tape  to the left  and  right outer  panels of  the  folded  4 x 10”card stock.

Adhere one side of the 4 x 10 cardstock to back 4" panel of the main piece and do the same for the front of the main piece. Repeat for the second 4" panel.

 You can then decorate the fron any way you like.

I also made coordinating cards to fill the purse.  I now have a cute and quick little gift for someone!

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