Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Kaitlyn!

I feel really beeeeeehind! Where'd the time go?? What's the date?!!

I've been invited to a birthday party today for Kaitlyn, she's turning eleven. What a fun opportunity to make one of Lauren Meader's purses! I purchased the download from PapertreyINK., they are called "Timeless Templates", the file is stored in my documents file so I can print one out and fold it up anytime I need one. Love it!

I don't know Kaitlyn very well but I did ask her favorite color the last time I visited with her, it's pink. The templates come with easy to follow directions and additional ideas so they are quick to make.
I used Papertrey's Sweet Blush cardstock and Pretty Pink Petals designer paper on this project, some flowers with a Stampin' Up! rhinestone brad, I also used a Basic Gray magnet for my closure. I've been having trouble getting the magnet attached to the purse body to stay stuck to the cardstock. Crystal Effects to the rescue! I haven't found anything Crystal Effects won't hold together.
I stuffed the purse with eleven one dollar bills. What girl wouldn't like to get a purse full of money for her birthday?! I'm sure glad she's only turning 11!
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families, happy Saturday!


Marcia P said...

Jan, this is gorgeous ... wow. And you're right, money is always a winner. We don't have $1 notes here, only coins, so it wouldn't work for me, but this way cool!

:) Marcia

Joan Ervin said...

This is just precious, Jan....I love the purse and the colors and papers you to PTI to get the download!!!

Diane said...

What a sweet idea!!!

Sheila D said...

This is such a cute idea. I love the purse. I'm gonna snag this idea for my niece who is going to be 8 on jan 8. Great blog.