How to Make a Photocard Purse

by Scrappytale ( Jennie)

A simple photo card cum purse that is perfect as a party favour or a memento.


  • Patterned paper preferably double sided
  • Sizzix Ornate die
  • Technique Tuesday stamp
  • Adhesive red tape
  • Grosgrain ribbon
  • Hero Arts clear embossing powder
  • Heat gun
  • Black Archival ink pad
  • Distress ink
  • 2 Small magnets
  • Scor-pal
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Use a desired, preferably double sided patterned paper and cut into 6" x 12"

    Step 2

    Score length wise at 4.25", 0.5" and 4.25". The remaining length of the paper of 3" forms the flap of the purse

    Step 3

    Use the Sizzix Ornate die or whatever border die you have, on the flap end of the paper

    Step 4

    The look after using the ornate die

    Step 5

    Use a distress ink (use a colour that suits the colour of your paper) to distress and soften the edge of the paper

    Step 6

    Cut 2 slits of 0.5" on the flap end of the paper so as to slit the grosgrain ribbon through as a "handle" of the purse.

    Step 7

    Slit the ribbon through depending on how long you want the handle to be.

    Step 8

    Use a desired stamp for your caption on the flap end of the paper. I'm using black archival ink and a Technique Tuesday stamp

    Step 9

    I'm using Hero arts clear embossing powder

    Step 10

    Use your heat gun to get a glossy look to your stamping.

    Step 11

    For the "clasp" of the purse, I use a small magnet and cover it with a small heart and fasten it with strong red tape adhesive on the inside flap of the paper. You need 2

    Step 12

    Cut the length of the ribbon and adhere it with strong red tape. Adhere the magnet on top of the caption as well

    Step 13

    Mat your photos and adhere it to the inside of the purse. Adhere the 2nd magnet behind the bottom picture. For the bottom picture, I used foam tape to adhere

    Step 14

    Adhere some flowers outside the flap of the paper. The look after you fold up the photocard :)

    Step 15

    It was a young lady's birthday party and so I had to do several. Easy peasy and the gals love it!