Many Thanks card and a COOL Gift from Dawn!
My Carousel Note Purse needed Photos!

WOW - Carousel Notes Purse Project!!

Oh my word... we had the best time making these FABULOUS "purses" out of the new Carousel Note cards and envelopes (in the Occasions Mini catalog from Stampin' Up!).  HUGE THANKS TO Jan Tinklenberg for posting this most amazing idea on her blog this week!!  WOW!! 


Yesterday, Sharon and Ellen and I decided to tackle this project... seemed simple enough - well, I mean.. you are just using a pack of Carousel Notes and a pack of Afternoon Tea DSP, right??  LOL.. check this out... here is all the stuff we got out to make this project!!


OK, back to the pretty projects.... here are the 3 purses we made, including some close ups of some of the fun embellishments we came up with.




The "purse" is made with 2 of the big 6x6 Chocolate Chip envelopes that come wtih the Carousel Notes, plus a piece of Choc. Chip c/s measuring 6-3/16" sq. (scored in 1/2) in the center (the envelope flaps are both stick to this).  Then you add a Carousel note for the top flap, and put a Carousel note inside each envelope pocket, and embellish with Afternoon Tea DSP (and a ton of other stuff!)  LOL

This one was made my Ellen:





This one was made by Sharon:




And this was mine:





Here are some close-ups of the fun embellishments we came up with:





OK.. so how many of you are going to go play with your Carousel Notes today!!?  Have fun!



Dannie Hussey (Graves)

These are so pretty! I saw this on Jan Tink's blog the other day. Thanks for sharing all the photos and the details on how to make it. I can't wait to give it a try.

jolie newman

LOVE...LOVE...LOVE THESE!!! I saw these on Jan's site...I was going to try to figure it out today! You are amazing!!! I'm having a couple of friends over to stamp on Sat and was looking for a project to do with some other cards I want us to long did it take you guys to put these together?
Thanks so much for sharing! You're the best!!!!

Ermajean Marr

Cute, cute, cute, and clever, clever, clever. Great embellishment! Isn't it amazing how much "stuff" ends up on the table when you're stamping?!? ej


Wow! You are awesome. I saw it on Jan's blog and wanted to make one but haven't done so yet. I can't believe you already made one. You rock!


In the second picture, what are the punches sitting on? That looks like a neat idea. Loved the projects. Way to go!


Never mind my question, I enlarged the picture and see it is just a little plastic box. But, I also noticed the very important supply of girl scout cookies that you used. No wonder these turned out soooo great!!

Have a wonderful week!

Robin Merriman

How funny! I was making the EXACT SAME thing yesterday! I just love Jan's blog and her work is fab! Your purses turned out so cute - I love the great embellishments you came up with! Thanks for sharing! Maybe I'll get mine up on my blog later this week.....

Kathy scs kathat

Oh my goodness, these are so, so, so cute!!!!!! I love them. Thanks for sharing.

By the way, I tagged you as well. Feel free to play if you've got the time.

Corinne (aka Roxy)

Oh My Gosh....picture my mouth hanging on the ground !!! This is so beautiful I actually got choked up looking at it !!! WOWZA WOWZA WOWZA !!! This is just beyond stunning, gorgeous, breathtaking and beautiful ! Truly...unbelievable !!!

Anne Granger

Wow, is all I can say, these are gorgeous!! I love how all 3 of them turn out different. Thanks for sharing your fun projects.
Love the look on your blog....makes me want to head the beach. Trust me, it's better then all this snow that we have.

Kerry Schwenneker

hahaha, I think there are many of us that spent time making these! As soon as I saw them on her blog I dropped what I should have been prepping and made one! - stayed up till midnight as I was so pumped! LOVE what you did with yours, and how you came up with some great ideas for embellishments! Love your blog and your ideas us usual Patti!


Wow, I just gotta get me some carousel notes now! Too cute!


so, so , so pretty....I can't wait to try one of these!!! I am glad that I am not the only one whose stamp table looks that way while making a project! :)


When I saw this purse I feel in love with it - but know I can't even think about making it until the weekend. With work, kids lacrosse practices (driving them back and forth-of course the girls team has to play at their sister school), chores and work I won't even see my stamping room until the weekend. And even then - Sam's Birthday is Sunday and my parents are coming for dinner and Saturday - Lacrosse games in the middle of the day!!!!!! Don't these coaches know weekends are stamping time (i mean family time LOL)
Thanks for all the pictures of your purse. They came out great.

Jody (jfm813 @ SCS)

These are beautiful! I wasn't planning on ordering those Carousel Notes, but I think I need to now. These cards are perfect for Mother's Day!

Stacy white

This is just gorgeous, I may have to make one now. As soon as I get my stuff anyway. TFS!

Linda McClain

Yes, these are freakin' amazing. I saw them on Jan's site and was going to try to figure them out with my Carosel notes arrived. Thank you for giving me a head start. It didn't occur to me to use the envelopes. Duh!


Wow, that is so cool!!!
Are the carousel notes are like real cards (you can open them up) or just a scalloped circle card front?

Dawn griffith

HOLY COW Batman these are sooo stinkin
FAB -U -LOUS!!! WOWZIE my eyes are buggin out of my head GF! .. Love them all
Dawn Griffith


Wow, I'm amazed!!! they are so beautiful, I want to make one right this minute!

Lorraine Castellon-Rowe

Patty, these are absolutely GORGEOUS!! What a clever idea! I hope it's ok if I case these. :0) Thanks again for the awesome inspiration! You ARE the Stampin' Queen!


Wow! you go girl ... ur purse is great ... Love the concept and it is so very well made... You go girl .. thanking for sharing


Beautifully done purses! I am laughing OUT LOUD at the messy table pic... :D TFS


Yeah, I about died when I saw these on Jan's blog. Too dang cute. I love yours too! I hope someone does one for a swap on the cruise, he he. Love it.


Patty, Go to my blog and check my version of this project, Thanks for the idea, I had a great time with it!!!

Debbie Olson

What a fabulous project! Great job with these!

The comments to this entry are closed.