Hi! Tonight was pokeno night! AND I WON!!! Only four of us made it and the hostess was sick in bed! So her two sisters played hostesses and we had a good time. Here is a picture of my huge hydrangea! Guess word is getting around that I killed almost all my house plants this winter:(

      My youngest granddarlin’ is turning 13 in a couple weeks. I found this Exploding Handbag on splitcoaststampers.com and I know she is going to love it! She’s my “girly girl”. This was designed by Liz Walker. She designs for Heartfelt Creations and Crafter’s Companion and she even has a video you can check out. As soon as I make mine I’ll share it with you!

Exploding Handbag by Liz Walker
Score board 
  • Scoring tool
  • Double-sided paper, two 12″ x 12″ sheets (Heartfelt Creations Burst of Splendor paper pad used here)
  • Adhesive
  • Paper trimmer
  • Adhesive Velcro
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Heartfelt Creations Delicate Aster stamp set and die and adhesive pearls used here)
Step 1
Score at 4″ from all sides of the first 12″ sheet of patterned paper.

Step 2 Score diagonally in each of the four corner sections.
Step 3 
In the outer center squares mark the center. Score from the inner corners of the square to the outer edge center as shown in the photo.
Step 4
Crease along the score lines and fold as shown in the photo.
Step 5
From the second sheet of paper cut a piece 7″ x 4″.

Score at 4″ and 5″ from the left edge.

Step 6
Adhere the 4” section of the scored piece of paper to the back of the bag. The 2″ section is the front flap of the bag.
Cut a strip of paper 12″ x 3/4″, and score 1 1/2″ from each end. This is the handle. Adhere the scored ends to the underneath of the 1″ scored part of the bag flap.
Step 7
Cut a small piece of self-adhesive Velcro to the inside of the bag flap and close in place, securing the bag.
Step 8
Decorate the bag to finish the project.

Happy stampin’,