Adorable Paper Purse

Stampin Up Fruit Stand

In my last post I shared three cards I made using the Fruit Stand stamp and some clear embossing powder.  If you missed it or just want to gaze at them again, you can see that post Here.

Today’s post is what I put those cards into.  I first saw this purse on Linda Fisher’s blog Devoted Stamper.  You can see her blog Here and navigate to the June 19th entry. I just loved the purse, it was so roomy.  The picture shows only 3 cards with envelopes in it.  I think it could easily hold 8-10.  I contacted Linda to ask how she made the purse and she directed me to You Tube and to search for Adorable Purse.  You can see the video Here 

Stampin Up Fruit Stand

Since I made my own version, I have seen lots of this design all over Pinterest.  When you only need one piece of 12×12 DSP and 1 full and one partial piece of colored card stock it is a real bargain.To save you some time I’ve listed the measurements below.  I suggest watching the video to see how she assembles the project.  There are a few tricks to keep in mind for a great final product.


  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scoring Board
  • Corner Rounder
  • Heavy tape such as score tape or fast fuse


  • DSP 12×12 cut to 4.5 x 12 and 7 1/2 x 12
  • Cardstock – 1 full piece and one extra bit
  • Cut from full sheet  of card stock 2 pieces at 1 x 11.  Score these pieces down the center long way but leave 1.5 inch un-scored at each end for handles
  • Cut 2 pieces 3/4 x 11
  • Cut 5 x 8 for the purse bottom, score at 1 inch on all 4 sides
  • From another piece of card stock cut 2 pieces at 8.5 x 3/4


  • Attach the two pieces of DSP together the long way
  • Put together the box bottom
  • Attach the DSP around the outside.
    • Be aware of where your seams will be when finished.  You don’t want a seam in the middle of the two long sides. Make tight folds around the corners.
  • Attach one of the 3/4 x 11 and one of the 3/4 x 8 1/2 together long ways and use around the top outside of the purse.  Keep it even with the edge of the DSP.  Repeat with the remaining pieces and run around the inside top of the purse.  This adds a lot of stability.
  • Fold the handles in half where scored and adhere together.
  • Crop the corners on all 4 ends.   Curl with a bone folder and attach on one side of the purse.
  • Repeat with the other handle.
  • Add candy dots or enamel embellishments on handles for decor.

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About Lynn

Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. Such a great project, Lynn! These papers work wonderfully for this.

  2. Your purse is adorable! I will have to give this a try.

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