This month's theme was favors. Here is the favor that I designed. I thought it would be best suited as a bride's gift to her bridesmaids, or something to that effect. But, when you see what's inside, you'll see that there are more possibilities. You could do cheaper versions for a girl's birthday party!
It's a tiny purse! I told you I love all things miniature(*wink*). I cut this little cutie from the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge. I guess it's retired now, but I bought my Gypsy after the cartridge retired and I still got my free cartridges, including this one. It's worth looking for if you don't have it!!
The purse was cut at 3". Tiny folds are not easy, so it's best to have a few tools on hand to help you out. I actually used my Gypsy stylus and my bone folder as guides and folders. Before I folded, though, I embossed the cut with the Divine Swirls Cuttlebug folder. Then, I folded where the score lines were present. I used a silver brad on the flap of the purse. I used teensy glue dots to hold this purse together. Whatever you use, make sure it's strong!
For the tag, I used the same cartridge and cut it at 1.5". This stamp is from My Pink Stamper's Music Speaks set(found here). Oh how I love this set, not just because I'm a piano teacher, but because I love how sophisticated some of the fonts are. They are just gorgeous!! Also, I added a very thinly cut piece of black lace and tied a bow on the tag.
Now for a surprise. There were two tiny holes at the top of the purse for a handle. I decided that I would use part of the gift INSIDE the favor to make it.
It's a necklace!! All I did was thread the small end of the chain through the holes. I then clasped the chain inside the purse and put a small piece of tape inside to keep the chain from moving once I got the handle at the perfect length. I placed the rest of the necklace inside the purse and adhered the tag to the front of the bag with a glue dot. That's it!! I do hope you get a chance to see what all of the other designers have come up with for Robyn. I still can't believe I'm amongst so many talented crafters!!!