Accordion Gift Purses

I needed to make a fun combination birthday/Christmas gift for two of my BFFs and found some wonderfully aromatic rosemary bushes at my local grocery store.  So I decided to give them both a rosemary bush, with a little recipe holder and some recipes featuring fresh rosemary.

I was visiting Vicki over at Wizard's Hangout and she linked this amazing project idea and tutorial over at Stampin Inspirations!  It's made of just cardstock and patterned paper (plus a piece of sticky-backed velcro to hold it closed!  Super easy and super cute.  I also like the flower embellishment that Vicki linked to as well, at Wendy Smedley's Blog.  This combination was perfect for the recipe card holder!

I used some paper from My Mind's Eye and matted it with green/blue cardstock.  I used my Cricut to cut the 2" circles for the flower embellishment (George cartridge).  Then I just tied some coordinating ribbon on the handle and inserted the recipe cards.

P.S.  They loved them!  :)

Thanks for looking!!! 


LACY said...

very cute idea!

The Bearded Lady said...

I was SO SUPER IN LOVE WITH THESE!!!!!! You have NO IDEA!! Also, I tried to comment on the card you made using the Felicity papers but couldn't for some reason. Therefore, I will do it here! HAHA! That is my FAVORITE card so far!! L-O-V-E. In fact, I love it so much, I will probably scraplift portions of it for one of my altered canvases. I say portions b/c you know I cannot match your mad skills!!