Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Designer Day 1 ~ business card purse by lauren bergold

my sister amie is an "initials inc" consultant who sells their gorgeous line of personalized and monogrammed handbags, totes and accessories online and at home parties. so when i saw this adorable little wooden purse at michaels, i thought what a brilliant home it'd make for her business cards; and the SUMMER OF LOVE kit has everything i needed to pull that off: fabric-inspired papers, gorgeous teresa collins trimmings, and even some fabulous gems!

how beautiful is the lace paper from teresa collins' "posh" line? you get a sheet each of pink and black in the kit, and they are both double-sided, as well! i paired the pink with some tailored pinstripes on the sides of the purse.

for the lining, i used the front and back of the glittery rose paper, which of course coordinates perfectly with the outside. the purse's natural pale wood tone looked ok, but i thought it'd be even better in PINK. i considered paint, but sometimes painted surfaces stick together, and that is just NOT fashionable, so i employed one of my favorite tricks instead: i "stained" the wood using a permanent marker!

finally it was time to embellish. OF COURSE i needed to create a cool monogram, which i did by using the same pink glitter marker on the kit's white "thickers" alphabet, and also on a larger pink paislee cardboard letter leftover from march's FLORABUNDA kit. for extra flair i added a couple of black gems.

a line of pink rosebud trim is never a bad idea, is it?! and the pixie dust signature crinkled seam binding has a zillion uses: in this case it perfectly wraps the purse's handle. a couple of punched butterflies later and my project was complete. the only problem is my sister's birthday is A WHOLE MONTH away... and i'm just not sure i can wait to give her this... :)

Kirsty's Note -
That is absolutely ADORABLE!!!!! Thanks pixie Lauren!!!!

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  1. hiya sweetie
    the preview from yesterday was gorgeous
    but wow it's a amazing project
    and my favorite color of course
    all the details fit so perfectly together
    hugs angelique

  2. Lauren, your work is amazing. I purchased a wooden purse last month from Michael's or ACMoore, but I was struggling with how to work my patterned paper around the metal clasp and handle. I love how you went around the clasp! I'm not sure how you perfectly worked the paper around the handle...

  3. It's a superb creation, congrats ! And i love pink very much !

  4. what an awesome creation.. How come I missed this.. I have been following your blog since forever...?? Great PINK work.. totally love it..

  5. Wow, bet your sister was delighted! Definately the coolest and prettiest business card holder I've ever seen!

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