My purse turned out like this:
...and I made a matching card
to go with it:
I finished everything and realize that the purse really needed the bow that was shown in the original pin and video tutorial. Those finishing touches can made a BIG difference!
It helped me quite a bit to mark all areas ahead of time for the sticky tape placement using a pencil and to fold the velcro flaps before the purse was assembled. For my own future reference, here are the areas with adhesive tape:
I also increased the handles length to 10 1/2".
This purse started with a 12" x 12" piece of DSP and resulted in a final purse size of 4 1/2" wide x 6 1/2" high without the handles. With the handles, it was 8 1/4" high. That resulted in a large purse for any gift-giving occasion!
Next, I made a small version from a 9" square of DSP punched at 1 7/8" to hold a candy treat:
Here are a few more purse pins that caught my eye:
...and finally...some handcrafted Thanksgiving cards
from friends who made me do a