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DIY Paper Purses – with the Fashionista Paper Collection

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Create beautiful DIY paper purses with decorative scrapbook paper like the Fashionista collection from Echo Park Paper!

Hello crafty friends! One of my absolute favorite paper crafts to make is my cute paper purses. A few weeks ago I saw this gorgeous paper collection, Fashionista by Echo Park Paper Co., at my local scrapbook store and knew I had to try making my purses with it. The paper collection is so much fun – bows, purses, nail polish, and flowers – perfect for a paper purse! Especially since these paper purses are just the right size for holding two nail polish bottles!

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My paper purse pattern is definitely one of my favorite DIYs on the blog. I loved figuring out the mechanics of the pattern and how to incorporate the giant bow on the front. The purse is a great size for holding not just nail polish but also candy, gift cards and small gifts.

I started out making these purses by hand, cutting out the pattern and using an X-Acto knife. Last year, I sped up the process by turning the pattern into an SVG cut file and cutting it out with my Cricut Explore cutting machine. Both versions of the pattern are available for free – yay!

For this set of purses using the Fashionista paper, I decided to get a little fancy and add charms to some of the purses. You can see below – I added a cute little nail polish charm to the side of the purse using a small metal chain and an eyelet. This is such a fun addition to the purses!


I recently discovered tiny 3/8″ removable Velcro Dots and I love using them for these purses! They are smaller and gentler on the paper than what I had been previously using, 5/8″ Velcro Dots. 

DIY Paper Purses with Free Pattern and SVG Cut File

The Free Pattern and Cut Files

As I mentioned above, you can create these purses cutting them out by hand or with a cutting machine. Below are links to the two different tutorials which will have the freebies. 

DIY Paper Purse Tutorial – PDF Pattern

DIY Paper Purse Tutorial – SVG Cut Files

These purses would be so sweet for Mother’s Day! Add some nail polish and a spa gift card and you’re all set! They also make great favor boxes for birthday parties, bachelorette parties and wedding showers! :)

Happy Crafting! -Kim

*This is not a sponsored post, I just really loved this paper collection and wanted to share! :)

Papers Used: Fashinista Collection from Echo Park Paper Co. FA139007 Paint the Town, FA139005 Dress For Success, FA139006 Multi Journaling Cards, FA139010 Playful Plaid, FA139011 Retail Therapy and FA139017 Dk. Pink / Lt. Pink Coordinating Solid

Free Download

Download the Free File! This freebie is in my Resource Library. The PDF Pattern is under Paper Patterns, Treat Boxes and the SVG cut file is under SVG Cut Files, Paper Treat Boxes. Enter your first name and email to get the password to download this file. You’ll also have a chance to sign up for my newsletter to receive fun craft tutorials, tips, updates and more FREE files to help make crafting something special and unique easier!

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