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Paper Purse Card

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Create a sweet paper purse card to celebrate Mother’s Day or a special birthday! These cards would also make cute invitations. Grab your favorite scrapbook paper and the free printable pattern or SVG cut file and get started!

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With Mother’s Day right around the corner, these paper purse cards are a beautiful DIY. I must be in the mood to make purses! After making my paper purse treat boxes, I found myself making these paper purse cards! They were easy to whip together and are perfect for showcasing gorgeous papers. I have been working my way through the paper stack, Copper Luxury. I love all of the floral papers mixed with copper patterns – they were perfect for this project! These paper purse cards are incredibly versatile and would work with any pattern or color of paper. I recommend choosing three different papers that complement each other; one for the purse, one for the purse hardware and one for the bow :)

I’m sharing the free PDF pattern as well as the SVG cut file so you can make them too! If you use the SVG cut file, you’ll notice a quilted pattern layer that can be used with your scoring tool. This isn’t necessary, but it adds a nice texture to the paper. The card is held closed with a small Velcro dot, making it easy to open and close. Below is the tutorial and the free patterns!

DIY Paper Purse Card

Supplies Needed:

  • Free printable pattern – Links located at the end of this post!
  • Patterned paper for purse – 12″ x 12″. Double sided is nice!
  • Patterned paper for purse handle and latch
  • Patterned paper for bow
  • Velcro Dots
  • Cutting machine OR
    • Paper cutter and/or scissors
    • Scoring board and stylus
  • Envelopes: These will fit in an A6 envelope. The finished purse card measures 4.75″ x 5.875″

*I used paper from the stack, Copper Luxury by DCWV (not an affiliate link).

Assembly Tutorial

Step One: Cut all the pieces.

Cut out all of the pieces using the free printable pattern. If cutting it out by hand, you can add score lines with a scoring board and stylus. If you are using a cutting machine, import the SVG into your cutting software. I have a Cricut Explore so I imported the SVG into Cricut Design Space. The following steps are how I prepared the pattern before cutting it.

Open the SVG file and insert it into Cricut Design Space. There are two layers, in pink, that are score lines. Change these from cut lines to score lines. You will need to connect these to the right piece. To do this, first, “Select All” and then “Ungroup”. Highlight the score lines layer and the pattern piece they match up with and “Attach”. You are ready to hit “Go”.

Step Two: Create the bottom of the purse.

Fold up the bottom of the large purse piece along the score line. Attach the two half circles to the bottom corners of the purse. First, fold them in half and then apply with a glue stick or tape runner.

Step Three: Create the lid of the purse.

Attach the purse handle and latch pieces to the top of the purse. Fold along the bottom of the handle.

Step Four: Create the paper bow.

First take the large bow piece and bring the ends to the center and tape in place. I cut my tape into a 1/4″ wide piece and wrapped it around the center of the bow.

Cover this with the thin rectangle piece. I used a piece of tape on the back to attach it.

Add the two bow ends underneath with glue or tape.

Adhere the bow to the front of the paper purse, centered on the purse latch.

Step Five: Attach the lid to the bottom of the purse.

Adhere the lid of the purse to the bottom of the purse using glue. Apply glue to the handle of the lid and attach that to the handle of the purse bottom. 

the Velcro dot closure. First, attach the soft dot to the underside of the purse latch. Stick the rough dot to the soft dot and then carefully close the purse card and the rough dot will be in the correct place.

These paper purse cards are so cute! You can write a message inside and use it as a card, tape a gift card inside and use it as a gift card holder, or even include party details inside and use it as an invitation! I’ll be using these as sweet Mother’s Day cards this year!

In the picture below, you can see the quilted pattern I added with the scoring tool on my paper cutter.

I have a few more Mother’s Day crafts to share with you over the next couple weeks, so I’ll be back soon! :)


Free Download

Download the Free File! This freebie is in my Resource Library. The PDF is under Paper Patterns, Cards and Gift Tags. You’ll find the SVG cut file under SVG Cut Files, Cards and Gift Tags. 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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