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!
Hello Crafty Friends! 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!
I recently re-made this purse card for the holidays and included a gift card holder in the inside of the card! Check out that project here, Paper Purse Gift Card Holder.
DIY Paper Purse Card
- Free PDF and SVG Cut Files – Grab the free files by filling out the purple form at the end of this blog post.
- Patterned paper for purse – 12″ x 12″. Double sided is nice!
- Patterned paper for purse handle and latch
- Patterned paper for bow
- Velcro Brand 3/8″ Thin Clear Fasteners
- Cutting machine with cutting mat and cutting tools
- Paper trimmer and/or scissors with a Scoring board
- Adhesive – double-sided tape or tape runner
- Envelopes: These will fit in an A6 envelope. The finished purse card measures 4.75″ x 5.875″
Preparing the File in Cricut Design Space
In Cricut Design Space, upload the file and insert it into a new project. The SVG includes score lines in bright pink. If you are using a cutting machine that is not capable of scoring, delete these layers. If you would like to use the scoring layers you will need to attach them to the correct pieces.
Start by ungrouping the entire project.
Select all of the score lines and change the operation from “basic cut” to “score”. The lines will change from pink lines to dashed lines.
Next, attach each score line to the purse pieces they are positioned on top of. You can do this by selecting the score line and the purse piece and using the “attach” tool located in the bottom right.
You are ready to cut the file! Double-check your mat to make sure the score lines are attached to the two main purse pieces. The dashed lines will appear on top of the pieces and “score” will be listed on the left. Don’t forget to insert your scoring tool.
Step One: Cut all the pieces.
Cut out all of the pieces using the free cut file or pattern. If cutting by hand, use a craft knife and self-healing cutting mat to cut out the handle on each purse piece. Follow the template to add the score line on the main purse body. The diagonal score lines are decorative so it is optional to add them.
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.
Apply glue to the handle of the lid and attach that to the handle of the purse bottom.
Step Six: Add a Velcro 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. In these tutorial pictures I am using a 5/8″ circle. I have since switched to using 3/8″ clear fasteners by Velcro brand as I find they are more gentle on the paper.
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! :)
Get the Free Paper Purse Card Files!
Fill out the purple form below with your first name and email address! The free file will be sent straight to your inbox! If you have already filled out the form below, don’t worry – you won’t be added to my list twice! This freebie is for personal use only. I hope you enjoy crafting something special. Please let me know if you have any questions :)