Hello!  Today I am sharing a tutorial on how to make this special Purse Album.  It is a quick and easy way to make a photo album or recipe holder for a meaningful gift.  There are 16 pockets for 16 cards.  Photos or recipes can be placed on both the front and back of each card.  For the tutorial, I used the collection Everlasting Memories along with Pion Design Palette.

Amount of paper and cardstock needed:
Purse Frame:
3 pieces of Pion Design Palette
2 1/2 pieces of Everlasting Memories
Purse Spine:
1 piece Pion Design Palette
Purse pockets:
5 1/2 pieces of Pion Design Palette
3 pieces of  Everlasting Memories
Purse cards:
4 pieces of Pion Design Palette

Total Paper Needed:
13 1/2 pieces of Pion Design Palette
5 1/2 pieces of Everlasting Memories

**TIP**:  Although optional, I always apply chipboard to the inside of each piece of the purse frame for better support.  The chipboard is applied after the purse frame is constructed, but before adding the decorative paper.  The decorative paper is applied over the chipboard to hide the chipboard.  This is described at Step 11 in the Purse Frame instructions below.

Purse Frame:

Step 1:
Cut 3 pieces of Pion Design Palette cardstock measuring:
7″ x 10 1/2″ (Piece A)
7″ x 12″        (Piece B)
7″ x 6           (Piece C)

Step 2:
Take Piece A (7″ x 10 1/2″) and score down the shorter 7″ side at 1/2″, 4 1/2″, and 9 1/2″, then score down the longer 10 1/2″ side at 1/2″ from each edge.

Step 3:
Cut out all 4 corner scored boxes and then cut angled tabs at all edges as shown:

Step 4:
Adhere the 1/2″ sides to what will be the inside of the purse.   This reinforces the purse making it more stable.

Step 5:
Take Piece B (7″ x 12″) and score down the shorter 7″ side at 6″ and 11″, then score down the longer 12″ side at 1/2″ from each edge.

Step 6:
Cut out all 4 corner scored boxes and then cut angled tabs at all edges as shown:

Step 7:
Adhere the 1″ tab of Piece A to the edge closest to the 6″ score line of Piece B as shown before adhering the 1/2″ sides of Piece B to what will be the inside of the purse.

Step 8:
Adhere the 1/2″ sides to what will be the inside of the purse.

Step 9:
Take Piece C (7″ x 6″) and score at 1/2″ on each side down the shorter 6″ side.  Cut edges at angles. OPTIONAL:  Add die cut for bottom edge if desired.

Step 10:
Adhere the 1″ tab of Piece B to Piece C as shown before adhering the 1/2″ sides of Piece C to what will be the inside of the purse.

Step 11:
Adhere the 1/2″ sides to what will be the inside of the purse.
**OPTIONAL** At this point, a  smaller piece of chipboard can be added to the inside of each section of the purse frame as an option to give better stability to the pieces.  Decorative paper should then be applied over the chipboard to cover it completely.  I generally cut each chipboard piece 1/4″ shorter than the actual dimensions.  For example, a 4 1/2″ x 6″ purse section would require a piece of chipboard cut to 4 1/4″ x 5 3/4″.

**OPTIONAL** Add decorative die cut side trim at this point if desired.

Step 12:
Purse Handle
:  Cut cardstock to 1 1/4″ x 12″ and score at 1/2″ on each end.  Cut 2 pieces of decorative paper to  1″ x 11″ and adhere to cardstock on both sides within the scored outer edges. Center and adhere the 1/2″ ends to the outside edges of the top of the purse (not shown).

Step 13
Add Pion Design papers to each side of the purse:

Piece A (purse front lower flap):  cut 2 pieces of Pion Design paper measuring 5 3/4″ x 3 3/4″.  Adhere to both sides of this piece.
Piece A (floor of purse):  cut 1 piece of Pion Design paper measuring 5 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ and adhere to the outside of this piece (floor of purse).  Leave the inside of the purse without decorative paper as we will be placing the spine here later.
Piece B (back side of purse):  cut 2 pieces of Pion Design paper measuring 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ and adhere to both sides of this piece.
Piece B (top of purse):  cut 2 pieces of Pion Design paper measuring 5 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ and adhere to both sides of this piece.
Piece C (purse front top flap): cut 2 pieces of Pion Design paper measuring 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ or to whatever height is necessary if you used a die cut at the bottom of the flap.

Step 14:
Add velcro to the outside of Piece A and the inside of Piece C as shown to easily allow opening and closure of the purse.  NOTE:  if using magnets instead of velcro, place magnets BEFORE adding Pion Design paper to hide the magnets.

Purse Spine:
Create a spine to attach to the floor of the purse.  This will enable us to attach pockets for the cards.

Step 1:
Cut 2 pieces of Pion Design Palette cardstock to 5 5/8 ” x 10 1/4″ and then score each of these pieces along the short side in this repeating pattern to the end of the piece:  1/4″, 1/2″, 1/2″.  Fold and adhere the spine so that the 1/2″ pieces are adhered together with 1/4″ between each adhered piece as shown:

Step 2:
Attach these 2 spine pieces together giving 16 total individual spine attachments.  This combined piece will now measure 5 5/8″ x 5″.

Purse Pockets:
Create pockets to adhere to each spine attachment.

Step 1:
Cut 16 pieces of cardstock measuring 4″ x 12″.

Step 2:
Score down the shorter 4″ side at 5 3/4″, and 11 1/2″ and then score down the longer 12″ side at 1/2″ on one side only and then cut angled tabs at score lines and ends as shown.

Step 3:
Fold and adhere the 1/2″ edges to what will be the inside of the pocket.  This reinforced edge will be the top of the pocket and will strengthen the pocket.

Step 4:
Fold the score lines and adhere the 1/2″ side tab to the inside of the pocket.

Step 5:
Add Pion Design papers to the front side of the pocket
Cut 16 pieces of Pion Design paper measuring 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and adhere these pieces to the front side of each pocket.

Step 6:
Apply glue or ScoreTape to both sides of each of the 16 spine attachments that measure 1/2″ and slide the end of the pockets (without the reinforced edge) over the spine attachment and adhere firmly.

Step 7:
Adhere this spine  to the inside base of the purse frame.

Purse Cards:
Create 16 tabbed cards to insert into each pocket.

Step 1:
Cut 16 cardstock pieces measuring 5″ x 5″.   Place tab of choice on edge and insert in pocket.

Best wishes for a great day!
Tara

Pion Products:
Everlasting Memories – PD28001
Everlasting Memories – PD28003
Everlasting Memories – PD1647
Pion Design Palette – Pion Pink IV PD6118

  • WAUW Taera, this is absolut stunning work as always from your hands. It is soooo beautiful and filled with amazing details everywhere and sooo elegant and romantic, and it´ll work just as well for a wedding as a Confirmation or just an ordinary holiday. Just perfect work, thanks for sharing it.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    Hi tara thank you for sharing your beautiful project and tutorial .i really appreciate you taking the time .i am going to give it a try . Have a great day sincerely JeanneReplyCancel

  • Gina Bloyaert

    Hey Tara,
    WoW WoW wowwww this is more than a amazing creation.
    Its beautiful,stunning and so muth more!!!!
    Thxxxx for the tutorial.
    Mvg gina BelgiëReplyCancel

  • Mamapah

    Super ! Splendide ..very very Nice !!! FélicitationsReplyCancel

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Hello Everyone! Today I am sharing an elegant card featuring the stunning papers from the newest Pion Design collection, “Everlasting Memories”. These rich blue tones and gorgeous rose patterns are perfect for any occasion!

Thanks for visiting, see you again soon!
Pamellia

Pion products:

Everlasting Memories – PD28003a
Everlasting Memories – PD28006b
Everlasting Memories – PD28009b
Everlasting Memories – PD28011a
Everlasting Memories – PD1647-2

  • WAUW this is sooo gorgeous. I absolutely LOVE the colors and I love the romantic feel, it gives me, when I look at this beauty here. Sooo many amazing and beautiful details everywhere I look here. I just LOVE it. Stunning work hun, well done.ReplyCancel

  • Gina Bloyaert

    Hey Pamellia,
    What a beautiful card thxxxxx
    Mvg gina BelgiëReplyCancel

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Hi friends!

I have made this birthday card using the new Pion Design limited collection “Everlasting Memories”. I love the dusty colours on these papers. They are just so gorgeous and elegant!

Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you got inspired!

Love

Cathrine

Pion Products:

Everlasting Memories – PD28007

Everlasting Memories – PD28004

Everlasting Memories – PD28011

Images from the Past – Everlasting Memories PD1648

  • Such a beautiful card here with this adorable image too. I love this collection and you really got the best of it in this card here too. Absolut gorgeous work like always hun, well done.ReplyCancel

  • Pam

    Hi Cathrine again I knew it was your work before I got to
    the name …….
    Your style is always elegant and so you ! love it
    Hugs Pam XXReplyCancel

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Hello Everyone!
It’s been a while since I was able to sit down and create a card, but I sure was excited to finally get a chance to play with the papers from the newest Pion Design collection, “Everlasting Memories”. I am so in love with the gorgeous dusty rose tones and stunning floral patterns! LOVE!

Thanks for visiting, see you again soon!
Pamellia

Pion products:

Everlasting Memories – PD28004b
Everlasting Memories – PD28007b
Everlasting Memories – PD28011a
Everlasting Memories – PD1648
Everlasting Memories – PD29001

  • This is sooooooooo beautiful, I just love all the small details, that keeps showing every time I look over this card, and the colors are stunning. Fabulous work, well doneReplyCancel

  • Gina Bloyaert

    Hey Pamellia,WoW WoW wowww stunning your card
    Mvg gina BelgiëReplyCancel

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Hi!  I make these organizers for all kinds of projects – magazine holders, card holders, recipe holders, mini-albums, and storage for markers, pencils, brushes, and other supplies.  This one has six divided compartments and was made with the majestic collection  “Everlasting Memories.”

I used different papers from the collection for each of the six holders to showcase the beauty of these papers.

What a great paper collection!
Tara

Pion Products:
Everlasting Memories – PD28001
Everlasting Memories – PD28002
Everlasting Memories – PD28003
Everlasting Memories – PD28005
Everlasting Memories – PD28006
Everlasting Memories – PD28010
Everlasting Memories – PD1647

  • WOUW this is absolut gorgeous as always Tara. You just keep on and on making us all feel astounded with your adorable creations. I love these holders, they all looks amazing and is very very usefull for all kinds of things, and I believe we can never have too many of them.
    Have a wonderful week-end to everyone inhere now.ReplyCancel

  • Gina Bloyaert

    Hey Tara,
    Is iT beautiful your creation??
    No its STUNNING and so muth more WoW WoW WoW
    Mvg gina belgieReplyCancel

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Pion products:

Everlasting Memories – Timeless roses PD28001 F

Everlasting Memories – The glade PD28005 B

Everlasting Memories – The glade PD28005 F

  • WOW just been looking through all my missed entries here, and all the projects are so gorgeous and beautiful. I´m alaways amazed with the eautiful work here from the team and these are no different, just beautiful work in every little detail. Stunning work ladies, well done.ReplyCancel

  • Gina Bloyaert

    Hey Pamellia,
    WoW WoW wowwww you make a card with my favoriet flowers, Lily of the valley what a stunning card
    Mvg gina BelgiëReplyCancel

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This album is unique in that it contains 24 pull-out cards with 6 cards on each side of the 6″ x 6″ accordion base square.   I used the bright and bold colors of the new collection Everlasting Memories.  The pink and navy blue together are wonderful!  I had never used this color combination until this project but am fascinated with it now!

The below picture of the album side shows the accordion holder and the individual cards on the sides within  the slots.  Although there are actually 11 to 12 slots on each side, I just put six cards on each side staggering them with one empty slot in between.

This collection has darling images of kittens, puppies, and birds!

The picture below shows two of the pull-out cards that have been removed.  Each pull-out card was designed to hold photos.  What a neat way to showcase photos!

Enjoy this great new collection!
Tara

Pion Products:
Everlasting Memories 6×6 – PD29002
Everlasting Memories – PD28002
Everlasting Memories – PD1647
Everlasting Memories – PD1648
Pion Design Palette – Pion Blue VIII PD6143
Pion Design Palette – Pion Pink I PD6115

  • As always this is such an outstanding and fabulous project, and it looks absolut stunning. Both albums are sooo gorgeous and romantic and will work like a dream for weddings,Baptisms and all that kind of things. Fabulous work as usual, well done.ReplyCancel

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Hi Everyone,

I really enjoyed putting this vintage wardrobe of together and each hanger is decorated on the front and back.  I am totally in love with the New Beginnings collection of papers and I have used every sheet in the collection for this project. The colours are just so beautiful.

Hope you like it.

Hugs Tracy x

Pion Design Products Used:-
New Beginnings – Apple Blooms PD26005
New Beginnings – Bird Song PD26002
New Beginnings – Blissful Moments PD26007
New Beginnings – Delicate Blooms PD26008
New Beginnings – Dreams of Lilacs PD26001
New Beginnings – Graceful Blooms PD26008
New Beginnings – Images from the past PD1645
New Beginnings – Images from the past PD1646
New Beginnings – In the trees PD26006
New Beginnings – Little Things PD26011
New Beginnings – Nesting Birds PD26003
New Beginnings – Sweet Moments PD26008
New Beginnings – The Early Bird PD26012

  • WAUW this set here is absolut amazing and soooooooo gorgeous and decorative. What an outstanding and fabulous lot of work, you´ve put into this project, and the result is simply stunning. I absolutely LOVe every piece of it here sooo soooo beautiful. well done.ReplyCancel

  • Amazing wish my wardrobe looked this good well doneReplyCancel

  • Gina Bloyaert

    Hey Tracy,
    Sorry i don’t fond the wright Words to tell you how stunning all your tags are, i really have no eyes enouph!!!!!
    Mvg gina BelgiëReplyCancel

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