Saturday, January 31, 2009

Cuttled nugget purse

Nuggets are so much fun! I'm talking about the Hershey's Nuggets that are so popular to decorate with labels and make boxes for and give away. I've done that a few times but wanted to try something a little different. One of my girls wants to make her Valentines this year, so that's been in the back of my mind, too. So this morning I saw someone mention nugget purses. That started the wheels turning!

Templates for single nugget purses abound! The measurements that I saw quoted most often and that I used in making mine were: card stock strip 5 1/2" long and 1 1/2" wide. This is scored at 1 1/2", 2 1/2", and 4". This makes the open-sided purse with a flap closure once you fold all of the scored lines, and it can be decorated any way you wish.

Here are mine....

I made the first one using a neutral color cardstock because I was just playing around. I like the way it turned out, but the white and the red are more striking. What I did was cut and score as I described above. I then put the all of the card stock strip except for the flap inside the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder and embossed it. I stamped my Hero Arts sentiment on the flap using Memento ink, punched the flap edge with the Martha Stewart mini-hearts edge punch, and added a narrow strip of red card stock behind the punched mini-hearts to make them stand out. I punched two holes at the top for the 1/4" red ribbon, placed the nugget inside with a glue dot on the bottom of it to keep it from slipping out, and glued down the flap.

And this is a close-up view of the Valentine Hershey nugget purse. I kinda like the extra texture that the embossing gives it.


  1. OOOH I'm thinking home made fudge squares....yummy.They are really cute!
    Maybe i should make a bunny version for easter:)TFS.

  2. These are just stunning!
    x Natasha x

  3. That is just adorable! Such a cute idea.

  4. Hi Jay your work is so lovely and very inspiring. I have just tagged you. You now have to show us your sixth picture in your file. I was tagged twice yesterday and I am not sure if I have followed the rules correctly. Lets hope I have.

  5. These are so cute, I just got my Score-Pal the other day so I'll have to try them.


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