Last night, I visited the San Antonio Calligraphy Guild to show them how to make a pretty paper pocket purse/pendant project (say that three times fast) and a folding votive screen card. Calligraphers are nice people! I can’t wait to see how they take these projects and adapt them to their own many talents.
Here are some photos – there were 30+ participants, all cutting and gluing and having fun and following the directions (mostly!)
I thought that YOU might like to have the directions for the pretty paper pocket purse, so as the first Friday Freebie, I’m giving you a link to the downloadable Pocket Pattern handout that I gave the calligraphers last night. All you need is 9×12″ construction paper and 8.5×11″ decorative paper, plus some ribbon and such. Easy!
And to sweeten the deal (after all, it’s getting close to Valentine’s Day), I’ll give away TWO Friday Freebies, the little purses pictured below, one to each of two lucky SHARDS subscribers. Just be a subscriber by Sunday at midnight – winners announced Monday morning. Good luck, and happy weekend!!
Thank you for sharing this Lynn. So wonderful!
Hello Lyn. It was great seeing you again at the Calligraphy meeting! Thank you so much for sharing these two wonderful projects. I love them both. My mind is spinning with possibilities and ideas!
Love the paper pocket purses! Still treasure the felt version made in your Artful Gathering class a couple of years ago.
Thanks, Gloria I think the paper is easier to work with than the felt, but both are such fun – xoxo
These are wonderful. Might give making one a go though I seriously doubt mine would look anything like yours! But I do love them. Perhaps they could be for sale in your studio? Hmm….?!
They are so easy – use an old collage paper for the body of the purse – super fun – I like the sale idea 🙂 Thanks!!
As always, you inspire and share! Thanks for this delightful project. I have a holiday weekend here, so I know what I’ll be working on.
It’s really easy to tailor the project to any theme – and I also showed the calligraphers how to put a card scented with essential oils inside the pocket – that’s fun. Thanks, Pat!
What fun we had with Lyn last night at the calligraphy meeting! Thanks, Lyn! You were very patient & had a sense of humor about those of us who did not QUITE follow directions! You are a fabulous teacher!
Carlos, you were a fabulous student 🙂 I loved the way you glued your flaps shut – very artistic!!
How fun, and so generous of you to share this with us! I look forward to playing with the pattern. Thank you!
Oh, good! Send me a pic of what you end up with, Linda! 🙂
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Thank you for posting the instructions, Lyn. I plan to try it using one of my my encaustic monoprints, and another with a Gelli print.
What a great idea – would love to see photos –
loe your studio and your willingness to share
Love your studio and your willingness to share
Doris, is is such a pleasure – thanks so much for being there –