Petite Purse Backpack: Easy as A B C!


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Many of you guessed from my sneak peek yesterday that I “whittled” a backpack from the new Stampin’ Up! Petite Purse Bigz L Die.  Bravo!  You were right!  The backpack measures approx. 2 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ x 1 3/8″  and can easily handle a small gift, coins, a treat or even a little love note for a lunch box!

SUMMER SMOOCHES PROMOTION STARTS APRIL 1!  The Petite Purse Bigz L Die will be available in the 2012-2013 Stampin’ Up! Catalog on June 1.  However, customers will have a special opportunity to pre-order the die and other cool new products from the Summer Smooches collection, April 1 through April 30.  See Stampin’ Up! Summer Smooches Brochure and Details.

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  • Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight and Real Red are perfect for a school theme.  Anyone else reminded of the Madeline books?  Bonjour!
  • I used a 1 3/4″ Circle Punch (cut in half) for the top “pocket” and the Extra-Large Oval Punch (cut in half) for the bottom pocket.  Both are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a 3-D effect.
  • I used Stampin’ Up! Sticky Strip to adhere the ribbon in back and assemble the backpack (just two spots on the backpack–very simple engineering).

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  • The mini card measures  2 3/4″ square.  It does not fit inside the backpack (that’s reserved for treats).  Cool thing . . . the Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Lower stamp set letters fit perfectly within a 1/2″ Circle Punch.

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Stamp Sets:  School Lines (Wood-Mount 122625), Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Lower (Wood-Mount 120272, Clear-Mount 120648)
Paper:  Night of Navy (100867), Daffodil Delight (119683), Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Night of Navy (102977)
Cool Tools:  1/2″ Circle Punch (119869), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (“buttons” on backpack, 118309), 1 3/4″ Circle Punch (119850), Extra-Large Oval Punch (119859), Petite Purse Bigz L Die (Available April 1, 125606), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Standard Premium Crease Pad (113476)
The Perfect Touch:  Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon (120928), Brights Designer Brads (119740), Sticky Strip (104294), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)  Sweet shoppe alphabet lower rubber stamps stampin up


  1. Too cute…once again….we wait Down Under to see if this eventually comes out way. Love it tho.

  2. Wow that’s a fun idea! I am actually waiting to receive this on Monday – yeah! I thought it was cute just as a purse, but you’ve opened my eyes! TFS!

  3. Very creative, Mary, and I’m lovin’ it … especially with those bold colors! Fabulous!!!

  4. Too cute! Love that you used the purse die to make a backpack. Just got the die… gotta know how you did the pockets on the front.

  5. Robin Burgeson

    I’ve got my handkerchief out for my drools!

  6. Very clever, Mary!! TFS! Gotta get this die!

  7. That is SUPER cute.

  8. How ADORABLE Mary! You’ve out done yourself once again! This is why you are my #1 stop in the mornings when having my coffee!! 🙂

  9. This is absolutely darling…. Do you have to use a shim when you’re cutting this out? Truly an sweet creation, thank you for sharing your creativity…..

  10. Mary, this is so cute! I love that the backpack has a coordinating card!

  11. OMG Mary, what a cute Backpack….now I have to order this cute Purse Die for sure!!! Thanks for sharing,I love your idea’s and your 1 min WOW video’s are just awesome!!!

  12. Mary you are so creative! I love the backpack idea!

  13. A+ Adorable Mary!

  14. This one is over the top! Amazing and it’s only paper!!!!!

  15. Hi Renae

    For the School Lines stamp image, I stamp my image first and then square it up by cutting.

    Hugs, M

  16. That is ADORABLE!

  17. Adorable! Thanks for sharing. 🙂 I knew that die would come in handy – I’m glad I ordered it!

  18. Super Cute Mary. I will CASE this one…..because….You know how much I love my 3-D projects. Many thanks for sharing with us. ADORABLE!

  19. Hi Mary! When you use this stamp do you stamp it on and then cut it out? I tried using the stampamajig but it doesn’t work. Thanks!

  20. As a mom of two boys I love this!!
    Thanks!!! I may have to rethink getting it now 😉

  21. Super Cute and creative! Love it!

  22. Cute and I love the colors:)

  23. thanks, celia. i’m really happy with the finished result. i originally didn’t have the “pockets” and felt it was missing something. the pockets said “voila!” hugs, m

  24. Oh! The TWO of these together are just too perfect! I bet you giggled and squealed with delight when you got these finished, didn’t you? 😉 Thank you, Mary, for always giving us the cutest paper crafting, Celia

  25. This is so cute! Love the backpack and the card.

  26. Mary, this is so adorable and you are so clever! 🙂

  27. Yvette Prosser

    Oh, so cute! Love how you thought outside the “box”!!

  28. Oh Mary, this is just so so cute. I love it. Crossing my fingers that this die is in our new catalogue [Aus] this year.

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