Stir, Sip & Enjoy Challenge (9-30)

Hello everyone!

I’m excited to share a project I made or this month’s Senior DT challenge at Papertrey Ink.

I’m not part of the team. I am just a lucky girl  who was invited to join Nichole and her crew for the challenge.

Nichole challenged her team and me to come up with a project that incorporated giving a gift of a hot beverage.

I am not going to lie. It took me a long while to come up with a project. Many, many hours of thought. 😉

I finally decided to make a purse-shaped pocket that holds a pack of tea. I thought it would be fun to make a whole lot of these to pass onto my favorite girlfriends this Christmas as  a small way to brighten their Winter days.

So this is it. This is the purse pocket I came up with.


It’s an easy, easy project to make.

The hardest part is folding the base. The base is one of  Papertrey’s 3″ x 3″ envelopes.

Here’s how you can do it:

1. Start with your square envelope.

2. Score a diagonal line on both sides of the envelope.


Just in case you can’t see the score lines on my envelope, I’ve drawn black lines on a second envelope so you can see where to score your lines.


3. Trim the envelope’s flap as you see in this picture.


4. Finally, fold the envelope as you see here.


I created a flap for my purse  by stamping an image from  Papertrey’s Vintage Labels stamp set on a diecut cut with Spellbinders’ Labels 1 set. For those playing at home, I used the third largest die.

I cut the die in half. I set aside one half for later. I then added ribbon and the sentiment strip to the other half and slapped it on the purse.

I finished the purse off by stamping a few snowflakes from Papertrey’s Winter Swirls set on the purse and placing a pack of tea inside the pocket.

And, just for fun, so you can see it,  I made another purse with a white envelope as the base. I changed the color scheme but I kept the design the same.


Be sure to check out Nichole and her  Senior DT members’ blogs for their takes on the challenge. They are amazing.






Before I go, this is my last post as PTI’s guest designer for August and September. I know you are so  sad, right? 😉 Kidding. This doesn’t mean I’ll stop using PTI.  You’ll still be seeing projects here on my blog that use PTI products. I mean, really, they are great.

Anyway, I just want to say that I appreciate all the comments over the last few months from the PTI fans out there. You have brought many smiles to my face. I know I still owe a couple shares of  dog pictures and layouts so keep watching for those. 😉

And a big thank you to Nichole and the PTI crew. I’ve really enjoyed the opportunity to play along with you all over the last couple months. Thank you for the creative push.

Anyway, that’s all for today. I’ll be back tomorrow with a card.

Thanks again for stopping by.

22 thoughts on “Stir, Sip & Enjoy Challenge (9-30)

  1. LOVE this! This is perfect for my long list of daycare teachers at holiday time! They deserve so much more, but hopefully it’s still the thought that counts!

  2. Your project is adorable, Teri! Loved how you used the envelopes…such a clever girl you are. 🙂 It was so great having you with us for the past two months!

  3. Love those little purses….what a great idea for a cup of tea or favors for birthdays or showers! Thanks for the tutorial pics as well! So glad to see your work up close and personal. I am always drawn to your work when I see it in paper craft magazines. I was thrilled when PTI chose you as a guest designer! Look forward to many more visits at your blog!

  4. What a fabulous idea. I must start making these for gifts in all different sizes. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us. I have become a fan of your blog and have added to a must check everyday. Alice R.

  5. Such a great project Teri! It has been great having you on the PTI team the last couple of months, you made some wonderful stuff!!! {{{HUGS}}}

  6. Thanks Teri for sharing such a cute and innovative idea for gift giving! This is SO sweet – thanks for thinking so long and hard to come up with this — I can’t wait to start making them for my friends at work!

  7. Teri, your gift purse is so cute! Thank you for the directions on making it. This would make a cute way to present a gift card to a coffee house too!

  8. what a fun, fun project Teri! thanks for the deets on how to make them! I’ll definately be trying this for little gifts for friends as well as an item to sell at our church fair!

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