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Friday, March 25, 2016

"Touch of India" Clutch Purse - FaveCrafts Best Blogger Craft 2016 Contest

Prime Publishing hosted another awesome event for Bloggers at CHA this January.  Several sponsors participated and attendees were lucky enough to receive some amazing products to design with, and to create a project to be entered into their FaveCrafts Best Blogger Craft 2016 Contest!   My "goody package" included product from Fairfield, Sakura of America, Therm O Web, Inc., Plaid Enterprises, Simplicity and Beadalon/Artistic Wire.  I already have new projects planned with the product I didn't use for this project, so stay tuned!  :)

Voting will run from March 31st through April 6th!  Once they share the link for voting on March 31st, I'd love it if you'd check out all the entries, and if you like my project, vote for me!  :0)

VOTING IS NOW LIVE!   There are so many fabulous projects to inspire your creativity!

And now, for my project! 

This Parade Elephant stamp immediately bought to mind the rich, vibrant jewel tones of the textiles of India.  Paired with metallic fabrics from Fairfield™, and the richly toned Deco Foil™, it was easy to create this unique clutch purse to add a “Touch of India” to my summer wardrobe. 


Fairfield™ Cushioned Aluminor™- Gold  
Fairfield™ Metallic Oly•Fun™ - Red, gold 
Fairfield™ Oly•Fun™ - Sea Green
iCraft®  Deco Foil™ - Aqua 
iCraft®  SuperTape™ - 1/4” 
Fabric Fuse™ Adhesive 
Plaid® Fabric Creations™ Block Printing Stamps - Medium - Parade Elephant  
Plaid® FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Paints - Metallic Gold 


Cut gold Aluminor™ to 9 x 12”.  

Cut Sea Green Oly•Fun™ to 9 x 12”.  Apply Fabric Fuse™ around edges and mount to back of gold fabric.  

Fold bottom edge up 4”.  Use Fabric Fuse™ to glue sides together.   

Cut strips of red metallic Oly•Fun™ 9” x 1”  Fold in half.  Mount to top edge to cover raw edge.   Mount strips to sides. 
Apply gold FolkArt® paint to Parade Elephant block printing stamp.  Stamp onto red metallic Oly•Fun™.  Let dry.  Fold top and bottom edges down and mount centered over top flap. 

Add piece of double sided tape along bottom of front flap, over the red Oly•Fun™ strip.    Apply Deco Foil™ over tape.  

Cut two triangles from Gold Metallic Oly•Fun™ and mount on either side of the elephant.   Apply double sided tape, then add foil. 

Add colored rhinestone accents around tips of triangles and on foiled tape at bottom of flap.  

Find the project featured here on FaveCrafts.com

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