Clutch Bag Tutorial using ©Stampin’ Up Top Note Die

Clutch Bag Tutorial using ©Stampin’ Up Top Note Die

Stampin' Up! UK Independent Demonstrator Pootles. Clutch Bag Tutorial using ©Stampin' Up Top Note Die

Who doesn’t love an adorable favour box that looks so girly and feminine as a clutch bag? I am possibly the least ‘girly’ person out there. Yes I do wear makeup and have pretty nails, but you won’t find me wearing a dress or wearing pink, and fluffy or glittery on me isn’t going to happen anytime soon. But, I can’t help but love a pretty bag! I blame my two older brothers, although Mum did do her very best to girlify (it’s a word…) me…

Stampin' Up! UK Independent Demonstrator Pootles. Clutch Bag Tutorial using ©Stampin' Up Top Note Die Overhead

But this bag is modelled on one I made a while back (here!), but this time, it uses only half a sheet of cardstock for the main part and then a section for the top. And that’s where all the Pow and Wow is! that cute Top Note die. The one that is effortlessly versatile, yet I haven’t used it nearly enough. Now that I’ve properly dusted it off, I have a head exploding with ideas, but this time around, I kept it fairly simple.

Everyone always asks me about the magnets. I get them from HERE and they ship really quickly, worldwide.

I hope you like the video, a tad longer than normal, and it does include a brad prototype boo boo. It didn’t want to play at all. I’m glad to be able to pass on the ‘don’t use a brad, it won’t work’ tip to you…




Cardstock – 4 x 11″ (10 x 28cm)

Score on the LONG side at 1, 5 1/4, 6 1/4, 10 1/2″ (2.5, 13, 15.5, 26cm)

Score PARTWAY on the LONG side at 1/2, 5 3/4″ (1.3, 14.3cm)

Score on the SHORT side at 1″ (2.5cm)


Products used and showcased

Cardstock – Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist

Designer Series Paper – Polka Dot Parade

Punch – Pansy Punch

Die – Top Note

Decorations – Silver Glimmer Brads, Vintage Faceted Buttons

Tools – Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Big Shot, Craft Scissors, Sticky Strip, Bone Folder

Sam xx

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Sam Donald

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalogue, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop online with Stampin’ Up! UK directly through me by clicking the ‘shop now’ button above. And if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and want to join my team of Pootlers (that’s them over there in the side bar!) I’d most definitely like to hear from you! I have a YouTube channel (over there on the right!) and you can find me by searching PootlesPapercraft, Pootles Paper Craft or Pootles Papercraft! (I like the variety!)





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  1. Kathy Snyder says:

    The Top Note die is no longer available. Do you have a suggestion for a die to replace it. Thanks for all your great videos. You got me start making boxes and bags and enjoying crafting again. Love ALL your work. If I lived in the UK, I’d order from you.

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