Whatever Makes Your Wild Hair Blow

Cowboy take me away.
Fly this girl as high as you can into the wild blue.
     ~ Dixie Chicks, 1999


Paper Wallet Whatever Makes Your Wild Hair Blow


Every blue moon a cowgirl gets a wild hair. It will be so fun to give this to a sister in crime with a gift card to spend on whatever makes her wild hair blow.


Paper Wallet with Gift Card




I sure hope you'll join us at the Ribbon Carousel for our next challenge! The talented Laurel has a fun one this week! We get to be inspired by this picture of a very chic gray and pink shopping bag. Of course, always the rebellious, never playing by the rules, I didn't follow the inspiration exactly. I just wasn't in a gray and pink mood, but I was in a purse making mood.

To play, just join us at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge Blog and let the picture be your muse. Remember to include ribbon, bakers twine, jute twine, lace or basically anything that comes on a spool.


Catered Crop Recipe
That crazy-fun stamp is one of my all-time favorite stamps. It's from Deadbeat Design, our sponsor for this week's Catered Crop party (FTR16). (Yes, it's a product placement for this week's party.) If you think that's fun, check out some of Mark's other stamps, like "Does this saddle make me look fat?"
The clasp is a BasicGrey Magnetic clasp. With a magnet slipped between the sheets of paper, it closes the clutch purse. If you've ever spent time in Dallas, you know a cowgirl has to have her rhinestones.
The studded ribbon is just ribbon embellished with eyelets. To give the clutch it's embossed leather look, I used a Sizzix embossing folder. Then, I patted the paper with Versamark and embossed it with clear embossing powder.
  • Stamp – Deadbeat Design J-269 Wild Hair Blows
  • Paper – Cosmo Cricket Wanted, tea stained paper
  • Color Mediums – Memento, Versamark watermark ink and Stampin' up! Clear Embossing Powder
  • Fibers – Grosgrain ribbon
  • Tools – Nestabilities, EK Success corner rounder punch,
  • Embellishments – Karen Foster brads, BasicGrey magnetic snaps, Stampin' Up! eyelets

This clutch will join the ensemble of purses I made last May (details here).

Paper Purse and Wallet Ensemble


Hope you enjoyed a little bit of Texas fun – Yee Haw! Ya'll come back now.





Sweet Comments

  1. OH MY, Linda–this is….oh my! It just takes my breath away! I love your detail in each of these pieces! That clutch gift card holder–OH MY! I love those purses and the ribbon handles–just beautiful! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

  2. LOVE this…WOW. I also LOVE that you started with the Dixie Chicks quote….sigh, I love that song.

  3. I’m totally blown away that you could make a purse out of paper and stamps. That’s pretty amazing. It’s really beautiful!

  4. Oh my gosh!!! Linda, you are AMAZING!!! These are fantastic – they look like actual purses. Just gorgeous, beautiful, stunning – wow :)

  5. wow! great job!

  6. WOW, Linda. These are amazing. Hard to believe it is all paper! Brilliant.
    Tine :)

  7. Wow, Linda… all so gorgeous. You are so super talented!!

  8. Oh wow! These are just fabulous! I love the texture. Cool, cool, cool!

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