Cheery Lynn and Prickley Pear – A Winning Combination!

Hi Everyone,

It’s Joann with you today and I have a fun little project to share using my Cheery Lynn dies and some of the lovely Prickley Pear stamps and coordinating dies.  Yes, it’s a folding purse!  You can find more info on it here.


As you know, this week we have been enjoying this lovely joint venture with Prickly Pear.  I hope you have been enjoying the wonderful creations made by both DT’s and we have provided you with some inspiration.  If you haven’t done so already, do pop over to the Prickly Pear Blog to see what their DT has created for you.  You will be so glad you did!

Also don’t forget to comment on  Tamara’s Sunday post for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Cheery Lynn Designs Store and also the Prickley Pear Blog for other lovely prizes.

Here are a few more pictures of my purse:


and here it is what it looks like open.  I really love that you can use a variety DP’s to decorate.


I really do love the way this little purse came together however,  I do have a suggestion for you…  If you are planning to make this, I suggest you make the top flap an 1/2 inch longer and score a 1/2 flat piece at the top so that you have somewhere to attach the handle.  I think this might make it easier to close : )

Here’s a list of the dies used for this project:

B152 – Miniature Rose
B154 – Medium Rose
B155 – Large Rose
B309 – Sweethearts Edger
DL129 – Border Carnivale
DL241 – Ambergris Doily w/ Angel Wing
Prickly Pear – D015 Blobby Flowers
Prickly Pear – Blobby Flowers Clear Stamps Set
Prickly Pear – D013 Scalloped Circle
Prickly Pear – Dragonflies Clear Stamps Set

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Roses!  With your entry you will have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope you enjoyed and visit again soon.  I love to read your comments, they just make my day!
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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

7 responses »

  1. Your purse is amazing! Love it!


  2. WOW Joan your purse is gorgeous, love the papers you used but the front is stunning, you have made this all your own, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day…


  3. Oh WOW this is so pretty. Lovely shape and such vibrant colours. Love how you made the handle and thanks too for the tip if trying it. Another stunning creation Joann. Judy x


  4. Wow Joann you have done it again what a beautiful little purse. Love the soft color combination of pattern papers you have choose and your flowers are amazing –you sure are the queen of making flowers they always look so real. Thanks for the tip on adding that extra 1/2 to the front .


  5. oh how cool, I never would have imagined it would have opened up like that, such pretty papers, flowers and embellishing!!


  6. What a gorgeous purse!



    Joann what a unique creation. Cool the way it folds out. So many details with all the dies and flowers you used of Cheery Lynn and Prickly Pear.



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