Here is another cute clutch I made recently, this one is in the mail to my sweet friend Carolina for her birthday (her favorite color is green)! I emailed her a little bit ago to let her know and not to visit my blog so her surprise is not spoiled! Let’s see if she obeys! I got a great tutorial for a wristlet from Bev at Flamingotoes and I put a little spin on the front of this one, using her basic design/lining! I made a gathered natural center (the back is the same fabric) and a small strip of coordinating fabric for the center and handmade the flower. I cut many small circles by hand and used a fray stop at the ends and each one I would bunch up & glue to a felt circle with a permanent fabric glue. It was so easy! My DH picked out this fabric and little did I know it coordinated so nicely with Melanie’s new Bring the Bling set for Gina K Designs so I made a matching birthday card!
Here is a picture of the coordinating liner with credit card/driver’s license pockets. I hope she likes it as much as I do! I just know I’m going to have to make myself one (probably not the same fabric since I don’t think I have much more left, but definitely with the gathered center and handmade flower)!
Here is a close up of the card I made. I kept it very simple, stamping all the bigger flowers first and then filling in with the sentiment from Lovely Labels 3 and smaller flowers. Then I sponged around the edges. I was so happy to have turquoise rhinestones to put in the centers which is the same as on the fabric!
I am linking up to the following link parties to share what I made, please click on the photos to check them out for a TON of handmade inspiration: (but beware – it is ADDICTING!)