Sunday, July 25, 2010

A {PANK!} Birthday

My niece is turning five this week, and *sniff* starting kindergarten in the fall. She is a pistol, but the girliest thing our family has ever produced. Her mom - one of my sisters - has always been would-look-great-in-a-potato-sack attractive, but not girly. Go figure.

Anyway, my favorite about-to-be-five year old, has loved all things pink since, oh, birth. Being Southern born and bred, it comes out, "pank". When she was really little, she would shout it at the top of her lungs when she saw something, well, pank.

I popped this little pocketbook
together using a SU template I found on MelStampz. She has a ton of templates for everything imaginable (The blog says she has 187 purse templates! I didn't count...) that you can download.
I'm going to have to put a dot of Velco under the flap so that it will stay closed.
It was easy-peasy and quick to make - even with the machine stitching.
The recipe:
Bazzill CS
Prima flowers, Making Memories brads
ribbon from The Stash
DP is Cosmo Cricket, Girl Friday

Turns out it's Template Week over at Just Us GirlS challenge. Check out the way-cool work over there!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! May your day be pleasant and PANK!


  1. Hahaha! What a cute story! Love your template, and the "pank" dp and cardstock is so pretty! Thanks for your nice comments about the JUGs girls and for playing in our challenge! Hope to see you again next week!

  2. What a cute story! I'm sure your niece is just gonna love this adorable purse you made! I know I do! Love the stitching and how you used the flowers to hold the strap on! Very creative!

    Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

  3. Thanks for sharing what "PANK" was... LOL I was a-wondering. THis purse is just TOO cute. Well done and I"m sure it will be a hit. Thanks for playing along with Just Us GIrls this week. It's great to have you here.

  4. Thanks for sharing that sweet story about the "pank" - love it! The purse you created for your niece is GORGEOUS and I'm sure she will love it. I Love the shimmery DP and the other patterned paper. It's so well constructed! Fantastic! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls - we love seeing your work!

  5. That is a perfectly PANK little purse for a special little girl. SO cute! I love the ribbon detail on the handle. Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls last week in the template challenge!