My initial reason for making this card is that I am participating in a hinge card swap for the month of September (see Creative Inspirations tag on the right side of my blog). I knew I wanted to make a purse, and this is what turned out.
I also wanted to partake in a few challenges, so I tried to include as many as possible :D
Stamp Something wanted me to use spots and stripes together, so I did! I created the stripes with a Stampin' Up stamp from the Love set. Stampin' Royalty had a photo to inspire us, and the triangles coupled with the ribbon laying on the table made me think of the ribbon I used for the handle. Sentimental Sundays always has us use a sentiment. This week they also challenged us to use two patterned papers (the dots and stripes), one solid paper (around my sentiment) and 3 embellishments (which was difficult, but I did it-brads, yellow trim, and golden fringe).
Lots to Do and One Stop Craft Challenge both had butterfly challenges. Needing something else for the purse flap I decided butterflies would do it well. Flutterby Wednesdays always challenges us to use butterflies or fairies, and this week they wanted pink used as well-so I included it in my color scheme.