Purse Boxes – Paper Purse Cut Files

It’s time to go out on the town! But which handbag goes best with my outfit? My outfit being a stylish 50’s swing dress and high heels, of course (definitely not a t-shirt from college and a pair of black leggings currently covered in cat fur). Well, luckily, we have options! Gather up some cardstock, and make some pretty purse boxes with me today.

Purse Boxes

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Purse Boxes

Watch a short video of me putting this project together on Instagram.

Not only are these just an all-around fun papercraft, but they are really handy! They can be filled with all kinds of goodies, and they even include a little pocket inside where a gift card can be placed!

As cute and as detailed as these purses look, they really aren’t too difficult to assemble! Here’s how to do it:

Note: Each box is a little different, but this is a general idea.

  1. Use a cutting machine or X-Acto knife to cut out all of the pieces of your purse box. Then, layer together any decorative elements that go on the front and back of the purse.
  2. Next, attach the gift card pocket to the inside of one of the purse walls (be sure to only glue around the sides and bottom, leaving the top open). Then, attach the handle(s) to the inside, top.
  3. Fold the side pieces along the score lines, and attach the tabs to the inside of the front/back walls of the purse.
  4. Assemble and attach the purse charm. Attach a little piece of velcro to the purse flap. Add any other embellishments you desire!

Purse Boxes

Like most designs, I had planned on keeping these purses relatively simple in nature so as to “let the paper patterns do the talking.” But I just couldn’t help myself. That’s why I ended up with a candy patterned purse and a decorative cat purse. Once I got the idea for those patterns, I just scrapped the simple layout I was working on, and shifted gears. I did manage to keep things a little bit more simple on the green purse, though, so that I could use that fun butterfly paper!

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I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other fun freebies available on my blog!

Enjoy putting these elegant purse boxes together. And don’t forget to share your fun-filled creations with me on Instagram!

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16 Comments

16 Comments on Purse Boxes – Paper Purse Cut Files

  1. Jamie
    May 16, 2022 at 7:20 am (2 years ago)

    I was hoping that you would create a purse design! They are beautiful! Thanks so much!

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    • Mandee
      May 16, 2022 at 10:07 am (2 years ago)

      You got your wish!! 😊

      Reply
  2. Claudie
    May 16, 2022 at 9:50 am (2 years ago)

    So cute! Thanks for the wonderful freebies!!

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    • Mandee
      May 16, 2022 at 10:07 am (2 years ago)

      You are very welcome Claudie! I’m glad you like them. ❤️

      Reply
  3. Jenny
    May 18, 2022 at 9:55 pm (2 years ago)

    Thank you for your creativity and generosity! All your files are amazing! Maybe, some fashionable ladies will follow lol.

    Reply
  4. Charlotte Silber
    July 26, 2022 at 10:44 am (2 years ago)

    These are adorable. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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    • Mandee
      July 26, 2022 at 1:33 pm (2 years ago)

      You are very welcome!!

      Reply
  5. Becky Canada
    March 10, 2023 at 10:44 am (1 year ago)

    These are beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing. You are truly talented. Appreciate you.

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    • Mandee
      March 13, 2023 at 4:06 pm (1 year ago)

      Aww, thanks Becky!!

      Reply
  6. Emily
    March 11, 2023 at 11:32 am (1 year ago)

    When I download I only get one design.is this correct?
    Emily

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    • Mandee
      March 13, 2023 at 4:07 pm (1 year ago)

      Yes, all three designs for the purses are in one SVG file. 🙂

      Reply
  7. Emily
    March 13, 2023 at 4:36 pm (1 year ago)

    Some days the brain doesn’t work. I realized it after I commented. Thank you. Love your designs

    Reply
  8. Shari
    March 22, 2023 at 8:45 am (1 year ago)

    Love these Mandee.

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    • Mandee
      March 22, 2023 at 10:30 am (1 year ago)

      I’m so glad Shari!!

      Reply
  9. Linda Littlepage
    June 15, 2023 at 5:35 pm (1 year ago)

    Hello Mandee.

    This is Linda I have a question for you. Can I download the purse for free? Is it’s SVG File? How do I get purse SVG File? Thanks Linda

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    • Mandee
      June 23, 2023 at 4:54 pm (12 months ago)

      Hi Linda! Yes, all of the design on my website are free for personal use. Just click on the “Download” button just below the main image in the post. If you are having trouble, check out my FAQ page for more detailed instructions and troubleshooting tips. 🙂

      Reply

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