Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Wallet card

Wallet cards like this are ideal for giving money, gift vouchers, tickets, stickers and, er... other flat things.

I’m not going to give you measurements – the best thing to do is start with your envelope. If you’re using a standard DL envelope, you’ll need a whole sheet of A4 which you score and fold into thirds. If you’re using a non-standard envelope, you’ll just have to wing it, like I did!

Cut half of the front flap off. For this card, I cut strips of Rose Red and Elegant Eggplant and attached them behind the front flap, to highlight the edge.

The card is held together by a band – to make this you need a strip of cardstock at least as long as the card itself. Don’t fall into the trap of scoring it in the same places as the card as this makes the fit too tight. So, ahem, for my second attempt I just folded it around carefully and creased where necessary. You cover the join with the embellishment; in this case a flower layered on to a round scallop. I added the white dots with a gel pen simply because I felt like it.

All done – just make sure your recipient knows to slide off the band to open the card so that they don’t destroy your creation trying to get into it!

Stamps: Seeing Spots (p52), Wonderful Words p60).
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch (p80), 1” circle punch (p80), 1 ¼” circle punch (p80), uni-ball® Signo Gel Pen (p82), ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon - Elegant Eggplant.

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  1. I love this little project! The colors are so fabulous. Great job!

  2. This is great! Putting on my list if things to do!! TFS!!

  3. This is very pretty! Love the colors you chose. Great job!

  4. Great idea! Love the band around the envelope! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. I make this design all the time - it's so easy. Love your colour combo too. CC

  6. Love this!!! The colors the layout are Amazing!!

  7. Great project. I need several birthday cards this weekend and I may just use this as inspiration - thanks :)


  8. cute wallet! i made these to hold money before and you are right, just winging it seems to work better than having set measurements :)


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