Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Holiday Wallet

Hello and Welcome!

I wanted to dress up the usual gift card this year so I decided to go with some paper wallets for the male members of the family. The instructions for these has been around forever but Dannie Graves has an excellent video on this wallet that you can view here I started with black card stock and embossed the outer piece with the Argyle CB folder. It looks like worn leather IRL. Then I attached the inner pieces with double sided tape only on the outer edges. (Gosh, I love my ATG gun!) Sticky tape is also great for this project! I then rounded the corners of the outside piece. You can also pierce the outer piece all the way around and "connect the dots" to make really nice faux stitching. Once you have all the pieces cut out and placed in order, it is a simple wallet to put together. Just be sure to attach the OUTSIDE corners first! I made several and used warm rich colors to simulate the leather. I like this one especially because you can put in a gift card or cash (or check or MO or...oh you get the drift) or both. These are perfect for those gifts that need to be sent in the mail! I stamped the Holiday Wishes on white stock and cut out with deco scissors. I adhered it to the wallet with tape again as I wanted to keep it flat as possible for mailing. I have sold these at craft fairs and people are amazed how much like a real wallet it is.

Now that the grandkids are older and have almost EVERYTHING one could wish for, I decided a gift card or cash was in order. This project let me put in "Grandma's touch" and still make them happy! Bless their hearts!!

If you have any questions about this project or any other one on my blog, please email me. I would love to help if I can.

Have a wonderful week and stop by when you get the chance! I have several little gift items I will be sharing in the coming days. Just remember to take time for you and to be sure to reflect on the real reason for the season!

Blessings to you,
Vicki

18 comments:

  1. FABULOUS!! WOW - this is just terrific Vicki!!!!
    Maria

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  2. I love your new Header Vicki! Your wallet card came out great! What a great idea for a gift card for those guys in our lives :)

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  3. Great idea! You did a great job with it.

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  4. Love it Vicki! Amazing how much like leather it looks. I'll have to try to make one.

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  5. wnderful job with the project and what a fun way to give the gift of money :)

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  6. Me again! I left an award on my blog for you :)
    http://giddygreetings.blogspot.com/2009/12/over-top-award.html

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  7. This is a super idea for a man's gift for the holidays!

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  8. great idea for the men in my family! I'm with you GranMa...gift cards this year with a couple toys for the littlest ones! no stress!

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  9. Ooooh, new blog header!!! I love making these wallets too :) (Dannie's tut is wonderful) I think this is one gift your grandkids will love what's on the inside AND the outside too! Love the embossing :)
    Hugs to ya!

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  10. I love the Christmas cactus. Great card!

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  11. WOW WOW WOW this is out of the park incredible! GREAT JOB!!

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  12. This is an outstanding idea of a gift for kids- especially the older ones! I love the leather look you achieved! TFS

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  13. What a great idea, Vicki! This is the perfect gift card holder for a man/boy.

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  14. Great idea! I think I am going to have to make some of these for Christmas. :)

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  15. Oh wow! This is really neat! My boys would love these. :)

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