A different money wallet - for christmas!

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Isn't time flying!!! And I'm so busy lately that I've hardly had time to make anything. But I was asked to make a money wallet with a letter in it from Santa, I could hardly refuse the big man could I!!!
This is the outside of the wallet


And this is it opened out


With this letter


And this is the back


I couldn't put my usual name on it as it was for a special customer!

I used a sheet of A4 card and scored it at the 12.5cm scoreline, folded it and butted the fold up and scored another line at the 12.5cm mark. I then trimmed a small amount off the edge of the longest flap and folded it all up and I had the basic envelope shape.

I matted and layered everywhere - I almost started doing it to the cat!!
On the inside middle flap, I added 2 strips with brads. I made these about a mm longer than the mat so as you can slip some money under them.
I added some clear sakura stardust pen here and there and printed Santa's letter onto vellum.
I had tried to do the closure with magnets but it was too thick so I added the ribbon (although I have a very limited selection of ribbon at the moment - that's one for the january sales!!)
I was happy with the outcome - I wonder if the recipient will even notice the packaging or will the present get all the attention!!

Anyway, best go - it's now 5am!!!


Chrissie said...

Just fabulous Sheena!
You've made a wonderful job of this, another thing to add to my 'try out' list when I get the time, oh well!

Andria said...

It's gorgeous, love the colours and letter everything about it. Stunning!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Sheena, that's certainly a different idea. Think I might have to try it out sometime. Would just like to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Kym (Sheenie)

iReneM said...

I think this is fantastic Sheena.
I did wallets for my grandchildren but they were nowhere as interesting as this.
Merry Christmas to you and yours, Sheena. I hope Santa is good to you all :-)