When I started my GDT month at Midnight Madness Priscilla asked if I would do a tutorial for you. I had made this wallet some time ago and had started putting a tutorial together for it. This is my first real detailed tutorial so I hope it's ok and that you can follow what I tried to put down. If not feel free to email me.
Tutorial for Cash and Gift Card Wallet
I first saw the idea for this wallet card from John A VanMulders in Scrap & Stamp Arts, Oct. 2009 Edition. The directions were very limited, so I set out to make it my own and decided to make a tutorial for it while I was working on it. It's a fun presentation for those times you want to give a special gift of cash or check and also perhaps a gift card or a phone card for your college student... or whatever. It's unique because it does have both pockets, if you want them both.
I used the Football pattern paper from The Paper Co. It has a great look but it is hard to adhere so use tacky tape for sure! I also used Brushed Copper from the Paper Co, Georgia Pacific White and Basic Black.
Cut 12" x 12" paper @ 7"
Score across @ 4 1/4"
Score again @ 8 1/2"
For the inside:
Cut 1 piece 7" x 2 1/2" long (this is for the check or cash pocket).
Score and fold up 1/2" from bottom.
Cut 1 piece a 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" (this is for the gift card pocket).
Score and fold up 1/2" from bottom.Cut a piece 4 1/4" x 7". This will eventually be adhered to lower section of wallet inside
From Top, cut off 3 7/16". This leaves a flap of 13/16". The picture below shows where the 4 1/4" x 7" piece you just cut for the lower inside part will be adhered later.
Embellish the outside of wallet:
I cut 2 pieces of brushed copper from The Paper Co. One piece I cut 1" x 7" and the other is 3/4" x 7". I sewed across top and bottom of both pieces and attached my silver studded velvet ribbon by Brother & Sister Design Studio (Hobby Lobby). I wrapped about 1/2" of the ribbon around the ends of the 1" piece, used tape runner to adhere just the tape's width to the lower edge of the flap. I adhered a tiny magnet from BasicGrey to the middle of the copper strip, and then attached the 3/4" piece to the back of the flap, lining up with the lower edge of the front piece. This covers the ribbon, the magnet, and gives a finished sewn edge on the inside.
Next I added the opposite magnet piece to the back of my lower fold of the wallet.
Then I adhered the piece I cut to 4 1/4" x 7", covering the magnet. This magnetic closure works really well and is a nice touch!
For the front outside of my wallet I embellished with some silver corner pieces and a flower and brad (from Clear Dollar Stamps).
Finish the Inside of the Wallet:
Adhere tacky tape to the two "pockets" you cut and scored.
From the lower fold of the wallet on the inside , measure up 1" and adhere your 7 " long check/cash pocket, with folded flap on inside. This makes a pocket.
From the same lower fold of the wallet on the inside as above, measure up 1/2". Center your 4" long pocket and adhere with tacky tape. This will form a pocket for the gift/ phone card.
Embellish Inside of Wallet:
I stamped sentiment from Our Daily Bread designs "Thinking of You" set in VersaColor Black and clear embossed and cut with Spellbinders Label #4.
I cut a square of black cs and centered and cut out a Spellbinder's Label #5. Using the negative part, I adhered to center of lower section, as a matting for my sentiment panel.
I used a QuicKutz corner die and cut 6 corners, stitched each one, and adhered as shown.
I do hope you have enjoyed this tutorial, and that it was understandable. I loved the versatility of this one. I made this long before the faux leather technique was spotlighted on SCS but that would be a great way to do this as well instead of the basketball dp I used. So many possibilities! Have fun! If you make one I'd love a link to it so I can see it!