Monday, October 13, 2008

Wallet Tutorial

I was asked quite a bit about the wallet that I made for my blog candy. I was inspired when I saw some small ones for the Double Dutch challenge. I knew I wanted something a little bit bigger so I came up with this. I am making another one for my son to organize his piano practicing! This is my very first tutorial so if it is not clear, please let me know so I can improve!

To start you will need:
  • 1 piece of double-sided designer paper (A) cut to measure 6" x 12"
  • 1 piece of double-sided designer paper (B) cut to measure 10" x 12"
  • Scor-Pal (not a necessity but certainly will make the task easier)
  • Double-sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Corner RounderPaper Trimmer

1. Place Designer Paper (A) so tht the longer length is horizontal. Score at 6". This will be the main part of your wallet.

2. Fold Designer Paper (A) in half and round the two upper corners with your corner rounder.

3. Place Designer Paper (B) in your Scor-Pal so that the shorter side runs horizontally and the longer side runs vertically. Score at 1", 5", 9".

4. Rotate DP (B) so that the longer side now runs horizontally. Score at 6".

5. Fold all the crease lines as shown. Snips the middle of the tabs on both sides. See arrow on photo.

6. Round the corners of each side of each of the 4 tabs. See the arrows in the photo.

7. Place DP(B) so that the shorter length runs horizontally. Tape along the top and bottom lengths excluding the tabs.

8. Slide Designer Paper A into Designer Paper B as shown. Press down firmly to adhere the sides together.

9. Glue down the tabs and press down. See arrows on photo. Do this for all tabs (front & back)

10. Here is my finished wallet. Hopefully my instructions were okay and now you have one of your very own. I added a couple of flourishes and this cute knight & dragon duo from Elzybells

Here is the inside. My 7 year old son has just started his piano lessons. He is learning how to read the musical notes so I have tucked his little cards with them in one pocket. I have placed a mini calender (I have one for each month - I'll just switch them). He can cross off the days that he practices. We pay per lesson so I can tuck the money into the other pocket safe & sound!

I have already given it to him and he loves it. Now my older son is asking for one. He is starting his 4th year with the violin! Who knows what our third son will play!


Krystinah said...

So cool...Thanks for sharing with us...I'm going to try and make one...Kristina


Wow what a beautiful wallet and a great tutorial!! hugs Linda x

ribenaruby said...

Wow, this tutorial looks well thought out. I'll give it a go. Your boys must be talented in playing instruments and who wouldn't be proud to make creations like these for their little ones. I love the calender idea too.Brilliant!

cats whiskers said...

Thanks for this Jeanette I made the small one but this will be much more useful
Hugs Jacqui x

Anonymous said...

How cute and fun!! What an awesome tutorial!! TFS!! :)

Susan said...

Thanks so much for sharing! I'm going to give it a whirl! Hope mine comes out as cute as yours did!

Deb said...

This is soo cute and creative! You did a fabulous tutorial!! Love it! TFS!!!!

Rach said...

thanks for the fabulous tutorial Jeanette, looks awesome, i'm going to bookmark this and see if i can find the time to have a go...looks fun.xx

carolann said...

Absolutely awesome work hun thankyou for sharing WTG xxxxx

Mariska said...

Thank you so much for this great tutorial!! I'm going to make one for sure!! And I'm not at all surprised both your boys want one, this one is gorgeous too!


Jo said...

Great tut Jeanette! *claps*
your wallet is fantastic!
thank you for sharing with us ;)

Jo xx

COCO said...

oh c'est super sympa cette carte mais aurais-tu les dimensions en cm ? Et une question aussi t'utilise quoi pour colorier tes tampon avec autant de couleurs ???
Bises coco

Rachel said...

this is so wonderful! can't wait to try this, thanks for sharing your tutorial with us!!


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