Saturday, 4 October 2008

Gift Voucher/Money Wallets

These money wallets or gift voucher holders were really simple to make, but I think it's much nicer to put cash etc in something like this.... I think it makes it feel more like a present!

The two Christmas wallets are made with Papermania 'A Wonderful Christmas Time' papers, and misc cs. The 'Merry Christmas' part was cut from another of these sheets and matted on the same cs as the wallet and band are made from. I finished the band with some green grosgrain ribbon.

The second uses the same paper pack, but this time I used my square scallop punch with an image from another sheet. This one is slightly larger as originally I made them to fit up to a £50 note, but figured if they are DL size, they could be put into an envelope easier if you wanted to mail them, and they would be more likely to fi a shop voucher too.

The final one uses paper from my favourite pack, Dovecraft 8x8 Retro Flowers. The wallet is made in the same way but has a grosgrain ribbon tie instead. I've attached the ribbon to the back of the wallet with dst.

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I finally found somewhere that sells white coasters (as opposed to the printed ones I used to have to use that showed through!), so I did some experimenting:

I covered both sides with dp from Papermania 'A Wonderful Christmas Time' set. I sanded the edges and punched holes using my Crop-o-dile, and added red eyelets. I threaded red grosgrain through, using dst to secure it on the back. The letters are chipboard, covered with Versamark and embossed with silver embossing powder - these came from Handy Hippo and are 1 1/2" tall.

For this pen holder, I again covered both sides of the coasters with dp from the Dovecraft Masculine set. I sanded them and then used ribbon to join the sides (the holes were made with the larger side of he crop-o-dile). The base was stuck on using Diamond Glaze, and the dividers were added at the end.

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A Couple of Birthday Cards

These were for 3 year old twins.

For this one I used Dovecraft Retro Flower dp layered on yellow Core'dinations cs. I used the ticket punch and added an eyelet to each corner. I stamped 'Lola with Bird' from Funky Kits, and paper pieced her dress and hat. I coloured the rest using Whispers pastel markers. This I matted onto red Core'dinations cs, and then onto yellow - and also layered the name in the same way. I coloured the brads to match the dp, and added a flower and spotted brad.

The second card uses another dp from the Dovecraft Retro Flowers pack, layered on pink Core'dinations cs. I stamped 'Lola with Flowers', watercoloured her and layered her on green cs. I finshed the fron off with the lettering and some ribbon.

The inside of the card uses some more of the same paper, with a panel of cs with the white for a message.

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