Saturday, February 03, 2007

Photo Wallet

At Leadership conference in January, one of the make & takes was this incredibly cute Photo Wallet. And while I didn't get to go to the conference, I have seen several examples of this great project on Splitcoast. Since I have the directions, (thanks Rach!) I decided I needed to make one. (well, I actually made 2, one for hubby and one to give away as part of my blog candy drawing in a few more days!)

So, I started with a 12 by 12 sheet of Cool Caribbean CS (figuring, hey, that's kinda masculine, right?) And you can get 2 wallets from it because the outside is 12" by 4.5". I stamped images from Big Pieces in Cool Caribbean ink, then scored and folded my wallet.

The next step is to create the slots for the photos. This is achieved by adhering CS on each of the 3 rectangles with a 1" bit folded over, and then attaching a mini envelope sealed shut with one end cut off on the underside of the fold (see the photo for a visual "explanation." You can decorate the envelopes however you like, and they fold out, giving you space underneath for journaling. Then, you can create tags to go inside the envelopes onto which you can adhere photos, greetings, or anything else you can think of.

Lastly, create the bellyband from a 1" strip of CS scored and folded. I followed the SU! directions and added 2 brads and the circles with the heart for some additional color.

Now, to find some photos of my daughter and myself to put in my husbands...that way he'll have something to bring on his MANY trips and always have our beautiful faces to gaze upon! Hahahaha, I crack myself up!

Any of my California customers interested in making this project, send me an email and I'll get you hooked into a class!


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