Friday, May 29, 2015

Father's Day Gift Card Wallet

Here is a wallet card I made for Father's Day. It is large enough to put cash in it, coupons for dad, gift cards, etc. Finished card is 4-3/4 x 3-3/4 inches. Here are the instructions:

1. Cut two pieces of brown cardstock at 9-1/4 x 3-3/4 and 9-1/4 x 3 inches. Score each piece at the halfway point and fold together before adhering. After the cardstock has been "limbered up" a bit, adhere the two pieces together at the bottom and both sides. Note: It takes a little careful handling to fold the two pieces together if your cardstock is heavy so it doesn't crack or crease. Use a bone folder.

2.  Cut and adhere decorative paper pieces to the outside and inside of card. You will need two pieces cut at 4-1/2 x 3-5/8 for the outside of wallet and two cut at 4-1/2 x 2-3/4 for inside of wallet. Note: Since the cardstock I used had a white core, I sponged the edges of the paper with brown ink before adhering to wallet.

3. Attach a piece of ivory or other colored cardstock to right inside of wallet for your message and for a place to sign the card. This piece measures 4 x 2-1/2 inches.

4. Stamp message and cut out with a 1-3/4 inch circle punch and layer on top of a brown piece cut with a 2 inch circle punch.

5. Make a bellyband to hold the wallet card closed by cutting a piece of brown cardstock 3/4 x 10 inches, fold around card and glue band together. I attached two small brad heads or "candy dots" to the righthand side.

Supplies Used: Stampin' Up cardstock is Early Espresso, Early Espresso ink from Stampin' Up, 1-3/4 inch circle punch and 2-inch circle punch from Stampin' Up, Father's Day greeting from a prior Paper Pumpkin kit, candy dots (neutral) from Stampin' Up, and patterned cardstock is from a Colorbok cardstock stack called "Neutral Basics."