Faux Leather Wallet
by Yvonne Hagane
Create a beautiful faux leather wallet out of cardstock.
- Paper Trimmer
- Scor-Pal, or other scoring tool
- One 5 1/4" x 8 3/4" piece of brown cardstock (13,5 cm x 22,5 cm)
- One 5 3/16" x 8 11/16" piece of patterned paper (13,4 cm x 22,4 cm)
- Two 2" x 3" pieces of brown cardstock (5 cm x 6 cm)
- Cuttlebug™ Embossing folder Mosaic
- Dark brown ink, Walnut Stain Distress ink used here
- Versamark™, or other clear embossing ink
- Clear Embossing Powder
- Heat Gun
- Double Sided Adhesive
- Sewing Machine
- Corner Rounder Punch
- Decorative Brad, buckles and ribbon
Punch two corners on the short side of the brown cardstock and patterned paper.
Emboss the brown cardstock with the Mosaic Cuttlebug Embossing folder.
You need to run the cardstock piece through your die cut machine three times to emboss the entire piece.
Sponge the embossed piece randomly with dark brown ink.
Apply Versamark™ ink over your cardstock.
It's a big piece of cardstock. Apply first only to one half of the cardstock, emboss, then repeat with the other cardstock half.
Add clear embossing powder over your cardstock.
Tap off excess.
Heat emboss to complete the Faux Leather look.
Adhere the patterned paper to the back of the Faux Leather cardstock.
Sew around the edges of the cardstock.
Score your smaller brown cardstock pieces every 1/2" (1 cm) , adding five score lines.
Fan fold the score lines mountain/valley style.
Add strong double sided adhesive to the last fold.
Adhere folded cardstock as shown.
Add adhesive to the last fold of the cardstock fan.
Fold the lower part of the wallet as shown.
Use a piercing tool or similar to make a hole, and add a decorative brad at the front of the wallet.
Attatch the buckles to the ribbon, add double sided tape and attatch them to the wallet as shown on the finished wallet.
Attach a small magnet as shown. (you want to use some strong glue here)
Your Faux Leather purse is finished.
Cut a window into your faux leather cardstock piece and place a stamped image behind it.