by Beverly Gerard
This is a great way to show off tons of pictures in a cute package.
- Paper Cutter with Scoring Blade
- Corner Rounder
- Scallop Punch (optional)
- Ribbon of Choice
- Sticky Strip™ adhesive
- Bone Folder
- Paper Piercing tool, template, and piercing pad
- One 4 ¼" X 12" piece of cardstock for Wallet (here Always Artichoke)
- Three 3" X 8" pieces of cardstock for the Photo/Journal Covers (here Purely Pomegranate and Certainly Celery)
- Four 2 ¾" X 3 ¾" pieces of neutral cardstock for 3 (optional) Journaling Inserts and 1 Photo Cover Layer
- One 1 & 1/8" X 8 ½" strip of cardstock for the Belt layer (here Certainly Celery)
- One 1 & 5/8" X 8 ½" strip of cardstock for the Belt (here Purely Pomegranate)
Score wallet piece at 3 ¼" and 6 5/8".
Turn wallet piece to opposite end and score at 1 5/8" and 1 7/8".
Use corner rounder to round all four corners of wallet.
Stamp both sides of the wallet.
Score each of the photo cover pieces at 4".
Use corner rounder punch on all corners of the photo cover pieces.
Stamp each of the photo covers, inside and out. One of these will include a neutral layer on the outside. Embellish each cover as desired.
Use corner rounder punch to round one end of each of the neutral cardstock pieces. One end will have two square corners, while the other end will have two rounded corners.
Use one of the neutral pieces as the journaling area of each photo cover. Stamp to coordinate with each respective cover.
Adhere to the inside top flap of each photo cover.
The fourth neutral piece is used as the front layer on one of the photo covers. Stamp and embellish as desired, then adhere to the front of one photo cover.
Adhere each finished photo cover to the inside of the wallet, alternating the direction of the opening edges, i.e. open right, open left, open right side.
Score both belt pieces at 1 ¾", 2", and 5 ½". Stamp and embellish each as desired, then adhere the two belt layers together. Sharpen the scores with a Bone Folder.
Place the belt around the folded wallet and determine the best fit to allow the belt to easily slip onto the folded wallet, yet keep it closed. Use Sticky Strip™ to adhere the shorter end of the belt layers on top of the longer end.
Use a punched or cut layer of cardstock on which to build or stamp the main focal point for the belt & wallet. Use Sticky Strip to adhere to the front of the belt.
Now add your own photos to the inside of each photo cover, along with journaling on the inside top flaps of each cover. The journaling area is layered with neutral cardstock.
What a perfect gift for loved ones, Grammys, Grandpas, Aunts, Uncles, team parents, teachers, etc. Give them for the holidays or create special wallets to remember a special occasion. Enjoy creating and sharing!