Photo Wallet

by Beverly Gerard

This is a great way to show off tons of pictures in a cute package.

Supplies

  • Paper Cutter with Scoring Blade

  • Corner Rounder

  • Scallop Punch (optional)

  • Stamps

  • Ribbon of Choice

  • Ink

  • Sticky Strip™ adhesive

  • 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)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Score wallet piece at 3 ¼" and 6 5/8".

  2. Step 2

    Turn wallet piece to opposite end and score at 1 5/8" and 1 7/8".

  3. Step 3

    Use corner rounder to round all four corners of wallet.

  4. Step 4

    Stamp both sides of the wallet.

  5. Step 5

    Score each of the photo cover pieces at 4".

  6. Step 6

    Use corner rounder punch on all corners of the photo cover pieces.

  7. Step 7

    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.

  8. Step 8

    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.

  9. Step 9

    Use one of the neutral pieces as the journaling area of each photo cover. Stamp to coordinate with each respective cover.

  10. Step 10

    Adhere to the inside top flap of each photo cover.

  11. Step 11

    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.

  12. Step 12

    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.

  13. Step 13

    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.

  14. Step 14

    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.

  15. Step 15

    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.

Variations

    Finishing
    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!

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Photo Wallet. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

This is absolutely *gorgeous*! I made one tonight, and plan on making several more! I used your color scheme, which I love, but also plan to play around with other colors as well.

Thank you so much!
harlequin  |  Sat Jun 28, 2008 at 6:47 PM
This is a wonderful tutorial! Thank you! What a great Stocking Stuffer idea!
MamaCass07  |  Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 3:36 AM
Good Morning,

I love this project. My problem is that I am having some difficulty with measurements and have ruined several pieces of card stock trying to get it right. Somewhere, I saw a page that showed a ruler offering help with that issue and wondered if you can help me locate that page again. I need help with the 1 & 1/8" and 1 & 5/8" 1 & 7/8" Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Pat Wafer
Patricia  |  Thu Jan 8, 2009 at 5:44 AM
Patricia: I found this site to be extremely helpful to me when I had problems with the whole ruler thing. It's a game you can play, don't worry about the timer because we are only there to learn the difference between sixteenths and eighths. After playing a few times, I had them memorized.
Thanks for this tutorial, I have it bookmarked. Plan to make many for some friends of mine at the next retreat i attend.
Kim  |  Wed Jan 14, 2009 at 9:40 AM
Precioso trabajo e inmejorable tutorial, gracias por compartirlo, tienes mucha creatividad.
Monika  |  Sat Jan 17, 2009 at 12:09 AM
I also have trouble with the ruler thing. I would love to have the site where I can learn how to read the ruler. Thanks
Jeanie Pauketat  |  Wed Apr 15, 2009 at 4:09 AM
The paper dimensions are garbled on the tutorial--could you please send them to me? I love this idea and want to use it for a class.

Thanks
stampin50  |  Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 5:45 PM
Thank you so much!
stampin50  |  Wed Apr 22, 2009 at 2:34 PM
This is fabulous!!! Thank you so much for a wonderful tutorial and idea. smile
Aimee  |  Wed Apr 29, 2009 at 5:53 AM
I'm so excited about finding your tutorial, which is very clear. We are expecting identical twin grandbabies in November and can hardly wait to make several of these for family members! We just have to wait to find out if they should be made in pink or blue! In the meantime, I think I'll make some for graduation gifts......thanks for inspiring me! I am so thankful for SCS and for all who freely share their creativity and talent!
Amy
Amy  |  Thu May 21, 2009 at 5:53 AM
I m not sure if i understand how to assemble this correctly; anyone that can help me?
nina  |  Sun Jun 14, 2009 at 8:32 AM
This is wonderful - thank you so much for posting this!
Becky  |  Mon Aug 31, 2009 at 9:40 AM
Can some tell me the link regarding measurements, I've having difficulty as well with the 16's and 8's
Thanks
Lisa  |  Thu Nov 19, 2009 at 8:04 PM
Hallo ik ben weg van deze potemonnee wat ik mij afvraag is of deze afmetingen in cm of inch zijn.
Graag had ik deze afmetingen gehad in cm.
Hartelijk dank
dominique  |  Thu Jan 27, 2011 at 12:16 AM
I love this project but I'm a bit confused when looking at the photos. I think its the photo covers that are throwing me off. Are the photos under the decorated pieces of white card stock? Would it be possible to see one with the included so I understand exactly where to place te4h photos as I am not sure if the white or the colored piece of card stock is the photo cover?

I saw the video once which was a gret help but I can not longer find it. Any helpwould be greatly appreciated
diane  |  Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 7:09 PM
2 1/4 "= 5,8 cm 7/8 "= 2,3 cm
2 "= 5,1 cm 3/4 "= 1,9 cm
1 3/4 "= 4,5 cm 5/8 "= 1,6 cm
1 5/8 "= 4,2 cm 1/2 "= 1,3 cm
1 1/2 "= 3,9 cm 3/8 "= 1 cm
1 3/8 "= 3,5 cm 1/4 "= 7 mm
1 1/4 "= 3,2 cm 3/16 "= 5 mm
1 1/8 "= 2,9 cm 1/8 "= 4 mm
1 "= 2,6 cm 1/16 "= 2 mm
Melanie  |  Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 7:13 AM
1,0" = 2,54 cm 2,0" = 5,08 cm 3,0" = 7,62 cm 4,0" = 10,16 cm 5,0" = 12,70 cm 6,0" = 15,24 cm 7,0" = 17,78 cm
1-1/16" = 2,70 cm 2-1/16" = 5,24 cm 3-1/16" = 7,78 cm 4-1/16" = 10,32 cm 5-1/16" = 12,86 cm 6-1/16" = 15,40 cm 7-1/16" = 17,94 cm
1-1/8" = 2,86 cm 2-1/8" = 5,40 cm 3-1/8" = 7,94 cm 4-1/8" = 10,48 cm 5-1/8" = 13,02 cm 6-1/8" = 15,56 cm 7-1/8" = 18,10 cm
1-3/16" = 3,02 cm 2-3/16" = 5,56 cm 3-3/16" = 8,10 cm 4-3/16" = 10,64 cm 5-3/16" = 13,18 cm 6-3/16" = 15,72 cm 7-3/16" = 18,26 cm
1-1/4" = 3,18 cm 2-1/4" = 5,72 cm 3-1/4" = 8,26 cm 4-1/4" = 10,80 cm 5-1/4" = 13,34 cm 6-1/4" = 15,88 cm 7-1/4" = 18,42 cm
1-5/16" = 3,33 cm 2-5/16" = 5,87 cm 3-5/16" = 8,41 cm 4-5/16" = 10,95 cm 5-5/16" = 13,49 cm 6-5/16" = 16,03 cm 7-5/16" = 18,58 cm
1-3/8" = 3,49 cm 2-3/8" = 6,03 cm 3-3/8" = 8,57 cm 4-3/8" = 11,11 cm 5-3/8" = 13,65 cm 6-3/8" = 16,19 cm 7-3/8" = 18,73 cm
1-7/16" = 3,65 cm 2-7/16" = 6,19 cm 3-7/16" = 8,73 cm 4-7/16" = 11,27 cm 5-7/16" = 13,81 cm 6-7/16" = 16,35 cm 7-7/16" = 18,89 cm
1-1/2" = 3,81 cm 2-1/2" = 6,35 cm 3-1/2" = 8,89 cm 4-1/2" = 11,43 cm 5-1/2" = 13,97 cm 6-1/2" = 16,51 cm 7-1/2" = 19,05 cm
1-9/16" = 3,97 cm 2-9/16" = 6,51 cm 3-9/16" = 9,05 cm 4-9/16" = 11,59 cm 5-9/16" = 14,13 cm 6-9/16" = 16,67 cm 7-9/16" = 19,21 cm
1-5/8" = 4,13 cm 2-5/8" = 6,67 cm 3-5/8" = 9,21 cm 4-5/8" = 11,75 cm 5-5/8" = 14,29 cm 6-5/8" = 16,83 cm 7-5/8" = 19,37 cm
1-11/16" = 4,29 cm 2-11/16" = 6,83 cm 3-11/16" = 9,37 cm 4-11/16" = 11,91 cm 5-11/16" = 14,45 cm 6-11/16" = 16,99 cm 7-11/16" = 19,53 cm
1-3/4" = 4,45 cm 2-3/4" = 6,99 cm 3-3/4" = 9,53 cm 4-3/4" = 12,07 cm 5-3/4" = 14,61 cm 6-3/4" = 17,15 cm 7-3/4" = 19,69 cm
1-13/16" = 4,60 cm 2-13/16" = 7,14 cm 3-13/16" = 9,68 cm 4-13/16" = 12,22 cm 5-13/16" = 14,76 cm 6-13/16" = 17,30 cm 7-13/16" = 19,85 cm
1-7/8" = 4,76 cm 2-7/8" = 7,30 cm 3-7/8" = 9,84 cm 4-7/8" = 12,38 cm 5-7/8" = 14,92 cm 6-7/8" = 17,46 cm 7-7/8" = 20,00 cm
1-15/16" = 4,92 cm 2-15/16" = 7,46 cm 3-15/16" = 10,00 cm 4-15/16" = 12,54 cm 5-15/16" = 15,08 cm 6-15/16" = 17,62 cm 7-15/16" = 20,16 cm
Melanie  |  Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 7:29 AM
thankyou...
diane  |  Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 11:48 AM

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