Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Small paper storage!

Loving the Grab Box that arrived from Hannah's Handmade Craft Shop, I used some of the papers inside to make these wallets to hold, die cuts, photos and those Crate Paper cards that I love so much.

I love the Crate Paper sheets with the small little cards that  you can use on LO's or cards.  When I cut into the 12x12 sheet, I tend to cut all the little cards out and I had them stored in a small bag and this was getting damaged from being in my craft bag.  So I made this little wallet, and then I liked how fast they were to make and what such a handy little thing to have in my craft bag to keep photos, small die cuts and chipboard items safe in my bag.

Expanding Wallet

Piece of cardstock 18cm wide by 30.5 (12”) long.
Same size patterned paper (or smaller if you wish!)
Co-ordinating cardstock
Sticky Velcro
Extra Tacky Double Sided Tape
Score board & Score tool

Cut a sheet of carstock 18cm wide by 30.5cm long and score at 10cm and 23cm.  On the short side (7.5cm) you can use a border punch on this edge as it’s the front pocket of the wallet.  I covered this in a patterned paper and inked the edges on one of the folders.
Take the Co-ordinating cardstock, cut a strip off the 12” piece that is 9.5cm wide and score this on the box side of the board at regular intervals around 1.5cm each and about 10 times.  Fold this piece into Mountains & Valleys and cut into two sections giving you two fan folds that are equal in size for each side.
I used the extra tacky DST to attach this to the sides of the wallet, and then embellished away, making the wallet as bling as you wish!!!
So off you go and make some of these - they are useful and fun!
Ta M


Mandy,Crafty Angel, the original said...

gorgeous folders, love them michelle!!!

Sue said...

oooooo they are Gorgeous !

vixen said...

what a fantastic creation and thanks for sharing a how to make them :)

Sarah said...

Those are fab, thanks for sharing xxx

Elisa said...

Fabulous idea, gonna copy this, thanks for sharing!