Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Pretty Little Money Wallet with Magnetic Closure - More of that Beautiful Sweet Soiree DSP

You are all in for a treat come 3 January and are able to order some of the beautiful products Stampin' Up! have waiting for you.

The only thing is I ordered only one pack of the Sweet Soiree DSP and it's so beautiful that I am reticent to use it, in case I make a booboo and waste an inch of it !

But I bit the bullet yesterday and came up with a pretty little magnetic wallet to showcase how pretty these papers are.  So you will need a pair of neodymium magnets for this little creation. Alternatively, you could use Velcro Dots (personally I find them very cumbersome and they do really do put pressure on the pretty paper when you try to pull your projects open).

I decided to do a step by step pictorial for you.  So here goes:-

Card stock measures 8 3/4 x 7 inches

Long side score @ 3 1/4, 6 1/2 (optional score) & 6 5/8" inches.   The second score is optional.  I have included it because I like to have a double score line at the top where the wallet folds shut.

Short side score @1/2" & 6 1/2" inches.

Remove four of the side sections so that your template looks like the photo below, noting you are cutting away from the smaller section which has the double score line which I have pencilled in to make it clearer, down to the top of the widest section.

Burnish all the score lines - using a steel ruler will assist if you have decided to add the double score line

Place one of the pair of neodymium magnets on the DSP as indicated (top tip here - don't place yours as I have done)  Go closer to the centre of the panel between the two side flaps.  I placed mine too close to the adjoining panel.

Use a circle punch to punch out a small section I used my 2" inch Circle Punch. (That pesky magnet should be about a centimetre closer to my punched out section, so that it is central within the panel - Try to avoid making my mistake.  Unfortunately, I found out only after I had stuck it securely in place and it was too late to do anything !)

Place double-sided tape across the top of your magnet, and apply a piece of the discarded side-section cut away earlier across the top to hide the magnet (to keep it safely and securely in place).

I let the remaining magnet snap onto the card stock so I wouldn't lose it at this stage.  It is not stuck down as it will be adhered later to a different section.

Next remove the backing on the adhesive tape and stick the wallet together as indicated below, burnishing again lightly when stuck.

Round off the corners.

Now adhere the remaining magnet in place on the flap that folds over, letting it find its natural place first before securing it in place.   (This is where I discovered that I ought to have placed the first magnet in the centre of the original panel).  You will see that my magnet slightly overlaps the edge which you don't want.  You live and learn !!!  

I cut three ovals using my Stitched Shapes Framelits dies - opting for the three smallest ovals.  I used Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo and Whisper White card stock.   On the small Whisper White Oval I stamped the sentiment "Enjoy Today" from the Eastern Beauty stamp set.  I wanted a sentiment that was quite generic and could be used for any occasion.

Now this is where you do need to be a little careful.  I applied double-sided tape to the base of the largest oval, being very careful to leave the bottom third clear of any adhesive.

This next photo will illustrate why.   You don't want any adhesive below that point, or else it will stick your wallet completely shut.   So be sure to leave that section completely clear of adhesive.

I stuck the sentiment to the Melon Mambo Oval with Tombow glue.

I applied Dimensionals to the base of the Melon to give this little layered section a bit of height.

You wallet is now ready to be filled with cash !!

These are so quick and easy to make.  If you like to give cash instead of presents, then they are ideal.  Make a little job lot and store away until required. 

I really do love this particular pack of DSP.  I think it's the prettiest pack since I joined as a demo four years ago.  So you can guess what is going on my order come 3rd January !!

I have listed the card stock I used for my project.  Obviously, I am unable to add a link for the beautiful paper until January.

Well that's it from me for today.  Hope you liked it.

Thanks for stopping by - please pop back again.  I have a fabulous project coming up on Friday.  Perfect for mini bottles of wines, and it showcases another pack of beautiful DSP from the Spring/Summer catalogue !!!!

Ciao for now.

Linda xxx

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  1. Lovely. But how do you get the stitching around the ovals?

  2. Linda, what a lovely alternative way to give money to friends and family. I presume the DSP could be changed to a more male orientated one for the men in your life too. I think it is a fantastic idea, though I don't know whether I would use magnets my first choice would probably be velcro dots. Thanks though for giving up your time to give us crafters a step by step pictorial and written tutorial in how to put this wallet together. :O)

  3. Fantastic idea for giving money to friends and relatives. Thank you for your inspiration Linda 😍

  4. Wow... This is a very cute as well as cheapest idea to make a wallet at your own. I have many beautiful printed sheets at home and i will make now wallets myself.


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