1 x A4 piece of Cardstock a good sturdy weight, embossed if desired.
2 x pieces Ribbon approx 14cm long
2 x pieces Ribbon approx 18 cm long
Double sided tape or glue
Cut your A4 card in half (A5) and then in half again, giving you 4 pieces of card (as in photo).
Then place your shorter pieces of ribbon straight across the top piece of card, about 1.5cm in from the edge, it should go underneath the other piece of card and be attached with a piece of tape to start with, once you have attached both pieces of ribbon on the underside of the opposite piece of card pull it so that it lies straight (but not too tight and secure over the top of the card. Next you will take the longer pieces of ribbon and place them in an X
formation across the bottom card, you must secure these ribbons on the underside of the top piece of card, inside the other two ribbons (see photo), pull the ribbons over the card until taught and secure on the reverse. Place the remaining pieces of card on the outside of the Wallet, covering all of the ribbon ends and making the wallet stronger and neater.
This is what you should end up with,
you put the money in one side of the ribbons,
flip the wallet over and open again and as if by magic......................................................
The money appears on the other side, underneath the other ribbons, this will keep you puzzled for hours, it is quite fascinating and a lot of fun too!
The outside of the Wallet, it can be decorated
however you like, I have some leather look card
that would work really well for a Man's Wallet,
You could add names or initials to personalise
the wallet too.
I decided to try and make a Magic Wallet for Gift cards, so I simply halved the measurements above, so that you would get two wallets from one a4 piece of card, you place the ribbons in exactly the same way and cover the out side too.
This is the result.
The outside of the smaller wallet for gift cards,
you can decorate it for either a male or female recipient.
I think that this is a totally fun way to give a simple gift.
Brenda's Magic Wallet
Good Morning Ladies,
I was looking to make a Male version of last weeks Mini Handbag tutorial, Brenda (lello) had made a Magic Wallet for her Grandson and sent me the photos, so I had a go and thought it was the perfect Male alternative for giving Gift Cards, I gave it to Paul and the girls to play with and also to Sue and Pat who both loved the idea too! So I really hope that you love the idea too, I hope that the Tutorial is clear, the photos showing the steps are Brenda's (thank you my lovely) x
I thought I would have a go at making a smaller one too, for gift cards and Vouchers, it was really simple, I just halved the sizes for the Wallet and it worked perfectly, I really think that for four bits of card and four bits of ribbon the wallet is just genius and such a fun way to give a gift!
I am looking forward to your feedback on this weeks tutorial.
Love and hugs