As Fathers Day is not too far away now, i thought I would create something with a 'male' theme. Sometimes it's difficult to come up with designs for menfolk, and that can go for gifts too, so why not combine them into one special gift /card combo?
I created the basic outer wallet shape from the 'Buff Leather Embossed' card, using a corner rounder on 2 corners only, then cutting an extra 2 pieces to form the inside 'pockets'. (Making sure that a gift card would fit snuggly into the left hand side 'pocket' when assembled) I also cut a smaller piece of card to created the fastening flap, using a corner rounder on 2 corners.
Some patterned papers in a vintage style were attached to the inside of the wallet shape, I thought this design looked most like a fabric lining. I carefully drew faux stitching around the edges of the wallet on the outside and the inside on the lining paper. I also drew stitching around each of the 2 inner pocket pieces, and the fastener piece.
Using cosmic shimmer glue I carefully attached both inner pocket pieces, taking care to only apply glue to 3 sides - leaving a large top side unglued to enable things to be popped into the pockets. I like using cosmic shimmer glue as it allows a little time to carefully slide your pieces into place lining them up carefully and as it dries clear you get a neat finish.
I carefully lined up and attached the fastener part by gluing it only on the part that attaches to the back of the wallet. The front will have a glue dot or mini velcro fastener so it can be opened and closed. I used a gold coloured 'card candi' and inked a little distress ink over it before attaching to create a faux press stud fastener.
I die-cut some letters from Mocha papermill card and burnished them with a little gilding wax in 'enchanted gold' before applying to the front of the wallet with cosmic shimmer glue. You could of course add any name or initials to personalise your wallet.
Now you can add your contents, I popped a little 'gift card' into the left hand side pocket, and used the right hand side pocket to hold a photo and a theatre ticket, but you could also add a mini greeting card or gift tag or even money if you are gifting cash. The wallet shape is great fun to make and would be perfect for all sorts of occasions.
Buff Leather Embossed Card - papermill direct
Mocha Card - papermill direct
Gilding Wax 'Enchanted Gold'
Distress Ink 'Tea Dye'
Lyra Pen - brown
'Only Men allowed' - Country View Challenges
Challenge #219 'For the Men in your Life' - Fab n' Funky Challenges
'Challenge 21 Anything Goes' - Crafting from the Heart Challenge Blog
'June Anything Goes Challenge' - Sisters of Craft
why not pop over and see what my papermill teamies have got up to with the Buff Leather too?: