Monday, June 24, 2013

For You Money Holder Card

Hi everyone, it's Audrey! June is a busy month for gift giving between weddings and graduation. One of my favorite gifts to give the new couple or young graduate is good old cash, so today I'm going to share with you a quick and easy way to create a fabulous money holder, perfect for all such special occasions.

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial: For You Money Holder by Audrey Pettit

Not only does this little folder hold money, it also has room within for a tucked note or tag, so this does double duty as both gift packaging and gift card, all in one. You gotta love that!

And made from just a single sheet of paper, this folder is easy and very inexpensive to make. To get started, cut a 7" x 10" panel of cardstock or heavy weight patterned paper.

Along the 10" side, score paper at 6.5". This will give you a 3.5" pocket flap to fold up.
Along the 7" side, score paper at 3.5". Cut the 3.5" pocket flap along the center fold line until you reach the score mark at 6.5". Your paper should look like this.

Fold the cardstock closed on the long side and insert paper into an embossing folder. I used Brenda Walton's Rose Vines & Trellis Set for mine.

And run paper through your embossing machine.

Dry brush the embossing with white acrylic paint. As you can see, the money holder is a little longer than the embossing folder, so I added a strip of decorative paper at the bottom.

Open the holder so the inside is up. Dry brush the inside with white paint. Add strong adhesive tape to the pocket flaps and adhere the flaps. Note* if the flaps overlap slightly in the center, making the folder bulky and awkward to close, just trim off a tiny bit of the paper along that center edge.

Close money holder and tie with string or trim.
Die cut an oval tag from the Thinlits Tags Die Set in kraft cardstock. Emboss tag using the Rose Vines embossing folder. Lightly dry brush the tag and add subtle color with chalk pastels, if desired. Tie tag with string.

Stamp For You tag sentiment onto patterned paper using the Doodlebug/Hampton Arts Framelits Tags Set. Die cut using the matching tag die. Add tag to the money holder.

Die cut a leaf from the Bigz Leaves die and add to the tags.

Now let's make the flower.

Dip coffee filters into water tinted with color from ink refills or spray ink. Allow to dry completely.

Following the directions on the packaging, prepare the Flowers, 3-D #2 die from Eileen Hull by masking off the edges with cello tape. Fold the filters in half, and then in half again. Line the folded corner up with the die, and die cut all the coffee filters. For my flower, I used just three, but you can use more for a fuller finished flower.

Open the die cut filters and punch a hole in the center of each. Thread them onto a wrapped wire stem, and scrunch and manipulate the flowers until you get a pretty flower shape.

Tuck the flower in the bow, and enjoy!

Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye, Glitz Designs
Ink, Chalk Pastels: Stampin'Up
Paint: Delta
String, Wire: Craft Supply 


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Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye, Glitz Designs
Ink, Chalk Pastels: Stampin'Up
Paint: Delta
String, Wire: Craft Supply 

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  1. How fun!
    I really need to try this out! :-D
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh my sweetness, totally adorable Audrey and so convenient as a money holder!

  3. This is beautiful. Will make a nice wedding money card. Very versatile. Thank you for sharing.

    Janis LU

  4. Love it Audrey! So practical yet pretty...

  5. Thanks MUCH for the step-by-step instructions, Audrey!

    Your money card is LOVELY -- hope to try my hand at making one this weekend!


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