Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Little Money In The Pocket

I wanted to share one more thing with you that I made this Christmas.  I have several nieces and nephews that are age 18 to 21.  Instead of buying gifts and risk getting something they may not like, we give them money.  My siblings do the same for my kids.  This year I decided I was going to dress the money up a little so I decided to make money cards to put it in.

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I had such a blast making these.  I made 8 of them using various designer cardstock.  They were all so cute.  Unfortunately, I gave them out before I took pictures so I made another one so that I could share it with you. 

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First I took a piece of cardstock and cut it to 7-inches square.  Score it at 1-1/4 inches and 4-1/4 inches.  If you look closely you can see how I punched a half circle on the larger flap for easier access to the money.  Use a narrow piece of adhesive to stick the 2 edges of the larger flap down.

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I used my fiskars scalloped edge punch to cut a border out of some green paper and adhered it along the edge of the top flap.

 

 

 

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I made a belly band out of some red cardstock that I cut to 1-inch x 7-inches and scored at 2-1/8-inches and 5-1/4 inches to hold it closed.  When adhering the edges of the belly band together you need to make sure it’s loose enough to slide on and off the money card holder easily.  I stamped my santa image on some white card stock, colored him with copics and Bic Mark-Its and used my 1-1/2 inch punch to cut him out.  The stamp was much larger than the circle and he didn’t all fit but that’s okay because I liked him this way.  I cut a 2-inch scalloped circle out of some red cardstock and adhered the image to it.  Then I adhered that to the belly band.

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I put some liquid glitter on the fur of the santa hat and coat cuffs.  I’d love to know your favorite way to apply glitter to glitz up a card.  I’m not overly happy with the stuff I’ve been using.  I’d prefer a no-mess solution, lol.

 

 

 

Now, imagine 8 of these stuffed with $20 bills, the smiles on the faces of 8 happy nieces and nephews and the sound of laughter in the air.  What a joy it brought to my heart.

8 comments :

  1. Sharon this is a great little project and such a nice gift idea.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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    1. Thanks, Desire. Hope to see you again soon.

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  2. Can I be a niece?! LOL What a great project. I love that little santa stamp.

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    1. Thank you, Karen. I appreciate your kind comment.

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  4. Look at you! What a great idea! And to think I was buying mine this year. This is so cute and such a great way to give a handmade touch. Love that lil Santa too. HUGS, kadie

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    1. Awww, Kadie, good to see you back, and as always, I appreciate your kind comments. ((Hugs)) backatcha.

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