Thursday, July 15, 2010

Got Cash?

Happy Thursday, Stampers!! I wanted to try something new this week so I perused through SCS’s resources and I saw the wallet tutorial and decided that is what I wanted to do. I thought it was going to be a complicated project and was pleasantly surprised when it was rather easy. The solid paper is embossed. I forgot how much fun it is to emboss paper. I have all of the tools to do it but I just don’t think to pull it out. It really gives the paper a leathery look in this instance.

For the inside of the wallet I wanted a wild look so I went with the Basic Grey Lime Rickey paper again. At this point I knew I was giving this to my niece for her 16th birthday and I would put the lipgloss I bought for her inside. Since she’s young she can pull off the wild look. I had some velcro circles in the house and used those as a fastener. The only problem is that the velcro is stronger than the paper and pulled away from the paper and ripped it!! OH NO! I tried different ways of hiding it but eventually just adhered it back in place as best as I could.

Here’s the side view of the wallet. The main image is from the Freckle stamps love collection, “Standing beneath a tree”. The wallet isn’t big enough for the whole image so I just used the girl. I was about 2 minutes away from finishing the project and adhering the girl and circle to the wallet when I placed it face down in adhesive! OH NO, AGAIN! Have no fear I salvaged the image by just reinking her face, coloring it, cutting it out and putting it on top of the ruined face. TA DA! From that comes my tip for today. Do what ever you can to use part of your mistake or cover up your mistake to avoid remaking your project.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.

Stamps: “Standing beneath a tree”

Paper: Basic Grey’s Lime Rickey

Copics:R 24, 27; E 000, 00 11 37, 99; RV11, 13, 14; YR 21

Accessories: cuttlebug, folders and nesties, ribbon.

SCS Tutorial: Faux Leather Wallet


  1. Karen-
    This is adorable! Can you post a link to the wallet template/pattern?
    See you next weekend!

  2. So sweet! And glad you were able to affect a rescue, whew! Too much cuteness to be lost in the waste basket.

  3. Hi Karen,
    So glad you were able to "save face" in this instance, and salvage your project. I do that sometimes with Tilda if I don't like her face, I just do another and glue on top.
    This is really cute, and a great project!

  4. How stinkin' cute is this? LOVE IT!!!