Sunday, October 18, 2009

Photo Wallet Tutorial

Here's the tutorial for the Photo Wallet. I came across Amy Celona's version of the photo wallet about a year ago and did not have her size envelopes. I changed the directions to work with Stampin' Up! Small Open End Envelopes. I made the wallet a little bigger and I also used a Top Note for the flap. Of course the envelopes that I am using today are a retired color. They now only come in Whisper White. I do wish they bring back the Very Vanilla and the Kraft in the Small Open End Envelopes.
Supplies Needed:

1 - Chocolate Chip Cardstock (#107102) - 12" x 4 1/4"; Scored at 3 5/8", 3 3/4", 7 1/2", 7 5/8", 11 3/8, 11 5/8"
1 - Real Red Cardstock (#106545) - cut with "Top Note" die - (#113462)
1 - Piece of Merry Moments Designer Series Paper (#115672) cut for front of wallet - 4" x 3 1/2"
3 - Small Open End Envelopes - (Very Vanilla - Retired) Cut to 4" long
3 - Inside Pages - 3 1/2" x 5" scored @ 1" - Red, Garden Green, and Chocolate Chip
3 - Slide outs - 3 7/8" x 3 3/8" - Red, Garden Green and Chocolate Chip
3 - sets of Merry Moments Designer Series Paper (#115672) - 1 set photo corners, 1 set Curly Label, (2-pieces) of 1" x 3 1/2"
Velcro Dots
Photo Corner Punch - (#109042)
Curly Label Punch - (#112208)
Scallop Oval Punch (#114889)

1. Score an 1/4" in the middle of the top note. I found it was easier to use my score-it for this step.

2. Apply Sticky Strip Tape to the back inside of the top note and on the top flap of the wallet. Like shown above. Do not take the other strip off of the tape yet.

3. Make sure the Top Note folds correctly and is centered over the wallet.

4. Setting the top of the wallet on the table, let go of the front of the top note and remove the strip of the sticky tape and adhere it to the wallet flap.
5. Now do the back side of the top note. Remove the strips from the tape and adhere the top note to the back side of the wallet.
6. Punch the open flap of the envelopes using the Curly Label Punch. Leaving an 1" gap from the closed end, stamp your envelopes with whatever images you want. (you sure do this before you adhere in case you mess up). Lay your wallet inside pieces out and adhere using Sticky strip tape. The middle page should be in the reversed direction of the top and bottom flaps, it just folds better. (See below).
7. Attach the remaining pieces and ribbon to the wallet.
8. Attach your ribbon to the front DSP piece before adhering it to the front of the wallet.
9. Finish the ribbon and attach your Velcro dot, just under the top note flap.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment or send me an email.
Thanks for looking,
**PDF Version of the Tutorial

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for posting the directions. I love this! I love your blog. You have so many cool projects.