Monday, May 31, 2010

Gift Card Wallet

When I saw Nicole's video tutorial HERE on making this gift wallet for Father's Day I knew I wanted to make one - and I had just the little guy I wanted to pop on the front - this is one of Mo's new Kids - Harvard - isn't he too cute and you can find him at Mo's store HERE! Now we don't celebrate Father's Day here in Australia until September - but I figured this would be a great gift idea for a teacher (just change the sentiment to THANKS maybe - LOL), a child heading off to high school or college, a grandpa's birthday (filled with pictures as well as a gift card) - really the possibilities are endless!

I decided to use THIS fabulous tutorial by Kylie to make faux leather - I've been wanting to give this a go and now seemed the perfect time! I also changed Nicole's sizes for the wallet slightly - the outer cover is 1/2" taller and so is the largest inside piece - this was to make room for Harvard - I didn't want to chop his toes off - LOL. I also added a strip for a clasp - and it's held closed by a small magnet and the back of the brad.

I haven't quite decided who this is going to yet - maybe Grandpa for his birthday??? I've just popped some things on the inside to show you how everything sits and will work out the proper "fixin's" soon - and yes that IS real Aussie money - it's a bit more colourful that some currencies!

FYI I took this photo at about 10pm - I've borrowed a daylight lamp from my sister as I often get frustrated having to wait for the right light during the day - not too bad!!!!

And don't forget to enter my $20 Mo Manning Gift Certificate Blog Candy HERE.

xXx

22 comments:

Annette Bowes said...

Stunning Debbie, it looks just like real leather, very clever, take careX:)

Kylie said...

Hi Debbie! This is fantastic, I love the gorgeous image and what you've done with your faux leather !!
Have a great day
Kylie

Kylie said...

This is fantastic Deb. Love little Harvard with his glasses and all your embossing to make the wallet so realistic. Great idea for some teenage boys birthdays too! Love it.

Kylie ox

Kristy Young said...

OMG Debbie!! WOW This is freaking amazing!!! I am bowing to you the Queen of creativeness!! WOW
Kristy xx

Debra James said...

I so love the look of the faux leather and it does make for some amazing cards. Great idea Debbie, love how you made the wallet bigger to fit out Aussie dollars, hugs xxxx
ps... congrats on all your new DT teams you are on,they are soooo lucky to have you on board, Wooo, Hoooo.

Fran said...

Wow Debbie, this is awesome!! It looks like a real wallet and I love your idea of filling it with photos as well as a gift card. Harvard is a real little cutie, and I love his name too! Congrats on making the Mo team permantly, your work with these stamps is amazing!!

Leonie said...

Awesome, I made one of these little numbers a while back, but it was not as fancy as yours!

LINDA said...

OMGOSH!! This is just amazing!!!Really fantastic.. Congrats on the DT..
Hugs, Linda

Nicole said...

I know I already said I loved it but it looks better with a bigger photo. Although our Canadian Money is colourful like your Aussie money, it's not as big it looks like. The faux leather looks amazing, puts mine to same;) I'm really excited you made one!

Thanks for the shout out BTW

Leigh said...

Yep, another fantastic project Debbie. Love it.

Kellie Winnell said...

WOWZERS this looks absolutely AMAZING, WOW, girl you are far to talented, I must not had found your stash of mojo dammit, next time hehe ;) Your colouring is amazing and I just love everything about it!
Hugs Kel x

Liam said...

Just absolutely fab. Great for father's day. I did one of these ages and ages ago but not with the impressions from a cuttlebug because at that time I didn't own a cuttlebug but now you have inspired me again to do one of these wallets. Thanks for sharing the link. Just gorgeous this little wallet it actually looks like a real wallet and the detail is amazing.

Liam

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

hey you are so very crafty, what a super creation and I love that image. Saw this on Linda's blog, loving your work. janex

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

You certainly know how to keep a girl busy, Debbie! Faux leather ... wallet tutorial ... How will I ever catch up!!! I want to try all your ideas! Must get one of those daylight lamps ... I have the same prob with lighting! Hugs xxAxx

Carol said...

WOW Debbie!! You're on talented lady! This is absolutely STUNNING, what a fab idea. Definately gonna have to give this a try. Luv that you used Harvard, isnt he just lovely?! Lotsa luv xxxx

Penni said...

This is great. Thanks for the links. I love the faux leather it looks amazing.

Great ticket too, can I ask where it's from.

Hugs
Penni
X

Christine H said...

Debbie, that is unbelievable...it looks more real than real leather! Hope it will be 'on show' for Thursday...[Rocky Road already made!].

Sue said...

OMG, this is such a great gift idea. And the little image, well, I haven't seen a Mo I didn't love, especially the kids. Love the color of your money!!!!

Melodie said...

Wonderful, the guy is so cute.
Hugs
Melodie

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Excellent!

Alison said...

This is adorable and looks oh so like real leather. Harvard is so cute, I love the colouring - especially his baggy pants.
xox

Lynda said...

LURVE this wallet so much Debbie and have added it to the increasingly LONG list of things I gotta try one day...LOL!! It looks soooooo not faux and all new and shiny. Brilliant project and a great gift. ooxx