I needed money holders to send to Kai in Germany, for her to use a PayPal transfer from us, and fill them with real Euro notes for the 'girls'. Len had rejected the 'Santa's suit' holders from a previous post - so they will go elsewhere. I then went for something more 'girlie' for Mia and Livi:
|Both money holders, Mia's on the left|
|Mia's money holder - open, with the band off of course|
- a sheet of Hunkydory 'Adorable Scorable - Let it Snow' card, which is slightly glossy and ombre in the shading of the main background, Scored at 4.25" and 8.5" from the long edge downwards
- then folded the holder along the score lines into three, creasing well with a Teflon bone folder
- trimmed the smallest side to 2" and the bigger one to 3" so there would be an overlap
- sliced the whole triple folded holder across the width, using a guillotine and cutting it down to 5.5"
to create the 'flap' for the money pouch I just used a large X-cut corner punch on the top corner of the narrower flap to round it off
then used very narrow red line tape (one eighth of an inch wide) to
securely adhere the bottom edge of the 2" flap to the main body of the
money holder - forming a narrowish and long pouch for the Euros (the Hunkydory card was such that I didn't fancy tackling it with scissors to make a shorter 'pouch')
- then made a one inch high slip-off band using leftover card (yay, a snippet!), by scoring it and sticking it to together at the back to form the band, using red line tape
- final touches were a round Craftwork Cards Christmas sentiment from years ago - glued onto a die cut Sweet Dixie 'Layering Snowflake' snowflake (using a snippet) of white pearlised card
- then glued the snowflake plus sentiment onto the slip-off band
I did make the slip-off bands a little 'slack' to allow for the expansion when Kai adds the Euros! (I don't like the term 'belly bands' for some weird reason). I'll just write a little message directly onto the flaps.
And we have the Snippets Playground Results from Sarn over HERE for you to see.
Huge thanks to all those who joined in with the Grand Christmas Switch On in the Playground. I suspect that Dudley was a bit spoiled with tit bits. He slept for almost 24 hours after his marathon stint - pedaling the generator for the lights!
We've had workers here for over two weeks, don't even ask, and I was sitting chatting to Len downstairs this afternoon when who should spot the big bowl that the biscuits go in for the guy's regular tea/coffee times!?
Yup, Dudley of course - on his hind paws with one paw on my lap and the other one hanging limply ........... to beg for a digestive biscuit! The bowl was empty and ready to put away but he made the connection - with THE sweetest face of course. AND, that's after all the savoury nibbles he shoveled down in the Playground Party the other night!
I'm joining in with the Allsorts Challenge #705 HERE. The theme is 'It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas'.
Adorable money wallets Di, the girls will love them I’m sure, and what pretty cardstock! Can just imagine Dudley begging, your description is spot on! XxxReplyDelete
Oh these are lovely Di. Nice and girly. Thanks for sharing how they were made.ReplyDelete
Trust Dudley to notice the biscuit bowl!!! He knows you can’t resist those eyes and a begging paw on your lap!!!!xxx
Forgot to say that I don’t like the “belly band” term either! I prefer “wrap” or “wrap around”!Delete
Two super girly money wallets - very pretty way to send money. I agree with your comment about 'belly bands' - really don't like that description either 😂ReplyDelete
These are so pretty for gifts cards and money Di. Good luck with workmen, we were due decorators last week but I put them back till the New Year, hope I don't regret that and the weather turns snowy.ReplyDelete
A wise move I think - possible snow or not! Bear in mind that after your cruise - wallop, your MS came back with a vengeance for a visit. Best to pace yourself in the lead up to Christmas so that you can then relax and enjoy it! Hugs, Di xxDelete
This pretty snowflake card works well used here for the money wallets Di, and just right for two young ladies. Someone obviously coined that term for the band because it is like a belt around the middle, but I think slip band or wrap around sounds much nicer. xReplyDelete
Really adorable!!! Thanks for the measures to fit them easily the with euros :) The paper you used looks amazing with its glossy and ombre look!!ReplyDelete
Poor Dudley, how many work he have done with the Grand Christmas Switch On! You are lucky as he -with his clever brain- has not called the National Animal Protection Agency!! LOL :D I think he deserves a full bowl of biscuits! :D
Hugs (and a lot of cuddles to him!)
Oh Alice, did you think I could resist his sweet little face and big brown eyes gazing at the biscuit bowl hopefully? Don't tell anyone but he did get his own digestive biscuit - they are quite plain so not TOO naughty. He's fast asleep under my desk right now - but I'll give him your cuddles when he wakes up! He has his annual injection and check-up soon - ha, I will make LEN take him in to the vet where he (Dudley, not Len) will also be weighed. xxxDelete
Dudley want to know if there is such a thing as the National Animal Protection Agency - and can he either have their phone number - or come to stay for a holiday with you! I suspect he thinks he will wrap you around his little paw! xReplyDelete
Back with my Allsorts hat on, clearly I missed that last visit, thanks so much for joining us Di.ReplyDelete
So pretty and a great design, I'm sure they will love them.ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards and love the band's too Di, beautiful work.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous pretty money wallets Di - I loved the original Santa suit ones, and these are equally as lovely but in a more girly way. Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.ReplyDelete
These cash envelopes are quite pretty and well suited to girls of any age! Beautiful creations that will surely be welcomed! Hugs to you all!ReplyDelete
Your money wallets Di are so adorable l love how your put them together great snowflakes sentiment and background too xxReplyDelete