Monday, April 13, 2009

Money Holder - 365 Cards

Another scoring challenge at 365 Cards today, and it's Gloria's turn to share her tutorial. I wanted to give this one a go, so I did one this morning, and I combined it with Kazan's sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You this week.

I am really enjoying my Scor-it Board - it's handy and the score lines are professional looking! Here's how I created my card today:

Step 1: I started with a 6.5x8 piece of card stock that I scored and folded to create a 4x6.5 base card.


Step 2: I cut down a 3.75 x 5.75 piece of decorative paper for the front of the card, and then adhered only 3 sides to the card base -- this will ultimately be the pocket in which I slip in some cash.

Step 3: I popped onto my computer and created a 3.5x5.5 box with a dashed line in a Word doc. Then I printed it out, cut it down and adhered the corners (using a removable tape) to the decorative paper. I used a lightbox to be certain that the dashed box would be fitted evenly over the paper underneath. If you look closely you can see the dark shadow underneath the white paper.

Step 4 - Next I pulled out my paper piercing tools and poked holes along the dashed lines on 3 sides.Step 5 - The photo below shows the first stitch.


Step 6 - I decided to go for a second stitch (though it's not necessary), so I went back around the other way with the needle and thread. Then I tied the ends together at each starting/ending point.

Step 7: I finished the inside of the card, in part to cover up the stitch lines. I embellished the outside using Kazan's sketch for inspiration.

Card Stock: Bazzill Basics Paper
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Ribbon: Offray
Pearls: Kaiser Scrapbook
Stamps: Stampin’ Up!
Ink: Colorbox
Oval Punch: EK Success

I decided to go with a pocket on the front of the card just for a change of pace. Thanks for stopping by, and skip on over to 365 and jump in anytime!

24 comments:

Fi said...

Beautiful Money Holder Pam, I will have to give your holder a go next time.
Hugs
Fi

Vicky said...

Pam, this is beautiful!!! I love it!!

Tasha said...

Pam fab tutorial and gorgeous finished money holder
love tasha xx

kristie sessions said...

i LOVE this pam! The papers are fab, love the stitching and the layout and really love the pocket on the outside. Beautiful!

Jana said...

Really pretty. Love your design for the money holder. And the papers are so pretty.

Kazan Clark said...

Love the Tutorial and how you used the sketch too - Thanks for the inspiration Pam
Hugs
Kazan

~dawne said...

Great tutorial Pam & I love the money holder you created.

Gloria Stengel said...

Love it! I love the stitching!

fabricbutterfly said...

Oh my stars what a great money holder card, so pretty and the details are fantastic. I love it

Rosemary said...

I like this, really rich colors you've chosen. I keep thinking, well, I must have seen all the different takes people could have on this but then, wow, I see something as beautiful as the last one. Such talented ladies.

Tammy said...

Beautiful take on the challenge Pam!

Karen Lee said...

I love your version of todays money holder. This sure has been a fun challenge!!

hugs, Karen Lee

Kim said...

This is just beautiful!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

this is a great tutorial you did! I have never seen a piercing tool like yours with the hook. I have the MM straight piercer from a gazillion years ago. But it still works. :-) Your GCH is really pretty!

Ann said...

Awesome money holder, Pam! I love the papers and pearls.

Hope I have time to play along with this one...I've got graduations coming up in May! ;)

~amy~ said...

gorgeous money holder!!!

Cheryl Kosakura said...

Beautiful money holder and great tutorial. Thanks for sharing!
-Cher

wendipooh13 said...

oh wow these are amazing!!!! great tut and can't wait to try one!!!

lisa said...

adorable card, love the stitching

Monica Anderberg said...

This is gorgeous! I really like your design with the colours. You are always making such a nice things. I just love come and visit your blog and see everything lovely things!

Monica at scrapoleket.blogspot.com

cheryln said...

lovely!

Terrie B x said...

This is beautiful Pam!!!Hope you had a great Easter:)♥

Lea L. said...

Fabulous card!! Totally love it! Great job with Kazan's sketch!

~Lea

KimmyS said...

What a great tutorial. Lovely card

 
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