Monday, 20 June 2011

Masculine Monday – wallet-style card

Good morning! There's always a male card on a Monday at Crafting Clare's Paper Moments and today, it's a card with a difference! The challenge over at the inspirational Less is More site this week is to make a monogrammed card and that set me thinking about an idea I had ages ago when I was designing this pirate chest: to make a wallet-style card that holds a gift voucher. Come and have a look:


The card is a gift card holder, made out of Chocolate Chip card stock and based on this design by Dawn Griffith. I love the way the belly band, which keeps the card closed, makes it look like a real wallet. I pierced round all the edges and added faux stitching with a Chocolate Chip marker before distressing the whole thing heavily with Chocolate Chip ink.


Here's the inside, which shows the brilliant curved opening where you'd slot your gift voucher in - perhaps one of my own Stampin' Up vouchers! 



Alright, alright, I don't know any men who'd like one either, but I bet you know a lady who'd love one! Just send me an email if you'd like me to sort one out for you, or to find out more.

But what about the monogramming? Well that's just been stamped on with versamark ink and embossed using gold embossing powder but I'll let you into my cunning secret...


... I found the exact initials I wanted in a word from the Basic Phrases sentiment set - 'congrats'! I just coloured the three letters carefully with my versamark pen before stamping. Of course you're not always going to be lucky enough to find the letters you want together like this but it's worth a look because it certainly saves time!

Supplies needed for this project:
Stamps: Basic Phrases
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Card stock: Chocolate Chip
Other: Chocolate Chip marker, versamark marker, piercing tool, gold embossing powder, brad (from stash)

Hope you've had a wonderful weekend. The weather here has been mixed to say the least but that didn't stop us from helping my small nephew celebrate his fifth birthday on Saturday. (Phew! You could power a small country with the energy provided by 18 small boys!) The following day my children presented their father with hand-made cards and gifts and then gladdened his heart by agreeing to go on a 12 mile cycle ride! Which left me the utter luxury of catching up on some old films! Bliss!

Thank you for visiting me today. I shall enjoy returning your visit and seeing what you've been up to. Tomorrow I plan to show you a floral birthday card, so do pop in again if you have a minute.

Happy Monday!

44 comments:

  1. Vicky, this is brilliant!! It looks like a real fine leather wallet. Such a fabulous idea!! x

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  2. Vicky, what a fantastic idea! It totally looks like a wallet!

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  3. What a fabulous and stunning idea Vicky, it looks so real. Such a brilliant idea.

    irene
    xxxx

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  4. Morning Vicky - sounds like you had a fun weekend! - Great idea for a male gift, clever monogram too - Jacqueline xx.

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  5. This is genius Vicky, love all the hand stitching too. A great practical card and gift, Awesome :)
    Jenny x

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  6. What a wonderful idea...and I thought it was real stitching it looks so good!!!

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  7. Your clever ideas never fail to amaze me Vicky!
    This is another stunner... from the thumbnail I thought it was a real wallet that the monogram had been added to ... and what a fab idea for utilising that stamp too!
    Wonderful
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  8. Such a clever idea and the detail is fab. A great card! xx

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  9. Vicky - this is perfect, the wallet is super and a great way to give vouchers (might try this at Christmas). The embossed intials - just brilliant!

    Glad you all had a good weekend - hope the films were good :)

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  10. Absolutely fantastic, as always.

    Hugs, Sandra

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  11. wow! I did not believe it´s made out of paper. It´s fantastic, Vicky! TFS, Janna

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  12. You blow me away week after week, you are so creative
    This is FAB-TASTIC!!!
    Thank you so much Vicky
    Diva LIM mandi
    "Less is More"

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  13. Fab wallet. Love the gold monogram. x

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  14. Wow Vicky what a stunner it looks like leather am really impressed even though you produce time after time amazing pieces , the next one is always mind blowing.

    Marie

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  15. Well you`ve done it again girl. Your wallet is ingenious and perfectly made, looks like a real one. The monogram is amazingly true to life too.
    Lynne xxx

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  16. What a cunning idea - fabulous!

    Kathyk

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  17. WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!! Absolutely brilliant idea and a fantastic result. You are truely talented Vicky,thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us!.

    I hope you've recovered from the childrens party. Bev.x

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  18. hola vicky, simply....FABULOUS!!!fantastic card for a man.I love it, well done.
    Have a nice week.a hug from Palma

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  19. Vicky, all I can say is WOW!!! I love this idea! I might just make a few for Christmas this year!! How clever! I do think I'll just stitch mine on the machine...wouldn't take so much time probably.....but WOW...just fabulous!! Thanks so much!!
    My Card

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  20. What a great wallet card. I really thought that the stitching was real, it's so effective. And glad you enjoyed your afternoon off !! a xx

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  21. Brilliant Vicky - yet again!! Don't envy you the 18 little people - 2 are enough for me!!!
    M x

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  22. Genius - pure and simple!
    Tara x

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  23. Such a great idea - and it looks so real! And fabulous of course :o) Lisa x

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  24. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous idea .....where do you get them from ...cos i`ll go there and gets some ...FABULOUS...
    hUGS
    SYLVIE
    XXX

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  25. Wow, Vicky! That is amazing! I thought it was a real wallet! stunning work

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  26. This is a stunning project Vicky - it just looks so real, like it's made of leather !! What a great idea to hold a gift card/voucher. I must have a go at making one myself - maybe in pink or purple so it looks more like a gift for a girlfriend ? Then a SU! voucher would be perfect I think :O)
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  27. I love this! I've made that gift card holder many times and none have looked as nice as this!

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  28. WOWZERS! You're a genius, Vicky! I've thought about this many times but haven't been able to do it yet. I just love this so much!

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  29. Fantastic version of an old favourite! Love it! hugs xxaxx

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  30. Very clever idea, just brilliant
    Beryl x

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  31. This looks so real. Very clever and a superb card. Lynn x

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  32. Crikey I went past this one at first - because I thought you had put up a photo of a man's wallet!! Very very good, a lovely different way to do this challenge lol K

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  33. Fantastic make Vicky!! You really are the most inventive card maker it's always a pleasure visitng you, hugs Gay xxx

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  34. So inventive, beautifully made and creative - it looks just stunning! Fabulous idea.
    Sarah at 108

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  35. Very clever creation, I thought it was a real wallet too.

    Kath x

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  36. This is just a great idea it looks so real Luv Sue x

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  37. Such a clever idea and so well executed.

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  38. Well, I think I'm all caught up now... and, believe it or not, I didn't comment on every single post (just most of them...). :)
    This wallet looks so realistic. I may have to give this a go next time I need to give a masculine gift.
    Hope you have a great week, Vicky! Hugs to you!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x