Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! I am roasting a 20 pound turkey today, making lots of homemade goodies and actually posted this Wednesdsay night - happy Inchie Thursday!
For today's post I am getting a jump start on holiday gifts. This wallet pattern is from Lauren Meader and her template is available in this post here.
Using white cardstock and Palette pad in Noir, Itty Bitty Ornaments was stamped and colored with Copic markers. Punched out with a 1" square punch and adhered each to a black Inchie Square. The Inchie Square gives support to the colored square and adds 'heft' to the gift in the form of a decorative, quality embellishment to the wallet.
Lauren's template begins with 6" square pieces of cardstock, so I used Memory Box Homespun 6" double sided cardstock pads to save time. These wallets will hold cash gifts for my cousins this coming Christmas. **edited to add: use this style wallet for cash gifts only. Do not use for gift cards with a magnetic strip. The magnets used with this style closure may erase the data contained in the gift card magnetic strip. - thanks to Cindy Lietz for this helpful tidibt.**
Here is my tip on how to conceal the 'mystery magnet'. You don't see the magnet unless you hunt for it!
Adhere one Basic Grey magnet snap (small style) to the top of the flap closure. I used a Glue Dot - you can get sloppy with the glue (as seen here!) because you'll be covering this magnet with the Inchie Square.
Adhere the other magnet to the inside of the pocket that houses the cash
or gift card (I used a mini Glue Dot for adhesive). Cover with a 1/2" circle punch of matching cardstock (the key points to the covered magnet!). Let the magnets meet naturally - allow the natural pull of the magnets to determine the placement of this second magnet, then cover with the 1/2" cardstock circle.
This is what the recipient will see when they open the magnetized flap - nothing! They'll be wondering how the heck it stays closed.... this may keep small children or those who imbibed too much eggnog occupied for a while.
The ho ho ho sentiment is from Lockhart Stamp Company. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!
supplies: Vendors for Inchie Arts products can be viewed here; Lockhart Stamp Company - their entire line including fabulous winter images!, Memory Box decorative papers, Copic Markers and all related accessories, Basic Grey snaps (large & small), Palette ink pads, 1" square punch - Ellen Hutson; Basic Grey magnetic snaps (small)- StarLitStudio