Amazingly this mini is made from 1 12"piece of designer paper. The sort where you bought a pile of it and then wonderd why. Mine was BasicGrey 'Motifica' The folding of it is relatively easy (there is video) bone folders at the ready.
You can create your own themes and colourways. Mine uses vintage photos (printed out) dyed doily lace and Prima paper Hydranges.
Co-ordinating embellishments (Lost and Found Portobello Road "Buddies" Brads ) vintage safty pin (T Holtz trinket pin) A plastic bulldog clip painted with brown alcohol ink, which made it look like bakealite. Cards cut to fit and covered with the background paper. Mini tags 3/4" x 1 1/4". Handwriting stamp. Embossed metal can (put through
a Big Shot with T Holtz's Patchwork texture fade) then a section cut out and inked over then wiped off.) Big Shot comes in useful also used to cut out center page with T.Holtz Die Plaque and Postage shape die. Organza ribbon
It dosent matter if you dont have
the same equipment. You use what you have.
I kept my colour scheme muted, with washes of sepia over any white paper that shows, stamping over with a handwriting stamp and distress inked edges, to keep the old vintage feel and look. A piece of acetate went over the front photo.
Probably looks more complex than it is. But once you fold up your paper you can see the possibilities.
You could have a load of fun with this project, with 8 pockets to fill with
all sorts of interesting stuff
Back view of wallet >
Inside of wallet and insert
< Mini Wallet in situ on my desk
by Gillian Allen