Sunday, February 4, 2018

Retro Wallet - Pilin' on the 3D Embellishments

The theme this month at Pile It On is 3D Embellishments (buttons, bows, wood veneer, etc). We're sponsored by Freckled Fawn. I decided to do something I haven't done in a long time, and made a mini book: a little wallet to hold business cards. Even with electronic storage, I seem to collect a good deal of business cards that I want to keep, and I also give out a fair amount.


The paper is from Creative Memories. I heat-embossed the chipboard telephones (Grapevine Designs) & wood veneer pieces (Recollections) with neon powders. I added some die-cut bubble borders (Pink&Main) & a notebook edge (Dienamics) on the front flap.

The fun paper clips are from Freckled Fawn. I used jump rings to attach letter buttons to them. 

I used a simple flap method to make the booklet from premade envelopes. I received the envelopes and orange & purple twine from an online challenge years ago; the pink envelope is from my stash.




Inspiration/Challenges:
Country View Crafts' Challenge: Anything but Cute
Cut it Up #140: Organization + Die Cuts
Mini Album Makers Challenge: Any Mini Album
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes (2nd entry)

Update: This was chosen as a Top 3 for Cut It Up #140!

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9 comments:

  1. What a fun way to store bussiness cards. I have mine in a box. Looks great. Hugs, Keti

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  2. CG - Wow - I love this wallet idea - what a fabulous and creative project!!

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  3. This is such a clever way to store business cards, it is beautiful and fun and so very practical too as well as being compact enough to carry around in your handbag/purse. I love this! Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Mini Album Makers this month. Anne xx

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  4. That's a great way to store business cards (check out what I did with them for this challenge on my blog!)

    I love all the cute embellishments you chose for decorations. Absolutely perfect!

    Thanks for joining us for our Organization challenge at Cut it Up! Happy Organizing!

    Evelyn
    http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

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  5. Such a fun and brilliant way to organize your cards! Beautiful, bold colors and patterns! Thanks for sharing this creative project with us at Cut It Up! ~Katrina

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  6. Gorgeous mini album, love the colours and papers.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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  7. Darling wallet and great way to hold your business cards.
    Thanks for joining Cut It Up this week for our "Organization" challenge!

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  8. This is such a cute little project! I love the dies you used too.
    Hugs,
    xxTraceyxx

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  9. The colors and theme are so FUN. It is just a joy to look at all the details of this mini! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Mini Album Makers Challenge!

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