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.

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

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

  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

  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!


  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

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

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

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

  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!

  10. So cute, clever and colorful! Thanks for joining the challenge at Mini Album Makers.

  11. A wonderful book, so cleverly put together! Thank you so much for adding it to our Mini Album Makers Challenge!

  12. awesome mini book CG - such fun! Thanks so much for joining us at Countryview Crafts and good luck in the draw. Hugs rachel xx

  13. This is just so awesome! I love the crazy fun colors and graphic style. It's great with the little bags. Thanks so much for sharing with us this month at Mini Album Makers. Hugs, Autumn PS. We would love for you to share our challenge badge with your post. :)


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