We had a pleasant drive down to Southampton yesterday to take the car hubby was hoping to buy for another test drive since it had been serviced and MOT’d. Unfortunately, the siren noise was still being emitted by the turbo so hubby turned the car down and we came home without it.
Last November, Stampin’ Up! held the OnStage event in Dortmund, Germany and hubby and I went over for a long weekend. As you know, one of my highlights of going to SU events is the swaps! After I shared my swaps on a video I was asked if I’d make a video to show how to make the Magic Wallet card I’d received from firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s only taken me a year to do it but I’m thrilled to be sharing it with you today! It’s such an amazing project! There are already masses of videos on YouTube showing how to make this great project but I was particularly struck by the fact that none of them (that I saw) were decorated inside.
At first, I wondered if the reason was because the layers couldn’t be done although I couldn’t think of a reason why they would be a problem! I made the Zany Zebra Magic Wallet first without decorating the inside and although it was successful, I didn’t like the rather sterile looking inside! I added the stras inside and out after I had finished the video.
The second wallet I made was the Real Red Poinsettias wallet and this time I decorated the inside. It worked brilliantly. I tested it by putting a gift card inside and opened and closed the wallet. This proved to be somewhat frustrating because the gift card kept sliding out from beneath the ribbons.
I found the solution to this was to wrap the gift card in three layers of tissue paper to make it thicker and less likely to slide. It isn’t perfect but it is very muvh better. You can see how I used the tissue in the video but I used some plain white tissue.
When I do one of these magic wallets for a gift for someone this coming Christmas, I’ll choose some coloured tissue paper that blends with the colour of my Designer Series Paper. I will also try three and four pieces of tissue paper to see which one fits best and making sure it will still fit into the envelope. I designed the size of the wallet to fit one of the envelopes in one of out Notecards & Envelopes.
If you feel the wallet fits in too snugly, you can reduce all the layers in size by one-eighth of an inch on two adjacrent sides. I hope you enjoy watching today’s video as much as I enjoyed making it. That’s about it from me today and I look forward to being back with you on Tuesday. In the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.