Monday, 19 February 2018

Money, money, money

Good morning it's time for my weekly Visible Image design team inspiration post and today it is all about money....not how to spend it but how to gift it on birthdays without just simply putting it inside a card.

 My "baby" boy is 29 on Saturday and rather than putting his birthday money in his card I have made him a money wallet. If I have the time I love making these as they are so personal to the recipient. 

My boy is a lover of all things scientific, he is an avid non fiction reader and he and my Hb went to one of Professor Brian Cox's lectures last year about the history of the universe and life. They still discuss it..the concepts go way over mine and my daughter's heads!  I knew right away which Visible Image  stamps to choose for the job.

The brilliant new Elemental

and the time swirl and birds from Ahead of our time.  Always perfect for male projects.

His favourite colour has always been green so I added in a little blue for interest and got out my distress inks.
These were my colours. 

I used a piece of watercolour card and inked it up using the wrinkle free technique. I then cut out 2 rectangular piece forms the wallet which I folded into 3 sections and the other piece wraps around to form the "gusset" of the envelope inside and also forms a firm base to anchor the ribbon.
Once the background inks had dried I stamped my design using cobalt blue archival ink.
Here is the outside...
undo the ribbon 

(I die cut out a half scalloped circle to make it easier to take out the money)
to reveal the inside.
The sentiment I used is from the fab Own it! sentiment set.

 I cut off the "make" and "a" and put them on the same level as the "wish" as I wanted to keep to a rectangular pattern.

This is the back where the ribbon is glued behind. 

and here is how the money looks inside
 and a last collage
But we just need to keep it as our little secret from my son....until after Saturday 😉 That's OK with everyone isn't it...shhhh....

I would like to enter my money wallet into the following challenges;

Crafty catz 2/3 anything goes
Creative fingers 1/3 anything goes
Get creative 1/3 anything goes/use ribbon
The alphabet challenge 1/3 X for extra special occasion mine is my lovely son's birthday!
Happy little stampers watercolour challenge 2/3 anything goes

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Thanks for stopping by today and for the kind comments you take the time to leave me, I really appreciate every single one. 
 Have a lovely week ahead. It feels so good to be in the last full week of February, the days are definitely starting to get lighter.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. You made a fabulous card/wallet/gift for your dear son.

    *H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* to him!!

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. lovely money wallet Jane , I am sure your son will be thrilled with ...especially the contents! I hope he has a happy birthday.

  3. Happy birthday M for the weekend and what a brilliant wallet for a science fan to receive his gift in!
    Happy new week my dear,
    V x

  4. This is really well done and obviously made with love

  5. Gorgeous Jane! Such a wonderful design with all of the amazing blended blues and greens in the background, and the fabulous contrast with the black stamping. Loving all these fun elements, and the two toned ribbon fits this project perfectly!! Have a great week :)

  6. fabulous make and thank you for sharing it with us at crafty catz hope to see you again and dont forget our GDT call for March

  7. This is just a perfect wallet for your son's gift, and it is all the more special because of how you have personalised it for his tastes. I hope he had a good day.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers.

  8. a very stylish creation!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo


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