Funny thing sometimes where the creative tangents take us. This project started out as a card with a coin envelope inside to slip a little birthday money for my niece and evolved into this coin envelope booklet.
5 coin envelopes made from patterned paper are adhered to an accordion spine which is sandwiched in between patterned paper covered chipboard covers.
Each coin envelope holds a small pocket card to slip the birthday currency into; the pocket card needs to be relatively flat or they won't slide comfortably into the envelope, so the only embellishment is the
ribbon pull tab and a bit of patterned paper. Each small card measures 2-3/8" x 3-1/4"
- Since I went out on a tangent, I don't really have a tutorial for you, but the coin envelope directions may be found here:
Lisa Somerville, from way back in 2007
- The accordion is 2-3/4" x 6" and alternately scored every 1/2" and adhered like so:
*not to scale, for illustration purposes only, image from a previous class project.
Each coin envelope is adhered to the accordion at the bottom, both sides. I wanted the envelope detail to show so I made that the front side of each page, it's a personal choice, just flip the envelope over to have a plain front.
The front of the booklet is embellished with more paper covered chipboard cut with Nestabilities dies and Cuttlebugged numbers. The Fabulous tag was punched from chipboard and the greeting was stamped twice onto the ocean paper, punched out, and adhered to both sides of the chipboard. That way if it flips over it still says Fabulous. The tag is tied to the chocolate grosgrain bow with linen thread. Cover measures 2-3/4" x 3-1/2"
Now just to hit the bank for the currency, hopefully crisp bills!
Make a Wish from the Just a Note set by JustRite Stampers (can't find on their site right now, hmmm)
Ink: Vivid! Coffee Bean
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Ocean Mist, Chocolate, White; SU! Marigold Morning (long gone)
Patterned Paper by American Crafts Everyday
Other: Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle and Petite Scallop Circle Dies, Cuttlebug Red Tag Alpha, SU! Round Tab punch, Modern Label punch, Eyelets, Asst. ribbons, Hillcreek Designs Linen thread