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Monday, 10 November 2008

Handmade paper wallet.

What should every male crafter never be without? A handmade paper wallet!!!



This wallet is modelled on one i own, except this one is made entirely from paper. It is fully functioning, as you can see it hold my bank cards, money and even has a business card or photo holder.



I used the new Basic Grey "Wassail" papers which i distressed and inked, some nice flourish stamps and finished it all off with some white false stitching. I added some antique brass eyelets which matched the browns of the paper nicely. The plastic which houses the business card or photo, i cut from a packet that my stamps came in. I used this as it was perfectly clear, thin and flexible enough to cope with when the the wallet was folded.

It's even personalised!



Thanks for looking, hope you like it. :)

31 comments:

Just-Kim said...

Ingenious! I love it!! It looks so realistic. Fabulous job!!

Kim

maddy hill said...

TOTALLY AMAZING calvin wow ! im looking at it thinking - nahhhhhhh thats not paper ! brill brill brill!

P.s i see with only a fiver in your wallet calvin , you have been out crafty shopping again prehaps ? lol

fantastic !

Calv said...

Cheers Kim and Maddy, it does look quite real doesn't it? :)

I really enjoyed making this, plus it's a spare if i get my other one pinched lol.

Sarah C said...

Wow wow wow This is just flippin amazing. I was like Maddy and thought that no way could it be paper.

Maddy, there might only be a fiver in it, but he's remembered to put his bank card(s) in it!!! LOL

alcoholinky said...

that's beautifully made Calv and very realistic.

Buffys Crafting said...

Very nice :) You did a great job with that it does indeed look realistic, well done mister.

Buffy
xxx

Rachel said...

Lovely Calvin - very realistic looking - who's a clever boy!?

Julie said...

WOW This is brilliant Calv!!

Do I have permission to feature it on Inspirational?

If so please leave a comment on my Scrapping Away blog :)

Jennie said...

it is amazing! you are very clever... watch out for postie tomorrow
xx

Calv said...

Thank you everyone. :)

That sounds intriguing Jennie? If it's another one of those letters with the letters cut out of the newspaper...i won't be happy! :)

Just kidding.....i don't mind those ones. :)

H said...

Calv that is fab, i think you should make one in leather now :)

Calv said...

Thanks H, :)

Funnily enough i looked into leatherwork a while back to make a sheath for a bushcraft knife for the girls. It's something that only seems to require a few tools and a bit of skill to get you started. Might just look into that again.

Dawn said...

Hi there
Now how come I haven't been here before and welcome to Julie's happy band!!
I'm off to have a good look round this great blog...

Dawn
I'm over on the blog hopping side of Inspirational!!

Calv said...

Hi Dawn :) Thanks for popping in, thanks for the welcome and welcome to my little corner of bolgland! If nothing else, you'll leave with a smile. :)

Yvonne said...

Hi Calv.
Thank you for your nice comment in my blog. Just seen you on inspirational too:) This really is amazing! I think I`ll visit again soon.
Yvonne.

Chris said...

WOW!! this is brilliant Calv... fantastic job... can't believe it's paper it looks soooo real :D
Chris

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

this is great!! I am going to have to make one!!! great job, fantastic idea!! question: how durable is it?? doesn't it break from opening and closing?

Calv said...

Hi Tereza, it seems pretty durable and hasn't broken yet, then gain i'm not really going to use it every day as a wallet, it's now haning on a display hanger in my craft room lol.

To be honest, i did it quite complicated, with lots of seperate pieces as i was doing a replica of my own wallet, but i reckon you could easily do a more simple one. This one i did by ear, but hopefully soon i'll attempt a tutorial so other people can have a go.

Thanks for the kind comments everyone, they are much appreciated! :)

joanne wardle said...

that's fantastic. well done for being on inspirational!

Debby said...

Well done Calv...it looked good over at Inspriationl too. My hubby loves it.

Hels said...

Love it!! :O))

katzele said...

I love it !Did you have a template for this one, it would be a nice Christmas gift I think...
It's really a pleasure to come on your blog !

Mardi said...

Fantastic! That is so amazing.

Calv said...

Thanks everyone, it really is nice knowing that people like it, i sometimes have doubts about my work so i just put it up and hope for the best lol. I'm lucky though, most of you know what i can be like, so if a project goes pearshaped it's almost expected lol. :)

Hi Bea, no template used here, i just looked at my wallet and copied it. I will try and do a template soon though. Thanks for stopping by. :)

sharon said...

wow...brilliant, tfs

cardsofmariablog said...

WOW!!! Amazing! Blogging around, stumble in to your blog and are nearly blown away by your amazing talent. Love your work. *lol*

/Maria
from Sweden

Jo said...

This is just amazing! Just fab :)

jo xx

My craft space said...

That is FABULOUS Calv it looks so real well done
luv val xxxx

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

It's brilliant!!! Go you!! ^.^

And well done for being featured on 'Inspirational' :)

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Fabulous wallet Calv :)
Anne x

angelique (anlou) said...

how perfect it is, my compliments
hugs angelique