Money Holders

Dear Friends,

I have a confession. I’m not a huge fan of summer.  I used to love it!!  Ice cream, flowers, playing outside, what’s not to love?  Then I had kids.  And my kids LOVE summer.  They love it so much, they act exuberant and playful.  If you know my kids, you know that results  in a lot of mischief.  They had  great time in camp this summer and I wanted to give a special thanks to their counselors.

Luckily, I cam across an amazing money holder idea, right when I needed it.  Don’t you love it when that happens?  It came from Erica Cerwin of Pink Buckaroo.  Click here for her video and project.   She uses the new bag maker punch to make the money holder.

Here’s one of the money holders I made.

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I followed her instructions and cut the DSP to 7 1/2 x 10.  Score at 2 1/2  and 7 (long side).  Then, line punch up with the 2 1/2 inch and 7 inch score lines (see below) and punch two sweet little V’s (see below on where to line it up).

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Next, I used my score board to make a score line where the flaps are (see where my stylus is pointing to).

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Here’s what it will look like:

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I then cut off the flaps on the sides

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Fold the long sides and adhere with sticky strip or other tacky glue, then fold in the flap.  Ta da!  You have a pocket.  I then used my 1 3/4″ round punch in the center middle so that a card could easily be removed (see below).

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The white insert is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 (standard card size).  I followed Erica’s instructions and cut a little piece of DSP for the inside card.  I cut mine 3/4″ x 4 1/4.  I put glue on the very bottom and stapled it on either side to secure it.  I then wrote a nice note to each counselor (not shown :)) and tucked a check inside.  I hope they liked it!

Here are more samples that I made.

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If you make one, be sure to send me a picture!

Best,
Rina

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