Chanukah Money Holder

Planning on giving some Chanukah money to some special people in your life?  Do it in style!  I love how easy the project below is to make, but it’s so festive and cheerful.  For those of you not yet subscribed to my mailing list, you should click here to subscribe.  In my next mailing, I’ll be including a step by step instruction sheet on how to make this project.

Here is the front of the money holder:


Here is the inside:


To make the project, cut the paper as follows:

  • 100867 Night of Navy cardstock (7″ x 8″)
  • 100730 Whisper White cardstock (2 ¾” x 6 ¾” )
  • 139590 Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper (DSP) (¼” x 1 ¾” – cut 8; ¼” x 2″ – cut 1)

Score the Night of Navy cardstock at 3″ and 6.”  On the inside folded piece (the piece that will hold the money) put a thin coat of tombow glue on both outer edges to make a pocket.

TIP:  To make sure everything lines up as nicely as possible, first glue the center candle to the middle of the cardstock.  Then, before adhering the other pieces, lay them out so they are evenly spaced out and you like the layout (for example, I put the two darkest candles on the outer edges).  Once you’re happy with it, glue it down.

For the flames, I used 138646 Build a Birthday stamp set!  Of course, the flames are coated in Dazzling Diamonds.  What’s a card without sparkle?

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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.


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).


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


Here’s what it will look like:


I then cut off the flaps on the sides


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).


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.





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


Money Holder Cards

I am so excited about this project!  My husband is the co-president of my daughter’s Parent Teacher Organization.  About a month ago, he asked me to create cards for all the teachers that could also hold money.  Of course, I waited till the day before and was panicked 🙂  I went onto pinterest and found inspiration from a project pinned about 6 years ago by Becky Roberts.  Her card looks nothing like the ones below, but it was her idea for the “peekaboo.”  Thank you, Becky!

Here’s the card.  At first, it seems like a typical card.  It opens, you can write a note, etc.


But then, you realize that the whole project opens and peekaboo, there’s some money inside!  (We left the money sticking up a little at the top so they’d be sure to know it was there.  LOL.)


To the make the card, use any large cutting die.  I made it with the Deco Labels one above, but I will also show you an example of the card using a different die.  Here’s the trick.  Fold some paper in half.  Keep the folded side a little inside of the die so the side edge doesn’t cut it.  (Wish I’d take a picture . . . If you have questions, send me an email.)  To make the pocket: Use a single paper (unfolded) just cut the die again and cut in half, as shown in the yellow above.  Trim on the left side by a smidge so it fits in the larger project.  Adhere only around the edges so that it is a pocket.

Here’s another version that I made.  I wanted you to see that you can use ANY shape die and still have it look fabulous.




Hope the teachers enjoy receiving them as much I enjoyed making them!


– Fun Flower Punch (133785)
Beautiful Bunch Wood-Mount Stamp Set (134279)
–  Deco Labels Collection (Die)

Have a great week,