My daughter loves back-to-school time because it means new school supplies, clothes and a cool knapsack. For parents whose back-to-school means moving your ‘baby’ into their new place at college or university, congratulations on this exciting milestone! How about making him or her a little ‘home away from home’ treat? Today I’d like to show you how to make a wallet card that can hold some pocket money and gift cards.


Here are the steps:

1) You will need an A6 size (61/2 x 43/4 inches). In my example, I have cut out an envelope in brown cardstock. If you do not have an envelope die cut, you can use a plain white A6 envelope. Apply adhesive on all 3 sides of the top flap and seal close.

2) Trim 1/8 inch from the top of the envelope to create an opening pocket (to store money bills). Fold in half vertically. Open up again.

3) Cut one mat measuring 41/4 x 3 inches and adhere this to the top half of the wallet (for a photo or little handwritten note). Cut a rectangle measuring 6 x 41/4 inches, fold in half. Adhere this to the lower half of the wallet (gift cards can be adhered to these flaps using glue dots)

4) Cut a strip 31/2 x 11/2 inches (I used a wavy frame shape). Fold in half, secure one end on the back of the wallet and the other has a magnetic closure. You are ready to decorate and personalize your wallet.


In my finished example, I used pattern paper for some colour and rhinestones for a little bling. On the inside, phrases are glued to the paper only so the gift card is accessible. Don’t be surprised if this wallet is returned to you empty for a little replenishing!

Article by: Virginia Nebel