Thursday, December 10, 2015

Christmas shaker money wallet

Its Kate here today with something a little different.
I have made a Christmas shaker money wallet as a gift for my great nephew.
He is almost four months old so wont really understand what Christmas is all about so I'm gifting cash.
Obviously I could put the money in a card but i thought this was just a bit more unique. 
To make a money wallet you will need a plastic page protector/project life page or a stamp storage pocket and a fuse tool.
You could make it using washi tape as an alternative but the seal may not be as good.

To start i stamped coloured and fussy cut and die cut the penguins from toboggan together and winter penguin stamp sets.
I have given some of them hats just by masking them. 
Once they were all done I realised that the wallet will be see through so i coloured the backs too.
Very important to remember how the inside will look too. 

I wanted the sentiment and name to not move although most of the elements on the front of the wallet will move.
So i used an extra piece of the plastic page cut down to size and stamped the winter scripty saying sentiment in black archival ink and let dry before sticking the name down.
Then i die cut my nephews name from Louis ABC.

The actual wallet is made from a plastic page protector and i cut it down to fit English £20 notes.
To start seal both sides, the bottom was already sealed so saved me a job :) 
Then i added the spare piece with the name and sentiment and i also adhered one penguin so that it doesn't move.
All the other penguins were added to the front and i sprinkled glitter and snowflakes behind the sentiment.
I then sealed with the fuse tool and everything moves perfectly.

This is the insides, so the wallet is opened up.
Then for the back I made two panels the black polka dot and blue patterned paper is where the money will go and i made a slot for it to slip in and out easily.
Then on the back is a panel with the message which you put in facing out.
To make it clear the wallet opens up and the money can be put inside the slot, I felt this was a more secure way to do it so that you have to physically open it and the money cant just fall out. 

The above picture shows where the money goes.
To make the slot you can insert some scrap card and carefully use a craft knife or you can use the fuse tool with a ruler.
You need to be very careful so as not to cut the other layer of plastic.
The pattern paper makes it look better when there is no money inside.

The is the front and back of the wallet.
Ive blurred the message.
When the panels are in and you have added your message seal the bottom with the fuse tool.
Now fold over and you have a finished shaker money wallet.
You can put under a book if it doesn't stay closed. 
Thanks for looking.


  1. This is so super cool, Kate! Love how you did this, and thanks for the tutorial. I may modify this to use for gift cards. It will at least give me the push I need to use my Fuse tool finally! LOL Thanks for the inspiration! ~ Andrea

  2. What a fun gift idea. LoVe that it is a shaker. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,


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