Saturday, June 19, 2010

Father's Day Wallet

I did a tad of crafting today.
I got this idea from Nicole of This is so cute.
I did mine a bit differently then hers. I saw a link that a lady made the paper look like leather.
What you do is dry emboss the paper. I only had a Fiskars embossing plate with this type of texture, I wish I would have had the cuttlebug one as I think they make a deeper embossing. Then you lighty rub your ink pad over the raised area to change the colour. Then do the same with Versa Mark, lastly emboss with clear embossing powder.
Pretty neat eh? I put a thin magnet on the closure and on the body of the wallet.
I did crochet a couple more butterflies tonight while watching "Zombieland". Love that movie. It has comedy and zombies, whats not to love teehee.

Went and looked for flooring for our camp/cottage. We found some low pile carpet, grabbed a few samples to see which colour looks best in the rooms. The sales guy was hilarious. The girls came with us and he focused on them and what he thought their personalities were like. He said Ashley knew what she wanted (she wanted wood tile) and didn't want to hear what he had to say. Kristy was the boss. Heather didn't care she just went with the flow.
He was trying to convince them that the carpet was the best and most affordable way to go in the camp. Wayne and I laughed, that was the high light of my day, that is kind of sad isn't it LOL.

I am so tired, guess I shouldn't have stayed up till 4:30am.
Hope your Saturday was a creative one.



  1. Very Nice gift Tracy,
    hope it cools down for ya. Could you send some sunshine my way. I am sick of rain already.

  2. That wallet looks so real, I will head over and check this out. I will have to get the embossing plate too. I have a party coming up soon so could have this as a sample/gift, I want to make it now!

    Don't think I could stay up 'til 4.30am anymore though.... too old for that... what were you doing? Crafting? maybe I could?

  3. Tracy,
    I LOVE this wallet. It is so "guy" looking.
    Thanks for sharing

  4. I love it Tracy! And I'm happy you did Debbie's version, it's so much more craftier! She's mazing and on my DT:0)

  5. what a great gift card holder! It looks like an alligator wallet!

  6. Tracy, that wallet is so cool, and so real looking, I love the texture on it!!

  7. What a wonderful creation, fabulous male gift too. This technique would be great on a photo frame.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  8. I can't believe you made that out of paper! It looks soooooooooooo real! Great work!


  9. Tracy you are too crafy! You did an excellent job with this! Yep...looks like leather to me!

  10. See! I knew 4:30 was a time to go to bed & not to get up!!! For some reason, my guy considers 4:30 "morning"! I told him it was the middle of the night...

    Very neat on the wallet!

  11. Your wallet card is gorgeous!!! WOW.

    Isn't it funny how the girls can be so different? LOL. Gotta love their unique personalities.

  12. Love the leather look of your wallet. May have to try it the next time I do one.

  13. FAB-U-LOUS, love this wallet idea and your execution is flawless, great job!!

  14. That wallet is SO cute, what a cool technique!

  15. Tracey
    Just now got around to looking for your wallet. You did a superb job and so much more work than I did on mine. It is really great.

  16. This is exactly what I was looking for!
    Thanks so much!


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