Father's Day is right around the corner and it can be challenging to come up with crafts for guys, so I thought I'd share my Father's Day Wallet Card today to give you a jump start on your crafting.
This card uses the new Kraft-Tex fabric paper. I didn't know much about this product until I started playing around with it, but oh my is it cool! You can actually wash it in the washer and dryer! Watch our product video to learn more about this cool product.
1. To begin, you will need to cut an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of fabric paper into the following sizes:
- 7 7/8" x 3 1/4" - score at 3 7/8" in from each side to create the center fold. There is a 1/4" edge to the fold so that there is room to fold once the wallet is stuffed.
- 3 7/8" x 2 3/4" - cut 2
- 3 7/8" x 2 1/4" - cut 2
2. Next, use a corner rounder to round all four corners of the larger piece, and ONE corner of each of the smaller pieces. Take a look at the photo above to get an idea of which pieces to round.
3. Using a liquid glue, place a thin line of glue along the bottom and sides of each of the smaller pieces and adhere them to the wallet piece, lining them up along the bottom. This creates the pockets. A liquid glue works best for this so you can get a thin line. I've also found that liquid glue holds better and you need it to be sturdy so you can slide items in and out.
4. Once your pockets are all adhered, you can decorate the front. I cut out a letter D and a wax seal cut file with my Cricut (note this paper cuts SO good), but you could use a sticker and circle punches to create the same thing. It would also look really cool to emboss something in brown on the front to give it a pressed leather look.
5. Fill your wallet with gift cards, cash, pictures from the kids or anything else you can think of. If you want to create gift card sized templates for your kids to draw on, just cut cardstock rectangles 3 1/4" x 2 7/8" and round the corners. That's the size of most standard gift cards.
While I did not do this, you could absolutely wash your fabric paper before you start this project to give it a weathered look. To get the aged look like my pirate map above, I just wet the paper, wadded it up and then smoothed it out to dry.
A simple Father's Day DIY that the kiddos can help with. This fabric paper is super durable and I swear that if you sewed your edges instead of gluing them, you could actually use this as a wallet.
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This paper looks awesome. I will order some whenever I get my order placed. I need to time my order with my visit to the United States so I can get in on the free shipping for over $60.00. This wallet idea is a good one. I have made one with regular cardstock and wish I had this cardstock instead. Father’s Day is coming up so will get a coupe wallets made with this cardstock. Thank you for the tutorial.
I like this! I think I’ll try it for Father’s Day.
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