Monday, October 26, 2009

Fan fold wallet

Here's a fun little project made from a single piece of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock. It will hold 8 ATC cards or business cards.
Here's how to make it:
Using a paper cutter, cut a sheet of cardstock so that you end up with four pieces. The sizes of the pieces are 4 1/2" x 11", 3" x 10 1/2" and two pieces measuring 11" x 1/2".Crease the 4 1'2" x 11" piece lengthwise at 1" and fold it down. Do the same to the 3" x 10 1/2" piece. (see picture)
Fold each piece in half with the 1" fold on the outside.
Now fan fold each of the pieces so that the 1" fold is on the inside. You will have two pieces folded like the letter M with slots for cards at the bottom of each. (see picture)
Cover the non-slotted sides of the smaller fan with glue and press the center two sections together.
Slide the whole piece into the center of the larger piece as shown in the picture.
Press the two wallet pieces together firmly so the glue will adhere.
Glue one of the 11" x 1/2" strips atop the wallet slot as shown. Wrap the strip around to the other side until it reaches the center of the wallet (you may have to trim a little of the strip away). Do the same on the other side of the wallet with the remaining strip.
Press the wallet closed to adhere the glue.
Decorate the front any way you wish. Have fun!


Tricia Morris said...

I tested out this li'l wallet trick. I've got my business cards inserted and ready for my next trip on the road. Awesome project idea, Michael! (Took about 5 minutes!)

Hetty said...

Hallo Mike,
This is a wonderful project. You can see my version on my blog:

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