Thursday, June 21, 2007

introducing handy holders!


handyholders_group.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

be excited, be very excited. these i LOVE. they are so easy to make, and i get to use up my stash of fun scrapbooking papers without having to spend hours scrapping. if you have a sewing machine you have to try them...

1} for the business card holding size {shown here} i cut scrapbook paper {amy butler and heidi grace have awesome stuff} into 4.5" by 7.5" and then using my new corner rounding punch {best craft investment yet} i punched the fold-over corners to get a nicer look...

2} cut two pieces of vinyl found at your local craft/sewing sto' and place paper in between, smooth and add ribbon.

3} now sew across the edge of the paper on the edge that will be hidden under the flap {the bottom of your paper cut-out}.

4} fold the flap up to the 6" mark and creat a soft crease with your fingers. now sew the entire thing just around the edges to give you a nifty pocket.

5} fold the remaining flap over the top and add a snap for closing {i have a handy tool for this} and voi la! instant easy cute gratification.

the final size ends up being 4.5" by 3", perfect for fitting business cards or your license and credit card for those fun nights out that none of us actually get. the ribbon is handy for adding a keychain ring to or a clip. i plan on making some more sizes for a wallet, sunglass holder and...wait for it...a maxipad holder. it doesn't get more exciting than that.

if you don't have a sewing machine, i'll be putting these in the shop sometime today! yay. {manda, your bag will be there too, wa hoo...}

9 comments:

tinkerwithcrap said...

i forgot to mention to trim the vinyl after you sew, it's easier this way...

Wannabe said...

SOOO cute. What about a tampon holder? Well, I guess you could use the sunglasses one for those too.

YEAHHHH!

tinka said...

i totally was thinking of a tampon holder too...no worries :) ps: don't buy the pink and brown one, there'll be one in your next package...

jen said...

i think these are super cute! and a clever idea. :D

tinka wit' it said...

hey! welcome jen, i don't know if you've posted before but i love your etsy stuff, i have my eye on a notions bag...just to clarify: this wasn't my idea, i had the vinyl and been wondering how to incorporate paper and vinyl and found some ideas on etsy, BUT the maxi and tampon covers are totally original...i'll have a tutorial for those soon...

embee said...

i'll be buying one totday! love it!

tinka wit' it said...

when's tot day? cause i might have to plan ahead. oh wait, i don't have babies...

Molly Carlisle said...

cool, stuff, tink. I really need a hobby. I got bored just sitting at my pool all day today. Suggestions?

Sarah said...

Oh, they are so cute I can't stand it!

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