Vintage Wallet

Hello and Welcome! 

It's the first of the month (again !!!) and time to share a project for our challenge at Mini Album Makers. I have a simple project this month but using some fabulous vintage papers.

My lovely friend Astrid MacLean has been designing papers for a long time, but has recently designed a full set of downloadable papers in her characteristic vintage style. I absolutely adore them and have created this wallet with her Shabby Rose Kit (details at the bottom of the post of where you can access them).

It is a simple fold wallet made from a couple of pieces of A4 cardstock ...

... with a flap .....

... a couple of pockets ......

... and all held together with some tea dyed vintage seam binding.

Here is how it all came together:

I cut my A4 brown cardstock down to 8" x 11 1/2" and scored it along the long edge at 5 3/4" to make an A5 booklet. The papers print at just a little smaller than A5 so this gives a small surrounding edge. I blended Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges of the booklet and the papers before glueing them down.

And I did the same thing for the back.

A piece of cream A4 cardstock was then trimmed down to 7 3/4" x 11" and scored on the long edge at 5 1/2" to make a slightly smaller booklet to fit inside the outer cover. I added a flap to the right hand side from a piece of cream cardstock 7 3/4" x 3 1/2" with a 1/2" score on the long edge to secure to the booklet.

And then covered it with more vintage paper.

Another piece of cream cardstock measuring 7 3/4" x 3" created the pocket on the back of this inside booklet.

And then it was down to decorating using the lovely labels, tags and other ephemera from the set and adding sentiments stamped on tea dyed paper.

A final touch was to add a decorated glassine envelope to the inside back cover - I had to get a bit of lace in somewhere!

I hope you will join us in our challenge this month by posting your mini album makes. There is no theme, just whatever you have made and completed this month. Hop on over to Mini Album Makers to see all the details and inspiration from the rest of the team.

As always thank you for joining me and have a great crafting month!
Jennie x

Here are the links to Astrid's beautiful vintage papers:

Vintage Joy Design at Etsy

Papers Used: Shabby Rose Journal Kit and Add On

Get more ideas from Astrid's blog HERE


What etherial paper so pretty and delicate. What a great place to write in all calm and gentleness, just lovely thanks for sharing it. x
bkazoo said…
Lovely project. I really liked the proportions and the colors. Then I began to look closer at it and noticed the Monroe address in Grand Rapids Michigan. Just an hour from me. And even greater connection!!! Thank you for sharing this project. You made my day start out well.
Caty said…
That´s t a wonderful vintage wallet Jennie !! It´s really Amazing, I love the way you have created it, love the beautiful vintage papers, and the special design.
I wish you a great week, stay safe and
Big hugs,
Gayatri said…
Such a beautiful project. Love the way you have decorated and such pretty papers too. Hugs
Astrid Maclean said…
Oh Jennie, this is just stunning!!! Love, love love how you have used the papers, so many great ideas, it has made me look at them in a different way! A lovely project from start to finish, and thanks so much for tagging me in! xxx
Annie said…
Your wallet is so beautiful Jennie x Like you I adore Astrids papers and you have showcased them beautifully x Loving the pockets and flap x
TFS and huge hugs
Annie x
So very lovely - your delicate work and Astrid's papers are a match made in heaven! Love the little phrases dotted around, and the book page fragments - altogether enchanting.
Alison x
Deb said…
Gorgeous Jennie, I adore Astrid's papers and you have showcased them to perfection here! Thanks so much for sharing how you constructed your lovely wallet, such a useful and beautiful design! Deb xo