Money Holders

Dear Friends,

I have a confession. I’m not a huge fan of summer.  I used to love it!!  Ice cream, flowers, playing outside, what’s not to love?  Then I had kids.  And my kids LOVE summer.  They love it so much, they act exuberant and playful.  If you know my kids, you know that results  in a lot of mischief.  They had  great time in camp this summer and I wanted to give a special thanks to their counselors.

Luckily, I cam across an amazing money holder idea, right when I needed it.  Don’t you love it when that happens?  It came from Erica Cerwin of Pink Buckaroo.  Click here for her video and project.   She uses the new bag maker punch to make the money holder.

Here’s one of the money holders I made.


I followed her instructions and cut the DSP to 7 1/2 x 10.  Score at 2 1/2  and 7 (long side).  Then, line punch up with the 2 1/2 inch and 7 inch score lines (see below) and punch two sweet little V’s (see below on where to line it up).


Next, I used my score board to make a score line where the flaps are (see where my stylus is pointing to).


Here’s what it will look like:


I then cut off the flaps on the sides


Fold the long sides and adhere with sticky strip or other tacky glue, then fold in the flap.  Ta da!  You have a pocket.  I then used my 1 3/4″ round punch in the center middle so that a card could easily be removed (see below).


The white insert is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 (standard card size).  I followed Erica’s instructions and cut a little piece of DSP for the inside card.  I cut mine 3/4″ x 4 1/4.  I put glue on the very bottom and stapled it on either side to secure it.  I then wrote a nice note to each counselor (not shown :)) and tucked a check inside.  I hope they liked it!

Here are more samples that I made.





If you make one, be sure to send me a picture!



Flower Basket for Spring

Last summer when I went to the Stampin’ Up! conference, I received a beautiful swap.  I knew right away I’d be making my own version.  Just looking at it made me smile.  See my version below!


The flowers come up and you can write a little sentiment in the card.


I made this for my sweet mother-in-law. Then I realized it was teacher appreciation week.  So you guessed it.  I made 15 more of them . . . In less then two days.  I’m crazy like that — and I know I’m not the only one.  I typed little notes on the computer and glued them to the card so that I could fit in all the thanks I wanted to say to the amazing teachers.

Here’s a version with in light brown:


Since I knew you’d love to make one yourself, I made a tutorial on how to do them.

Stamp Set: Flower Patch and Flower Fair framelits
Colors: Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, So Saffron, Marina Mist, Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride
Paper: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake


  1. Cut Crumb Cake 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 (You can get 3 pots from one piece of card stock!)
  2. Score at 3 1/2 and 7
  3. Using your scallop punch, scallop the small side (as shown below)
  4. Fold as shown below.
  5. Angle the folded pot in your cutter diagonally, whit the folded side on top.  Put one corner at the 3 inch mark and angle to the bottom score line (as shown below).
  6. After cutting, flip over and line up with the 2 1/2 inch mark and angle to the bottom score line.
  7. Your finished project should look something like this.
  8. Cut green card stock to 2 1/2 x 4 3/4 and white 2 1/4 x 4 1/2.flowerpot_tutorial7
  9. Stamp flowers in assorted colors and cut out.  *Use dimensionals when putting the flowers onto the rectangular card stock.*  This will ensure that the card rests nicely over the flower pot.
  10. Use ribbon, tie a knot around the flower pot.

If you make one, be sure to send me a picture!  This is SUCH a fun project.