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Wallet Pop Out Card

Being a crafty person all my life (especially sewing, quilting, knitting and cross stitch) my journey into cardmaking started about 15 years ago.  Now there wasn’t very much about, no C&C and certainly no die cutting machines or dies.  I still have the very first Sizzix die cutting machine gathering dust in the cupboard … what a machine that was!!!

Over the 15 years my crafting has definitely changed but I am so glad that I started all those years ago as some of the things I learnt (especially about kinetic cards) have stayed with me.

  Love all the painting, stencilling, embossing, inking and loads more which now gets incorporated into my work but I still love the challenge of making something that has the wow factor when opened.

My classes are mainly cardmaking and I have decided the girls need refresher courses in some of the cards they have made in the past.  You can see the original card here which was five years ago and below is the updated version.

We made a gatefold card last time round and this time it’s a wallet style card.  There is a little hidden magnet which keeps the card closed.


Used a stencil for when the little front piece drops down and the word imagine was highlighted  with a white pen.


Now comes the exciting bit, the explosion of paper when the wallet is fully opened.  Did a different fold this time round and also fluted the edges.


Irene and myself are still facetiming and this week we have been making a junk journal which is so different from the above card but that’s the beauty of crafting.  Can’t wait to show you the finished book.


9 Responses to “Wallet Pop Out Card”

  1. brenda says:

    I often think about those times Shirley, I used to spend hours cutting out shapes and shaped cards and many ended up in the bin as I wasn’t happy with them, now it’s all done in the blink of an eye with such precision with the dies and machines we have available. And it’s also good to look back at our old makes and see the changes.

    Of course I adore your card today, not just that lovely image but the Poppies which always make me smile.

    B x

  2. Irene Chillman says:

    Stunning card Shirl, what a fabulous surprise when open, gorgeous creation.
    I XX

  3. butterfly says:

    That really does have the wow factor, Shirl – just wonderful!
    Alison xx

  4. Craftyfield says:

    I have no idea how all the folds work to give such a wow opening but it looks extremely difficult ! But beautiful, opened and closed!

  5. Diana says:

    GREAT card. Also looked back at the other. Have never done the fold but, sure would like to learn. I have done just the basic gatefold. I’ve been crafty for years. Just started cards 5 yrs ago. I love it. But it has been a very expensive craft. Just got into the junk, art journaling 2 yrs ago. I do have to say I love my cuddle bug and the die cuts. I still do fussy cutting though. My crocheting has gone more to the back burner since I found paper. LOL

  6. Donna Ellis says:

    looking forward to the junk journal, Shirley! I have never seen an explosion wallet card before! It is incredible – but what I really LOVE is the blending of the little girls’ positions WITH those sentiments, and the wallet front with the butterfly/caterpillar quote and the little girl watching the emerging butterfly – you have such a way of creating your compositions, laden with marvelous symbolism and stories. Thanks for the fun fold and encouraging message! hugs, de

  7. Shirley says:

    Hi Shirley, your wallet card is gorgeous, with a WOW factor for sure. I love it and I’m sure the class would have been fun. I started making cards approx 10 years ago with Iris and Fancy folding and embroidery on paper. I collected SO much paper for folding as it required thin sheets along with a ton of beautiful embroidery floss and tiny beads. I also like embroidery on linen, counted embroidery, it’s relaxing. I used to crochet, sew and do you remember macrame’? Now I can’t stay away from ink, paints and stamps. This will sound funny but I thought stamping would be ‘boring’, just stamp a black image and that’s all … how little I knew 🙂 Well that’s my rambling for this morning, have a great day, Shirleyxx

  8. Sue says:

    WOW absolutely love this , would love to make one so will be having a try. Fabulous use of your papers can’t wait. Will be thing of you as I have ago. Missed you this summer. Sue xxx

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