For several years, local Chicago libraries have hired me to conduct card making classes for the general public.  Each class brings me a little closer to knowing more about my new Chicago home, as well as affords me the opportunity to make new friends.

One of the first projects I presented will be updated and presented again this year.  It was a simple little cash holder and envelope.  Starting with Designer Series Paper, we punched a semi circle, scored the paper twice, then folded up the bottom and sealed the sides to create a pocket. We made a simple belly band to hold the folds closed and colored a stamped image with markers.  At the last minute, we thought it would be neat to add a lacy edge to our project.

It was fun to get everyone excited about making a custom envelope for their money holder.  We chose plain white card stock and made a fabulous envelope using the new Envelope Punch Board.  It was so easy!!  We measured our money holder, then found the recommended envelope size on the handy dandy reference table. We followed the cutting, punching and scoring directions, and had a custom envelope in less than five minutes!

For more information on this project, send your request to [email protected], or comment below. There’s still time to make a stack of these and slip your money gifts inside!

Thanks for visiting me and happy stamping!

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