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Monday, December 17, 2012

The Book of Money

I found how to make this Book of Money while on Pinterest.  I thought it was a cute idea and I just happened to need two money holders.  I had the supplies here to make them so it saved me some money and time.  Well, maybe not so much the time but I didn't have to go out in the cold to go shopping for them!  Plus these are WAY cuter than the ones in the store are!  And these were made with love and other supplies!!! LOL I found the idea here.  I clicked on the photo and it took me to the Martha Stewart page where the directions are and that page is located here.  

I didn't follow the instructions to the tee.  Here is what I did.  

I did a little bit different take on the money book.  I took a piece of the cardboard type stuff that is on the back of the packs of 12" x 12" decorative paper.  I save every one I get.  Ok, come on.  I know I'm not the only one who saves these!!  I may be one of the few who is using them though!!! LOL  Yup, I actually use them.  These I don't hoard!  I cut mine 6-1/2" x 3".  Score in the center at 3-1/4".  
I found some pretty decorative paper that I wanted to use on my  overs.  My paper with the Santa on it came from a Recollections pack I got at Michael's.  I cut them 3-1/4" x 3" and glued them in place.  Use a glue stick or mono liquid glue.  Tape doesn't look so nice here.  Take your bone folder and run it across the surface to get the glue to be flat between the layers.  

While the glue is drying cut a piece of card stock to coordinate with the decorative paper.  I cut mine 1" x 3-1/4" and I scored it in the center.  Glue that in place on the spine.  I folded mine in half and used a clip to hold it shut while the glue dried. 

Next open up the money holder and set a dollar bill inside.  Mark above and below it on the center seam so you will know where you need to punch the holes.  Take a small hole paper punch and punch the holes. Take some Baker's Twine and thread it through the holes and tie it on the outside.  You can use ribbon or elastic  if you wish.  Use whatever you can find!!  Fold the money in half and slip it under the center thread.  Fold shut and embellish the front as you wish!  That's all there is to this.  Or you can do it the way Martha says!! LOL

Thank you SO much for stopping by today!

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