Remember those "Magic" Wallet Cards?

Am I aging myself here? Remember these? If you open it one way the gift card or money is on one side. Close it and open it again and it "magically" appears on the other side. I showed this to my kids and they were wow'ed by it. I guess they've never seen them before. Are they a thing of the past? Well, as they say - everything old is new again, right?

These were super easy and fun to make. I hope my pictorial makes sense.

You'll need -

2 pieces of cardstock 3 1/4" by 5 1/2"
4 pieces of patterned paper 3 1/4" by 5 1/2"
3 pieces of ribbon cut 4" each

Lay down both pieces of cardstock side by side. In the picture I have them marked A and B. (You'll want to cover your pieces with patterned paper before laying down the ribbon)

Lay down two pieces of the ribbon on side B. Tape down (I used scotch tape) right side of the ribbon to the back of B cardstock. Next, tape down left side of the ribbon to the back of side A cardstock.

Make sense so far?

Now you'll do the same with the other ribbon. Lay it across side A cardstock. Tape the left side of the ribbon to the back of cardstock A. Next, tape the right side of the ribbon to the back of cardstock B.

Still with me?

Now flip it over and cover with the other patterned paper. Decorate the front however you wish and WaaLaa! A magic wallet card!!

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Romaine said...

My goodness, this is sooo cool! I don't think that this ages you....maybe been in the crafty places a longer while than some? I think that I may be a late bloomer. ;0P Thnaks for shring the how to, I will have to give this a try!

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