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How to Make a Paper Wallet

Aug 14, 2012

Do you need a new wallet for all that money you've been making with your summer job? Would you like one that’s the exact pattern, size and color you’ve always wanted? How about something light and durable? Well then, why not make your own paper wallet. It just takes some careful folding and you've got a brand new accessory!

Supplies:

  • 8.5” x 11” Paper (standard binder paper)
  • Tape
  • Money and cards (to fill the wallet, not to make it)

Instructions:

  1. Place the paper vertically, like you would write on it for a school assignment.
  2. Fold the paper so you make 4 equal rectangles.
  3. Unfold the paper and fold it in half the other way.
  4. When you unfold the sheet you should have 8 credit card sized rectangles on your sheet of paper.
  5. With the paper positioned vertically, the third row of rectangles from the bottom will become your cardholder. Here you can cut away a shape in the middle of the two rectangles so you can access your cards. A diamond shape works best, though circles, hearts, stars, anything will do! It may be easiest to mark this row of rectangles, fold the sheet so the long edges are touching and cut away a shape along the crease, like you would to cut a heart shape.
  6. With the paper again spread out vertically, take your tape and apply a piece of tape to the side edges of the bottom most rectangle (this should be two away from the cut out one). Apply the tape so that half of it is on the paper and the other half with sticky side facing the table.
  7. Fold the top edge of the sheet and the bottom edge of the sheet to the middle crease. Fold it again so that you now see only two rectangles. This should position the cut away shape in the smack middle of your wallet.
  8. You should have some flaps of tape just hanging out there on the sides. Go ahead and fold those over the edge of the paper so that you tape the ends of your wallet shut.
  9. With the cut away shape facing upwards fold the paper so that the shorter sides of the rectangle are touching. You already have this crease in place.
  10. Bingo! There’s your wallet!

You may have already noticed this, but there is a long pocket for your bills, two middle pockets for your cards, but there are also another two secret hidden pockets for your cards, that you can access from the sides. Store the valuables there.

It’s best to use paper that is durable and won’t rip easily: the stronger the paper, the stronger your wallet. Think about using waterproof maps if you’re worried about your wallet getting wet. Or use thick wrapping paper if you’re more interested in the design.

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What kind of paper will you make your paper wallet out of? Share it with us in the comment’s section below!

 

 

 

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AnnaOfExquizurd
"Mermaid_Author14" wrote: @AnnaOfExquizurd  Your post really was helpful!   I didn't do exactly what you suggested, but I did end up bursting with brain popcorn! (Which, sadly, I can't eat...) I somehow thought of horses/unicorns/pegasi, Max and Harvey, a mermaid, and something else I don't remember...   But thank you for the advice! Alrighty XD You're welcome :P (Yeah, it  is  too bad you can't eat it.)
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Mermaid_Author14
@AnnaOfExquizurd  Your post really was helpful! I didn't do exactly what you suggested, but I did end up bursting with brain popcorn! (Which, sadly, I can't eat...) I somehow thought of horses/unicorns/pegasi, Max and Harvey, a mermaid, and something else I don't remember... But thank you for the advice!
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toripizza
since i was young since i was small, stupid, clueless. in a daze in a faze that the world was a beautiful kind place. convinced life was a big and precious thing. i was sought after by pigs. no not the animals. although the male species can act like animals. they can be ferocious, sex###########d cold-hearted. They can go after you as if you were prey. hunt you down. and kill you. but instead of taking your life. it's your innocence. your right to feel important in life. they make the word "beautiful", sound so fake the way it slides off their lips and into my mouth convincing me it must be ok if i let my guard down i don't enjoy being talked to because you like the way i look i like the way that butterfly looks but i'm not going to catch it and rip it's wings off. you like my face you like my body but you don't like ME enough to stay and treat me like i'm worth something. exscuse me. while i walk away from your filthy hands. but don't touch me. one more crack in my porceline skin. and i'm done. go break someone elses body.  
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LittleShadowBird
"AnnaOfExquizurd" wrote:   Now a question for the Flower Crown Crew: What's your opinion on the human population? Humans are nice! Except probably Donald Trump. He gives me the willies. (shudder) What are humans? Closest I've heard of are Hylians. And they can be pretty cool.
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AnnaOfExquizurd
When I try to come up with ideas, I tend to take a cliche and change elements about it so that it takes on a sort of originality. So, for example, let's say we're taking the cliche of a band of friends (or strangers) hunting a dragon. Instead of their motive being that the dragon is, say, eating innocent villagers or holding a princess captive, that it's a more personal issue. Maybe the dragon is a smaller type with a more mischievous demeanor, and is stealing the characters' valuables as a prank, and the characters want their things back. They might be innocent villagers themselves, unskilled with any sort of tracking or fighting techniques, and hire a sort of mercenary to help them out. But if you wanted a plotless sort of thing with a lot of flexibility, you could have the characters be a band of mercenaries who get hired by people to do various jobs. And if you can find more things to swap out in any idea you come up with, you'll eventually find yourself being in a sort of popcorn machine of ideas. Hopefully, this post has been helpful.
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