Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Pirate Booty Holder

LOL...I bet that got your attention..."Booty holder"...I am sure you thought maybe I was hacked....lol...well...

Happy Tuesday!!

Heather here and today I would like to share with you a graduation money holder card that I made for a very Special Graduate!  Here is a look at the finished money holder 
(what graduate couldn't use a little money)?
I used a piece of black vintage colorcore cardstock for the base of my money holder.  You will need to cut a 12 " piece of cardstock to measure 7" by 12".   You will score at 1", then 4", 6.5", and 9".  Please refer to photo below for how to do the folds. 
Step Two
Flip over your base, and apply score tape along the edge of the fold. Please refer to photo below. You will also see some score lines in the center of the 3rd and 4th areas (from the left).  This will be cut out later.
Step Three
Remove the paper from the adhesive, and adhere the one side to the other side, please refer to photo below.
Step Four
Now you will need to cut down about 1 inch into this fold leaving a little more than 0.25" on either side (this area is the one I scored and mentioned above).  This is where you will be placing your money.  It is supposed to be a tennis net...clever if I do say so myself (this will make more since later).  
Step Five
I cut out 6 pieces of cardstock in our High School Colors.  The larger white pieces measure 6.75" by 3.75" and the red ones measure 6.5" by 3.5".  The thin white piece measures 6.75" by .75", and the red one is 6.5" by .5".
Steps Six & Seven (lol)
I distressed all my edges with a pair of scissors, then inked the edges with Ranger's Vintage Photo, then ran the red pieces of card stock through my Big shot expression with the Haunted Damask Cuttlebug  embossing folder.  Our High School has a Pirate as it's logo so this embossing folder has skulls, spiders and bats...which is cool..and works for a Pirate theme.  I used the Bright Red Seam binding from Really Reasonable Ribbon (inked it with Ranger's vintage photo distress ink) for my tie closure for my card.  Please refer to photo below for placement.  I used the scor tape to adhere my layers together and to the base of my card.
Step Eight
Apply the score tape to the sections shown in the photo below.  I added some money to the card so you get an idea of what it will look like.
Step Nine
Flip the money holder part up and apply the scor tape to the lower section like you did above.
Step Ten
Remove the paper layer of scor tape and apply the black netting (here is where the tennis net idea comes in to play).  I cut off the extra netting at the edges, then applied some more scor tape to both sides of the part that actually holds the money.  Please refer to photo below for placement (do both sides..only one side shown below).
Step Eleven
Remove protective paper layer of scor tape and add the netting across the bottom of both sides, this forms the "tennis net."  Next I used the Black with White Skulls ribbon from 
Really Reasonable Ribbon as the end caps for my net. I just added an extra piece of scor tape to the bottom areas that were covered with the netting (so that is 4 tiny pieces, 2 on each side).  The tops of the ends were not covered with anything, the netting doesn't go that high.  I used GIMP and Inscape (both free programs) to create my awesome lettering!!  All lettering and Images were inked with Ranger's Vintage photo distress ink..to give them an aged look.
Step 12
I also used GIMP and Inkscape to create some fabby Pirate Tennis images...so fun!!  I used glue to adhere all my words and images to the netting and cardstock (since they were bumpy or embossed).
One last look at the front all tied up and pretty!
This is one of those tutorial where you could use the basics and design your own money holder...shabby chic, clean and simple...or my fave Vintage!  
I hope that you have enjoyed my tutorial, and if you create a money holder of your own...I would love to see it!!
Thank you for visiting!!


  1. This is soooo cool, and thanks so much for sharing the instructions for how to make this card.
    All you´ve done here looks amazing and the result is really awesome.

  2. What a fabulous card/money holder!! Thanks for sharing your step by step instructions!! ~ Blessings, Tracey


  3. This is terrific Heather!! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

  4. What a great idea. Thanks.

  5. This is awesome! So creative :-D You did a great job!

  6. Heather, I LOVE this!!! Great tutorial. I am totally making one TODAY! Thanks for the inspiration.



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