May 19 2019

Graduation Money Holders – by Sharon Johnson

This one is for the girls! Years ago I used to do all the grad cards in the various school colors. Then for years I switched it up to all black and white cards, suiting either gender from any school. This year we only needed four grad cards for girls from our church, so I decided to go totally girlie this year. And I loved it! I had so much fun making these very small money holders with beautifully scripted verses from scripture and lovely floral papers. Take a look:

All four are the same. I just used different papers from the same paper collection, Bloom by Graphic 45, different scripture verses (all from the same set) and coordinating ink colors.

These measure 4.25″ high x 3″ wide, so they are quite small (instructions further down).

The fishtail banner does extend beyond the 3″ width.

Here’s a closer look at the two pink cards.

Quick and easy to make, with a message worth conveying, and pretty, too.

Likewise, all four of the insides are basically the same, too.

The cash or check slips into the slanted pocket opening.

To make this money holder:

Cut cardstock 4.25″ x 9″.

Score at 3″ and 6″.

Fold both outer sections inward.

Cut an angle off the top of the 3rd section so it forms the pocket angle when folded in.

SAVE the angled piece you cut off the card.  This becomes the template for what you need to cut off the designer paper rectangle to place over the angled cardstock section.

Use Scor Tape to secure your pocket down.

Insert cash or check and you are ready to go!

There is plenty of room to sign the card and write a personal message on the left inside.

Please Note: The card above has a strip of purple. The only reason being, I made a mistake and cut my paper too small, so added the 1/8″ strip of purple to fill in the gap, and whose to know!  I actually kind of like it!

Give these a try. They were sure fun!

Products used:

Stamps: Scripture for Graduation & Beyond by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Dies: Fishtail Sentiment Banners by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

A2 Stitched Banners and Rectangles by JustRite (stitched circles)

Paper: Bloom by Graphic 45 – 8×8

Embellishments: Enamel Dots

Adhesives: EZ Runner, Scor Tape, 3D Foam Squares

Scripture for Graduation & Beyond

This set is perfect for not only graduation cards, but also for cards for so many other life events.

Encouraging words from scripture are the perfect way to send wishes for a job well done and new endeavor ahead.

This set can be purchased individually OR as a bundled DUO with our popular Graduation Sentiments.

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Fishtail Sentiment Banners steel dies by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

This is a set of 10 nested fishtail sentiment banners designed specifically to fit the variety of sentiments included in our Stamp Simply Clear Stamp Sets.

This wonderful variety of sentiment banners will, of course, work so well with sentiments from other manufacturers as well, the BIG PLUS being that a total of 10 dies are included, so you’ll be sure to find just the size you need! These dies make GREAT embellishments for your projects, too!

Bloom by Graphic 45 – 8×8 shown

Also in stock are the Ephemera Card packs and the Chipboard Die Cut Tags.

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2 Responses to “Graduation Money Holders – by Sharon Johnson”

  1. Bernice P says:

    Sharon. these are lovely…. Love the sentiments and the size of the card…

    Thanks for sharing.

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