Monday, September 2, 2013

Airport Travel Wallet

Hello Everybody!

Hope you had an amazing holiday today!  I woke up pretty restless this morning.  I wanted something to do, but didn't want to work on anything I had to do...Go figure....So, I decided to pull out some chipboard and paper and make some travel wallets for my travel pals.

An Airport Travel Wallet...Now I know there are all kinds of really cool travel wallets out there, but I wanted to make one that I would really use.  Just something to use in the airport to keep everything I need in one place.  My passport, my drivers license, a credit card, a little cash for tips and my airplane tickets.  Once again all in one convenient wallet....Well I went to work on it...Here's what I came up with this afternoon.

Please excuse the pictures as everything is packed up right now and I had to use my cell phone and an old white waffle shower curtain for a background. LOL!



 
The outside pretty unadorned so that I can pull it in and out of my satchel.  The Tim Holtz Idea-ology Compass Coin attached to a strap.  Behind the coin some Velcro to keep it closed/

 
Sorry a blurry picture....The wallet opened. 
 

 
On the left, a pocket that holds a passport.  A little strap attached to the top slips under the smaller strap keeping it closed.
 

 
The right side of the wallet.  This side has a place for a driver's license, credit card, cash and an accordion pocket for tickets and such.  The front flap holds everything in place securely and a top flap folds over it with another strap closure.
 


The Credit Card/Drivers License Pockets.


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The credit card pocket folds out of the way to a side where you can add some bills for tips.
 

 
The accordion pockets for tickets, extra cash or receipts.
 

 
The Wallet Opened Up...
 

Well that's the wallet.  Hope you like it and can find some inspiration from it...Have an awesome week!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter


46 comments:

  1. Hola Mijo!...precioso as allways! a big hug to you and Cesar!

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  2. Love this wallet Jim! Will have to make a couple for my hubbie and I for our trip to the US next year!!

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  3. Tutorial Please. I simply love this wallet!!

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  4. I soooo love this! Awesome job!

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  5. Cool! Great idea. Excellent work! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Your creations are always beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us.

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  7. Oh that will fit right in my outer pocket of my carry on, thanks! wink wink LOL

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  8. Thanks Jim - what a nice surprise! LOL. Seriously, it is tooo cute and so useful!

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  9. What a super idea, Jim!! Love this "little" project! Looks like it will hold everything you need to get from home to your destination. I was feeling a bit sorry for you feeling at loose ends...now I'm glad...KWIM?

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  10. Way cool!! I can tell you are getting ready to travel!

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  11. Fantastic Jim... I love how you did this ( so You )!
    I couldn't stand you having all the excitement with your foot episode; thought I'd share some of the fun ... I fractured my left foot last week. Boomer , so silly how I did it... no cast just the stupid ace bandage ... they always make me feel so stupid. And that fashion statement surgical shoe ( the nurse and I were laughing about it and she said at least it's not the boot ... I laughed and said I have two. So long story short the doctor said you still have them ... good wear it when you are out on it... so now I got the boot too ! That sucker is so heavy and so hot!!
    But I'm glad not cast cause I can take the bandage off for showers... finally got my wrap time down to ten minutes LOL !!
    Oh well hope you are doing much better!

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  12. You absolutely are genius I tell you!!!! This is amazing...so functional!!!!

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  13. ooh ooh want one, gonna do class on it please love it

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  14. Just like ustream, there is a delay on your blog being updated. I checked yesterday morning and nothing, but what a nice surprise this morning to see 2! You do have 3 incredible friends. Your room is awesome. Love your logo, she is very talented! This travel wallet is so cool. If I were to make one, it would look just like yours....empty. Been pretty bummed lately because we had no major travel this summer, Southern Oregon(during the big fire so you couldn't see across the street) and now this weekend we might get to spend one night at the beach in a tent in someones yard who I never met and get to use their bathroom. Oh and did I mention, I probably won't even get to see the ocean? Woo Hoo! It is definitely not Disneyland. Thank goodness for Jimbo to keep me laughing, loved the screen story. That's how our creative minds flow. Have a good day!

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  15. Love it, Jim. I'm all about practical crafting and this is one of those perfect useful items. Lovely!

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  16. Love it!! And this is my favorite TH paper collection!

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  17. You have to do a tutorial or Etsy purchase I would love to make one of these.

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  18. Love it!!!! Tutorial is a MUST!!!!

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  19. Now I just love that! What a brilliant idea - and fabulous execution of said idea. It'd be a great gift, too. Thanks for sharing it with us!!

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  20. OMG I love it! It is a fabulous idea and I would very much like to make some for gifts! Please Jim!!!!! a pattern and/or tutorial!!!!! my fingers are crossed! hugs and glad to hear the cast will be off soon!!

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  21. Hi Jim - I love your travel wallet, all the little pockets and tabs, and the papers you used. I had a thought - do you think it might be a little more durable if you covered the outside in clear contact paper? It would take the rough and tumble and be less likely to tear. (Of course, that would give you an excuse to make another one! lol)

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  22. Very cool wallet, I love it. Hope you're having a good day.

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  23. I ditto everyone's replies. Fantastic Wallet! Is it possible for the dimensions and/or a brief tutorial.

    Another question. . . Do you coat the paper with anything (ie modge podge or matte medium to make the paper more durable so that the incredibly functional wallet is long-lasting?
    Thanks a bunch,
    Donna

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  24. Very cool, Jim! Wish I had time to make one before my cruise next week! Here's an idea, based on the question Sunny Sunflower just asked: Why not make the wallet out of Tim's new fabrics, stiffened with GAC stiffener or Stiffy? That would add to the duarbility! And still be totally cool! Of course paper is good, and will be sturdy enough for several trips! I have a credit card holder a friend made of folded paper (she now uses fabric) and it has lasted for three years, so I don't think durability is a real issue!

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  25. Great! I really love all the pockets, nooks and crannies and your paper choices are right on! TFS! Kris

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  26. Oh I love this too. will u do a ustream on this please, please, please?
    Can't wait to make this.
    Artsychik Jeanne

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  27. Brilliant, my friend, just plain Brilliant!

    ~Linda

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  28. ..Hiya Jimbo.. Your * lil letters * to us are so much fun to read.Its always fun to get caught up
    with you. This was a magnificent idea of yours to make these for you and your travelers. I see you are planning to work on this on your Tues Fun Nite.. yippee LOL
    Continue to heal and b4 you know it,, you will be zoomin' all around again at mach-pace.. lol tc

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  29. What a clever idea. It turned out great!

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  30. I agree with all the other comments! Fabulous project. Really love the functionality and the paper collection you used. I also echo the request for a pattern and/or tutorial! I would love to make some of these as gifts. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent with us!

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  32. So nice! But having been pick pocketed I prefer not to have everything in one place. Having said that, this is really well thought out. Terrific!

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  33. Really, really, maximum cool -- and JUST what I need for an upcoming trip to the States!!! You are always so precise and meticulate -- absolutely love your projects. Wish you could give a class over here in France just to make this wallet in one day -- I would sign up in a flash!
    Thanks for showing --
    Greetings from France - Sally
    stampsally@yahoo.fr

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  34. Very cool, Jim! Wish I had time to make one before my cruise next week! Here's an idea, based on the question Sunny Sunflower.

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  35. Fabulous Wallet Jim! You are always thinking! I hope you have a wonderful week!!!

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  36. Love the wallet. I sped several hours over the last several weeks looking for something like this. I found sewing patterns and some paper ones that used the clear plastic passport protectors, but nothing really made out of chipboard and paper. A tutorial would be great. :)

    Jim, you are very creative and I love the way you found something out of the ordinary to use for assisting in the photos.

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