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Hello to all our scrappy and crafty friends. This is Barbara and I am going to show you how to make a Brag Wallet for all those great photos of one event, one child, all your children or grandchildren, or anything else that you want to have on hand to share with others. And you can also give it as a gift.

My tip for today: Read all the instructions and look at the photos before you start being sure you understand what the finished project should look like. Then start from the beginning and follow the directions step by step.

This is what the finished, closed, wallet will look like, with your own choice of patterned papers, of course.

 And here is the finished open wallet with photos.

There is room for approx 11 photos if they are mostly 3x5, but if you use smaller photos you can of course fit more.

One piece of 12 x 12 cardstock
2-pieces of 4 x 12 cardstock in the same color
Patterned paper (different, but coordinating)
1-piece 3.75 x 6.75 inches
5-pieces (different patterns) 3.5 x 6.75 inches(these are for the outside flaps and center of inside)
8-pieces 3.5 x 5.75 for extended arms (2 each of 4 patterns)
double sided tape- narrow

Take your 12 x 12 piece of cardstock and score it at 2.5 and 9.5 inches.
Turn this piece of cardstock one turn or 90 degrees (so that the lines you just scored are no longer up and down but rather horizontal) and score the following:
3.75, 4, 8, and 8.25 inches

Use an edge, like a bone folder and fold both ways on each score line to get nice crisp folds. (unfolding as you go).

Cut out the rectangles of all 4 corners like this:

On the short arms, punch a half circle like this:

The piece of pp that is 3.75 x 6.75 is for the center back of the wallet.
The five pieces you cut 3.5 x 6.75 are for the front and back of the long flaps at the top and bottom and for the inside center of the wallet. Lay these out and rearrange them until you are happy with the layout before attaching them with either liquid glue or a tape runner.

use the 8 pieces of pp that you cut 3.5 x 5.75 for the extended arms after scoring each piece of 4 x 12 cardstock at 6 inches. Place them so they coordinate with each other like this:

prepare to attach the extended arms. Place the double sided tape on the back side of the short flaps that you punched the half circle out of. Place the tape on the three sides that are not punched so the punched part forms a pocket.

This is how it looks completely extended:

Add your photos and a piece of ribbon to tie it together once it is folded up and you have a wonderful brag book or keepsake gift.
Here is another photo with photos added:

I enjoyed making this and sharing it with my friends so they could see my handsome grandson. 
As always questions and comments are welcome.
I hope you have a scrapbook blessings kind of day.
Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,


  1. This is fabulous, Barbara :-) I need to make one for my mom with my kiddos pics.

  2. Fantastic project. Gives me ideas to make one for my son, step-son and step-daughter.


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