Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Passport Envelope

As I was checking out our family passports I had a thought. Wouldn't it be nice to have a cute little protective envelope for each passport? A way to quickly tell whose is whose.  Here's how I made Trouble's passport envelope. Before I attempt to explain what I did, know that I am in no way shape or form an experienced seamstress. I just wing it.

I started with two sheets of scrapbooking paper and a roll of clear contact paper.

I cut the paper down to about 9  1/2 x 8  1/2 and stacked the paper with their backs together (good side out).

Then I put contact paper on the front and back sides of the paper and trimmed off all of the excess contact paper. So that I have one piece of paper covered in contact paper.
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 Then I started to wing it sew. I folded the bottom up making a pocket and stitched around the sides and bottom.

Then I stitched around the top flap of the envelope.

Now I could fold down the top flap and it looked like a little envelope.

The whole time I was sewing I kept inserting Trouble's passport to make sure the size was right.

I grabbed these little Velcro closures and attached them to the envelope.

Done, ready for vacation!

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24 comments:

  1. cute idea!!! I never thought to use my scrapbook paper to "make" fabric!

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  2. That's a fun idea! I'd love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight at http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

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  3. Oh I really love it, the paper choice is super cute and it's great how you don't have to heat laminate it. Great project; I'd love for you to come by and link it up to A Crafty Soiree on my blog.

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  4. Really cute! Contact paper is such a great alternative to buying a laminating machine... I always forget about what a great material it is!

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  5. That is a great idea! I always just shuffle through ours to find out which is whose. Your idea is much better! You might like my Travel Journal Tutorial. Fun to have found you on Hodgepodge Friday. :-)

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  6. Ca- Ute! Now I want to go on vacation somewhere where I need a passport LOL!

    Thanks for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party.

    Hugs,

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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  7. Brilliant! I want one too :) Really a great idea. Good job
    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  8. I'm leaving the country for the first time in a few weeks! I need to make one of these! In fact... I'm leaving in a group of 30 and a team of 8. I just might need to make us all one! :) Time to get to work!

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  9. I love this, so cute! Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

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  10. this is such a great idea! those passports do tend to look alike.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  11. This is so sweet & cute! :)

    Tnx so much for stopping by to link this up at my party this weekend! :)

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  12. This is super. I love the ppasport covers I see people carrying at the airport. Now I can make a cool one for me in whatever design I want. NICE! Thank you for linking at the beagle.

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  13. I heart clear contact paper. If I run low...there's trouble...

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice!

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  14. Thanks!! I need to make myself one. But, I don't think Mr.Perfect would go for one.

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  15. Such a clever idea. I would love for you to come and join my blog party. The link opens tonight at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there.

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  16. What a great idea! Nice job:) Thanks for linking up!!

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  17. How adorable and useful! Now if only I got "make" a real ticket to a vacation!

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  18. What a great idea. When I travel I always have to juggle three passports and tickets and I am always so afraid that I will loose something. I have been on the lookout for a passport holder that would hold all three of them + tickets, but so far no luck. Seeing what you made made me think about different ways I can make my own holder. I will have to put that on my to do list asap.
    Marianne @ piecesofmymind-marianne.blogspot.com

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  19. This is crazy cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  20. What a unique idea - that's great! I have that same scrapbook paper:)

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  21. What a great idea! Love the paper you used, and it is a great idea to tell whose is whose. Visiting from Show and Tell at Blue Cricket.
    ~Kimberlee
    {$15 Amazon GC Giveaway} 

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  22. My son would love this just for a little billfold for his cash during garage sale season. So cute! Love the design too. Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

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  23. This is such a wonderful idea! There are so many other great uses for this, thanks for sharing!

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  24. Great idea!!! Your envelopes are super cute!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Smiles!
    Jami

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