' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Mr Handsome episode 2

Sunday 18 April 2021

Mr Handsome episode 2

I am back with 2 more projects I created for the LG Crafts show on The Craft Store (Hochanda) with the "Mr Handsome" collection by 13 Arts. 

A few papers in the collection have denim in different forms and I wanted to create some sort of wearable art. I took a real wallet as model and set about making my own, as a gift card holder/greeting card combination.


Once I decided the size of the wallet I cut a piece of 12x12 paper of TWICE the height of the wallet, with a seam allowance of 1/4" all around. I scored the seam allowances and the middle of the paper vertically and horizontally.

Not sure the score lines are readily apparent in the picture of the inside of the wallet!

Next, I drew where I wanted my card slots and cut them with a craft knife on the bottom half of the paper.

Again the slots are difficult to see on this picture of the outside of the wallet (click to enlarge). Note that the slots that show on the left in this picture will actually be on the right when the paper is folded in two and reversed to show the inside.

Like this:

To finish the wallet I simply sewed along the top and sides, added a tab with velcro to open and close the wallet and a few decorative touches, including the made up Gift card and Crafting club membership!

For these I used my printer to add the words on the paper from the collection. 

A fun make (and actually not too difficult) for a special birthday or Father's day, and one certain to get a "wow" from a non crafty male!
Next a shadow box with a full 6x6 sheet as the background and many pieces of the Ephemera pack as well as some fussy cut elements from the papers. 

The 3 larger silhouettes are propped on a piece of cardstock folded into a rectangular shape. 

I coloured the "Walking in the rain" chipboard with the 13 Arts Metallic Color Glow in Smoky Quartz mixed with 13 Arts gel medium and the gears from the same Mr Handsome chipboard set with a mix of Jadeite and Smoky Quartz Color Glows on top of black gesso. Without adding water the Smoky Quartz retain its silver appearance so it is easy to get a distressed metallic look with both rusted and non rusted areas!

I hope you like both of these, do let me know in your comments!

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering both makes in the SSS Monday and Allsorts challenges.


  1. A really lovely wallet, great grey papers and design. Thank you for joining our Ribbon challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  2. Beautifully crafted masculine creations Christine and loving the shadow box, many thanks for sharing and joining in this weeks challenge at Allsorts.

    B x

  3. Two brilliant creations here. I love the shadow box, it looks so good. Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

  4. Absolument géniale ton idée d'adapter et de reporter un vrai portefeuille pour en faire un mini album porte-cartes !!!! J'adore, c'est excellent et comme toujours, très bien fait... De même ta shadow box, elle est superbe !
    Tu as fait des merveilles avec ces papiers.

  5. Fabulous creation!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  6. Wow, what fabulous Mr. Handsome makes! The papers for the giftcard and those silhouettes look amazing, I love the 3D effect - wonderful 😀. Thanks for the inspiration and sending you happy wishes! Hugs, Jo x

  7. I love both of these. The shadow box is a great project. Reminds me of old spy films, not sure why.