My inspiration came from the first Dynomighty wallet I bought - not only are they AWESOME, but they last forever. In fact, the only reason I ever get a different one, is because I get bored of the design... Regardless, it never fails to impress everyone. And by everyone I mean mainly cashiers and friends.
Anywho, I wanted to make one of my own, so I tried the one Instructable posted by a very trusty source: Dynomighty (http://www.instructables.com/id/Express-Mail-Envelope-tyvek-Wallet/). His/her (?) instructions are great, however I found the wallet to be a little large and a little too complicated. Don't get me wrong, Dynomighty's wallet is very simple and easy to make - I was just looking for something requiring a minimal amount of cutting and gluing.
Thus I set upon modifying upon Dynomighty's Instructable so that it would better suit my needs - and figured, why not make my first Instructable out of it? (really, I just wanted to have all the steps nicely documented so that I could retrace my steps with ease when making el-cheapo yet thoughtful personalized Christmas gifts... heh heh heh *evil laugh*)
Here's what you'll need:
- 9 x 12" Tyvek envelope ($15 / box 20 at Staples!)
- x-acto knife
- cutting mat (or cardboard) that can fit INSIDE the envelope snugly
- anything you'd like to use to "pimp your wallet" (stamps, stickers, markers, paint, etc...)
Step 1: Orientation
Start at the back of the envelope. See the picture to understand what I mean by the "Back." That's what we'll call it from now on.
The self-sealing strip at the top, we'll call "Top Flap."
The sealed bottom part of the envelope, we'll call "Bottom Flap."