Picture of Minimalist's Magic Wallet
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A modification of the magic wallet to hold credit cards. Trimmed to the bare minimum -- thickness of one card plus rubber bands,

Credit and ID cards cannot be 'flipped' in magic wallet designs. This design offers an elastic exterior to hold those stiff cards.

You will need
- superglue
- 1 stiff plastic card (hotel card works well)
- 1 spare card for measuring (not used in final product)
- 2 matching rubber bands
- (optional) decorating paper/vinyl/wallpaper, or for the ultimate minimalists, combined club barcodes

- a pair of scissors
- a marker
- 10 minutes

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
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Start with
- main card: 1 stiff plastic card (hotel cards are stiff and do not have embossed words)
- spare card as a place holder (same size as the main card, a regular credit card should do)
- 2 rubber bands, approximate length needed to wrap loosely around the length of the plastic.

Cut the rubber bands. The length of the cut rubber bands should span the *width* of 3 cards, with a little spare for gluing.
eobox4 years ago
Thank you so much for sharing this! :D
I've been looking for a nice thin wallet, and this is as thin as it gets!

Now if only I had money and credit cards to put in it... XD
cool! a thin flip wallet! 2 things tho....
1. i don get th last step, do you glue the other sid on, and why dus there have to be an extra card in ther for it to stay together?
2. think it wud work with those cardbord baseball cards?
mercurous (author)  redsoxdrummer5 years ago
1. No, the other card is loose, but maintains the twist in the rubber band It *may* be glued on, but you won't be able to then use it as a regular credit card.  This was designed for people who have a couple of cards/IDs, and so any one of those cards would act as the 'other' card to stabilise rubber band loops.
2. I don't know the rigidity of baseball cards.  There is a significant amount of stretching from the rubber bands, so pick something which will withstand bending.
ronmaggi5 years ago
I do believe that this will be my next wallet!!!
Gh{O}sT5 years ago
well that was confusing....
maid636 years ago
i tried this on my friend and he laughed so hard the milk he was drinking came out of his nose
mercurous (author)  maid636 years ago
Don't get it. Was there a problem?
when you laugh, it opens up a flap connecting the mouth to the nose, so the milk went up the hole and out his nose
lol, i think he meant was there a problem with the wallet. :D
aqwiz maid636 years ago
there is a be nice policy you know :p
maid63 aqwiz6 years ago
rofl means roll on floor laughing not some other word you suspected
aqwiz maid636 years ago
Uhhm, nope, wasn't talking about the Rofl, I was talking about your ridiculing this poster, as in with your first comment. I know what Rofl means as well as Roflmao Lmaonade, Roflsauce, Roflcopters, Roflmbbq, and several other such terms, I'm just saying that by saying "you tried this" (instructable?) "on a friend and milk came out his nose" that you are being offensive and ridiculing the poster. it was meant somewhat tongue in cheek originally but . ..
maid63 aqwiz6 years ago
... ...sorry-... ... I guess i won't do it again?