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
- 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
- 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.
Step 2: Mark places to superglue
- inner edge: 2 in the centre on one (long) edge
- outer edge: 2 on the ends on the other edge. Estimate the end spots with the height of your smallest currency. The rubber band needs to be able to hold the edges of your cash.
Step 3: Superglue inner edge
Watch out: superglue might overflow, so work on a protected surface. I made a mess! But the nice thing is that this side will be covered up.
Step 4: Fold rubber bands
Step 5: Superglue outer edge
Watch out: superglue may overflow. Take care not to glue the rubber bands to the underside of the card.
Watch out: if you remove the spare card, remember/mark the side of the rubber band you need to glue down.
Cover the glued side of the card with decorative paper if you have. If you don't have fancy handmade paper, print your combined discount/club barcodes on card stock to save you even more wallet space.
This single card with 2 rubber bands is essentially the wallet.
Step 6: Assemble wallet
You should end up with the main card side, and the loose side holding a stack of credit/ID cards.