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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Day 8

On the eighth day of Christmas
My true love got from me
An eight penny wallet


A seven-finned Fan-tangle

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Rick's Notes:
Molly created this wallet using white and black Zentangle ATC tiles, clear packing tape and a snap.


These pennies are ones that Maria and I found as we walk together. We treasure every little thing we encounter and these pennies, full of color, character and history, are some of our favorites.



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104 comments:

Suzanne said...

Love this little coin case!

Corinne in Forks said...

What a cute little pocket!

Ginnyzz said...

Very clever idea!

Valerie said...

Dear Abbey calls these "pennies from heaven," as they often seem to be messages from loved ones who have died. Have you experienced that?

Kaye Kittredge said...

Penny penny pick me up
And all day long you'll have good luck!

Linda Fine said...

What special treasures to place in such a special treasure holder! Another wonderful project! Thank you for sharing!

Auburn Mom - Lynn said...

Decorative duck tape wallets have been outclassed here! Beautiful and sentimental idea!

BeverlyBL said...

Mine was: See a penny, pick it up and all the day you'll have good luck.

That is such a cute, clever and nicely Zentangled little coin purse.

gobarb26 said...

Clever, clever, clever!

Scrappy Canuck said...

Oooo - I love this!!! Thanks for sharing!

Deborah Lee said...

Find a penny
Pick it up
And all day
You'll have good luck!

This little coin case is just adorable! I can see it holding other things as well. Would be a neat presentation case for jewelery too!

Suzanne Johnson said...

Such a cute idea! And I love the story about cherishing the small things you find along life's journey :-)

Patricia L. said...

Another unique idea. Nice to slide a gift card into for Christmas :)

Dorothy Matheson said...

Every day I look forward to this post. So lovely. I think that treasuring the pennies is just so wonderful.

Tangly Tess said...

Loving the ideas from the Zentangle family. Thanks for treating us like family and sharing so many ideas.

Lani Levine said...

I love the creativity that you share. What an inspiration. Thank you!

Renata said...

Such a cute little coin wallet. I love picking up, and collecting, pennies too. Sadly, our Canadian government has recently phased our penny out, so they're much harder to find now!

Julie said...

The story about the pennies was charming.

Anne's tangle blog said...

I love the words: We treasure every little things we encounter.
The wallet is beautiful!

Duane said...

It's amazing what can be done with very little materials to work with. Yes, this little wallet looks like it used ATC's to begin with. Well, they always say that ingenuity is the mother of invention. Very nice.

luvhymns said...

With all the things you make with duck tape, and now packing tape, I love the tangles wallet from tiles. For some reason the black on white just is outstanding to me.

1 Art Lady Kate, Tangles and More said...

Made me smile! I just found a penny yesterday!

Paula (PEP) said...

A very lovely way of keeping the pennies from your walks - they're such good ways of keeping memories too. The tangled wallet makes them all the more special.
Paula (PEP)
funnily the captcha included the letters 'park' it must have known the content of your post for it make me think of a walk in the park.

Cheryl said...

What a great idea! So many things you can tuck inside. :-)

Alycia said...

What a great gift idea. Who would have thunk to use Zentangle tiles to make such a cute little coin purse? Love it.

Carol Graham said...

Another awesome idea . . . it'll be perfect for our gift-card exchange at work - Thanks!

Mackin-Art said...

Just too cute!!! Please consider posting a tutorial.

DDartlover said...

The designs on the purse are awesome

Anonymous said...

I love it! Cheryl C. :)

Rhonda Miller said...

What a terrific idea. I love it.

Theresa Merkling said...

What a lovely idea... would be nice to teach the concept to children.

Kris N. said...

Love the beautiful coin purse and the idea of appreciating the little treasures that await us if we but notice.
Kris N.

Jennifer Neuman said...

Neat project! Gave me an idea of zentangling a little envelope to wrap a gift card.

Rae Lynn Reffruschinni said...

What a darling little purse!

Mariƫt said...

Beautiful !

Carla said...

Yet another clever idea! Wonderful.

Grace said...

It would also be wonderful for gift cards! So versatile!

floweringmoon said...

Ingenious idea for my pennies from heaven! Just beautiful Molly!

Cheryl Kashtan said...

You never know where Zentagle will take you!

Zachary said...

Fantastic idea! It would make a beautiful gift.

Robin White said...

I love this idea.

alg1010 said...

Love this one!!

Melissa Hayes said...

Brilliant idea! Love this!

Kathy said...

Such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing!

marilyn said...

I love it. I hope you will post directions to make the wallet.

ZenniaTangle said...

Love this!
When I see coins on the ground I leave them be, hoping they will be found by a child or someone who needs them more than me. I delight in the pleasure they have the potential to bring someone else.

Anonymous said...

I'm always glad to see uses for my tiles. This one is useful--and easy!

Amy L. Smith said...

Brilliant!! Love this clever use of ATCs!

Margaret Bremner said...

Delightful! Molly should post coin-purse making instructions on her blog!

Esther Piszczek said...

Oh my! Is there ANYTHING that can't be made out of zentangle ATC cards? So COOL! And, I'm so glad that your walks bring you exciting treasures that create fun memories of special time together!

Zentangle said...

Margaret, I think that is a smashing idea!

I shall let her know.

Merci beaucoup.

Maria

Didisch said...

Great treasure, put in a awesome wallet.

Lise Orwig said...

Just darling!any

Dorian said...

Penny for your thoughts

Jane said...

So many wonderful ideas to explore.

Mary Pennington said...

I love the idea of a little keepsake wallet. I, too, collect pennies (a habit I picked up from my dad).

Judy said...

I never not pick up a penny! I beleive in cherishing the smallest of God's blessing or how else can I beleive and expect to desire more from Him.

AlwaysInspired said...

Oh the things you do with ATC's! I'm so inspired!

Carol said...

I'm going to have to make one (bunches?) of these. I just happen to have snaps and a need for a cute little wallet!

tanda said...

Now that is really creative. Beautiful!

Jannilee said...

What a wonderful idea! Must make some!

Corey said...

So beautiful!

pusscat said...

Brilliant! So clever.

Jennianydots said...

Adorable and useful! Would be great for giving gift cards

Terry said...

I LOVE this idea!

Cindy Blake said...

This a great idea for Gift Cards,

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

I'll definitely be using this clever idea! But perhaps with a good coat of fixative.

DS said...

I love this! So many clever and creative ideas!

Kathy Pulaski said...

LOVE....

Gerri Hanus said...

A penny and a tangle for your thoughts! Love!

Nancy said...

Oh my Goodness... I am going to do this !!

Michelle DuBreuil said...

What a great little wallet for business cards!

Laura Francis, "Your Minimal Effort(tm) Guru" said...

Pretty AND practical! Thumbs up!

Bonnie P said...

Love this!

Dennie CZT 9 said...

I never pass up a penny. Learned that from my dad!

Taz42 said...

Wonderful idea!

babdu said...

Molly the innovative one! This is a fun idea.

Jan Brandt said...

I wonder if a gift card would fit inside? I love the idea, tho, of a special container for tiny personal keepsakes like your "found" pennies. Mmmmm ...

melanie said...

sooooo clever!

Cathrine Nicols said...

Absolutely precious.

Ioana S. said...

Oh, it's so cute, and definitely unique!

Teri said...

This is awesome! It would make a lovely presentation for Christmas money gifts.

Eden said...

I would like to make a business card holder like this - very classy

Grandmama Sarah said...

Now I can see this working for my students who save "Pennies for Patients" as a service project. I encourage them to save the found coins which then will have a greater impact on someone's life. Having them in their own tangled purses will set that money apart, consecrate it, if you will, to a higher purpose.

Nancy Roth said...

love that there is yet another way to use the ATC's.. and I love the eight pennies.
now one for you.... and aunt used to give her nephew a bag of pennies every Christmas...she was his "Penny Ante". :D

Chris Titus said...

Like this.

DJ said...

Awesome. Did you laminate the cards to keep them safe from wear and tear?

Kathy Sustaire said...


Love the ATC wallet. LOVE LOVE the pennies!

Snazzy Doodle Designs said...

This is so cute! You are giving so many great ideas

Quwatha Valentine said...

Beautiful penny purse.

Alyss Amster said...

This is my favorite so far.

Sue said...

Wow ..... I want one. Maybe I will have to think of making my own. The hunt for White wallets begins!! xx

Tenley Johnson said...

Maybe my fav, I love the function and the sentiment!

Ashley said...

Love it!

ElizabethCan2Tangle said...

Wonderful idea and I think this one is very lovely. I am wondering how to apply the snap...is there a certain glue to use or did you actually sew it onto the paper?
Thanks!

Annika Wiener said...

Cute.
Where do you get all the ideas fr.o.m.???
:-)

Opal Carew said...

What a cute idea. This would make a great stocking stuffer.

Susan said...

Quite simple yet elegant.

Maxine said...

where to start my tangle, trace a penny a dime a nickle a quarter all will do, start there to make a christmas tree.

Barb Round< CZT said...

So creative. Blows the socks off the silver duct-tape wallets I have seen.

Betsy Budney said...

What a cool idea! Thanks for the packing tape tip!

Pamela Signorelli said...

I have really enjoyed reading all of these amazing comments. I will definitely come back here when I need a boost of inspiration.

Lisa Long said...

I love the wallet. Can you post more details on how to make it?? I want one right now.
thanks,
Lisa

Kimberly N said...

Sweet keepsake! I like to pick up stones and pebbles....wonder if I can modify to accommodate?