Here is what the inside looks like:
I followed a tutorial I found here. Since I use duplicate checks, I took the plastic parts from another old checkbook cover I had and sewed them on, like so:
For the embellishments on the front, I just cut rounds of fabric (used pinking shears on the green fabric) and glued them on, along with the ribbon and button.
All of the fabric I used came from here. Melanie was offering a great sale on end of bolt pieces a few weeks ago, and I got a bunch of cute fabric for a great price. Plus I found out that she actually lives right here in Tucson...how awesome is that??!! I got to meet her and she is so nice. Please go check out her shop, she has some really great fabric ... plus she recently added a nice selection of zippers (over 30 colors) that are only $.89 each.. you can't beat that price. I'll definitely be getting more fabric and notions from her in the future.
Hope everyone is having a great week. :)