I made mine with Stampin Up cardstock (the sturdiest of all I believe) and Graphic 45 Secret Garden paper.
You do your basic pattern and really, you can make it any size you want--closed, mine is 7" x 4". I used sookwang tape and crystal effects for adhesives. I was going to add some sparkly gems but they could damage photos when closed--however, I may put some on the front--a little sparkle is good.
You can decorate how you like but remember, you want to be able to close it :) Mine is held closed with a magnet hidden under the printed paper.
There are actually 3 hidden places where you could slide a note into :) you can't see them and I'm not telling!
I had fun making this, thanks again Janet :)
Check out Janet's wallets at Hilltop Creations or go to Dawn's Inspirations to find directions.