Now that this Christmas gift has been delivered I can finally share this with you. I tried my hand at Noodlehead's Gathered Clutch tutorial. Mine turned out okay. It definitely didn't gather as cute as hers. The key for idea came from Prudent Baby. I didn't follow the directions exactly and I used a different hardware that I found at Joann's. I think I'll make another one of these, it was really easy and turned out pretty good.
I added two more spaces for cards than what her tutorial shows.