Collect Moments not Things

Hi everyone! I am here to share a project I created  from a 5″x7″ Kraft card and envelope for a friend who loves to journal. I turned the card base into a journal and the envelope into a cute little pocket which can be used as is or punch holes into the side and add to an album.

First I cover the envelope with the following cardstocks: Santa’s Journey: Comfort and Joy, American Vintage: Go and See and American Vintage: American Stamps (backside is decorated in this cardstock). I ran the denim fabric through the diecut machine and adhered vintage buttons, sequins and dew drops to the scalloped edge along with lace and Red Burlap on the corner of the envelope.
I added strands of Red Burlap, blue thread, lace,tulle, paper flower, pearl spray and a large button with a seal punch from Red and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse cardstock with a sentiment from the American Vintage: Go and See Cardstock and framed that with a piece of Navy and Ivory Mini Reverse Cardstock that I cut into a banner.

The 5″x7″ card I rounded the corners and from the fold of the card I measured 1/4″ two time on each side of the fold and then scored to create a flexible spine. Next I inked the edges and cut and adhered the following cardstock to the front: Epicurean: Pomodoro, Little Red Pages on Kraft and Navy and Ivory Mini Reverse Cardstock. To create the post card I cut from the following cardstocks: American Vintage: Wish You Were HereAmerican Vintage: American StampsAmerican Vintage: Go and See Cardstock and Red and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse cardstock to pull it together.

I took two of the American Vintage 4″x6″ Printed File Folders and cut the tabs off (I punched and added my own tabs) then I cut ten sheets of grid paper for each folder and pamphlet stitched into each one with bakers twine.

Next I measured the folders and marked places for holes in the “folds” (top and bottom) of the spine of the card cover and then punched holes in the spine. Then I ran elastic through the holes and tied off on the inside. Then take the back cover of each folder and slid under the elastic. You can create more folders which can be added if you like.

Also you could decorate a larger envelope and add smaller cards with envelopes for a great gift too.
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies Used:
Chalk Ink
Paper Flowers
Lace
Buttons
Sequins
Dew Drops
Blue Thread
Bakers Twine
Hole Punch
Needle 
Elastic
Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!

My Scrap Room:Springtime Pocket Tag Mini Swap

Hi everyone!!! I’m just now getting around to sharing a project I created for a swap I was in over at the My Scrap Room site. I used the Sizzix Scoreboard Gift Card Holder, House diecut as a bases to start my mini on.  For this swap we had to have five decorated  pockets with five decorated tags and the minimum size they could be was 4″x6″…well I over achieved and this little mini wound up with 16 tags total. lol 🙂 I was very please with how everything turned out and my swap partner, Sarah liked it too.

I used the Sizzix XL diecut Gift Card Holder House to create one of pockets and I also used  Tim Holtz Collage embossing folder to give it a vintage, shabby chic look. The roof I used the Sizzix SU XL die Tasteful Trim on a piece of corrugated cardboard which I distressed and inked.  

I also used My Mind’s Eye Bramble Rose collection, a variety of colorful cardstock, trims and embellishments to decorate with.


All the vintage/shabby chic images I used I got over at the Ephemera’s Vintage Garden. I absolutely love all the gorgeous images  that Debbie has over there. So when you get a chance stop by and check it out!!!


The mini pockets on top of the regular size pockets are one of my favorite things about this mini.





Well there you have it a colorful, springy shabby chic pocket tag mini. I hope this inspire you create one for yourself or as a gift. Thanks for stopping by and just remember to enjoy creating!!!