You need them for journaling. I got this idea for a stamp from Nastasa at Treasure Books. https://youtube.com/c/TreasureBooks
I was cutting flaps off boxes to cover for storage, (I got lots over Christmas!) and decided to see if I could use Natasa’s idea. I fell the day after Christmas and skinned myself up pretty good. Skinning cardboard was no problem! It didn’t even hurt!
I have recently formed an addiction to junk journaling videos. I am especially intrigued by those that show journals made from brown paper bags.
I got the idea that a journal made from a standard lunch size paper bag might make a good shopping list/wallet.
The inside needed a note pad, and I added a ruled 3×3” sticky that I “grunged“ with Tim Holtz distress inks.
In fact, most of the embellishments are from Tim Holtz. As for the others, the gold heart is from wrapping paper, the saying is from a magazine, the angel from a catalog, her star is a sticker, the red star is punched from a toothpaste box!
I left the bag open, and the top makes a pocket for credit cards, coupons and/or cash.
I trimmed it with Dollar Tree lace.
A pen was supposed to tuck in here, but it kept “the wallet” from closing neatly.
So, I tucked the pen, from Amazon, under the tie on the front. The baker’s twine is from Dollar Tree. The pen clip helps hold the wallet shut. Ta Da!
I have all the supplies, including a pack of what I thought was a variety of scrapbook paper. 25 sheets of the same thing. I usually buy scrapbook papers in 2’s. I have plenty of this.
I already had the gold spray paint I used on the inside of the box, and of course, I have lots of glue. I’m trying different kinds, including basting spray. Elmer’s Extra Strength Craft Bond Glue Stick is the current leader, but I’m about to run out (second stick.)
Overall, it’s not costing me anything new, but it is time consuming.
My plantar fasciitis is back with a vengeance, so while I’m staying off my feet, I may as well watch glue dry!