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!
This is a terrible time in the history of the world. We are currently in the middle of a pandemic due to the world-wide spread of the Corona virus, also known as Covid-19.
In NC, we are under orders to stay at home. The exceptions are essential workers and essential services. These folks are daily puting their lives at risk because Covid-19 is a killer.
Prior to this outbreak, I felt like I had found something I really liked to make, embossed and stamped polymer clay heart pendants. I made a bunch. These are examples:
My friend, Laura, and I had also decided to try working a craft show. We put together a display using things I had on hand. We also chose objects that we could carry!The virus has caused all festivals and shows to be cancelled. More, later.