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The Christmas Shopper

The Christmas Shopper

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!



Well, pretty much. That one floppy ear needs some work.

  • This is Unice the Unicorn by the Velvet  Acorn on Etsy.  I used leftover yarn from the gold Barbie dress I knitted to crochet the horn. The horn is my own concoction. The lavender one I knitted by the pattern was too big.

This yarn is Vanna’s Glamour. The rest of the scarf and hood is knit in Bernat Blanket. I worked on it off and on for two months.