Thursday, May 5, 2011
Some Handmade Cards, Envelopes and a Mini Journal
Here is what I have been working on. I made twice this many Mother's Day card with envelopes but managed somehow to only remember to snap a picture of every other one before they were closed up and addressed to be mailed off.
It sure can be challenging to pump out unique cards/envelopes on short notice. I didn't plan out my time or the cards very well. I just realized that I had to get them mailed out before a certain date so that they would all get to where they were going before Mother's Day.
As for the Mini Journal. This was a complete random inspiration while stuffing bags and foil bag into my kitchen drawer after my youngest had a grand time emptying the drawer. I looked at the brown bags and thought these need a purpose beyond my drawer.
I haven't used them since I got a air popper for popcorn and I was thinking that I am sure some crafty person has turned these into a mini journal or album so why can't I. I didn't have any real plan just that I was going to use them folded in half and away I went with my well loved ATG dispenser, white card stock, ribbons, eyelets, brads, my scrap paper bin and various other embellishments/stickers.
I really, really had a great time making this mini album/journal. It didn't even make much of a dent in my scrap paper so I imagine I can make quite a few more since I still have some of those brown lunch bags.
I used a total of six brown bags. There are about twenty pull out pages to journal or place a photo on and many more spots to journal and place a photo, note, address or number. It is crammed full of space for writing stuff down and you can always place business cards or receipts in the pockets along with the journal pages. It is about 6 x 6 inches, so it can easily be stashed in a purse, or handbag to haul around for all of that important information you just feel you need to have with you.