Crafty: Vision Board Wallet

We are all up and through 2017 right about now huh?  Year after year I make a vision boards and year after year I forget, misplace or neglect my board.  All of those amazing ideas and goals found their way to some desolate corner in an unused part of the house.  This year, I thought of a compact and practical way to be constantly reminded of my goals and vision.  Enter...the VISION WALLET! 

This easy DIY helps you create a small, wallet to contain your goals and your debit card! Let’s get started!

Supplies:

  1. 2 pieces of cardboard (trimmed to your ideal size, we used 5.5″x4″)
  2. Scrap of fabric (must be larger than your square)
  3. Hot glue gun
  4. Exacto Knife
  5. Velcro
  6. Scraps of felt
  7. 11x 17 Card stock
  8. Clippings and fun embellishments for your mini vision board

Step one:  Lay your fabric down, back side facing you.  Place your square on the fabric.  Trim the excess so that there is only about 1.5″ left all around your square.  Going one side at a time, place hot glue on the edge of the square and then, fold the fabric in.  Repeat on all four sides for both squares.

Step Two:  Trim your felt to match the dimensions of your square. 1.5″ down from the top of the felt, use your ruler to mark .25″ inward on both sides of the felt.  Then, use the straight edge to draw a line between each mark. Use your Exacto Knife to cut a slit along the line.  Repeat for both felt squares.  This forms the little pocket where you can keep dollars or your debit card.

Step Three: Trim your 11×17 cardstock the exact width of your wallet.  Fold it accordion style. Make sure the creases meet the top and bottom of the wallet dimensions.  Add your vision board elements.  Adhere your completed accordion to the inside of the cardboard squares with hot glue or your preferred adhesive.

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Step Four:  Adhere the felt on top of the accordion.  Remember to only hot glue the perimeter.  If you add glue in the center, you will seal your pocket.

Step Five: Trim one strip of felt as wide as your velcro squares. You can also trim velcro if needed.  Adhere two squares on the outside (back) of the wallet.  We adhered ours on either side of the (imaginary) center line of the outside of the wallet. Tie a string in the middle of the strap to make it look like a bow!

Step Six: Adhere the matching velcro squares to the ends of the felt strips. **The strips can go vertically or horizontally.

This project is so easy and so much for to create!  Take pics and show me what yours looks like when you're done!

Paper Crafts: Here We GROW Again

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This was my first card design in a long time!  I wanted to do all my fave techniques on one project.  So, I paper pieced the stork and baby. I also used dimensional 3D stickers to give the stork and baby some shine!

Good news - even though I left paper crafting for a second, my ink pads are still juicy and my scissors are still sharp!  Boo-yah!

Now, because I was gone for a while, I've missed so many great products and tools.  I have to play catch up!  Let me know what great stuff I should catch up on..I mean...ummm...buy.

 Paper - Paper Source Soft White, Stamps - Paper Smooches Pip Squeaks,  Paper - Baisc Grey,  Burgandy Twine - Stash, Wooden Embellishment - Stash

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I am entering this cutie in the Paper Smooches September Anything Goes challenge! 

Crafty: Fall Crown

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I love crowns and hats.  When I had a head full of locs I didn't like them because nothing ever fit on my head.  Now that I have no hair, I'm in love again.  I didn't want the crown to go away now that the seasons are changing. So, I decided to make my own Fall version.  Let's get started!

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Crafting Skill Level: Beginner

 

Supplies: Wire cutter, scissors, all purpose craft glue, florist tape (brown), floral vine wire, artificial plants, berries, feathers, and VISION. 

Step 1: Using your head, create a crown base using the vine wire.  Trim the wire with wire cutters and twist the ends together to make your circle.  *Vine wire is best because it's sturdy and malleable. I got mine from Hobby Lobby.

Step Two:  Use your florist wire (not the vine wire), to hold the end of your leaf in place.  Then, wrap florist tape around it.  Repeat this process as many times as necessary to add the greenery to your crown.

Step Three:  Add your berries by manipulating the wire around your existing "crown base".  *This was pretty difficult for me.  That berry spray was pretty thick so, I used pliers to bend and twist the berry spray.

Step Four: This is the fourth and final step.  It's a two-parter:

4a - Create the feather spray by first, combining all your feathers into a group.  Then, bind them together with florist wire.  You can configure them one they're secured by the wire.  Once you have your configuration, use small dabs of craft glue coupled with florist tape to hold them in place. *Next time I'll use a small strip of felt for this instead of the florist tape.

4b - Using florist wire bind the feather spray to the crown.  Then, use florist tape to cover that wire.

Your crown is DONE!  Now, I bent my crown into a Banana clip shape.  You can keep it in a traditional form.  Totally flexible!  Have fun and tag me when you post your own crowns #Rosereddetc.

Peace,

Rose