Craft Project in 15 Minutes

We’re all super busy – Fitting some crafting/girl time in, isn’t easy.   This week I am determined to do so.  Building our house has taken up so much of my time, that I am finding it extremely difficult to do something fun for me.  So I decided, since I have to be at church Wednesday nights for my daughter’s church activities, to meet up with my sisters there for a two-hour craft time.  The goal is for each of us to bring a quick fun craft to share and do.  For example, my sister Carla is bringing her really cool planner/journals that she makes.  I would love to incorporate my journal, with my calendar and to do lists.  That would ensure I always have time to document the important aspects of my life, even during the busiest of times.  I always use a calendar and to do list.

For my quick project,  I decided to share what I like to call a recycle craft.  I had seen something on pinterest a while back using post it notes and it sparked an idea to make another version of it.  I had some left over packaging material from something I had bought a while back, although I can’t remember what it was now, but I thought I could use it in a future craft.  Well, I came up with an idea to go along with what Carla is going to teach.  I already have a small container with journaling supplies ready to go for my art journal, so I thought I would make something cute to go with that and incorporate it all together with the calendar/planner/journal book.


I started with one, two-sided sheet of paper.  I went with the orange one, even though I absolutely love the bird glitter paper.  It’s design wouldn’t quite fit properly.  Here you can see the thick card stock/board left over packaging as well.  I just placed it on top of the paper, traced it with a pencil and cut it out.



Here you can see the cut out, along with the ink I used to cover up the white edges.  Then I just used my adhesive runner to attach it to the cardboard cutout.




Next, I traced the on the other side of the left over sheet of paper and repeated the same process.



Then I just gathered some journal papers and sticky notes I will use to do quick notes on, while completing a journal/calendar entry.



Below is one completed side…



Then flip it over and here’s the other side.  Fifteen minutes – Completed.  I can’t wait to share it with the girls on Wednesday.


I’ll post all the cute ideas and photos from my “girls night out”, so stay tuned.



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