So, here's what you can do on a Sunday when you opt NOT to do laundry...
I spent the weekend perusing the plethora of outstanding images located at
and here are a few projects I created.
We all have that special friend who would do just about anything with you, even if it made them look like a complete buffoon. Here's for that friend!
Colored in copics and left clean and simple
(This could make a cute gift card holder too)
I aimed for a faux leather steampunk grunge look and it's ALL made out of paper!
The framed gentleman on the cover is from Nicecrane Designs and is from the Charles Dickens Illustrations. There is also a clear window sheet covering him to protect the image.
The outside is basic white paper that has been folder embossed, inked, and clear powder embossed. The inside coordinating paper is from Nicecrane Designs paper pack Grunge Nature A2.
A few steps of the process...
I completely winged this by looking at an image of a real wallet on the Internet. I don't have any exact numbers or measurements, but I hope the pictures allude to the process.
A Book Cover and Bookmarks
Using the Princess Nobody II from Nicecrane Designs, I've edited the image on my computer by adding a few words (Read, Dream, Explore) and printed it out onto fabric. After fitting the stretchy material to the exterior of a book, I've sewn the edges and elastic straps on the inside. Lastly sewing this image to the outside cover.
I included three bookmarks to match from
The schools here make it mandatory that every text book is covered for protection. In years past, I would just use a paper grocery sack; however, that tears them too. Using this technique, I think the school and the kids will be pleased. PLUS, you can personalize them with images they like.
Start by selecting an image. Here I've added words to accompany.
Cut a sheet of freezer paper and fabric to standard printer paper size.
Iron fabric onto the shiny side of the freezer paper and trim up neatly.
Prepare the material base of the cover by sewing edge seams and attaching elastic to corners.
Sew on your fabric image to the center front of cover.
Well, laundry won't do itself so I'll end the post here.
Thank you SO, SO, SO very much for stopping in and I really hope these projects and wonderful images have spurred some creative ideas for you. The sky is the limit!
Hugs n' Happy Crafting,
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