Saturday, 28 June 2014

The Case of the Missing Mojo or when Prima meets Tim Holtz

Hi everyone and lovely to see you here.
In the last few days I have been working like crazy scheduling all of my design team posts for when I am away and with that on top of being right at the end of the school term, things have felt rather busy. I apologize for maybe also not being as regular as I would like to, in visiting your lovely blogs.

Anyway, with all projects pretty much out of the way I had some time to create something just for myself but of course, Mr Mojo had decided to go on holiday already.... what now? Well I found this video on you tube and decided to just have a play with some of the many papers that are filling drawers full in my craftroom, here is what appeared:
It's a little wallet style mini book full of flaps for photos and pockets for tags. The details of the construction can all be found in the video if you are interested, so I'll just show you what I made of it.
Obviously the picture above shows the wallet closed, it does so with a magnet.
Here you can see it all open. The sides fold up accordion style. The whole thing is made of two pieces of 12 x 12 Kraft card and the construction is actually really easy. I covered each part with left over papers from the Tim Holtz Wallflower paper Stash and then embellished with journaling tickets and bits and pieces of various old Prima collections, mainly Romance Novel and Tea Thyme. I'll let the photos do the talking:
Here you can see how the flaps fold in.

The left flap folded over again, paper enhanced with stencils and stamping.

And the same with the flap on the right.

An extra pocket at the bottom, - this was an adaption of the design in the video, space for more tags or photos.
Here you can see some of the tags inside that particular pocket
One of the side pockets, there is one on each side as the whole little book is symmetrical.
The wallet with all the flaps folded in. Here you can see how it closes with the magnet.

And finally some of the tags and an extra little envie for notes and things.

Well, there you have it, a little wallet mini book. It's coming with me next week when I go off to Australia to see my grand children and I will keep all my favourite memories and photos of my time there inside when I come back. This was great fun to make and really quite quick and easy to do and I know already I will make more of these. They will make great gifts as well and could be done in so many different styles.

Thanks for visiting and have a good Sunday!!

56 comments:

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous love this pretty wallet xx Jan

Maryanne said...

This is fabulous, Astrid!! I love it! I'll certainly be checking out that video. Thanks for sharing it. Have a lovely time on your vacation! I'm sure you'll enjoy all the time spent with your grandchildren!

Valerie-Jael said...

WOW!!! I am swept of my feet - well I would be if I wasn't sitting on my chair! Fantastic piece. Hugs, Valerie

butterfly said...

Jeepers - well, if that's what happens when the Mojo is missing....!!!

Absolutely glorious make, Astrid - the papers are beautiful and those flowers on the top are simply lovely. The wallet, its pockets, and all the internal tags are just perfect. This will make such a wonderful place to store all those treasured photos and memories of your visit.
Alison xx

Artfully challenged said...

Love this,don't think I am skilled enough to make one myself though sadly!

Have a lovely time with your grandchildren Astrid
Hugs
Donna x

Annie said...

Totally stunning and it looks like Mr Mojo returned very quickly following the arrival of Miss Inspuration. This is a beauty and perfect for the photos of your grandchildren. I love it

TFS and safe journey.

Hugs Annie x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow.. breathtaking artwork Astrid... I think you are also fantastic without Mr.Mojo...

Happy weekend!
xoxoxo
Susi

Suzanne C said...

Stunning! I came over because my mojo has been on holiday and wondered if it was visiting with yours but I see yours has come home safely! Beautiful mini wallet and now I have a sliver of an idea of something I want to try so thank you for the lovely inspiration!

Dianne said...

SQUAAAWK, shut the front door, this is AMAZZZZZING, and no mojo hhmm, the papers you used go so BEAUTIFULLY together, your not called the tag Queen for nothing, this is above and beyond, this is so inspirational, you do your best creating when you just doing it yourself and just having fun, thanks so much for sharing this, I don't know where you find the time to do it ALL, well see you when you have time my dear, have a wonderful weekend, ((( BIG HUGS )))....

Matilde said...

Just amazing!!!!!!!!!!

Maryann Laursen said...

If this is what you create, when your mojo is missing, I would die to see, what you make, when you´re at your highest then? ha ha ha It´s soooo gorgeous Astrid and you´re right, it´ll be peerfect in sooo many ways and different looks. It´s just awesome hun.
Hope you´ll have a wonderful sunday too and lots of more creative fun too.

Anonymous said...

So clever & it's completely gorgeous.

Redanne said...

What a fabulous make to take to Australia with you, it will make a perfect holder for your photos, it really is stunning Astrid. Anne xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Beautiful folder Astrid which I agree will hold some wonderful keepsakes as you collect them. Have a wonderful holiday in Australia and a safe journey.
Julie x

Sue said...

Hello Astrid,
I love it, the whole construction is compact and very attractive to the eye, all the little details you have added to the papers enhance the album and connects all the pages wonderfully. Great make. I hope you have a safe journey to Australia, just a hop,skip and jump from me. Hope the weather is good, enjoy the time with the Grand-children too.
Smiles:)
Sue

Scrapthat said...

It's just beautiful Astrid!! TFS!

Meggymay said...

Wow, absolutely stunning. A great gift idea as well. Hope you have a safe journey as well.
Yvonne

Deborah Wainwright said...

Oh Wow what an adorable little book. I love this it is so gorgeous. I am going to have a go to make one for my daughter xxx

rachel said...

this is so brilliant Astrid - I love the papers and the design is awesome - it must have taken ages for you to put this together. And so well worth it! Hugs rachel xx

Almo said...

This is a really lovely wallet Astrid, off to have a nosey at the how to video. Mo x

Klaudia/Kszp said...

So incredible!

Buttons said...

I can quite understand how your mojo could have been worn out by a huge stint of DT work. Must check out that video as this is superb. I love the way it all folds out and how you've used the various pieces of paper together with stencilling and stamping to coordinate and combine beautifully. Even when you're tired you're brilliant! Jenny x

JackieP Neal said...

Astrid, This is quite fabulous! I love the way you completed the outside! So very pretty with those butterflies!

c.szyba said...

It's so Beautiful
bye
pitchoune

Brenda Brown said...

An adorable book Astrid, I just love the flaps and all the papers and embellishing you have done. Glad you managed to make something just for you after all the project making you have been doing. Hugs xx

Carol said...

Wow stunning project and so pleased you can fill it with new memorabilia on your upcoming trip!!Bet you are getting excited, - ENJOY, ENJOY,ENJOY !!!

CreativSpirit said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely little wallet inspriation. I watched Dawn's video too and her instructions are so easy to follow, I'm off to try one myself.

Rita said...

What a wonderful post Astrid. Your wallet is stunning and really does take your breath away. Just perfect for all the pictures of your journey. This is one that I'll need to try as you know how much I love little books and wallets. Safe Journey and will catch up with you on your return. Hugs Rita xxx

Margaret Mifsud said...

Gobsmacked again!!! This is awesome Astrid!! I will definitely check out that video, what an amazing little booklet and I love how you've decorated it. Simply stunning!! Have a safe and fabulous trip next week Astrid!! I know how excited you must be, just wish your family lived a little closer to Adelaide so we might have a chance to meet up. Never mind, you just have a great holiday and enjoy your family! Hugs x

Leila Egebjerg said...

Just love it, beautiful made.
Hugs Leila

Paula Whittaker said...

Really like this design and can see why you were keen to make it...like the way you've decorated it.

Suzi B said...

Just gorgeous! I so love your mini books x

Vintagelady said...

Fabulous, a beautiful gift idea in natural look, stunning!! Hugs,Kerstin

Heather Jacob said...

totally amazing. love love love x

Gitte said...

Beautiful wallet.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh this is fabulous! You would never know that your creativity went on holiday but I do know the feeling! I will check out that video after seeing your amazing album ... Have a wonderful time with your family!!

Holly M said...

this just makes my heart sing.

Dorthe said...

What a stunning piece- a wallet book, for memories and tags of beauty. It is so amazing, both inside and out.. dear Astrid,-and I love the flowers on top.
I am so happy for you, you are to make vacation to see the grandkids- two to "spoil" ;-)
Hugs from Dorthe

Mrs.B said...

Stunning little wallet with lots of gorgeous details, must check out the link, thanks.
Avril

Jann said...

Amazing, and so very lovely!

Anita Houston said...

I'd love to see this in person! Wonderful! Each hidden gem would be a treasure to see and love!

Anonymous said...

Once again I find myself sitting in awe of your paper construction skills.
I know if I even attempted this I would end up with something that would certainly not resemble a book.
Beautiful papers but your use of stencils, inks, etc elevate them so beautifully.
Wishes
Lynne

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Totally gorgeous project, Astrid! Love how you have stenciled over the patterned paper - it adds a whole new dimension to this lovely keepsake!

Hugs,
Linda

marda said...

Wow... I mean WOW!!!! This is majorly stunning.

Chris Warner said...

Absolutely stunning Astrid, if this is what you create without a mojo then woweeee! >;o) A fab design, great layouts and beautifully executed. Fab!!! Chris xxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Astrid, thank you for your visit and lovely comment.
I just LOVE your little wallet what a super project. Something to keep in mind.
Have a fantastic time while you in Australia, enjoy every moment.

Patricia x

Elaine said...

This really is a gorgeous project Astrid. I love those papers and anything with the vintage feel so this is right up my street. Thank you for the link. I feel so inspired by your design, I am going to a wedding in August where they have asked for no gifts, but I fancy making one of these as a memento of their special day for them. Perfect. Enjoy your trip, I am sure it will be special. Elaine x

craftytrog said...

What a stunning project Astrid, lovely to make something just for yourself! xxx

Angela Radford said...

Amazing Astrid, it may be mini but there are masses of detail.
Have a great time. Happy crafting, Angela x

Terry said...

I should sit though and actually watch a video and get my MOJO in motivation! This is gorgeous Astrid and beautiful use of papers! Hugs!

Paula Cheney said...

just beautiful Astrid! Have a wonderful time on your Aussie holiday too.

S@ndy Diller said...

Only wish I could make something as beautiful as this when my mojo is present.

May said...

Beautiful creation Astrid...Have a fantastic time in Australia with your lovely family.... Hugs May x x

Lin said...

wow this is beautiful xx

cindy said...

Just saw your wallet. What a perfect marriage. Who'd a thought?? Tim Holtz and prima. I think you're on to something. i love this.

Kelly said...

Found your blog via Angela @ Felix the Cat. Love the papers you used for your wallet. This is on my To Do List just as soon as I've reclaimed my space. Creative Blessings ~Kelly

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