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Thursday, January 15, 2015

wintery file folder bag

today i thought it is time to bring the Christmas Cards to sleep and pondered about a storage...
and i came up with the idea of a file Folder sewn to form a bag (once seen at roben marie Smith, who is my Artist i relate to this time at ajj)
and that is how it started:

i built up blocks (mix-it-monthly challenge) in frosty blue tones (rubber Dance challenge of january) with my gelli plates and acrylic Colors.
(Colors look a bit lilac here, in reality they are more blue)

then i went to search something that could match the christmassy/wintery theme and found napkins with a moose. love moose.

then i had to make a break, as the sun went down...

back in the house i found a roll of japanese paper, which was ready to use (after laying in my stash for more than one decade, probably at least one and a half...). ripped two stripes off.
can you see how the moose thinks: what will she do next?
i thought i might look for some stamps. big Alpha (heindesign) for the word SCHNEE (=snow), embossed in White (on the not-moosey side).
then: rummaging for die cuts (sizzix/tim holtz) and rubber stamps (the snowflake on the "snow" side is from heindesign).

the snowflake is stamped several times and embossed in three different powder Colors...
then back to the moose-side.
i found an other rubber stamp of snowflakes in three different sizes (Flamingo artstamps) and also embossed it in the three Colors:
and there is something i can hardly resist, when it Comes my way: fabric selvedges with Color circles...
then i glued the file Folder along the sides together (with a double sided tape), sewed along twice and here is the final result, this time photographed under daylight lamp for better Colors:
and as moo mania & more has an "open theme" fortnight, i also link there...


  1. I was fascinated all the way through this, had a rest when the sun went down with a great photo, then carried on. You've used such beautiful papers and stamps and lovely colours. I especially liked the sixth last photo with the tree, there was a beauty about it.
    Great result and fun to read.

  2. Was für ein herrliches Projekt Johanna.. das ist traumhaft geworden!
    Ich mag Robbespierre auch gerne, eine tolle Designerin ist sie!
    Lieben Dank dass Du nochmal mit so einem feinen Beitrag bei AJJ dabei bist!


  3. Mir gefällt Dein Projekt seeehr gut, wirklich ausgezeichnet! Ein olles Foto auch! Dir einen schönen Abend noch, GLG, Valerie
    Danke fürs Mitmachen bei Art Journal Journey and Moo Mania and more!!
    Ich hab neue Glühbirne in der Küche, und alle Bilder die ich dort gemacht sind auch lila-stichig!

  4. Ein super Projekt und eine tolle Verpackung für deine Weihnachtskarten. Super Idee, die ich mir vielleicht mal merken sollte. Meine Weihnachtskarten lagern alle in einer riesigen Lebkuchendose (ist aber kaum noch Platz drin).

  5. Ach herrje, das ist ja mal wieder der Burner, Johanna! So wunderbar, all die Schritte zu sehen, bis zum fertigen Projekt! Wow, was für ne coole idee und all die schönen Embossing Applikationen! Das Moo ist so passend und feierlich! Du hast mich inspiriert zum Sortieren und Embossen! DAAANke Mix It Monthly ♥ Conny

  6. Holy Cow, Johanna. You look like you have been cleaning out your craft supplies and using them all in this project. I was very much impressed. I see the organization bug has hit you, too!

  7. Lovely project and such a great idea to make a file folder bag for card storage. I loved reading your process and seeing photos as things evolved. Great ideas and result! Thank you so much for entering our January challenge!

  8. Schmieren und schmotzen und danach was superschönes daraus machen - toll.

  9. Wow, eine supertolle Kreation, liebe Johanna. Der Sonnenaufgang ist gigantisch.

    Vielen Danke für's Mitmachen bei MOO-MANIA & MORE

  10. Ich bin begeistert, was Dir wieder Tolles eingefallen ist liebe Johanna. Deine Collage ist wirklich ein Augenschmaus mit so vielen kreativen fantastischen Details. Hier sollte man sich schon etwas Zeit nehmen, um auf Entdeckungstour zu gehen! Ich finde es spannend, die Schritt für Schritt- Anleitung zu verfolgen. Danke, dass Du Dir die Mühe gemacht hast!

  11. It looks fabulous, Johanna. I love the different shades of colour and the texture.

  12. Der blaue Hintergrund ist ein Traum! ... und überhaupt - die Gestaltung wie immer super. kannst du das Embossen wohl nicht mehr missen...
    Grüße zum Wochenende von Ulrike

  13. Love your wintery scene. And your moose are perfect for it, so majestic. xox

  14. You've got a rich and huge talent my friend! :)

  15. Love your frosty images and the Moose at the nice blue background.
    Dear Greetings

  16. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at our Rubber Dance Frosty Challenge!

  17. Awesome. Thanks for joining the challenge over at Rubber Dance.

  18. Gorgeous work - thank you for joining the Rubber Dance challenge


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