Friday 10 October 2014


This is my fourth PA project for this months challenges, and how can I resist a challenge created by Julie Ann. Can't explain, but Julie Ann always manages to set my mind whirring and sends me off in a frenzy.
I knew that I didn't have a corrugated jacket from this company and actually went on their website and selected a book….but, because it wouldn't be here until next week and I am a "need to do it yesterday" girl, I found a cardboard version.

I begun by brayering Little Black Dress, Snowflake and Pewter randomly onto the surfaces. I decided to leave some of the background showing. Next I did the lid stamping in Black and with a lolly stick made little lines to mimic the corrugated pattern that I hadn't got. 

Next, I had great fun making my own washi tape. All my stamps used are from PaperArtsy.

It was really going well and I normally spend ages choosing positioning of things but this just went on straight away. Washi tape on and really pleased.
Next I made some letters from corrugated card and scruffed them up a bit. I think that I am very good at achieving scruffy!
I glued them onto black card to make them stand out and attached them and some string and a tag.

My intention is to use this folder to store my pictures of faces that I have collected to take to my Dina Wakley class in 2 weeks….(very excited) !!!!

Thanks Julie Ann, your work is amazing and you inspire me greatly! x


  1. Loving your STUFF folder Hazel, great colours and great washi tape, can understand why you feel so inspired by Julie Ann, she just has that 'something' that gets you fired up and wanting to make something.

    Enjoy your Dina Wakley class, something i might do next year faces, still trying to find my way ;-) xxx

  2. WOW Hazel, this is fabulous and love how you just went for it and didn't think too much about it, best way in my opinion and it certainly worked for you this time.

    I too love what Julie Ann does and she's a great inspiration to us all.

    Sam xxx

  3. Your folder is fantastic, Hazel!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Well, Hazel, I'm glad you can't see me blushing here at the nice things you and Sam have said! I just love to grab something like these folders and get altering! I got totally lost in this little project and I really hope you did too. I just got in from taking my son to the theatre but I had to look at what you've created and it's great! What an excellent idea to use this folder to keep your DW faces in! It looks like a brilliant arty case! I love all the homemade washi you created from the PA stamps and those letters look fabulous. Thank you so much for joining in! It really does give me a 'buzz' to think that you've played along and had some fun! xxx

  5. Wow, this is brilliant Hazel! I so envy your energy and enthusiasm for creating. I wear myself out thinking about it too much first, lol! Love the neutral colour combo and every time I see them I make a mental note to buy those fabulous eyes (or rather the stamp thereof, lol). You really ran with Julie Ann's gorgeous folder and created a wonderful version of your own.

    Lesley Xx

  6. What a fabulous folder for STUFF, lol! I've got at least one of these, rather than a corrugated one (although may have some of them too...) so this would be a good idea to play with!

  7. This is Fab Hazel, it is a great take on Julie Ann's project x

  8. This is fab hazel and I particularly love the eyes and the washi tapes. The Amazon folders were such an inspiring idea; just wish col didn't bin them all!

    Lucy x

  9. A fantastic arty folder Hazel! I love your washi tapes!
    Alison xxx

  10. Love the look of this Hazel! Thanks for the visit to my blog and comment about my new stencils!

  11. Fabulous background for this folder, my.. you are productive this month!

  12. wow Hazel - I'll never look at a bit of boring old packaging in the same way again xx

  13. This is another wonderful Hazel!! Design is very cool and fab idea xx