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Real life 20 minute crafting

Real life crafting in the middle of a work day looks like this….

After a frustrating few hours working and the added fun of wedding planning related stress, quite frankly I’m done with today. And since it’s still too early to drink away my dramas, I decided to craft away the stress instead. (My mum and my liver are proud!) 

There’s a great group for fellow Aussie Project Lifers who swap embellished 3×4 cards. It’s the perfect quick project for when you want to do something crafty but aren’t able to dedicate hours to it. Each month you send Tara 6 cards you made  and you get back 6 different ones.  

The January theme is ‘Makes me smile’ 

Without over thinking it too much I rifled through my stash, and came up with the wooden frames and the woolies cards. Disney totally makes me smile, so my idea was born! 

And the bonus is that this project doubles as a stash buster since everything I used has been on my shelves for at least a year. 

Here’s a quick rundown of how I made my cards. If you get inspired to make some quick filler cards be sure to tag me on facebook or instagram!


  • Amy tangerine ‘bits’ die cut wood frames 
  • Heidi swapp shine – hot pink
  • Glossy accents 
  • Gem stone stickers from The Reject Shop
  • Dear Lizzy ticket roll stickers
  • Woolworths movie stars projector cards
  • Strawberry edition project life cards

Step 1

I selected Project Life cards for speed. Plus on the back they say ‘the best belly laughs’ 😉 Sprayed on bulk with Heidi Shine

Step 2

Stick down the tickets

Step 3

Cut the Woolies cards to size and glue down with glossy accents. The cards are translucent and shiny so they add a nice focal point but you could use printed pictures, patterened papers or other ephemera

Step 4

Glue down the frames with glossy accents and then add the gems in colours the highlight the pictures