To wrap up Stamptember, this week's challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog was to SAY IT with stamps! I decided to honor my dad, the King of Quotes, by upcycling one of his old wallets, complete with a favorite Tim Holtz quote on the front: It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you are not. How true!
I love that typewriter image (from Crate Paper's DIY collection) which I transferred onto the fabric background. And here's a picture of the back of the wallet. It features another favorite quote of mine from Benjamin Franklin.
One thing that I've always admired about my parents is that they use things until they wear out, as you can see from these pictures of the wallet when I rescued it from the garbage. I'm a sentimental softie, but I couldn't let it go. I had too many memories of my dad pulling it out of his pocket to finance family fun nights, school supplies, and that pair of pants that I just HAD to have (love you, mom and dad!)
When you open the wallet, it's filled with some favorite ephemera and bits of art that I find inspiring and that emulate that look of "yesteryear" that I am so fond of.
Love my parents for raising me on such great "quote-age," if that's a word, and I look forward to many more years of their wisdom and advice.
What did I use to make this project, you ask? Behold! And yes- you can get all of these things from Simon Says Stamp!
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