Words of Wisdom - keep them together in a mini book and canvas envelope

Words of Wisdom – keep them together in a mini book and canvas envelope

We all have our favourite sayings and words of wisdom that we keep referring back to or try living by. They can be passed on to us by family members, friends; we might have got them from a song, movie or in the street overhearing someone’s conversation… All the ‘life words’ but what do we do with them? How do we store them so that we can go back to them when needed?

Juli Ondrush used her Canvas Corp Brands products (yes, we do mean all three brands!!!) to make a special ‘LIFE WORDS” book and an altered canvas envelope to keep them safe. 

Words of Wisdom - keep them together in a mini book and canvas envelope

‘Do you ever need a place to keep all those fabulous inspirational words you find on the internet or in a book or coming out of the mouth of people you meet? I made this little book to hold those words so I can keep them all in one place and remember them, and then share them when they need to go somewhere else. Inspire yourself, inspire others.’ – says Juli about the idea behind the project.

Words of Wisdom - keep them together in a mini book and canvas envelope

Materials used:
Canvas Corp Fabric Envelope Vertical 5″x7″
Canvas Corp Life Newsprint Paper
Canvas Corp Small Paper Bag
Canvas Corp White Cardstock
Canvas Corp Junk Pack
7gypsies papers: To & DueSeize the DayAmerican Stamps
7gypsies Gypsy Moments Mixed Media Pad
7gypsies assorted tags
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Turquoise BlueCoffee ShopWalnut Gold
Tattered Angels Plain Jane Baseboard: Cardboard
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam: Espresso Bean 
Distress Ink in Black Soot and Vintage Photo
Glossy Accents, Fabric-Tac, Mod-Podge, E-6000, Glue Dots
Lil Davis Designs Bubble Phrase and Frame
Book Text Paper, Metal Book Plate
Clumpy old paint for texture
Waxed Linen Thread, Small Black Brads, Metal Letters–5mm
Chipboard, Paper Napkins
Distress Ink In Black Soot, Vintage Photo & Old Paper
Heidi Swapp Stencil, Distress Tool
We R Memory Keepers Cinch, We R Memory Keepers Typewriter
Assorted ekSuccess edge punches, Martha Stewart punches
Cuttlebug and embossing folder, Tiny Attacher, paper trimmer

What a clever idea, right?!? You can keep adding to your book or have one touch for each year. You could even encourage your children to take part in the ‘Life Words Search’ and allow each of them to make their own book of Words of Wisdom. 

For more of Juli’s work, visit her Instagram.

Have a crafty day!


Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

'Words of Wisdom – keep them together in a mini book and canvas envelope' has 1 comment

  1. June 12, 2017 @ 11:25 am Penny Hanuszak

    This is a fabulous idea and I would love to work on something similar for myself. The layout and setup of the quote cards is very inspiring. The only thing I would add, and perhaps it’s on the back of the inspiration card and we can’t see it in the photos, but I’d like to see the acknowledgement of where the quote came from. That’s very important to me whether I’m CASeing a card, sharing a story or using a quote ……who wrote it, did it, created it. Thanks for sharing.


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