Happiness Project: 7gypsies Library Drawer Project

I recently had the pleasure of being invited to be a guest designer for Blue Moon Scrapbooking.  I have a serious love of all things 7gypsies and think Blue Moon has one of the best 7g selections online.  I guess it won't come as a surprise that when asked what I would like to use for my project I immediately said 7gypsies Conservatory collection.

Because I love to make "stuff" I also decided I wanted to create a project featuring a 7gypsies Library Drawer.  I really love the alterable items from 7gypsies and had really been looking forward to an opportunity to create a special project with one.

The box comes with a set of tabbed divider cards.  Last year I joined in on a One Little Word for the year.  With the new year quickly approaching I have been thinking about what my next word would be.  After a lot of thought, I finally decided it should be happiness.  With that choice I knew that I wanted to create a special project that I could use to document my focus on finding and celebrating happiness in my life.  


I decided that throughout the year I would make little art cards on 4×6 index cards that I could file in my happiness project.  I used the tabbed index cards that were included with the box to create themed sections for my drawer.  The art cards may be fancy, they may be super simple, they may even just have some hand journaling- I think it will just depend on the moment.  The goal will be to look in my life and the world around me and capture the little things that bring me happiness.


The beginning of the happiness project is the Library Drawer which I covered with the text side of the Mesofauna patterned paper.  Tucked in my goody box of supplies were some Wonderfall journaling cards by Websters Pages.  One of them had the phrase "All My Happiness" which was perfect to cut out and add to the top of the drawer pull.  I added Distress Ink (Walnut Stain) and Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint to give it an aged effect.

I decorated each divider card with assorted embellishments to go along the card's theme.  Each card has a small strip of patterned paper with a phrase or quote appropriate to the category.  I used a vintage typewriter that is sentimental to me to create the text.

Below are all of my tabbed index cards along with the supplies included on each one.














In the upcoming days I will sharing each card again with close up of photos and details about each card.  I hope you will check in each day to see a bit more about the different parts of this project.  I really love it and am excited to share more about it with you!

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  1. betty says

    These are incredible!! I love the library drawer. What a great way to display your art, encourage yourself to see happiness, and incorporate tons of neat little items! I can’t wait to see what is coming next.

  2. Cim Allen says

    How beautiful ! I have one just waiting for something to be done with it. Now I know what I can do. Thanks Tammy.

  3. says

    Wow! I love all the little details you added in. The stitching on the tabs is genius! Now I feel that I must have this supply in my stash. Simply gorgeous!

  4. Sarah says

    This is soo gorgeous!! You really do inspire me with each project you create. You are SO talented! Thank you for sharing this with us!

  5. cher says

    this is so beautiful! I have been eying that drawer! u just might make me go get it!looking forward to the daily details! xo

  6. SusanK says

    This ultra fab project has left me absolutely speechless! Can’t wait to read future blog entries to see how this all came about. Oh my!

  7. suzie cross says

    What a wonderful project-art that focuses on what makes us happy…I love it to pieces & can’t wait to see more! Suzie

  8. Lara Carson says

    I absolutely love this…you are quickly becoming one of my MOST FAVORITE designers! Beautiful!

  9. Jeanne Robinson says

    I received a library drawer for Christmas, now I know what to do with it!!! LOVE your project! Thank you!