Sunday, November 27, 2016

Vintage Chic

Howdy & welcome to my little slice of blog-land.  I am still crafting {smile}.  I am preparing for my last craft fair next weekend.  Saturday, to be exact.  But I wanted to share with you a new decorated notebook.  I went to our local scrapbook store, and stumbled upon this beautiful pattern paper collection by Heidi Swapp - Vintage Chic.  It is basically all neutrals with a teal blue shade.  So, I pick up a few sheets of this beautiful (to me) pattern paper and headed home!
here is what I came up with:


Now, I have a lot of paper crafting supplies, so the pattern paper is all I had to purchase (at this time).   I selected embellishments that were sweet, rustic, french, and/or simple pretty!
Recipe:  I used mint macaroon card stock by Stampin; Up! for the matt.  

I cut strips of each of the pattern papers in the Vintage Chic collection.  I sponged all the edges with crumb cake classic ink by Stampin' Up!.  I cut a 4" burlap doily in half, and adhered it to the right side.  I added a simple border stitch around the front panel.  I did  a zig zag stitch at each pattern paper seam.  I tucked a black and white French tag in behind the doily.  I added a bingo card.  I hand-stamped my sentiment.  I hand cut the banner.  I sponged the edges to help give the sentiment banner some definition.  The 'vintage chic' sentiment tag is actually the pattern paper label.  I adhered it to the front of the notebook with foam tape.  I added a scrap length of teal velvet ribbon to a rhinestone heart ribbon slide, just below the vintage chic label.  I added a Prima holiday paper blossom.   I added a white resin floral garland.  I wrapped some cream crochet trim around the notebook cover, and looped it through the metal word bar.  I used black pearl brads to secure the ends.
I am super happy with how beautiful (to me) this decorated notebook turned out.  So, I made a matching gift tote.  {smile}  I had so much fun creating this notebook, that I made another.  I used some of the same pattern papers, and added pink as my accent color.  Stay tuned for photos of my other creations!



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