Monday, February 28, 2011

My Attempt at Vintage

Okay, so I really love all the Vintage stuff that people create, but somehow never feel thrilled with how my attempts work out.  I decided to give it another go -- and here is what I came up with.  I was inspired by a beautiful project I saw on Stampin Connection by Andrea Brewster.

The Love Letter Designer paper, paired with the Newsprint DSP, makes for a winning combination, no matter what direction you choose to go.  I love how the Artisic Etchings stamp set matches the paper, so I created this little art journal using stamps and papers that match -- I always love that!  I used the Big Shot adhesive sheets to adhere the paper to the journal -- first cut your paper to the correct size -- for outside of covers, use a 6 x 6" square, and 5 1/8x5 1/8" square for the inside covers.  Apply your adhesive to your designer paper, punch your holes using the spiral border punch, push the paper over the spiral binding, remove the adhesive liner, and adhere to the chipboard -- using a bone folder to smooth it out perfectly, and wrap it around the edges to the inside so that the edges of your chipboard are covered.  Make sure to cut out a little square notch at the corners so it will fold smoothly to the inside of each cover.

 Inside front cover. 

Here is the back of the journal.
We will be making journals such as this one, at my upcoming Journals class on March 20th at 2 pm.  Everyone can choose their own papers, and can make their "journal" into a recipe book, art journal, baby book, Mother's Day gift -- or whatever else strikes their fancy!

Supplies List:
5x5 chipboard art journal
Love Letter and Newsprint DSP
Ink: Ridinghood Red, Black, Crumb Cake
Stamps: Artistic Etchings, Define your life
Decorative Label punch, small oval punch, spiral border punch
Big Shot and Fun Flowers Die
Vintage Brads
Big Shot Adhesive sheets


  1. Beautiful! I love the red and black combo!

  2. Beautiful job covering your journal! I love the way this turned out!

  3. Love your vintage journal! I love Artistic Etchings set