Friday, 21 October 2016

Vintage mini book and Friday freebies

Hello all and happy Friday. Well, it's time for yet another Christmas project, I hope I am not boring you to tears. But I also have a set of free Christmas papers to share, so hang on for that...
I made this one for a special friend who likes to display them around Christmas time. It's made from one sheet of 12 by 12 Kraft card, and I used some Maja design papers to decorate it.
Sometimes when I make these books I create pockets for tags along the sides, this time I glued the pages together, so they are really sturdy, but then created loads of pockets on the inside.

The poinsettia was cut with the Tim Holtz die out of fabric, all the greenery is by Tim as well.
The book closes with a belly band
Below a quick run through the inside pages, like I said, loads of pockets and tags on each of the 3 inside double pages.
All the elements are cut from the papers, I just added some inking, background stamping and some die cuts for decoration.

And here are the tags that fit inside the pages, there are little messages on the back of the tags.
And here is the cover again, this time without the belly band.
If you want instructions as to how to make a mini book like this, you can find them HERE

Alright, and now at last to the freebies. They are formatted to 6 x 6 and there are some tags and tickets too, so you could use them for both minibooks like this or for cards of course. They were definitely inspired by these maja papers, but as I currently have no colour printer, I am unable to print and use them myself right now, but I hope that some of you will find them useful.

Well, that's it for today. You are welcome to use these papers in whatever way you like, you can sell what you make, just don't sell the papers as they are.

Thank you for your visit like always, have a great weekend and happy crafting! 


maria's knutselplezier said...

Another beautiful project , I love it, so beautiful !The papers you took are fantastic, I love them all!!

Have fun!!

JennyH said...

Thank you Astrid, these pages are beautiful : )

Brenda Brown said...

Love your little Christmas book with all the pockets and spaces to add extra bits. A fabulous design and gorgeous embellishments on the front too, the poinsettia sets it off perfectly xxx

Anneke said...

Your post isn't boring at all. Ik really love the little book with everything in it too!
And thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas papers Astrid!

brenda said...

Your little book of tags is absolutely lovely Astrid, I can just image the look on delight when the recipient opens it.

And your freebies are lovely, you are so kind.

B x

chrissie said...

I never get bored with your makes and particularly the little books. This one is packed with beautiful things and lots of interest as well.

The papers are wonderful and thank you for making them for us to use

Love Chrissie xx

Carol said...

GORGEOUS , as always xxx THANK YOU for the freebies too xx Have a lovely, Birthday weekend xx

Suzanne C said...

Your mini book is gorgeous! I love the pockets and tags scattered throughout the book. Your free Christmas papers are beautiful!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous projects Astrid. Unless I'm mistaken, I think it may be your birthday! So happy birthday from me, Angela xXx

Helen Wallace said...

Such a beautiful project Astrid. I enjoyed every bit of your post and what a lucky recipient to be gifted a special gift. Love the little vintage girls in red - so sweet. Thanks for sharing the papers too. Hope you had a lovely day.

Marisa Job said...

Another gorgeous creation!! Have a great weekend!

Patty O'Malley said...

I, for one, never tire of Christmas! I love your album--it is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing these beautiful papers--love them.

Redanne said...

You always make the most beautiful little books Astrid and this one is no exception, I love the papers and the tags and the fabric poinsettia is a real stunner. Thanks so much for the beautiful papers too, they are so lovely! Hugs, Anne xx

Margie said...

Your little book is just gorgeous Astrid and the papers are right up my street so thanks for those too.

Kathy Bradley said...

Astrid - so very, very gorgeous!!

c.szyba said...

gorgeous pages, thank you very much

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

For the first time ever, I am taking you up on your offer with these digi's...fabulous, and what a fabulous little album! WOW...all the pages and the cover are beautiful!

SewPaperPaint said...

Astrid, your mini album is just lovely! I haven't made one of these in so long and think it's high time. I appreciate the beautiful papers so much. The first image doesn't come up in high res like the others. Love them! Hugs, Autumn

Meggymay said...

Astrid its a gorgeous mini album, and I'm sure it will be treasured.
Thanks for sharing the beautiful papers as well.
Yvonne xx

Chrissy said...

A stunning mini album Astrid..I love the pockets and dies and the sparkle..just gorgeous..Thank you so much for the free papers, they will be perfect for my Christmas projects and will link back to you..


froebelsternchen said...

What an amazing mini album and thank you very much for the lovely freebies Astrid!
Happy weekend to you!
oxo Susi

Pamellia said...

Wow, this is just amazing Astrid!! So many wonderful details, I just love the rich and traditional feel of this!! Have a peek in on my blog today if you have time, there's a wee surprise for you, hugs :)

Maryann Laursen said...

I just LOVE your gorgeous little album here Astrid. As usual you´ve done such a wonderful job, and every page is soooo beautiful with all the pockets and tags inside, it all looks really awesome and beautiful.
And thanks soooo very much for the gorgeous papers and tags here as well, they´re really gorgeous, and I´m definitely printing them out right away and will use them for both albums and cards. Thanks soooo very for all your amazing work and for sharing it here with all of us is just totally amazing, thanks soooo very much.

Monika Gulyas said...

Wonderful mini book, Astrid, with many beautiful details! I love the Victorian feeling of your book and your tags! The glittering leaves look great too! xx

Annie said...

Astrid this is totally fabulous xx I am just loving your Christmas traditional and vintage, which I love xxx
Thank You for sharing such beautiful papers......I shall definitely be using them at some point as I just love your Santa, beautiful girl and birds xxxx

Huge hugs Annie xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

Oh my, Astrid, I do so love your little books!! This one is super gorgeous and obviously a perfect Christmas gift, love, love, love all the details!!! Your papers are stunning .. have grabbed them all and can't wait to use them. Thank you so much for sharing!! hugs xx

Jackie PN said...

Astrid, Such a gorgeous book!! I love all of the beautiful details you add! Your friend is sure to be very pleased! ")
Thank you so much for the gorgeous papers- you are so very generous as well as crazy talented!!
huge hugs,Jackie

Dorthe said...

Oh, it is gorgeous, your mini wonder of a book, dear Astrid. What a stunning piece of art work, for your friend, - displaying it for Christmas, gives joy in so many ways, I`m sure. I love all about it, your papers and pAGES filled with sweetness and Christmas warmth, and your tags are the most lovely adds !!
Thank you for your papers, too, they are so beautiful !! Dorthe XOxo

Linda said...

Everything is gorgeous! You have an amazing talent! A lovely blog, too. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

Gina Bloyaert said...

Dank je om je mooie inspiratie te delen.
Ook,wil ik je bedanken voor de mooie Maya afbeeldingen die je er gratis hebt opgezet.
Mvg Gina belgium

Jennie Atkinson said...

Such a gorgeous mini book Astrid - I just love the vintage colours and elements you have used both outside and inside. Just stunning! And what gorgeous papers too! Sorry to be so late in catching up. Jennie x

Deb said...

Gorgeous Astrid, I adore your mini albums, they are always wonderful! And thanks for the beautiful printables, what a lovely and thoughtful gift. Deb xo

Marisa Job said...

Beautiful Christmas mini album! The Christmas papers are gorgeous too!! Have a great Sunday!

butterfly said...

Utterly lovely. Bored? No, not possible. I love the papers, the tags and pockets, but most of all the gorgeous poinsettia and greenery adorning the cover - magical!
Alison x

XxJULESxX said...

Wow Astrid what stunning work!! your so talented!!!!! and thanks so much for the freebies!!!

sarascloset said...

Wow! If this little album just doesn't take the Christmas fruitcake! How gorgeous! I bet your friend was brought to tears of joy when she opened this! I love those gorgeous papers and the delightful tags! The poinsettia spray on the front is drop dead beautiful and I adore all the sparkly greenery throughout! How lovely a work of art!

Thank you for the papers; they are so pretty! I wish I had the capability of using them! Perhaps some day I shall figure that out! Sending hugs!

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