Monday, 28 May 2018

A Gift of Lace and some freebies

Hello friends, hope you are all well. I have not posted for a while because I have had computer issues, also I have been busy creating projects for design teams, but today I have a fun project to share, - an altered file folder, so here goes:
The folder is made from a manilla coloured file folder, and I used Prima Lavender papers to decorate it through out.
The front is decorated with some home made flowers, lace and a couple of little charms attached to the ribbon that closes it.
I also used some of the gorgeous Prima Lavender Washi tapes through out to decorate it.
On the inside there are pockets, and each pocket holds a lace bobbin/spool or whatever you want to call it, because this is for a friend who loves lace.
Here is the second page with further lace spools, each type of lace is slightly different.
I made the spools myself by printing some freebies I made a number of years back on card. I fussy-cut them and then added the lace from my stash.
As I thought some of you might like to do something similar (it's a great way to store your laces), - I will post the freebies below here again too. I think they were the most popular freebies I ever posted, so if you have not seen them before, here they are:
They print on A4 or 8.5/11 paper, but in case you want to print them individually, let me know and I can sent you the individual high res files. Here is one example:
I noticed that the Funkie Junkie Challenge blog is running a  layers of lace challenge right now, so I am going to link this there. And if you are interested how to make a file folder like this yourself, - there are many tutorials on youtube and in a few weeks time I will have a full tutorial of a different style folder as well.

Well, that's it for now, - many thanks for your visit like always and happy crafting!
xxxxx



27 comments:

My name is Erika. said...

This is a gorgeous folder with the lace texture and the metal beads. And I like the ribbon winders too. They fit the theme perfect. I didn't know you when you last hosted the freebies so thanks for hosting these again. :) Glad to hear you computer is back up and running and all is well. Enjoy the new week. Hugs-Erika

Annie said...

Fabulous file booklet Astrid and the details are stunning. Gorgeous front page and the inside looks amazing with your beautiful gifts of lace on the bobbins xx A real treasure for sure

Hugs Annie x

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful altered folder, so sweet. The lace spools are fantastic. And thanks for the freebies! Hugs, Valerie

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Astrid this is so pretty and I love your added beads and charms. A beautiful way to present a gift and those hand created spools of lace are such a precious gift. I would be so touched to receive such a thoughtful present.
Thank you for the very useful freebie although I will have to get my Son to print it out as I do not have a printer. Thank YOU.
Creative Hugs Tracey xx

Angela Radford said...

So Gorgeous Astrid and thank you so much for the freebies, you are so kind. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

Helen Wallace said...

A gorgeous vintage vibe to your thoughtful gift. What a kind thing to do for your friend. Love the little spools for the charming laces and thanks for your generosity in sharing the images.

chrissie said...

An amazing folder with great ideas to inspire us Astrid. Thank you for the wonderful gift. I have bits of lace all in a tangle so will definitely use the 'gift'

Love Chrissie xx

Maryann Laursen said...

As usual yove made such a gorgeous piece of art here Astrid. I love that filefolder and also the fabulous lace spools, that you soo kindly shared here again. I had them already and have used them several times for different projects as they´re just absolut gorgeous too.
Thanks sooo much for all your amazing inspiration here always and also for sharing your gorgeous talent for creating things and always sharing these beautiful makings with us all here for free, that is sooo generous of you.

Dorthe said...

Dear Astrid, I always fall in love with your beautiful shabby romance, as here, ---soo lovely a folder, and the lavender tones are gorgeous. I love your homemade flowers, and the lace spools- thank you , I`m sure I saved them, when you first shared with us. :-)
This is so inspirering, so stunning, and I have to search for lavender toned paints , lol.
Hugs , Dorthe, xx

froebelsternchen said...

Oh wow--tthis is such a beautiful folder and a lovely idea with the laces!And you are always generous with the fabulous freebies dear Astrid! Thank you very much!
Hugs, Susi

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what a beautiful gift for your friend! The folder you created looks stunning with those lovely papers and washi tapes and oh how wonderful that it holds lace on those beautiful spools that you designed- I love it 😁. I'm sure your friend will love it too, the design and embellishments are amazing! I hope your computer problems are all resolved now and it sounds like you've been busy getting creative, I look forward to seeing your tutorial soon 😀. We have had sunhy days here, I hope you have had time to enjoy the sunshine too. Wishing you a happy week! J 😊 x

Cindy Wilson said...

You are such a talented but above all a generous person. Thanks for the freebies. I look forward to your creative works.

Meggymay said...

It is a gorgeous folder and a lovely gift idea, your friend will love it.
I really loved the lace bobbin holders and the colour combination you used.
I hope your computer issues are sorted out, we rely on these forms of communicating so much these days.
Yvonne xx

Redanne said...

I always love your file folder creations Astrid, this one is beautiful with those wonderful papers and the gorgeous lace. The spools are fabulous too, thank you so much for sharing these with us! I hope you don't have any more computer problems! Hugs, Anne xx

Ann Barnes said...

Astrid, what a gorgeous project! It is amazing how beautiful a plain manilla folder can be when you work your creative magic on it! I love the lace and the “freebie” is a super treat too, thanks for sharing!

Heather Maxwell said...

This is so beautiful Astrid! Your friend is going to be so pleased to receive this. Thank you for sharing the little spools too. I'm going to use them to wind little bits of things for swap return goodies. :) Lovely in every detail! ~Heather

Pollard Carole said...

So pretty that's a fabulous design and idea love and hugs Carole x

Brenda Brown said...

So pretty and shabby. A truly delightful journal my friend xxx

Margaret Mifsud said...

Oh my, this is exquisite Astrid!! I do love it when you create items like this. Apart from the fact that you do it so beautifully, you always have such wonderful ideas for little gifts. The papers used are gorgeous and the spools so perfect for laces, etc. Thank you for the inspiration and for sharing! hugs xx

Kate said...

Your file folder is divine, Astrid! Those papers are so soft and feminine. You have decorated that folder beautifully and I love every inch of it!
Thank you for sharing those digital images. They are lovely and vintage and I think I could have a lot of fun with those.
Kate

butterfly said...

I always love your file folders... I bought a pack of them inspired by you, and they're buried somewhere in the craft room. This makes me want to go looking. I love the papers - so pretty - and your spools look so great with the lace wound round. I know I have that digi file somewhere too, but thank you for sharing it again.
Alison x

Sara Barker said...

Astrid, I feel like I won the jackpot this morning! I just adore this project, first because it is so beautiful, but wow, I love that it is functional. AND it fits so perfectly with our challenge over at Frilly and Funkie! Yipppeee! Those papers are some of my favorites from Prima, and you have showcased them perfectly, paired with your lacy stash! What a WONDERFUL gift for your friend! (I'm just a tinge green with envy!) Thank you for sharing the spools, too--how generous! I am looking forward to your tutorial! Have a great Sunday! Thank you for sharing this with us at Frilly and Funkie in our Layers of Laces challenge! Big hugs!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh, how lovely! This is so perfectly shabby chic and filled with lovely little touches. Those lace spools are divine! (Thank you for the free printable!) I love the overall softness and romance and would never have guessed that this shabby chic beauty started its life as a humble file folder!
Thanks so much for joining the fun at the Frilly and Funkie "Layers of Lace" Challenge!

Suzanne C said...

Brilliant! I was just organizing again my craft room and so many bits of lace. This is lovely idea to organize and send even little bits of lace to a dear friend. Wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing with us in the Layers of Lace at Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

Jackie P Neal said...

Stunning folder Astrid! I adore that Prima design set- the lavender color reminds me of my childhood and the woman don around the corner,who always smelled of sweet vile or lilacs and her yard was covered in the most beautiful violets I ever saw!
This is one of my favorites! And those spools of lace- perfectly charming!
Jackie xox

Sara Barker said...

Astrid, I was so excited to see you were chosen as winner at Frilly and Funkie! What an inspiring project you've created, and I can't wait to see what you will create as our Guest Designer! Hugs!

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

Astrid, I have been wanting to revisit the beloved file folder book for some time and you've really inspired me to get to work! I adore how you used this paper line and your gorgeous lace cards. Truly beautiful and so generous of you to offer as a freebie. Biggest congrats on your win at Frilly and Funkie and hugs, Autumn

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