So of course I am sharing the project I put together for the celebration with you today:
The project itself consist of 3 different items, a little foldout tag book, a handmade tear off notebook and an altered envelope that will hold the other two items which will be sent to one of my penfriends.
Lets have a closer look at the items one by one.
First of the fold out tag book, we all made one of these during our craft day, Annie had made one previously already.
All you need is a bit of square card, you can do it pretty much any size, but we used 8 x 8 card.
I have made several ones, they are so much fun. For this one I used some papers from Stamperia Old Lace collection , I added some real lace, fussy cut some of the fab. elements and collaged it all together to make the base.
On the inside there are lots of pockets for little tags, and for this one I also added some tea bags as my penfriend love tea.
My next item was a little hand made notebook, so simple and it can make a great gift and is a super way to use up papers.
For the coverr you need a piece of your chosen paper (I used more of the old lace paper) and cut it approx. 2 to 2.5 inches longer than the finished size of your note book. This is so you can score it at 1 " and 1 1/4" on one side so it can fold over the inside pages of your book. Hopefully this picture will make clear what I mean:
Here is a sideview and the inside view when you open the cover.So what you do is the following:
Cut about 25 or so papers and some strong card or board to your chosen size.
Clip them all together with some bulldog clips or similar (leave the longer front piece for later). Using some good pva glue and either a brush or your finger, run a line of glue all a long the top edge, making sure there is a good layer of glue. Now let it dry for about an hour or so.
Finally adhere your front cover, adding more glue in the groove where you have scored, making sure it is flush to you pages. Clip together again, let it dry, and your notebook is done.
Vintage Journey blog to see what some my other teamies have created and of course we all hope you will share our special birthday with us to add one of your own celebration pieces with us.
Thank you for visiting today and have a wonderful month of March!