Monday, 23 February 2015

Ephemera's Vintage Garden - Paris In My Heart - Project #3

Hello, my friends!

Today I'm back with my third and final project using the "Paris In My Heart" Printable Journal Kit from Ephemera's Vintage Garden!

With my impending trip to Paris in mind, I was going to decorate a box to place all my trip momentoes in.
My very talented teamie at EVG just posted an incredible box made using another printable journal kit.
(You can see it HERE)
So I decided to come up with something different. 
I hope you like it!

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Have you seen any of the incredible folded book art on Pinterest?
I remember doing this when I was a kid.
Back then we used the Sears catalogue or a phone book.
I would having to wait until the winter catalogue expired because it was always the biggest one.
I made several that had different patterns and designs.
For this project I made the most simple design.
It's a great place to tuck in all kinds of goodies.

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Here's what I did:

I found an old book I had that was the size I wanted.
I started at one end and simply folded each page into the center until every page was folded. 
I then inked the folds with several colours of distress ink.
For some reason the ink isn't showing in my photo but it's pretty. 
I then printed the journal cover page from the kit, and adhered it to the inside of the front and back cover. 
Then I printed out some of the tags and ephemera from the kit.
I inked the edges of everything and simply tucked them into the book.

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For photo purposes I simply tucked them all into the middle section 
but you can tuck something into each of the folds. 
They stay in there nice an snug.

This wonderful kit makes such a beautiful display!

You can also place it on a shelf with the back cover up at a 45 degree angle. 
Then the pretty back cover shows like this:

Here's a side view:

Materials Used:
Ephemera's Vintage Garden Printable Journal Kit - Paris In My Heart;
Old hardcover book;
Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet, Festive Berries, Walnut Stain;
Ribbon from my stash.

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Head on over to Ephemera's Vintage Garden and look at all the fantastic printable kits available!
Consider picking up this wonderful Paris In My Heart Kit for your own use!
Those of you who are not able to print them yourselves can find them in the Etsy Shop HERE.
Oh, and don't forget to go to Debbie's blog HERE to sign up for her newsletter. 
Debbie is very generous with her gorgeous freebies! :o)

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Have a wonderful week! 


Geri said...

OMG…I've never seen these, but this is something else, Nancy! It's beautiful and a beautiful project to show off those papers! Love it!

Pop's Cards said...

I love this creation, just gorgeous hugs Pops x

Donna Hanley said...

Nancy, this is stunning. Yes I do remember doing this as a child ( many many moons ago) but never anything as beautiful as this. I love every part of it. I think I would have to lean this on a shelf so I could always see the inside back cover also. Have a crafty day.

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is beautiful. I have never heard of doing this . Cool idea.

Christine L said...

Ooh this looks fabulous Nancy.... a wonderful place to keep treasures! I've not seen this before - but am certainly interested, so no doubt will be perusing Pinterest for a couple of hours now!!

Christine x

Mehrll said...

What a neat idea. Love it! I have never seen one made like this, but it would be a great way to display tags, cards, etc. Thanks!

Susan M said...

Fabulous Nancy ! I've never seen one of these books before but they are such a great idea. Love the kit , the papers are beautiful , especially like the tags and clock.

Ira Huberts said...

Ha Nancy, I see that you couldn't resist folding a book either ;-) Hope yours was as dull as mine was, lol!
Your folded book is gorgeous, love the tucked in details, so pretty!
Ira’s Crea Corner

Nancy said...

I completely forgot you folded a book, Ira, but yours was incredible! Yes, it was a very outdated home decorating book! :o)

Jennifer said...

Such a wonderful idea! I love the folded pages and how all your sweet tags can be arranged in them. Wonderful papers to!

Tracey Fehr said...

Wow! Nancy this is spectacular! I've never seen this done! What an amazing idea! Gorgeous papers!

ShelbyDoodle Designs by Nancy Smith said...

Wow Wow Nancy! What an great idea to showcase Debbie's amazing papers!

Willy Bos said...

Hello Nancy! This is awesome! Love everything about it! Hugs from your friend Willy

Bernadet said...
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Bernadet said...

Ooooh Nancy, this is amazing!!
Something like this I made for our daughter when she graduated at school.
if you are interested you can find my creation here:

Tracy said...

Oh my gosh this is incredible! I love the look of all those pretty tags tucked in the pages. Think I might have to find my self an old book to try this with. Gorgeousness Nancy!!!!!!!! Hugs!

Robyn said...

Nancy, your work is wonderful and inspiring!! The staging is the the tops! LOVE LOVE LOVE this presentation!!

Penny said...

This is way cool, Nancy! Love the design idea, and the ephemera is fabulous! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Daen'Ys said...

Wow, Nancy, what a gorgeous creation!! This folded book is the nicest tag or card holder that I ever saw!! What a cool idea - I will do that one day!!
Have a nice weekend
Hugs Rosi