I haven't been able to sew on the machine lately so I have found my crafting joy with paper crafts. I watch you tube videos to teach myself how to make basic things like notebook covers, gift boxes, photo albums and just recently notebook covers.
In true FEE style I always change things up a bit and apply my own style to things. I have a lovely collection of vintage shabby papers and like my favourite fabrics they have been sitting around way too long so I felt it was time to begin to use them. A writing compendium to display on my side board seemed the perfect project for these gorgeous papers from Kaisercraft.
I made the cover from cardboard and covered them in white cardstock and then used the printed designer papers to dress it up. I used Tim Holtz Distress inks to age everything and finished it off with some beautiful lace, an old earring, ribbon and paper flowers.
I found the beautiful gold sparkly pens in Kmart last week and bought a few for gifts. Isn't it just gorgeous ?
I finished it off with some lovely little silver book corners and all tied up with a pretty bow.
An afternoon very well spent I'd say. I'm hoping to make a few more for Christmas gifts in the next few days.
Bye for now.