Friday, December 2, 2011

An Artsy Fartsy Holiday Memory Book

During one of my thrift store jaunts I found a lovely vintage Christmas children's book, falling apart, and just begging for an artsy fix up! First I took the pages and made them into some pretty Christmas bunting (pictures coming soon). What I had left was the book cover and back and could not bear to throw them away...so I made a memory book and I think it turned out lovely! Check it out... Binding the book with silver binding rings, I decorated the front with some vintage anagram letters and a lovely glittered red star.

Within the book you will find a ton of new and vintage papers, including some lovely holiday style patterned papers, vintage Christmas cards, vintage ledger paper and so much more! Here I decorated a green paint sample card with some Holiday stamps. Cute huh?!

Other fun details include vintage style mini flash cards and vintage gummed labels.

This fun tree paper is actually from a vintage paper place mat. I just love the trees!

Sometimes I used glue, but other times I adhered the paper together by sewing with red thread, or using staples. I think it gives the book a little extra oomph and fun!

A few pages have pockets so you can fill them with special holiday memories, like photos, receipts, ticket stubs, etc.

The book is truly a one of kind creation and a perfect place to keep all your holiday memories! See it as my version of those Smash books that are so popular in the scrapbooking stores these days. My book is for sale in my Etsy shop, and will be available tomorrow at the last holiday show of the year, the Holiday Craftacular! I had so much fun making it that I can't wait to try my hand at different themes!

2 comments:

  1. Love this! Now I'll be on the lookout for some vintage children's Christmas books!

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  2. I also love to scrapbook my family history. I just bought some more scrapbooking supplies with the family history theme. Just hope I get time to scrapbook soon.
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