I recently got some vintage blooms from Itsy Bitsy along with the Cinch binding machine and was itching to use both in a project. The end result? A couple of heavily embellished vintage notepads. Check them out!
For my first notepad, I started with a pattern paper from the DCVW La Creme stack. Then using my spellbinders Kaleidoscope die, I create a base for the flower and some corners. I added a chipboard laser-cut flourish and a few fabric flowers from Itsy Bitsy again with the vintage theme. As a final touch, I included a little key charm - love that metallic effect on a floral background. Here's a picture of the notebook with a closeup of the details.
For my next notepad, I went grungier. The paper backround is this checkered design from the DCVW Natural Stack over which I layered some coffee brown punch paper embossed with the damask background. I distressed the edges heavily using the We R Memory Keepers Heart distressing tool and glued it down so that the edges sort of curled upwards. Then I proceeded to create layered pleated bow using some 1.5" satin ribbon and ended with the Vintage blooms of course with a chipboard lasercut as well. For the grungy look, I draped a metal chain all over the cover. Here's a look at the notepad along with a closeup
I'm loving the vintage theme mainly because it's not easy giving a distressed and aged appearance to brand new supplies. When I showed my little 4 year old the notepads, he said - "Not nice Mama - looks old" I gave him a big hug and said, "Thanks so much Baba!"
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