This book was perfect because it has a great patina and a beautiful Pine Tree on the front. It made a great backdrop for a Christmas theme.
I started with simply tying my ribbons around and tying my bow. It helped keeping them in place using the Xyron adhesive runner. A nice wide ribbon with a big chunky gingham gave me a great start to adding color and contrast to the Pine tree graphic.
From here I started adding my Graphic 45 St. Nicholas chipboard to the front of the book.
I paired it with some snowflakes and several beautiful mini paper poinsettias from the Darjeeling collection. I gave all my embellishments a beautiful light dusting of chunky glitter.
I wanted to add some more interest to the bottom of my book so I wound some jute twine with antique buttons and the sweet Graphic 45 chipboard buttons.
Oh those chunky buttons....swooooooooooooon! Love, love, love them.
From there I was done...here is the book complete!
Okay ...so as I said. I had A LOT of fun creating so I had to make just one more goody!
Of course I had to make a beautiful Christmas card using these regal gold poinsettias.
They paired so well with the Graphic 45 St. Nicholas paper collection.
Look at that color....gorgeous red! I also added a ruffle peony and added some gold berries to the inside of it for a bit of bling.
Love all the neat Christmas sayings in the Graphic 45 St. Nicholas paper pad...so easy to add your own Christmas sentiment to your card. Which I did to the outside and than extended it to the inside of the card. It made it breeze doing using the Xyron sticker maker and adhesive runner.
Love how it turned out. Here is the card done.....full of Christmas cheer!!! Love seeing just a glimpse of the inside.
Well folks thanks for visiting me today on the Petaloo, Graphic 45, and Xyron blog hop! Hope you enjoyed it!
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Love what you did with the vintage book! These are awesome projects! Love Graphic 45 papers!!
Wow!!! Absolutely stunning!!!
Just discovering you! What took me so long I don't know. Love your work. Please, please tell me how you make those beautiful fat full bows of yours. Looking forward to more past and present post.
Just discovering you, don't know what took me so long. Love your work. Currently browsing thur past post and looking forward to what's next. Please tell me how you make those beautiful perfect little bows. Thx for sharing
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