Monday, October 22, 2012

Vintage Charm...TSTR # 137

I'm so excited to be hosting this weeks challenge at "The Shabby Tea room" 
I have chosen the theme "Vintage Charm" along with this pretty picture for inspiration. 

I would love to see your card/project using colours  from the photo, add a Flower and a Charm to your creation.

I can see a display of books and pretty charms like this in my home:) Any excuse to visit an OP shop!
When I chose the picture I had no idea what I was going to create.......then I remembered something that I always wanted to do. 
Turn an old book into a Pretty little Box.
I have never done this was lots of fun to make. 

What is a book without a pretty bookmark! I've used "Paper Sweeties" Abigail and Little Wishes sets.

I am going to use this box to store my "Paper Sweeties" stamps. Its the perfect size!

The most time consuming part of this project was cutting the pages out of the book...........look at the pretty flower I made with them!

Here is the before photo........I remembered to take one when I was in the middle of painting the edges of the book.

I hope you made it to the end, after all those photo's.

For more "Vintage Charm" please pop over and see the other Design Team members beautiful creations.

Debbie - Simple Treasures
Rebecca - Paper Primrose
Enjoy Your Week



  1. What a fabulous idea Tracey!! I love the book and how wonderful to use it for your PS stamps!! Terrific project!!

  2. Wow great idea Tracey....looks great1 would love to know how you did this!

  3. Just stunning beautiful!
    Jayne x

  4. Oh wow Tracey, this looks amazing.. I have always wondered about making a book into a box and thank you for showing this.. it looks really good, and that layered flower is stunning!

  5. Amazing, really really amazing. Did you have to glue all of the pages together.

  6. this is one gourgeous box oh my I cant begin to tell you which part is the best it is all amazing work. hugs

  7. wow, wow, wow, wow!!!! Tracey, this is devine!!! Your flower is too beautiful for words! Love it!

  8. You are so clever Tracey! This is simply beautiful. Love it. xx

  9. Oh my gosh, this is so elegant and gorgeous!! I love the beautiful design!! Stunning!! I just altered a book like this with an inside compartment, but mine is a Halloween project, and no where near as amazing as yours!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. Hi Tracey:) OMG! this is just GORGEOUS! I've seen these before and thaought to try one but now after looking at yours I for sure have to try one of these, WOW! I hope you are doing well:)

  11. Stunning! What a fabulous altered book, what project could be more perfect for this week's challenge!

  12. This is so stunning - cutting those pages must have taken a long time. The finished result is amazing. TFS

  13. WOW, Tracey! This is nothing short of amazingly beautiful! (Did you use stamps on the outside of your book, or is it all patterned papers?)

  14. Amazing!!! What a gorgeous project you created, Tracey! Lots of work involved, but your finished project is well worth it! So sweet to see that little Paper Sweetie so pretty!

  15. hi tracie....this project is in my to do list too. :P
    yours came out awesome and so did the bookmark. i always love all that you make and this one is another treasure indeed. tfs.
    take care and hello to my friends overseas.

  16. this book is so so awesome, love the flower on the front , what a great gift idea :)

  17. Tracey, your gorgeous creativity is unending here. Amazing from start to finish and that bookmark is just too cute!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  18. What a neat altered book Tracey. Love the vintage look and pretty colors. The layered flower is amazing!


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