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Monday, May 3, 2010

Pennies from Heaven - the project

Finally, here is the project. I used an old 1960's edition of Reader's Digest for the front and back covers. I love die cutting printed pages or using them for other projects, so old books are great. These still have the cool textured and printed covers with leather spines. A great find for 25 cents each! Have you realized that the cent sign is missing from the keyboard??? I used a Zutter Bind It All to punch the holes along the spines of the covers and the pages. Added a few stamps, letters, die cuts, pennies, Graphic 45 paper, and the keyhole and key embellishments from Mellisa Francis. The "m" is diecut using QuicKutz's new English Rose alphabet dies from a paint chip from Lowes.
Quickutz Lemonade font die cut and edged and then adhered to a piece of graphic 45 paper cut using a Spellbinders die.
A quote I'd been saving.
This keyhole started out white! I used alcohol inks in various colors, tapped on and sprayed on and then finished it up with a bit of gold antiquing.
A close up of the key. Oh and don't you love that ribbon. I onlyhad a few inches left of this precious commodity. It's a french woven ribbon in the most luscious shades of browns and metallic.
Cut out an image from the Graphic 45 paper. Here's a tip. use a small hole punch to get the "postage stamp" affect!
As I mentioned earlier, just a bit of the ribbon left. so i ended it just on the back of the cover and covered the ends with a round dot of paper!
I loved using the 'from the library' page from the book. On the back of the front cover is a stamped image into which I'm going to write a bible verse.
And my favorite card. I've kept this for a long time. And those that know me dearly know that the more 'I'm fine's' that come out of my mouth, the less fine I really am. Yes, I'm fine.
I also insert some cards into this journal. Cards from special folks. Oh the mess I've made in doing this. And it didn't really start with this project.. I was looking for some sewing note cards I'd purchased eons ago to put in a frame! I finally found them, but not after I manager to amass 3 piles of cards on my studio floor. I have plans I have plan I have plans.. Does this ever happen to you?
another sweet card...
I also inserted some 7gypsies pages that were just the perfect size. Notice the blue ledger paper? that came from a small "legal" pad. Used the whole pad, a few pages at time!
I had saved this beautiful envelope from a dear friend. Trimmed it a bit and now I have a perfect pocket into which to place items to keep!
It was too pretty to discard. Now wasn't it?
A really cute shoe card. You know the saying, you can't have too many friends or too many shoes!
A beautiful handmade card by a really wonderful person.
A note recently received in the mail.
And i finished with another envelope on which I placed a very happy Mary Engelbreit postcard.
Here's a tip on inserting small items or those items you might not want to punch. Punch and insert a strip of cardstock.
onto which you can then adhere the smaller items. Works like a charm.
All those note pages will make a perfect spot to keep track of all the pennies from heaven that fall my way!

I hope you enjoyed this little project. Make one for yourself, it's fun. And a great way to use some of those things you've been saving!
'For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.' Jeremiah 29:11

1 comment:

CG said...

That is a wonderful job you did.....(we look like we're expecting to get goosed)!


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