Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A Pair of Vintage Notepads

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!"

Do you like the vintage style? Leave a comment and tell us. We'd love to hear from you.

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35 comments:

  1. Oh my god,,these are gorgeous Sunehra..loved the way u have used the chipboard embellishments !! Super loved it !

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    1. Those chipboard laser cuts are just AMAZING! You can't really go wrong with it at all.. But they particularly suit this colour scheme. So glad you liked it.

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  2. Wao!...These are utterly gorgeous Sunehra!....I just love the beautiful way you have embellished these note-pads.....You have captured the Vintage/Shabby look perfectly!...Fabulous layering too!...I just love everything about them! :)..

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    1. Hey thanks so much Hussena... yes I really went to town with the embellishments. Had a blast.

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  3. superb designs gurl....I see u are totally a vintagy n shabby chic gurl these days...haaha...

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  4. This is so beautiful..love all the embellishments:)

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  5. wow wow Sunehra! you are really fantastic.. :)

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    1. Oh My... Hardly Deepti - After many permutations and combinations I was finally able to make it look good... but thanks anyway

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  6. What a compliment from your little one! :)

    The note pads are truly beautiful. Love the flowers on it..love the tiny key charm too.. Itsy bitsy laser cuts are to die for! Love the birds and bird cage! Awesome creations.

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    1. I know right - my son with his comments - I tell you... yes the charm is so cute too right.. and the laser cuts are a class apart.

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  7. Wow ! Fab job with vintage style ...Loved the embellishments and the charm is just Wow !

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    1. hey hey Pooja.. You know I had a doubt about adding that charm but now that you've mentioned it... so glad I did

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  8. so many elements in complete harmony here....love it, sunehra!!

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  9. Such fabulous notepads. A person like me will not use them at all, Just hoard them, keep them at my desk and keep staring at these pretty little cuties :)

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    1. Haha me too Indira... But then at the same time, I only feel like writing in a really nice note pad... can't write in the regular ones.. so maybe I will use it sometime haha

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  10. Amazing notepads Sunehra...u added i more addition to my to do list :)

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    1. hahaha Rajni - yes you must and please add a link to us when you do, would love to see!

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  11. Superb n so vintage notepads Sunehra...love all the details added !!

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  12. Lovely lovely lovely,is all I have to say.Love that pleating of ribbon and chain.Awesome job as usual.

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    1. Oh so glad you liked ribbon and chain, had a bit of a doubt at that actually

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  13. Both are so superbly created..reminds me of an older project of yours--the post it note box you had altered so beautifully ...it was the first project of yours I had seen and fell in love with!!!
    And young ones do love more cheerful stuff.I am so reluctant to even attempt a vintage project as my little critique will be so vociferous in her criticism!!

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    1. hahaha yes they do have strong opinions but you will definitely do it well - must try!

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  14. Both the notepads are stunning. I loved the way you have placed the metal chains.

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    1. hey so glad you liked it... had my doubts about that

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  15. Absolutely beautiful.. really great piece of creativity.. I wish some day I could make something as good as these..!!

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    1. Oh my... thanks so much... would love to see

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  16. Designing is all about creativity with hard work.Whenever we design something a unique idea is needed and then we have to cherished that idea with our skill and talent.notepads design

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