paperie blog party

Come and join me for the Paperie Blog Party today at The French Cupboard. Although I love doing digital collage I also enjoy making things with paper. I love paper of all kinds. Especially vintage books and sheet music and I also love to reycle. Brown paper bags and boxes already come with that wonderful aged patina so I try to see how I can use them in my paper crafts.

Here are a few of my earlier paper projects. 'LOVE' gift tag banner, 'TIME FOR TEA' pennants and a posie holder made from vintage sheet music.

I just made this shabby 'old' file folder a few days ago. It's made from a few layers of brown paper bag. I found a whole stack of old ones in my mom's garage. They already had that wonderful aged look I love. I decorated it with paint, pages from a vintage book, images from a recycled calendar and a wonderful picture of the French author Collette from a fabulous book about French writers I picked up for .80 cents.

I think this was the first set of banner tags I ever made and it's still my favorite.

My little teacup fairy lives in my favorite mini teacup.

She's also made from vintage books I found at my favortie thrift shop.

Her little friend is close by waiting for a new dress and wings.

Another recent project I posted for Cindy's Creative Spirit challenge. Made from vinatge sheet music, dress pattern paper and a vintage image freebie from Somerset magazine.

And since my thoughts have already turned to Fall and Halloween here are spooky tags made from a corrugated board box I salvaged from my friends at Tuesday Morning. Thanks for letting me share.

Visit The French Cupboard for lots more pretty paper things.

Today I'm grateful for.....

Paper, glue and glitter!


Theresa MacNaughton said...

Everything here is fabulous! I LOVE those raven tags. Definitely puts you in a fall state of mind. Theresa

Kim B said...

Oh so many wonderful creations. Thanks for sharing so many new ideas for me.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Victoria said...

Wow...everything is super gorgeous..full of enchantment and sparkles..I am spellbound..thanks for sharing such inspiring magical beauty!!

Vintage Market Place said...

very cool items here, I looking at all of the details

Carousel Dreams said...

Ooh, I love your teacup fairy! So sweet...

The French Bear said...

Everything looks soooo goood!!!!
Love the crown!
Margaret B

Lynne Moncrieff said...

So many gorgeous items but I particularly love your file folder. Lynne M

French Cupboard said...

Ooooo.... I love the teacup fairy!! Thank you for sharing your lovely creations. Blessings... Polly

Unknown said...

...soooo many paperie artisan items!! I am drawn to the crown and tiny teacup fairy!
xo, Rosemary