ome images from the Creative Journal that I started last year. My original goal was to take Paper Source’s slogan literally and “do something creative everyday” (I got the journal from Paper Source). Umm, it didn’t actually end up working. So, some days I’d fill a bunch of pages and hope that it made up for the days of extreme void.
What these pages primarily reveal is my obsession with decorative letters. And with some anny-mals. Some pages are merely exercises: trying to capture line and ornamentation design techniques, trying to capture lettering styles offered in the variety of calligraphy/hand type books that I own, etc.
Some additional samples of my lettering can be found in my Etsy shop, where I offer up my services for custom designs, lettering on family trees, and envelope addressing! Check them out HERE.
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Tagged animals, art, calligraphy, Daily Drop Cap, decorative initials, doodles, hand type, handlettering, illuminated initials, illustration, initials, Jessica Hische, Journals, letters, notebooks, Paper Source, sketchbooks, sketches, Type
…for vintage French pages that I include in the journals and paper packs available in my Etsy shop:
And some of my new children’s pages for the new “For Kids” section of my Etsy shop, which I am very excited about:
Check out my Kid-Centric Journals and Paper Packs HERE, and please email me at wordsandeggs[at]gmail[dot]com if you have any questions or would like me to customize a journal or pack for your little one! I have tons of different themed pages and stickers (dinosaur, Disney, trains, sports, Sesame Street, etc.)…
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Tagged books, children, children's literature, Disney, Dr. Seuss, French, Journals, kids, mixed paper, paper, Paper Clips Journals, paper packs, princesses, Sesame Street, Vintage, vintage books
Louise Best is an artist, a diarist, a designer of books and all things awesome, and the creator of one of my favorite new-to-me blogs, called Loulou Loves Books. There, Louise/Loulou offers us snippets of life “from behind the hedge and beyond,” whether in postcard, journal, or typewritten form. No matter what the medium, the effect is charming and lovely. Thank you to @Typoretum for introducing me to Ms. Loulou!
I love the Griffin & Sabine quality of the postcards and the journals. I just love handmade collage-y mail in general. So lovely.
All images above have been graciously borrowed from Loulou’s BLOG and SHOP; however, I strongly strongly encourage you to visit her in the following realms:
ETSY SHOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (can’t sufficiently exclaim my excitement here…)
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Tagged art, blogs, books, butterflies, collage, Design & Paper, diary, drawing, Eiffel Tower, Griffin and Sabine, Handmade Artists, handwriting, Jack Kerouac, Journals, Louise Best, LoulouLovesBooks, Paris, passports, poetry, postage stamps, postcards, sketchbooks, stamps
Considering my extensive French background and the bajillion French papers (vintage and modern) that I’ve collected over the years, I decided to create what I call The Paper Clips Journal – Version Française! Now for sale in my Etsy shop! It’s like my regular Paper Clips Journals, except even awesomer, because it’s French-centric. The result is a lovely compilation of mixed pages to satisfy anyone who has a bit of a French fetish, comme moi. 🙂
For most of my journals, I use an old postcard as a sturdy cover. For the V.F. (version française) edition, I’ll top it off with one of the fabulous French postcards from the collection I’ve accumulated from my many research trips abroad. In the V.F. journal pictured below, I used old black & white postcard of a Parisian lamp post that I got a few years ago in Paris (near the Centre Pompidou, to be exact). I slapped a red label on the front, and it’s ready to go!
Oh, and one more thing: If you ever order a Paper Clips Journal from me, make sure you always peek inside any envelopes I include. From flash cards, to stickers, to postcards, to decorative postage stamps (still very much usable!)… you just never know what you might find! I love hiding little prizes…
I had way too much fun compiling this journal and putting it together. Please order one so I can enjoy the h*ll out of making another. 🙂
Packaging is just another fun aspect of creating the journal for you. In order to seal the package up all nice-like, I plan on taking full advantage of the beautifully fun Japanese washi tape that I won in a blog giveaway last month.
See more images of this and other Paper Clips Journals in my Etsy shop HERE!
Posted in collage, French, Journals, labels, scrapbooks, Stationery & Cards, Vintage
Tagged birds, butterflies, custom, decorative paper, envelopes, France, French, Handmade Artists, Japanese washi tape, Journals, labels, mixed papers, packaging, paper, Paper Clips Journal, Paris, postcards, stamps, tape, Vintage