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
I entered a lovely little giveaway over at Oh, hello friend (one of my favorite blogs!) the other week, and I won a fabulous assortment of ten colored and striped tapes from happytape! Happytape features Japanese washi paper tape in a bajillion different colors and patterns (give or take).
Here’s what the package looked like that I excitedly received yesterday in the mail:
And here are the ten happytape wonders in their packaged glory:
This is what the striped pack looks like in detail (this image, and all images below, from the happytape site):
Also from the website:
A couple of my favorite patterned tape assortments from the shop:
And examples of just some of the vibrant color assortments offered:
Thank you to Oh, hello friend and happytape for such a wonderful gift!!! 🙂
Famille Summerbelle consists of Julie & Simon Summerbelle and their adorable daughter Ophelia. Their designs, as you will see below, are intricate, whimsical, and always impressively crafted (see, particularly, Julie’s papercuts!). The following images are graciously borrowed from both their online store and their blog, which I encourage you all to visit immediately. And often. Just trust me.
… and “Learn For Fun” prints…
… and cushions…
… and papercuts…
(Papercut of London)
(Papercut of Paris)
… and decorative tape…
Posted in art, Design & Paper, French, French Friday, Type
Tagged alphabet, art, birds, counting, cushions, Design & Paper, Famille Summerbelle, family trees, French, French Friday, London, paper, papercuts, Paris, tape, Type