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Friday, June 29, 2012

Marie Antoinette Coin Envelope Tag Book

This past month I have had a number of swap opportunities come my way that I haven't been able to pass up.  I love it when I find swaps that challenge me to do something I haven't done before, and this was one of those. This little book was created for a swap in my Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group.  The challenge was to create a little book using coin envelopes as the inside, and to create tags for each envelope. 

I found some fabulous little pink envelopes at Paper Source.  I sent them through the cuttlebug embosser and scraped my ink pad across the raised portions.  I glimmer misted them for a little added pizzaz.  The envelopes are then glued together to create the inside of the book.  The cover of the book is created by using your envelope inside to decide on the size and wrapping them with scored chipboard.  The chipboard is then covered with papers and decorated. 

My outside is decorated with a vintage french perfume label and a Marie image.  My new fave embellishment is festooning, so I added a row of pink.  A few flowers and a dove complete the look.  Their are 10 tags inside, which I created on top  of a business card that was from Paper Source and was designed to go inside the envelope.  I added a tab and images of Marie and my book was done! 

I loved this little challenge, and I can't wait to make more books.  This one is already in the hands of Jody Jara, and I am looking forward to seeing what she creates!

Happy Pink Saturday to my  pink blogging girlfriends!


Anonymous said...

Your creations are divine! I adore your details...and you make me want to make a book of my many projects on the to do list...and so little time.

thanks for the tips.
ciao bella
creative carmelina

JoAnne said...

This is truly lovely Marti!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is so pretty, Marti! The pink envelopes you found were perfect, and your embellishments made it so special. I'd have a hard time giving this baby up if I were talented enough to make!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Maggie said...

I love this little creation and would like to make one too.
I'll put it on my getting longer by the day to do list!

Marie Arden said...

What a neat idea and the book is adorable. You could use it to hold sales slips or love letters ! Have a pink day!

Anonymous said...

Hi Marti, this is lovely. As I read, I kept thinking, "You, challenged?" :) You are so gifted and talented. Your art is surreal. This is just another beautiful example of it. LOVED it. Maybe I'll try this out some time, although I like to stick to simple, I can't resist paper challenges.

Thank you for stopping by the shop.
Happy Pinks.

Anonymous said...

There wouldn't be a step by step picture tutorial of this somewhere, would there? :)

Unfortunately, I have not added a Cuttlebug embosser and die cutter to my craft supplies (birthday wish that has been made very clear to my family, hee-hee), but I must try this some time. Please tell me more about your glimmer misting.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

HPS!! Oooooh....I love that little book!!! I am participating in a circle journal with 9 other first time to do anything like that! It is such fun and, as you said, such a challenge to do something different. I don't have the talent you do to create....but I'm certainly enjoying myself!

Have a great 4th!


Barb said...

OMG, this is amazing !

Rostrose said...

What a lovely creation, Marti!
Happy PS from Austria, Traude

Lorraine said...

Marti, this book really is a little gem!! Lucky Jody!!
Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Nanna said...

that is fantstic@! Happy Pink sat. & thanks for stopping by!

Ineke van den Akker said...

Fantastic! Well done!

Dru said...

This is so beautiful Marti - love all the details and the creative binding. Thanks for dropping by and Happy Pink Saturday to you! Dru

debi said...

Marti, your little book is beautiful!! Love the pink, and the pretty images!

Riet said...

Those look gorgeous and so creative. Well don e.

Ira Huberts said...

A gorgeous mini album Marti, such pretty papers and images, love this! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, hugs, Ira x

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

It turned out fabulous, Marti! I'm sure the recipient had been very excited to receive this wonderful book.
Thank you for sharing your lovely decorated soap bars. These make such great hostess gifts. I'll keep those in mind.
Happy 4th of July!

Anonymous said...

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Wow. You are so creative. This project is a great idea and by using a coin envelope it's ingenious. Your the woman!

eJoops said...

Oh so pretty! Happy Pink Saturday!

Yard Sale Find is my PINK share this week. Come and see.

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Jeanie said...

Is Lorraine in that, too? I saw hers and now yours and am thinking it is a most wonderful and creative swap. Very pink, very French and beautifully done!

homeandheart said...
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Home and Heart said...

Thank you SO SO much for this GORGEOUS book and tags! it's a fave a and even prettier in person!! Lucky me!!~ Jody