I found this quilt panel at Salvation Army several months ago. It was a remnant maybe meant for a valance, but I'm not sure. I didn't have anything in mind particularly when I purchased the piece, I just liked the colors. I also purchased several craft paper journals in the dollar bin at Michael's the other day. While I liked the heavy chipboard covers, it wasn't what I needed for my scrappy quilt book covers. I will use the other covers to make some repurposed journals with my own papers inside. I used my thrifty find to create the covers. I embellished them with various papers, lace, and scrap fabric pieces. The craft paper journals already had holes punched in them. I used an awl to poke a hole through the quilt cover. I then used my husbands leather punch to enlarge the holes. This was necessary to allow a ribbon to hold the journals together. Here are my latest creations.
They are all gifts for someone. I can't wait to give them away. I wanted a special way to package each gift. I remembered a tutorial I had watched from http://www.robenmarie.com/. She is so inspiring, and a great teacher. She has an amazing tutorial using old pattern paper to make gift bags. http://vimeo.com/17040170 I decided to make my own. I also made a mailing envelope. http://vimeo.com/17040170 It's such a great way to use up scraps, but to personalize a gift for someone special. I hope you will try it for that someone special in your life, too.
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