Friday, 9 November 2012

Vintage Keepsake Bauble Book Card

This is the last of my TV samples that I made for the launch of the Studio 12 Picknix Collection 2 - Gingerbread Twist CD. If you've been watching the shows you will doubtless have seen it! Just incase you missed it or fancy a closer peek, here it is in all it's glory!

I warn you now this post is going to be picture heavy, so apologies if the page is slow loading.

I wanted to make something using the traditional gingerbread man and after much umming and arrrghinhg and stash sorting I settled upon making a book card with a detachable bauble.

I've had some papier mache baubles in my stash for what seems like forvever. I'm really not sure why I haven't used them before as I really enjoyed altering the bauble and what's more it actually looks pretty good too!

The book card has been made to fit the bauble and so that it could hang and be removed I've simply made a hole in the top of one of the "pages" and pulled the thread through. It has been secured at the back using cinnamon scented melted wax.

The card uses papers from the cd which have been distressed, painted upon, ripped and faux stitched to within an inch of their lives! I've used a mixture of pre-coloured collage images and digital stamps coloured with Promarkers to create the focal points on the card.

If you look closely at the ribbon tie on the side of the card, you will see that it picks up the paper ribbon on the front of the card.... yep, homemade ribbon using one of the images from the CD. I'm sooo excited that this worked as it now means that I can get coordinating ribbons for all my projects :D

I do hope that you like my project and that I haven't bored you to tears with this long post.

Thanks for stopping by today

Claire x

I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything goes
Simply Create - Anything goes
Crafts & Me - Reds
Just keep On Creating - Christmas
Whimsy Inspiration - Christmas
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything goes
Make It Monday - Anything goes


  1. Hi Claire
    I have seen your spectacular creation on TV but one can't really appreciate it to the full when they show it just for couple seconds.
    Having it on your blog gives us a proper look and time to admire it! Stunning work. Love every bit of it.
    Michaela xx

  2. Claire, you really do come up with the most amazing creations. This is absolutely stunning and the amount of detail you've added is just awesome.
    Hope you're OK and enjoying a little of the sunshine we have here.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  3. What a stunning creation Claire,I love everything about

  4. Absolutely fantastic Claire! Love the beautiful images you used and handmade ribbon is all new to me so I'll be watching to see more!

  5. Wow!!!!! Awesome really doesn't cover it - Claire uses cinnamon melted wax to secure I'd use a blob of blu tack LOL! Made me giggle for some reason xx

  6. This is absolutely amazing Claire, I love it xxx

  7. Oh Wow, so beautiful and perfect creation !! I really love it ! Coco xx

  8. Claire, your creations are NEVER boring - this is "gorjamalicious", really special!

  9. OMGoodness, Claire, what a fantastic project! I just love the design of this card--really, over-the-top fabulous--and your choice of images, papers, ribbons and die cuts! Love the ornament inside, too! Thank you for sharing this gem with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  10. Wow Claire, love this ingenious card but that handmade ribbon totally rocks. Thanks so much for joining us at Make it Monday!

  11. Gorgeously creative. Loving the colours, design and attention to detail. Saw this on MIM and had to come over for a closer look. Hugs Desire {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  12. How adorable, I love this sweet image

    We would like to thank you for Entering Whimsy Stamps inspirations Challenge.
    Hugs from Tammy Ortiz - Senior Designer for Whimsy Stamps

  13. Oh sweetie this is soooooooooo awesome I lurve it hun. The bauble looks fantastic.......its all fantastic hun!!

    As for the ebosser sweetie well up to now I....LOVE IT!! Its fab & not have to turn a handle is brill, it cuts really well as well hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  14. Another absolutely fabulous make Claire. Love the fact that you create a great surprise inside as well as a fab cover, so clever! x

  15. This is another favourite project of your's (well most of them are!!!!). The detail is amazing hun and a super colour combo too. That ginger bread man actually looks real!!! well like a real gingerbread biscuit!!. Seriously going to have to give one of these books a try hun. Hugs Clare xxxx

  16. OMG I`m so glad you posted this card. I love it. I saw this sample a while ago on create and craft and thought it was amazing. You are so talented. I love the gingerbread man bauble.

  17. super cute, thanks for joining Simply Create!!!


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