Sunday, March 28, 2010

Handmade Mother Goose Stationery

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If you know me, you will agree I like books. I love books. Okay, I may be considered a hoarder when it comes to books. Some of my books are no longer easy to read because of missing or damaged pages. I still can't part with them. Sometimes I will use them in my artwork to add a bit of whimsy.

I love upcycling and being able to use these books for an entirely different purpose. I used some of the pages from a Mother Goose book that were undamaged and handcut each envelope. These are so cute and have been very useful for quick thank you notes. I slipped some recycled colored cardstock into each one along with a matching address label with a star shape cutout.

I love these and can't wait to make more! You can get some of your own in our studio or check out our etsy shop, small fry notables.

Link parties to hang with:

Super Crafty Sundays
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Metamorphasis Monday
Show & Tell Wednesday
It's a Hodgepodge Friday
Make It 4 Monday
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Do It Yourself Day
It's So Very Renovated Tuesday
Show and Share Day
Toot Your Own Horn Tuesday
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays
Making the World Cuter Monday
Talented Tuesday!
Creative Cats!
Trash to Treasure Tuesday
Penny Pincher Party Wednesdays
Lucky Linky Tuesday
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Made by You Mondays
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Weekend Wrap Up Party
The DIY Show Off
Just Something I Whipped Up Monday
Made It Monday
Tip Junkie's Tip Me Tuesday
A Little Craft Therapy
Look What I Made
Whatever Goes Wednesday
Make It Yours Day
Get Your Craft On Thursday
Frugalicious Friday


Gay Vaughan said...

Thanks for bringing your hodgepodge to the party. I love seeing what you are up to...hope you will return!
~Gay~ said...

Great idea! Thanks so much for linking up on Craft Schooling Sunday! Hope to see you again next week!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks for coming to my PAR-TAY with your cute idea! Happy Easter!


Kelee Katillac said...

That is such a cute and inventive idea! Happy to be in tonight's party with you!

Stop by....

love, kelee

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Shannon@ One Crafty Mommy said...

How pretty! Thanks for linking up this week!

Andy Porter said...

That's such a good idea! I have a lot of overly loved books that I just don't know what to do with. Fantastic idea!

Thanks for linking!

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LuckyStarErin said...

Very cute! I'll have to check out your Etsy shop. Thanks for linking at LSL:)

Lanie Ree said...

Oh, what a great idea! I'm gonna keep my eyes out for some old childrens books during garage sale season!

Thank you for linking this to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

Jason and Jill said...

Love this! I would love for you to come link up over at my blog! I've got prizes :)
-Jill said...

Great idea! Thanks for linking up and sharing it!

Please stop by for today's link party!

Lori said...

Cool idea.

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another wonderful party!!

Please stop by next week I am having guest over each day and I would love for you to tell them HI!

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

These are pretty & such a great idea. Thanks for linking up on Tot Tuesdays last week. I hope you’ll join me this week for another party. Happy Easter!