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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Project #9


Home for the Holidays
Mini Book
artist Rajini Malhorta

I used the My Home Accordion Journal to create a mini book to document my holiday decor at home last year with a few seasonal photos. The small accordion book has a house shape on the front and back.  I wanted more of a surface to work with so I added a piece of 5 x 7 bookboard on both ends to make a new "cover".  Now when you open it, it's almost like a pop up book...very unexpected to find a little house inside!


I also used a seal from the Parisien Wax and Seals set (discontinued) to hold twine that I wound around the tag. The patterned paper is from the Victoria (small polka dots) and Barcelona collections (large red polka dots).  I added a 97% Complete Tag from the Victoria collection and a few 97% complete stickers to the front and inside the book.  I also used some vintage sheet music and red velvet leaves that I edged in silver glass glitter. I added some Martha Stewart white glitter to the 97% complete tag to give it a frosty, wintry look (you can see the leaves and music paper in image 1)
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11 comments:

Dawn -Doodle Princess said...

Oh I absolutely love this board book, such yummy papers too!

Keri Pettit said...

Fa, la, la, la, la! Can you say: Happy Home! Beautiful project, and fun way to add to the book!
Keri Pettit

Michelle*G said...

Beautiful project!

jmquilts said...

I just love your mini book!! The cover is just fabulous... the roses, the wax seal, the tag, the papers. Thanks for sharing with us!

Sherrie said...

What a cool idea! Great way to remember how you decorated your house, especially if you move a lot.

Miya said...

sooo pretty!

{VICKI} said...

There;s no place like home for the holidays

fairyrocks said...

Love the little house books!!

I was thinking how about a Gypsy Caravan book??? You know the old fashiion horse drawn ones....the original 1 or 2 horse power motor homes.......can you hear the wheels turning in my head?
You are all so inventive...Hmmmm thanks for sparking my imagination!!

Jodi C. said...

Beautiful book!!WOW!!!

storybeader said...

what a great looking book - such a good idea!

Nannie of 3 said...

LOVE it!!!!