Wednesday, July 11, 2012

from the studio of: sande krieger

postale book stand
by sande krieger

Travel journals are more than just pieces of art. They are taking some of your best memories and dressing them up in finery and putting them on display for all to see. The new 7gypsies book stand is perfect to doing just that. Displaying your memories in a fashionable way. My oldest son and I took a trip back East to look at grad schools. Ten years from now I want to be able to "keep" some of those bonding moments, funny experiences and terrific meals in my memory.

The "keep" title is from an old vintage label maker. The flower is made of cheesecloth.
The pocket is a piece of manilla folder that I stamped with alpha stamps, punch a hole with a 1" circle punch in top and stitched to another piece of manilla folder. Red and black stamped on manilla folder card stock is my favorite color palette. What ever leftover bits of card stock I have I'll stamp images on then use them throughout the book. (like the finger pointing)
Mini paper clips are perfect for attaching layers.
 I printed out several iphone photos that I had taken on the trip with a vintage white frame around them. I love using various sizes of photos throughout a book to add variety. 
The Postale line is perfect for journaling because so many of the papers already have lines on them. I did draw in additional lines whenever I needed more journaling spaces. Layering various size pages adds visual interest too.
Using both the letter stickers from the Postale collection and the rectangular letter stickers from the Postale sticker sheet gave the pages a little variety and was a change from all my handwriting and stamping.
 I also like to add in some dimensional items like the ribbon, pearls and velvet leaf so that the project doesn't look flat. I dug into my stash of older 7Gypsies products because I LOVE them so much. It really goes to show you how the new collection of Postale can work well with all the previous 7gypsies collections.

thanks for sharing your thoughts with us Sande!!!

Book Stand is shipping now!!


Caroline said...

So beautiful, I love the postale collection.

Haven't used mine yet but I am inspired now. The stand is such a great way of making an album.

heidig said...

I've been stalking that book stand like a true criminal - so very happy it's finally available. I saw Sande's book on her blog. She's truly a creative genius.

LyndaKay said...

My head is spinning with display ideas for this book stand! Thanks for the inspiration.

Sandy Davis said...

Love your journal and all the details...and that stand, which I will definatley need to check out. Its perfect to add in with the gift of a mini book to someone. ....Postale is one of my favorite collections ever!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!! This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeee that book stand!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Adore Sande Krieger's work!
Linda L in TN