Monday, December 8, 2008

Paper Love

"She likes me, she really likes me".
It's nice to be liked. If you visit Crafty Homemaker, there are links to other great blogs and a blog giveaway. You can also vote for me, if you like me.

Paper-
Just can't get enough for my creations .....I know, I know, the trees are begging me to stop the love affair. Someone will get hurt. Honestly though, I'm doing my part. The paper that I love the most is "green", ephemera. You know, the vintage papers that I'm finding other uses for instead of throwing them away, (I'm shuddering as I realized I ACTUALLY wrote the word THROW.......It's my grandmothers fault, really. She NEVER EVER EVER EVER THREW things away, and to me this means, vintage paper). I swear my grandmothers closet had a secret door/secret room for all the items she put into her closet. She was forever pulling out "things" that she had saved when we needed supplies for art projects, Valentine boxes, etc. That is a whole different story, so let me get back to my "green" paper supplies.

Point in case:
Vintage Ledger Paper-

I love the look. The hand written numbers are from another time, but the
use of these papers, timeless. I have stamped "timeless" on the vintage ledger paper used on this journal. The ledger paper is also mixed with vintage wallpaper, another love.

Vintage Wallpaper-

It comes in any shade and pattern imaginable. I have used vintage wallpaper on the note cards in the box above, on the photo album and keepsake box below. Vintage flocked wallpaper is used on the box above. Go here to see more pics of vintage flocked wallpaper!

Present wrapping has begun at Pink Heaven. I decided to go with simple elegance; plain brown paper stamped with a black fleur design. The best part of this project is that any age can create wrapping paper. Santa's helper and I tied on vintage flocked wallpaper tags and sage green bows.Hope everyone is having a great week!
Ele

42 comments:

Sugar Bear said...

Gorgeous and so inpsiring! Makes me want to go home and play with all of my papers.
Karla

Connie said...

Those ARE adorable, sweetpea!! I hope to do some next year when I'm through with this house painting. *Sigh*.........
Smooches,
Connie

Farmchick said...

So you did get some wrapping done!! Looks great.....nice snowey day isn't it?? Glad I don't have to go out today!!!

TattingChic said...

Wow! These are beautiful! Perhaps someday...if I save them long enough my papers I have now will all be "vintage" and someone will love them just as much as you love your! Just kidding...I don't think mine will last that long.

Dapoppins said...

The way you combine things....is it just instinct! Cleaning out my Grandma's house...where where you when my Aunt tossed all the vintage magazines, newspapers, cards, music...from the 70's and older! I could cry now, at all the treasures lost.

Lori said...

i love vintage ledger paper too, it is my very favorite!!!

celestina marie said...

Hi Ele, those papers are way too wonderful and I would never throw those out. Your grandma sounds like a true gem.
I love all your creations and the green is fabulous!
Hope you are enjoying the season. Thank you for stopping by, it is always great to see you.
Have a great week.
Hugs, Celestina
la rea rose

tam said...

Love them all! Gorgeous-thanks for the inspiration!
~Tam :D

Kai said...

Oh, GOODNESS, Ele! After seeing these gorgeous pictures, I don't even want people to LOOK at MY horrid wrapping this year! I'm MORTIFIED. Wait! I know what I'll do! When people receive their gifts, I'll direct them to your blog & say THAT'S the way I MEANT for their gifties to look. Sigh. Seriously, I just love your beautiful vintage papers AND the way you incorporate them into such elegant creations! You're amazing!

Jennifer said...

Ele your vitage wallpaper and brooches on the books look so pretty.I love them.I really love hearing about your grandma though!I love the brown paper with stanps on it and the green ribbon its so rich looking.Hugs,Jen

Miss Rhea said...

I love all of your pretty things Ele. Your packages are so elegant and pretty. Hope you are having a good week :)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful, Ele! And isn't that vintage wallpaper just gorgeous!!

I love how you are decorating your packages this year!

Love you,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Secondhandrose said...

So very pretty Ele, I love your clever wrapping too.
karen

Inspired Tokens said...

So very pretty Ms. Ele! The wrapping itself it a beautiful gift! You are so inspiring and creative. I always enjoy my visit.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Ele, those packages are beautiful! I love that idea! I just love wrapping presents for girls and women. It is so fun. I dont get to do it enough so I take my time when I can! Great ideas!!

Hugs,
Amy

Shirl said...

Hi Ele, what pretty things you've made with vintage finds. I love them all. Thank you for sharing! Cute idea's too on the giftwrap! Such nice memories of your Grandmother!
Love you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Vintage To Chic said...

good Morning Ele, I miss you in the group. hope you return, Love hearing about your farm, I sent out some little gifts this morning to all the ladies and I included you as I think you are still a part of us. Hope to see you back in soon.
Merry Christmas,
Judy

vickie said...

Ele, I love this post! Your pictures of your creations are so pretty. Love the memory of your grandmother.

Caleen said...

Love all the papers and all your creations. How beautifully the presents are wrapped.. Happy Holidays!

Charmingdesigns said...

Wonderful!!! Laurie

Natasha Burns said...

Love your paper love Ele!
You would have about died at the wallpaper heaven we went to in Iowa... did you see it on Heather's blog? I'm not yet up to it in my blog posts. I just about had heart palpitations in there :)

vivian said...

good morning ele! I dont have a collection of vintage paper. I have lots of paper.. but not vintage.. Your making me think I'm missing out of something special though! I think I would like to have some vintage music sheets! that would be fun to play with!
have a great weekend!!
hugs
viv

Sharon said...

I have always loved plain brown paper wrapping, you have taken it to new heights with the elegant stamp and ribbon to finish off the project. Very classy!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

lovely pictures!!! Sooo pretty!!! I hope you have a great day!! hugs!! Britt :-)

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

So pretty! I love vintage wallpaper too.
I passed on some vintage ledgers at this year's Longest Yard Sale, and I've regretted it since.
:)
~Becca~

Nancy at ManicForMosaics said...

Beautiful paper Ele! I love the ledger as it reminds me of when I started working as an accountant, WAAAAAY before computers, and we used green ledger paper for our work.

Pearl said...

Love your wrapping paper! Simple elegance is a style I love. Pearl

Sondra Behne' said...

Oh how gorgeous and clever. The photo shots look so exquisite.

Sondra

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

those are all my favorite things too!

Cathy said...

Hi Sweet Pea,

Just finally taking the time to make the rounds and see what all my favorite ladies are up to.

I hope all is going well with you and yours and you are cooking up some wonderful treats.

Have a great day sweet pea.

xo Cathy

HippieDog said...

Your wrappings are gorgeous! Have a beautiful week :) Our parties are just finishing up and it's just about time to sit back and relax. xo

Maison Douce said...

That is just darling! I, too, love old handwritten paper and wallpaper!! Thanks for sharing!
Isabel

Sophie Rose Designs said...

Hi Miss Ele~
I love how you wrapped those gifts!!! How beautiful!!
Also, your box with the flocked wallpaper is gorgeous!!
Have a wonderful week! :)

xo
Dara

Pink Slippers said...

So pretty and sweet.

Miss Sandy said...

Ele,

I think your name should be Elegant! That is what I find your creations to be. I wanted to stop in and wish you a Merry Christmas in case I don't have to time to do so before then.

Cheryl said...

Those are gorgeous! I love the vintage wallpaper.

Lori said...

Ele, thanks so much for stopping over today...have a wonderful and very Merry Christmas!!!

Fleur de Bee said...

Beautiful wrapping! Since you mentioned it I will say that I ADORE flocked wallpaper!! Beautiful indeed! Love that gold Dresden too you embellished with in some of the photos!

Have a great weekend!

Molly xx

Becky said...

You are so talented. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season
Becky

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Ele! Just stopping by to wish you and your beautiful family a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Love you!
Amy

celestina marie said...

Hi Ele, Just stopping back by to say hello and wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year.
hugs, Celestina Marie

Barbara Jacksier said...

What an inspiring gathering of patterns and prints!