Saturday, December 4, 2010

christmas tiny book

I got around to making Christmas tiny books. I gathered up some vintage Christmas greeting cards, and recycled the images for this tiny book.

This is the first page and cover of the tiny book:
the second and third pages (first layout):
the fourth and fifth pages (second layout):
the sixth and seventh pages (third layout):
the eighth page (back cover):
I made several copies of the book:
I put together mini inspiration kits with the tiny book as the focal point in each kit. I put a tiny book, pearl embellishments, vintage trim, a red button, a candy cane, a confetti snowflake, and a seasonal Andes Peppermint Crunch thin in each kit. I made 13 of these kits. I sent 12 to my friend Heather for a Winter Wonderland Mitten Swap. The idea of this swap was to make a decorative mitten and 12 small items to be swapped out by Heather to the 12 participants. She would then send us a mitten (from another participant) and 12 of our individually made "mitten stuffers" (one from each participant):
I made an extra kit to send to one of you. Leave me a comment here, and I will randomly select one of you, and send you a kit. Sign ups now closed.


I also listed the Christmas tiny book in my shop. Take a look if you have a minute.
Before I run along, this is the mitten I made for the swap:
I used muslin fabric and red ticking fabric for the primitive heart (my favorite kind of heart). I wanted it to have a worn, vintage look.

I also added some vintage ribbon and a Santa charm. The ribbon and charm are removable.

Speaking of red ticking fabric, have you happened to see these ornaments?


Really... running along now. Don't forget to leave a comment for me if you want a tiny book kit.

Edit: The great and powerful Random Generator chose Candy Bello. :)

19 comments:

  1. I love the mitten you made! The fring in the outside does make it look fabulous!

    :)
    Candy

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  2. Jessica,
    Love your Christmas tiny book! I have some of your previous ones - very cute.
    Your mitten looks wonderful to me. What a great idea - mitten instead of stocking!
    Jane-Jacksonville

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  3. wonderfully detailed, jessica, just like all of your art work. adorable!

    i ate a ton at thanksgiving and i still haven't quite gotten back on track. yeeks. um, maybe next week? :)

    xo
    elyse

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  4. Your mini book is adorable! And what a cute little mitten!! I bet the red ticking looks just fabulous lining the inside of that wonderful mitten.

    Hugs,
    Robin

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  5. Jessica, your tiny book is adorable.
    They are just so lovely that it makes me want to make one of my own.
    Haven't done anything like this before.
    Holiday Hugs,
    Gerry

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  6. I love your mitten, the primitive heart, vintage ribbon and sweet little charm are adorable!
    What a fabby swap to be involved in!
    ...and how cute is your mini book! You are so creative Jessica!
    Jan x

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  7. what a beautiful mitten! I always love your art but this one is gorgeous! So don't doubt it!
    Can I ask you where you buy your charms? Is it an empty one you filled yourself? I love it!
    Lisette x

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  8. the mini books are so darn cute, and what a novel idea the mittens are, how clever!

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  9. Ooooh, wouldn't it be wonderful if we could find wearable mittens just like yours? Unique, beautiful and oh-so-perfect for the season?

    Michaele

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  10. wow Jessica...you've really outdone yourself with this one! It is the cutest thing I've ever seen!

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  11. Love your handmade mitten with the red ticking heart! Also love your tiny little Christmas books. Happy creating...

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  12. Beautiful book and mitten! I just love this time of year!!! I love the little details you always include in your art! xo

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  13. The tiny book is adorable!!! Everything you make is cute or beautiful! You always hit 100% I am a freak about reindeer & that one in the charm makes my heart go pitter patter! Hope you & the girls are enjoying the season. HUGS!
    Charlene

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  14. Hey Jessica I hope I'm not to late to leave a comment about your tiny little books! Which are the coolest!! Your mitten looks kinda victorian to me with a twist of country in the heart. I love red ticking!! Looks like your keeping busy girl as usual! So I know you're doing ok!! LOL Have a great night. Love, Fran. XO

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  15. That mitten is adorable! Love the Santa charm! And I would LOVE to win the tiny book! So cute!!!
    doreenperez@tampabay.rr.com

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  16. Jessica,

    I'm so happy you liked the mitten I made. I think yours is wonderful - I just love that red ticking heart! Whoever got yours could keep it out till Valentine's Day if they wanted. Especially where I live since February is still pretty much mitten weather here. I absolutely adore the tiny book you made and so happy you included one for all of us in your inspiration kit for the swap.

    xo
    jeanne

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  17. Just love your tiny books - so much creativity and variety in them. I did one a while ago here : http://angsandy.blogspot.com/2010/08/thanks-kirsty.html

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