Hey you. I've got an all new tutorial and project download for you. That's right--for you. Because even after all this time I still like you and I want to feel like I am being a good friend to you and helping you to do a little hand-made whatnot for the holidays. I mean, I care and I don't want you to end up having to spend hours at the mall buying STUFF that is just like all the other STUFF everyone else is buying. We all know handmade is best, so all of our gift giving should feature a little handmade something or other. Not to get all preachy at you or anything, but, well, this is important. Okay?
So, anyway, about this new tutorial I have here for you. This one is going to show you how to make a simple little book of vintage french paper crafts, as well as another little book of vintage paper dolls. Because I love paper crafts and I love vintage and I love french...so for me, I am in my happy place to be blogging about this right now. AND, what is even better is that I have assembled these books for you in some easy-to-use PDF's, along with some instructions that show you how to actually construct the book. Super duper easy for you to make, and also economic-recession-friendly. You may have everything you need to make this project right now in your very own home, in fact.
Here is the tutorial for how to make the books:
DOWNLOAD PAPERCRAFT BOOK TUTORIAL
Here are the documents to make the vintage french paper craft book:
DOWNLOAD PAPERCRAFT BOOK COVER
DOWNLOAD PAPERCRAFT BOOK DOCUMENT1
DOWNLOAD PAPERCRAFT BOOK DOCUMENT2
Here are the documents to make the vintage paper doll book:
DOWNLOAD PAPERDOLL COVER
DOWNLOAD PAPERDOLL DOCUMENT2
And then, once you make them, tie them up all sweet and lovely with some vintage ribbon (wait--did I say "vintage ribbon"? That was truly a Martha moment, if I do say so myself--what I meant to say was, use any old ribbon that suits you...), and a new pair of scissors and call it a gift. And if you are really ambitious, you can make a couple of custom coloring books to go with it using my earlier tutorial on this found here, and add a pack of crayons (Stubby Pencil Studio has some great eco-friendly soy crayons for a song...find those here) and now you have a really SUH-WEET gift to give. Happy handmade gift-making, friends.