Sunday, November 13, 2011

Altered Christmas Books

I don't thank Karen @ The Graphics Fairy enough for the wonderful graphics she posts daily for us to use.
No matter what the holiday or occasion, I can always count on finding a graphic I need when I search Karen's blog.
So of course when it came time to alter some books for Christmas, I looked no further than The Graphics Fairy.  

I found several fabulous, vintage Christmas graphics on her site that were perfect for some altered books.  You've seen this idea from me before (tutorial posted here).  But since I was making some new ones for my booth, I thought I would go ahead and repost the idea and show you how my new ones turned out.

This Santa image,
Was altered for this book.
This cute Santa postcard,
Was used on this book.
And this adorable angel,
Now graces the front of this book.
These are very simple to create and they really make a nice decoration for the holiday.

Thanks Karen for posting these wonderful images!
I'm linking this with The Graphics Fairy for Brag Monday.

Enjoy your week.

Jane

50 comments:

  1. I love all your crafts! you have such a fresh and cool take on things. You're blog is my favorite, so thanks for sharing!

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  2. That is so cute. I can't wait to get some Christmas graphics. I used a lot during Halloween time. This turned out great Jane!

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  3. I had to go back and see your tutorial again. Love the look of these, great job, love these vintage graphics!

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  4. I am soooo with you Jane, I think we should have a Graphics Fairy appreciation day. I couldn't do 99% of my projects without her. Your books are gorgeous. They are a good steady seller in my booth, and yours will sell really quickly!

    Carol

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  5. I love Graphics Fairy, too! My mom and I text each other when something cute pops up! I even took some instagram pics of GF images my mom framed, haha:)

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  6. How cute is that? Thanks for sharing...
    Markus

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  7. Oh so cute!
    Thanks and blessings
    barb

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  8. Another flippin great idea! I'm totally stealing this one. I've decided this year that instead of dragging out all 5 bins of Christmas, I am going to leave up my rustys and decorate only with what I love around them....
    I hate the thought of packing away all my good stuff again this year so I'm changing things up and these books will go perfectly!
    Thanks (again)
    Susan

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  9. These look wonderful, Jane! I may make a couple for my daughter's Christmas decorations this year. I remember I copied you last year and did one for myself. : ) Karen just posted another vintage Santa yesterday that I saved. Thanks to Karen and her sharing of images, I have quite a library on my computer to choose from!

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  10. Jane these are wonderful!!! I'm totally charmed by them! The little bits of greenery really make them pop. Genius!
    Thanks for your very kind words about my blog. I'm thrilled when you use my images for your projects, because you always make something amazing!

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  11. Very sweet! GF is the BEST- and her images can't be beat!

    I esp love the little boy angel :)

    Thanks for sharing your cute project with us,
    Visiting from BRAG MONDAY at GraphicsFairy
    Cheers,
    Suzanne in NW Illinois

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  12. Visiting you from the Graphics Fairy now :) and still love the look - thanks again for sharing!

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  13. Beautiful Jane. Love that last image.

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  14. Thanks for the inspiration! I'm off to buy some old books to make a few for me and my girls. I love the addition of the ribbon and leaves!

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  15. I love this. Think I'll actually give it a try. I made your snowmen & sold all of them. Thanks! Jan

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  16. Oh my gosh Jane, just discovered you through the Graphics Fairy!! Fabulous idea for the holidays! I am hosting this year for 30 or so of my family and I know I will be making these adorable Christmas books wrapped with twine as decor and may use this idea for other holidays as well...creativity personified...love!!
    Thank you and have a fabulous week xOxO Nerina

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  17. Jane, as always wonderful projects from you. How I wish my sister was still in KC---I would be shopping your booth every trip down! Have a great week! (laughing at NicNac above me---what a treat she found in finding you!!)

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  18. I love your books! Especially the last one with JOY spelled out! Really clever Jane. =)

    Jeanine

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  19. LOVE your altered books Jane, and the fact that they're so easy to do. Thanks for sharing them!

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  20. Love the altered books... I used the same little angel on a vigil candle that I just posted up.. he is just adorable.. I love what you did with him!

    Maddie

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  21. This is a project I can't wait to do. I have a love of old books.

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  22. Love these. I know they'll be well received in your booth

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  23. love these! I was just over at Karen's earlier looking for some Christmas inspiration... now to thank you for yours! Thanks! t.xoxoox

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  24. Jane,
    Those are just charming! I see your name and face on many sites. So glad I have found you!
    Fondly,
    Suz

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  25. Beautiful for a Vintage Christmas Jane.

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  26. Charming.
    I am picturing them in my victorian home!

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  27. These are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Love at first sight! Thanks for sharing, Jane!

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  29. These altered books are just amazing. So, easy anyone can do. Jane, I love your creativity!! Thank you so much for sharing.
    xxx Liz

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  30. Those turned out gorgeous. I like the added embellishments on them. Now I'm in the Christmas mood!

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  31. Thanks, Jane!!! I've made some but not for Christmas!
    How's the booth going?? When can we see some photos or did I miss that post?!
    Warmly,
    deb

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  32. The books are just darling great way to use the Images! Hugs, Diane

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  33. Hi Jane, well I got home and saw your adorable Christmas books. Great idea!! Have a great week!

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  34. Love vintage images and your Christmas books are so fab! Thank you for sharing! GF is a wonderful sorce, love that site.

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  35. Oh, I love that idea! Your books are beautiful!

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  36. These are so sweet and your embellishments add the perfect touch. Don't you just love The Graphics Fairy? These would work for just about any holiday. Great job as always Jane:-)

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  37. These are just charming! Love them all! And you are right...Karen's graphics are wonderful!

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  38. Congrats on being Featured Project this week at BRAG MONDAY at GraphicsFairy! The Santa altered book was top spot today!!

    Smiles,
    Suzanne at WhyCuzICan in NW Illinois

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  39. Very cute , I love it !
    Mirevan from Chambéry

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  40. Jane, I agree. Karen and her images are wonderful. You do such beautiful work with them.
    Smiles, alice

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  41. Very, very cute idea! Yes, love Karen's graphics.

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  42. One question about utilizing these colored graphics: WHERE do you find colored ink for a reasonable price? Aren't you constantly replacing your ink cartridges at $30 + dollars a pop?

    blukazam@yahoo.com

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  43. I found the link to your blog at The Graphics Fairy. I love what you've done with these books! What a wonderful idea! I'm definitely going to sign up to follow your blog. :-)

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  44. These are fabulous! I know that you booth is a FAVORITE!!! I would flock to it every chance I got if I lived closer!

    Lou Cinda

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