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shiftychica
« on: October 08, 2005 01:24:36 AM »

My first decoupage project ever!!  It's got a few rough edges, but overall I'm pretty happy with it.

A penpal sent me a bunch of foreign stamps that she had saved and I thought they would be a nice way to decorate a travel journal.  For the base of the journal I used one of those refill journals that one can buy to go into those leather cases... it works well for decoupage I think because it has the black spine and the cover is a heavy-duty paper.  Now to just find a way to travel...

Anyway, tell me what you think!

Here's the front...




...and the back!

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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2005 01:40:44 AM »

Love it!   Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2005 03:53:51 AM »

Good work...stamps are just the coolest, aren't they...
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2005 03:57:18 AM »

I love that Idea. I was trying to think of something to send my neice in New York. She loves to write. I hope none of those stamps were valuable. Did you check them out first? I have a few stamps from when I went to Spain but I haven't done anything with them. I am going to try this idea. Thanks.
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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2005 07:45:41 AM »

I made a book a while ago and used postage stamp wrapping paper I found at a dollar store to cover it, but the actual stamps probably look much cooler.  That is a good idea for a travel journal--and if you do travel abroad, you could buy more stamps to paste inside as souvenirs and add to the whole theme.
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shiftychica
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2005 05:20:57 PM »

Thank you, all!

I don't think any of them would be valuable, because they're fairly recent... but no, I didn't check any of them out!   Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2005 08:57:16 AM »

thats a really cool idea!
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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2005 06:10:30 AM »

I really like the look of that.
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crafty_cool
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2006 06:26:52 PM »

awesome! I love stamps.
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Aphadon
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2006 03:07:22 PM »

That's really cool! I collect stamps, and have a ton of damaged ones that are valueless and so make great crafting material - I did a shoebox like that to store all my supplies and unsorted stamps. I like the idea of covering a book though, I might try it out myself.
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