Monday, January 20, 2020

Make your own Scrap Book Paper from Vintage Linens

Hi Friends,
First I want to share my Thrifty Find-
I love a good garage sale! How about you?

Some people love estate sales, but I prefer a good old fashion 
Church Rummage Sale!
When I hear of one close by, I can put it at the top of my list of errands!
They are usually packed with all kinds of goodies.

I went to one this weekend, I had my arms full and when I asked for a price the nice
lady said, ''10 bucks for everything".

I got this CRAZY QUILT-


And

These linens and handkerchiefs-

I washed and ironed all the linens .






I plan to hang them inside on this clothesline.


Only a couple had tiny holes.

You may have seen digital downloads of paper available-

I wanted to share a little trick I use to make my own

handkerchief and doily paper.


I make my own color copies on a regular copy machine,

 so I don't have to cut up any

of my favorite linens!



Here's a beautiful poinsettia hankie on the left and 

the paper is on the right!


Here's some Yo-Yo quilt pieces on the left and the paper is on the upper right.


The details are amazing!
Here is the linen-



Here is the paper-


Here's another-

The doily is at the top and the paper copy is below.


Here's some lace trim.

Yes, it's the copy.


This paper can be used to embellish your Junk Journal pages, 

to make gift wrap, banners, framed with glass, decoupage,

making cards and tags, for scrap-booking or stationary.


I just love old children's textbooks-

This is one of my Junk Journals


I used this pretty embroidered piece to make a pocket on both sides.

Trim with scissors.



I folded right sides out.





There will be a book page in-between like a sleeve.

Make sure the fold is up against the edge of the book page if you don't want it to show.


I glued on the dotted line about 1/4'' in the seam, and left the scalloped edges open.

I use glue on pockets I think it works better than 2-sided tape.




Pocket in front


Pocket on the back of the same page.




Just endless ways to use these papers.

Let me know- Do you have any linens that you

 would love to make into paper copies?

Thanks again for letting me share my ideas with you!

xo Lisa S



42 comments:

  1. Church rummage sales usually reveal some wonderful treasures. How lovely your paper copies are!! You have given me a great idea to keep some of my favorite items in a usable method. How did you attach the book pockets? I have been wanting to add some pockets in the front of my yearly planner... and these look like the perfect addition.

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    1. JanL
      Thank you so much! You asked great questions. I went back into the post and added some pics of making the pockets.
      I hope that helps! I was so amazed that the copies looked so real-
      So glad if I inspired you, have fun!
      Thanks for the visit- take care
      xo Lisa S

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  2. addendum: I forgot to mark this for follow-up comments to come to my email, so I'm adding this on in hope to see your info on how to do the pockets. Thanks so much!

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    1. Thanks JanL-
      Yes I replied to the first comment oops- and I updated the post. I hope that helps- xo Lisa S

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  3. I would never have thought of making color copies of fabric to use for crafting. What a great idea.

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    1. I was pleasantly surprised at the results- the amount of details and texture was amazing. I hope you can use this tip it the future. xo Lisa S

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  4. Very nice, I like them!! I pinned this! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 8, this party will be open until January 26.

    My themed party 9 for All Things Crochet is open until January 25 if you have any appropriate posts.

    I would love to have you join me at my short story prompt party February 2 to 9 for fun and creativity. Just start typing and see what you come up with. Remember, no story is too short! The prompt is: The sun was shining brightly but then…

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    1. Dee
      Thank you so much!
      Your link parties sound like a lot of fun!
      xo Lisa S

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  5. I thought my idea of using pages from .25 calendars was a great scrapbook idea, but you have me all beat. I love vintage linens and just love this idea. So great for scrapbook pages about "the old days" and for cardmaking, too. Thank you so much for this idea!

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    1. Kathy
      Your calendar idea is great. Sometimes I need paper that is less glossy. I am amazed how the the linens look.
      You can see texture and shadows like 3D.
      Let me know what you come up with-
      Thanks for the visit!
      xo Lisa S

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  6. Lisa I just LOVE your creative ideas and how you are using your $10 score! That's just one of the many reasons we are celebrating you at Create With Joy this week! CONGRATS - you are our Friend of the Week at Friendship Friday - celebrate the moment! :-)

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    1. What a blessing you are! Your feature is amazing :)
      I am so grateful to you.
      xo Lisa S

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  7. I admire those who can create in this way. So lovely!

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  8. I'm in love with your creativity. Sharing, pinning bragging etc. Please share at Funtastic Friday.

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    1. I love when you visit!
      You are so kind- Thank you so much, my friend.
      xo Lisa S

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  9. I adore vintage linens and using them in a useful way.
    Happy weekend,
    Kippi

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    1. Kippi
      I'm so glad I can duplicate them and then get more life out of each piece :)
      Have a great weekend,
      Thank you-xo Lisa S

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  10. I have made scrapbook paper by copying old photo that I didn't want to damage but I never thought of copying old linens. What a great idea!

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    1. So glad I could share with you. You will really be surprised how good the linens look. Let me know!
      xo Lisa S

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  11. Fantastic post! I love both journaling and lace, and it was great to see your combination. It gives me ideas. It's amazing what vintage linens you can find.

    Here are two posts on vintage laces I love:
    http://jeanneselep.blogspot.com/2013/05/spring-needlework.html
    http://jeanneselep.blogspot.com/2013/03/needlework-finds.html

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    1. Jeanne
      I'm thrilled to share two of your loves! I will visit and appreciate your visit today-
      xo Lisa S

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  12. HPS! This is a very clever idea. Thanks for sharing. HUGS

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    1. Anne,
      Thank you! Let me know if you try this idea. I think you will be pleased!
      xo Lisa S

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  13. What a genius idea, Lisa! The DIY project possibilities are endless with this idea. Now the ole wheels in my head are turning.

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    1. Marie
      You are too kind! I can hear those wheels :)
      Let me know what you come up with. I'd love to hear back from you.
      xo Lisa S

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  14. I love this idea, Lisa! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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  15. What a super lovely idea and you found some great finds! I really do need to check out car boots and charity shops more for some treasure! Sim x #TrafficJam

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm sure you find beautiful linens in the U.K. Thank you for visiting. xo Lisa S

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  16. Oh my gosh I love this idea!I do a lot of mini albums and now my head is spinning with your ideas! Thanks for linking up with us at the
    GATHERING OF FRIENDS LINK PARTY 11

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    1. Sylvia
      Thank you so much! I love to hear that!
      I'm glad to share with you.
      xo Lisa S

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  17. Thank you for sharing this on Traffic Jam Weekend! It has been chosen as a fave feature for this week's party that goes live on Thursday at 5:00 pm CST.

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    1. Kimberly
      Thank you so much!
      I am so honored.
      xo Lisa S

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  18. I love all the sales and this is a wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.

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    1. Ann
      Thank you so much!
      I appreciate you hosting.
      xo Lisa S

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  19. I'm just floored! I can't believe fabric copies that well! This is really super creative!

    I'm featuring this on DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 512 this weekend. Thanks for linking it up!

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    1. Thank you Donna!
      You are the sweetest-You really make my day. I appreciate you so much- words can't express.
      It's always a pleasure to have you visit :)
      xo Lisa S

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  20. I love these ideas. I think we're heart sisters, even if I've never visited freshvintagebylisas before. I will be back. Saw you on Funky Junk... Congrats!

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    1. Dorothy
      It's so nice to meet you! Thank you so much for your kind words-yes I'll be your heart sister. Stop by again, please.
      xo Lisa S

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  21. This wonderful post is a CREATIVE feature on the February 2020 You're the STAR blog hop: https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/2020/02/youre-star-week2-creative-february-2020.html
    Thanks
    Angie

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    1. Angie
      This is such a special honor! I appreciate it so much.
      Thank you, I am so grateful.
      xo Lisa S

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