Monday, August 10, 2009

Kitchen Sink Monday - Linen Birthday Album

While doing a little closet cleaning last week, I happened upon my stash of linen covered address books which I had purchased for next to nothing at a Hallmark store that was closing about 10 years ago. They have been sitting on a shelf taking up space and collecting dust all this time!

I started thinking about some interesting way to use them. I decided that I would like to have a book where I could keep birthdays of my family members along with sizes, favorite colors, their music preferences, etc., etc.

Next, I got out my favorite Kitchen Sink flowers and figured if I used my craft inks, I would be able to stamp directly on the linen. Sure enough, it worked beautifully, don't you think?

Stamps: Hearts & Roses and Whole Family by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Album: Hallmark linen covered address book

Inks: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Ruby Red, Always Artichoke and Black Craft Inks by Stampin' Up

Embellishment: Black Satin Braid, Metallic Gold Flat Back Beads

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  1. Beautiful indeed, Lynn!!! Collecting dust??? No, just wait for the perfect moment of inspiration! What a beautiful way to keep your loved one's birthdays in one place! Awesome job!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous Lynn!! What a great little project and executed beautifully!! :)

  3. Lynn, this is BEAUTIFUL!!!! What a fabulous project!

  4. You're a brave girl to stamp directly on an album....I would be so afraid to smudge something, or not get a clear image! They turned out wonderfully!

  5. You're so creative! I would have pitched these. lol Love the stamp sets!

  6. Beautiful job! Don't you love those little unexpected surprises? Especially the really cheap ones? :) TFS

  7. Oh Lynn!! This is just breathtaking!! What a great idea for this wonderful album! Your roses are just beautiful!!

  8. Gee, somebody has a sister with a birthday coming up, don't you think this would make one great gift???

  9. Lynn, this is the most beautiful cover!! Stamping on fabric scares the heck out of me, but i guess you are intrepid!! What a fabulous job!!!TFS!

  10. Lynn this is just beautiful! Very pretty roses and such a wonderful address book. Great deal 10 years ago, and even better deal now that is so beautiful!

  11. O-M-G!! This is amazing, Lynn!! The roses look fabulous on the linen. It gives such an unique look.
    Thank you for inspiring me!!

  12. Lynn, this came out beautifully! Great job and clever idea! Blessings to you!

  13. Don't you just love finding something "for next to nothing" and then creating a beautiful piece like this?! Such a great use of the stamps. So glad you could use pigment ink to create the gorgeous book. Very Nice!!

  14. Beautiful Lynn - was a great way to alter those Linen Albums.

  15. Wow, these turned out great. I wouldn't have thought to stamp directly onto the linen. These would make great gifts too.

  16. absolutely GORRRR-geous


  17. This is fabulous, Lynn! The roses look beautiful on the fabric.


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