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Friday, 8 March 2013

Storybook Craft Project - Happily Ever After Inspiration Book

How could I do a Storybook Craft Project and neglect the most classic stories of all time - Fairy Tales. We grow up with these stories and they are well know throughout our culture. 
The different stories have many aspects in common, one of which is of course the Happy Ending.

I have been thinking a lot lately about my Happily Ever After. What I want out of my life and where it will take me. For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a teacher (with certain points where I changed my mind and preferred vet, astronaut and child psychologist!) so for me, my happily ever after is going to be achieving this goal and beginning my career. And I am thrilled that next year will be starting my journey. I will be moving, finding a place of my own to live (for the first time ever!) and I have been having so many ideas of things I can do for the new place. Although I have gathered them on pinterest (of course) I like the idea of having them physically as well, that was I can slip the book in my bag when I go shopping and then if I find some fabric or something I will know how much of it I want etc. So I made my Happily Ever After book that I am sharing with you today.

This is a really easy and fun project that will keep growing.

Blank Notebook (I got mine from Paperchase)
Stickers and washi tape (again from Paperchase)
Cute papers and embellishments

(just to say I have just realised I got all my supplies from Paperchase - this is not a paid endorsement of any kind I just really love that shop!)

1. Decorate the front of you book with stickers, washi tape, papers. I also used washi tape to make the tabs on the side. I also added a picture of a castle I got from the internet

2. I used washi tape to decorate the back as well (these are my first ever rolls so I am a bit over-excited by them!)

3. Print pictures, cut from magazines, draw/sketch/doodle your inspiration on the pages inside. I have split my book into Future, Projects and Dreams. And then I have different sections within each one. For example...

In the Future section...the bedroom

Bedroom from Scrumdillydilly
Quilt from Sew Can She
Bunting from The Painted Hive

In the Projects section...sewing to wear

Paper bag skirt from Oh Sweet Joy
Milkmaid skirt from Crafter Hours

I am excited to keep adding to this and to finally make my Happily Ever After a reality!

Have a great weekend

Love Rebecca

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  1. Aaaw that book is just too cute! Funny that you are going to be a teacher, I am one :)
    Happy journey in your new career and life!

  2. What a fun idea! I am a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and we are coming out with a Smash book line at the end of March. I am going to share your great idea with my customers!

  3. Isn't this fun! What an inspirational dream book. :-)

  4. Cute! This reminds me of a smash book (which I haven't tried). I love the little stickers :)
    I found you today thru the Linky Party at Create Craft Love where I'm #212. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  5. This is really cute! I am beginning to return to cut and stick things - so nice to do!

  6. This is such a great idea! I think you will go from dreams to reality :)
    Happy Monday from the enchanted oven!


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