Vintage Doesn’t Have to Mean Old

There are so many things I really like about this project!  First, I love the colors – it’s really time for spring and we need some spring colors now!  Second, the designer used both the positive and negative sides of her embossed images and sanded them to reveal the color core of the cardstock.  The sewing really changes this from piecing to quilting and does give it a vintage feel.

The front cover has some die cut embellishments which are also sanded.

vivian keh vintage core journal front Core'dinations

Vivian Keh is the talented creator of this project.  Vivian wrote about this project on her blog and also on the Core’Dinations blog.  Vivian used “upcycled corrugate” for the covers of her book.  We know what that really means, right 😉  Not that there is anything wrong with using materials that are readily available 🙂

On the back, Vivian repeated the same colors and textures, and added some die cut leaves.

 vivian keh vintage core journal back

Here’s one more photo, a close-up of the floral embellishment.

vivian keh vintage core journal flower

Thanks to Core’dinations and Vivian for sharing this wonderful project.  Go ahead and give it a try yourself.

Have a wonderfully crafty day!



Vintage Collection Cardstock Core'Dinations

Die Templates:

658480 Sizzix Bigz Die - Flowers & Leaves

Additional Items (not shown):

  • EmbossingFolders: Sizzix, Darice, Cuttlebug
  • Really Reasonable Ribbon – Seam binding, twine Buttons
  • Sand-It Gadget (Core’dinations)
  • Dust Buddy (Core’dinations)