Take A Letter

Typewriters is one of the challenges underway at Gingersnap  Creations. I couldn’t let this challenge pass as I own a cute stamp from The Stampsmith which was so perfect for this theme.
The notebook is made from old cardboard packaging, from a box which I covered with text paper and added my initials with letters cut from scrapbook paper and antique dimensional accent added.
The black ribbon represents the ribbon in a typewriter and of course it had to be stapled to the book.

Ideally this notebook would be propped against a vintage typewriter. Yes, I continue to daydream about the typewriter I didn’t bring home from the charity shop.  Lynne x

30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jingle
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 13:20:35

    This is fantastic!


  2. Arline M Pozzo
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 13:21:11

    I love your work and subscribed to your emails. When I was on your site, you mentioned Bella creations and I followed that link. Thanks so much!!!!
    I love looking around at everyones work.
    Thanks again, looking forward to your next post.


  3. Lucy Edmondson
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 13:22:29

    This is brilliant! Such a perfect stamp for the challenge!

    Lucy x


  4. Sandi
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 13:40:18



  5. craftytrog
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 13:57:51

    Fantastic book Lynne! That image is perfect! xx


  6. Chris
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 14:11:17

    Fabulous book, Lynne. Love the vintage look.

    Chris x


  7. Jan Hennings
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 14:11:32

    Love this!!


  8. crafty dawn
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 14:12:59

    I am loving this image I thought I had this one spent most of yesterday looking for it lol for the same challenge over at GSC never mind went with a tag in the end. I can’t believe you didn’t get it!

    My son also dreams of a vintage type writer (he want to be a director/writer)
    Love Dawn xx


  9. Lynn Stevens
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 15:56:16

    Lynne your notebook is just wonderful. All those finishing touches are spot on! Wonderful stamp too.
    I knew when you didn’t pick up that typewriter was going to come back and bite you in the rear! LOL , but you improvised quite well with the letter type.

    hugs Lynn


  10. Ira
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 17:34:17

    Love your new notebook Lynne, looks like it’s been made especially for you by the look of the initials!


  11. JeanFB
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 17:34:26

    This is just perfect, Lynne! The beautiful image surrounded by the “type” details – I especially love the “typewriter ribbon”. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Gingersnap Creations.


  12. Karen McAlpine
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 19:33:57

    Oh Lynne this is so fun. I love this image and the way you stapled the ribbon. Soo cute!


  13. PetraB
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 20:44:30

    A fantastic piece for the challenge, the stamped image is lovely.


  14. cockney blonde
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 23:05:32

    Very effective Lynne. Sorry I’ve not left any comments lately but I have still been admiring your work. Always so elegant, x


  15. Julia - Vintage with Laces
    Mar 19, 2011 @ 05:49:16

    Hi Lynne, Your notebook turned out very pretty! It was a great idea to use a piece of black ribbon to represent the one of a typewriter.
    What a shame with that typewriter at the charity shop but sooner or later another one will come your way and then you will grab it :-).
    Have a wonderful weekend!


  16. Marie
    Mar 19, 2011 @ 10:46:38

    Hi Lynne,
    as always a beautiful creation with lovely details! Love it.
    Have a wonderful weekend.


  17. thefrugalcrafter
    Mar 19, 2011 @ 12:18:41

    beautiful notebook! Love the image you used too!


  18. Jack
    Mar 19, 2011 @ 13:02:34

    What a brilliant stamp! Love the notebook. I’m sorry you didn’t get that typewriter, maybe it’s still there??? xx


  19. 2amscrapper
    Mar 19, 2011 @ 15:18:27

    I love everything about this, from the incredible stamp to the black ribbon–and so clever to make it into a notebook. This is perfect for the Gingersnap Creations typewriter challenge! Helene


  20. Cindy Adkins
    Mar 19, 2011 @ 20:12:41

    Oh my gosh, Lynne,
    This piece is spectacular–I love it!!! What a perfect creation….I hope you are having a beautiful weekend.


  21. Julie Forest
    Mar 19, 2011 @ 20:55:55

    Fabulous typewriter piece! What a beautiful notebook!! Love it! 🙂


  22. Dot Hay
    Mar 19, 2011 @ 22:10:32

    That is lovely Lynne, you should of got the typewriter


  23. Terry
    Mar 19, 2011 @ 23:27:59

    So loving your typewriter creation! Fabulous notebook. Hope you are having a lovely weekend!


  24. Cathy
    Mar 19, 2011 @ 23:59:58

    This is fabulous, Lynne! Love every detail!!


  25. Zoechaos
    Mar 20, 2011 @ 11:42:29

    Gorgeous black and white is so fitting with a typewriting theme. The main image is perfect. XOXO Zoe


  26. Hazel
    Mar 20, 2011 @ 14:43:38

    Gorgeous notebook Lynne. Love the stamp that you’ve used.
    Xxx Hazel.


  27. micupoftea
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 05:23:15

    Great project, love the image~


  28. Sharon
    Mar 22, 2011 @ 06:40:13

    Looks gret Lynne – really effective!


  29. Penny
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 13:48:41

    Terrific notebook, Lynne and that Stampsmith image is perfect! Maybe the typewriter is still there?????


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