Aug 18, 2010

Postcards from Rhode Island

I have so many vacation and beach photos that I love finding new ways to keep them and display them.  I had hit a couple of flea markets this vacation and saw some old fashioned fold-out postcard books. You know, the kind where the postcards are attached to their folder accordian style.  The front of the folder had the name of the destination and place for an address and these were sent through the mail.  I studied and studied how they were put together at the flea market because I wanted to recreate one of these for my photos, too.

I had grabbed some Jenni Bowlin Playdate supplies before I went on vacation and they were perfect for this project!  Fresh vintage at its best!

Here's the front:

I bought that Tim Holtz Postcard stamp at the PaperCraft Clubhouse in Westbrook CT on my way to Rhode Island.   Isn't it great?  The baker's twine is courtesy of last night's pie box.  :)

Here's how it folds out:

I know there are lots of ways to make something like this, but I wanted to put mine together just like the ones I had seen.  I really inspected them at the local flea market here to get it right.

 Many of them have descriptions of the destination on the inside back of the folder.  I used a journaling card here and will finish that when I get home.

 The real ones secure on the back with a little flap into a slit in the folder.  Mine secures into a Vintage Sew-on button.

Supplies: Jenni Bowlin Playdate Papers,  Playdate Journaling Cards, Vintage Sew-on Buttons, Helmar adhesive, baker's twine, Tim Holtz postcard stamp

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day! - betsy


  1. I love it! Now I want to make one too! Let's get together and play sometime soon, ok?

  2. What a great idea! I love when I pick something up, and it gives me a brainstorm like this. Smart girl! It's wonderful.

  3. That is such a cute idea! I always love when I find those postcard holders that are vintage. This would be so cute as a baby brag book too.

  4. Geneous Betsy! I am definitely going to have to try this!


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