Monday Love: DIY booksign


Nostaligc photos ...
i have a whole box of them, and sometimes i open it and revell in the spirit of times past by looking at portraits of my great-grandmother, countess Marie-Louise D'Harnoncourt and her brothers, sisiters and cousins. She was an adventurous spirit who once ran away from her home chateau with her house teacher and caused a big scandal. One day, i would like to write her story. This year however, i got the photos out to play and my good friend Monika designed sweet ideas for handmade presents for our magazine KidsLife, using these romantic pictures.  

These booksigns are easy to make. She printed the photos in desired size on lazertran and ironed them on pretty, eggshell colored cardbord, cut it in shape and adorned it with simple, elegant ribbons. They adds such a lovely, personal note to your presents, if you intend to give away books.

Have a fabulous start to your week dear ones - and see you soon!

Photo: Robin Benito

24 comments:

  1. How wonderful..such gorgeous photos!! I hope you have a great start to your week!! xx

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  2. These are so beautiful, Martina!
    And you are a noble soul indeed..
    Wishes for a splendid week to you too!
    xoxo,
    - Irina

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  3. What a nice idea !!!...have a nice week sweetie.....Liefs van mij..........♥.. ♥... ♥....

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  4. You just inspired me a lot, liebe Martina. I think books a beautiful (Christmas)gift, adding a handmade book mark lifts the present up to a higher level. Great idea!

    einen schoenen Montag Abend. Es ist Kalt und ich trinke sehr viel The. Dein Nederlands ist sehr gut!

    Love xxxx

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  5. These are beautiful photos!!!
    http://fashiondiarylooks4.blogspot.com

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  6. Hi Martina,

    These are such a lovely idea, of using vintage photographs. Your Great Grandmother, looked like a beautiful Lady and what a neat story that would be.
    I do hope you will get to do this.

    Happy new week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  7. You are right! PERFECT touch! Now you have me thinking...who could I give some books too :) LOVE IT MArtina!

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  8. GOod evening precious precious friend! I am so late; I had to run off to work but I am so enjoying this idea! I have many, many vintage photos of my family and perhaps this is a project for me or even my Etsy shop!!!

    HOW ARE YOU? Anita

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  9. How wonderful to find that box full of treasures!!
    Would love to read the book on your grandmothers adventures...
    Have a fabulous week ahead Martina:)

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  10. What a pretty lady! I LOVE old photos! Hope you have a wonderful week, Martina!

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  11. HI Martina
    I love vintage photos.. and those of family are always the sweetest.. All the better with interesting history to match..

    Have a lovely week.. ciao xxx Julie

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  12. Nice to see the old pics is it not? It bring lot of fond memories.

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  13. What a great idea...I do love it...I think i may try it. I found a whole bunch of old photos at the charity shop the other day...thought I could use them for something...yahooo. Thank you dear one.

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  14. Martina, you never run out of creativity and it is a pleasure to read and learn something different each time!

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  15. Wonderful Idea, Martina! Gorgeous and elegant :) I'd love to read the adventures of your great-grandmother. As usual great inspiration! Have a lovely day <3

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  16. Good evening dearest one! Is it starting to get chilly chez toi? It sure is here! It still is unseasonably mild here, but the weeks will introduce the Christmas holidays in snow, I believe! THANK YOU FOR COMING BACK and yes, I did add a few new friends on my post!!! I so wish I could buy everything to help us all out as we seek to share our art..

    MANY HUGS TO YOU MARTINA! Anita

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  17. She sounds like quite the woman! I'd love to read her story :) xoxo

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  18. Those would actually make such a lovely gift too!
    Anything to do with books is fine by me! :)

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  19. They look so cute. Very creative designs.

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  20. Oh, I love this! I adore the beautiful sepia tones going on here. Lovely idea...:) Write that book. I bet it will do great!

    xoxo...Gloria

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  21. Ahhhh.... Beauty, love vintage and love this beauty!!!

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  22. Your blog is great, I'll make sure to pass on your link to my Dallas foreclosures friends.

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