I was so excited when I realized I had this black pom pom-ish trim that I got from Abbie (see link bottom left for damsel designs). It was perfect and I was happy to use it. Sometimes I hold onto things forever. I think "oh, it's just so pretty, I don't want to use it yet". Well, luckily I have another bundle waiting so it wasn't as hard to use. Just worked out so well.
This one has a vintage blank receipt from an old store in Paris. I won them on ebay. The sheets are so big. I was a bit nervous about cutting this one too, but just had to use it. I mean come on! It's from Paris!
I also used some pretty toile paper. I LOVE toile, I don't care what color it is, I just love it! Rhinestones and little pearls worked in as well.
Each banner has a vintage mother of pearl button as well as a pewter Eiffel Tower charm. You may have noticed these charms on my "favorite things" post. It was nice to have a use for some of them. It took many tries to figure out how to get the little buggers on there with the buttons.
So there you have it... my Paris masterpiece. If you have any suggestions for that last thing that it just needs, let me know! I love comments as well.
On another note, today I got to speak on the phone with my dear blog friend Carolyn from http://magpie-pixie.blogspot.com/. It was neat to have an actual conversation with my friend. Carolyn, I feel like I should send you some cash to go towards that long conversation we had. I really enjoyed it though. I never knew that when I started a blog, I would have such a great experience, make new friends, find ideas, and learn so much. I am blessed!
Have a good one!