Vintage Journal Spread by Paula Fiihr

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Hello friends - Paula Fiihr here today! How about some vintage fun using Paige's older Take Me Away collection (entire digital version can be found HERE), and her Dress cut file?!
I decided to coffee dye some of the Take Me Away papers. It’s fairly easy to make any paper look distressed by soaking it in coffee for 10-15 minutes and then baking on low temp for 10 minutes to dry out. The result is fantastic! Now we are ready to junk journal with it.

The Dress cut file was the inspiration for these pages. I wanted to document my spring crafty memories and it is perfect for that. I cut the dress on a paper from the Take Me Away 12x12 Paper Pad. I traced the dress into several other pieces of paper from that line and hand stitched them into a mini book with embroidery floss around the neck line. Pictures and a bit of journaling finish up the flip book nicely.

Next I used the pieces of my favorite paper from the Take Me Away paper pad to make a pocket, a tag, and several journaling cards. For the tag, I sewed some ribbon on top and added a hand stitched card under a pic of one of the teams I was asked to be on this spring. It tucks away into this cute pocket. I topped the pocket with the dress mini book and a pic of two of my best buddies on a weekend crafting getaway. The "CREATE" and "JOY" letters are from the Puffy Word Stickers from Bloom Street. On the other page I added a bit of stitching to the embroidery hoop also found in the Take Me Away paper pad. I put it on top of another hoop with foam tape to add dimension. Inside the pocket on this page, the journaling cards each contain a fun spring crafty memory. Wooden Buttons from the Truly Grateful line and Horizon Washi Tape add the last cute touches.

I hope this inspires you to try a vintage layout with Paige’s papers and her cut files. Have a lovely day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, washi tape, embellishments: TAKE ME AWAY (Digital collection HERE); Wooden buttons: TRULY GRATEFUL; Washi tape: HORIZON; Die cut machine: Cricut; Cut file: Dress by Paige Evans
Location: Texas, USA / Instagram: @psplannergirl / Pinterest: pfiihr / Facebook: Paula Fiihr


  1. Hi Paula ! that little dress mini album is beyond cute !! Your whole project is wonderful. I'm currently trying to figure out my printer for digital collections. I'm not getting good colours. Can I ask, which printer do you use? Thanks lovely 💕xK

    1. Thx! I have an Epson ET- 3600. It’s about 3 years old and still works great. 💕


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