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binderie in bloom

binderie in bloom

7 Gypsies has been a tremendous source of inspiration and amazing products since the very beginning… and they continue to amaze and delight! Just a week or 2 ago, Deb contacted me and asked me if I wanted a “Binderie”… of course I only saw one in real life at preview day, and I was immediately creating class projects in my mind that would use this cool toy! Well, there was a catch: I had to decorate it.. make it my own! I agreed mostly not thinking about how I would decorate it, but more because I wanted one!  (smile)… it arrived and I had NO CLUE what I’d do to it… as I was cleaning up my studio I found  this gorgeous painting that I had in a box of ‘china ephemera’. Anyway, I wondered if I could make this work. It’s painted on this really fragile rice paper, but it’s gorgeous. I wound up decoupageing  it onto the Binderie! I LOVE how it turned out!!


so i am working on a little project using my Binderie!- you can pick one up HERE. (i have been playing with THIS and THIS, oh, and THIS)  that i will HOPEFULLY be showing off before i board the plane for RANGER U tomororw… i am sorry, but i am sooo dang excited to go!! i can't stand it. i need to dig out an apron from a box somewhere…

  • Megan

    3 June, 2009 at 4:10 pm Reply

    OK. it worked. I’ve got to have one now.

  • Nancy Wyatt

    3 June, 2009 at 4:58 pm Reply

    Great job and can’t wait to see what you are creating! Hugs from Conroe, TX!

  • Tamikko Gordin

    3 June, 2009 at 6:38 pm Reply

    this is absolutely beautiful. a piece of art! now i want one just so i can decorate it.
    have fun at ranger u and please tell us all about it when you get back.

  • Lacey

    3 June, 2009 at 7:27 pm Reply

    Hi Heidi! You will probably see/meet my friend Saundra from Eureka, CA 🙂 Tell her I said hi and LUCKY girl! 🙂 Have a great time!

  • Rachael Wood

    3 June, 2009 at 10:09 pm Reply

    Wow heidi, that is amazing! If at any point you decide you want to decorate another one, you can send it to me. Plum blossoms are my favorite!

  • Tanya

    4 June, 2009 at 2:18 am Reply

    That is really beautiful.
    I’ve been following your work for quite a few years now, and I have to say that you’re well of creativity and inspiration just doesn’t run dry… 🙂 Thank you for sharing your discoveries and really — I don’t think you realize this — but you actually share enthusiasm. Six years ago, I bought Designing with Notions on impulse, and I nearly fell over with what was inside. I felt the same way when I scrolled down over the Binderie. You know what? I don’t even know what that is…but it is so beautiful, that it motivates me to re-open the Paper Arts Door :-). Thank you for that. Thank you for all of it — and for sharing here.

  • Regina

    4 June, 2009 at 6:08 am Reply

    Oooh Heidi. This is so beautiful. Very creative and you know have a one of a kind binderie. I’m anxious to get my hands on one of these beauties.
    Happy Summer.

  • Sandy M

    4 June, 2009 at 7:52 am Reply

    The paper is super gorgeous. I will be in China next month and I cannot wait to replicate my own blinging binderie. Very nice sparkling touch on the flowers.
    Thank you soo much for sharing and have fun at Range U.

  • Cindy G

    4 June, 2009 at 7:53 am Reply

    I just bought a Binderie and never thought of decorating it! Hmmmm . . . the possibilities!

  • Amy

    4 June, 2009 at 8:34 am Reply

    That looks amazing!! Soooo much better than just plain! I, too, love the gypsies!

  • Tifany D.

    4 June, 2009 at 10:21 pm Reply


  • LenaS

    5 June, 2009 at 6:21 am Reply

    This is beautiful! Is this the same as a zutter? Say “hi” to T!m for us…enjoy RangerU

  • Maria

    5 June, 2009 at 6:28 am Reply

    i love how you decorated your binderie punch! would love to win one and decorate it too!

  • Elaine Noble

    5 June, 2009 at 11:19 pm Reply

    You can really tell that you put the “Heidi touch” to this Binderie! You are just amazing. Loved you tales of China, but glad you are back home. I have several ideas for decorating a Binderie with vinyl. Can’t you just see it?

  • Dawn Hueser

    10 June, 2009 at 5:10 am Reply

    This looks really fabulous!

  • Vicki

    10 June, 2009 at 10:00 am Reply

    It looks beautiful, Heidi!!

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