I hope you had a fabulously, “Springy” weekend!
I am SO HAPPY to be back crafting and blogging! The last few weeks have been a bit of a long haul. What I thought was a sprained ankle, essentially turned into a multi-joint arthritis attack. Never had that happen before. Still recovering from it, but luckily I’m functional enough to get back to doing what I enjoy! Hopefully we’ll figure out what caused this soon, and just pray that it never comes back. Very hard to function when your hands, ankles and knees swell all at the same time. It certainly made basic mobility a challenge! So, thank your for your patience!!! 🙂
As you may have heard, National Scrapbook Day is coming up this Saturday. I think that term has become a looser term for all thing paper-crafty! Today, I want to show you some vintage embellishment “bundles” that will work in whatever your paper-crafting interest is, and might be a fun project to work on this Saturday. It all starts with vintage metal hair clips…
These hair clips have a strong grip and work wonders keeping these bundles of bits all put together. However, the clips were more functional looking than decorative. To fix that, I glued on vintage ribbon bows, buttons and flowers. Super easy and super cute! To keep with the color theme, I chose an assortment of vintage, and vintage-inspired, scraps that coordinate with the clip, such as the Pink Theme, Peach Theme, Yellow Theme and Blue Theme below.
These are so cute on their own. Wouldn’t these be fun as National Scrapbook Day party favors? Or, make an assortment as a gift for a scrappy friend. Its a great way to gather those loose die cuts, playing cards and ephemera. Another tip, is to cut images from cardstock (such as the bird above), or copy a vintage card onto cardstock, and trim out. It is a blast making these bundles and really, a quick project.
Before I forget, don’t you just LOVE the vintage flowers at the top of this post? My sweet mom gave them to me on Easter. They are that wonderful vintage rubbery plastic, from the 50s/60s. The soft pink color is gorgeous, and the details are just amazing! Love them, and they are now in a vintage vase in the living room. And bonus, the cats won’t eat them! 🙂
Have a wonderful week and I’ll be sharing more embellishment ideas very soon!