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Author Archives: Keri
Along with love, flowers, chocolates, and all those wonderful joys that festive February brings…it always brings out the desire in me to create with vintage supplies. Vintage doilies, sewing patterns, foil, cupcake liners, & postcards top my crafty list this month…what about you?
Up first this month, a retro-vibe card…Hooray! (for love, that is):
Love notes & treats are essentials for my kids this month, so I made this heart-pouch filled with treats, to hang on the doorknob when they return home from school on Valentine’s Day:
May your February be filled with sweetness!
~Keri… Read the rest
Happy 2013 to all!
Keri here, sharing some pastel-inspired projects for January. For me, this January I’m inspired by soft pastels, icy blues, pale pinks, not to mention the gorgeous Winter Garden kit now available in the VSM store…how lovely is that subtle palette?! Love it.
Lots of angles & layers on this one…soft & sweet & reminiscent to me of those baby days a decade ago, when this photo was taken.
Next up, a card made with one of my favorite images from the Family Fun paper collection:
I embossed the aqua foil, and made a quick scallop flower from the brown crepe…definitely two of my go-to favorite products that Vintage Street Market offers.
I hope the New Year is treating you kindly, and that you are inspired & motivated to create something new of your own this month!
The holidays are definitely a high point for me…watching my daughters soak in every detail of the festivities of the season…love it all!
Here is a layout of my mother’s gifts back in 1965…love how she so carefully set all her presents up outside to photograph. And love that I can see her “shadow” in the foreground as she captures the shot:
Using my ever-favorite polka-dot paper from the Family Fun collection, I added my own sequins, made from red foil and a couple of hole punches. I added gorgeous tidbits, like this glitter-filled glassine envelope & pins, from the Sewing Room section of the VSM store.
My 2nd project for the month is a gingerbread-house card:
I don’t know about you, but the holidays is definitely one of my favorite times to enjoy the nostalgic feeling of vintage ornaments and decor. My kids and I love to discover “new” favorite items like this to add to our holiday home:
Wishing you a happy holiday and a delightful December!
This time of year, my thoughts are often centered around all that I’m thankful for in my life…from family to this crafting hobby of mine!
First up this month, is a decor-piece I made, using one of these cool vintage Mason Jar Lids as a base!
I dressed the paper dolls, and tucked them into the doily pocket. This way they can be taken out and played with, then returned to their spot. A fun little addition to our November decor, that brings out the Family Gratitude focus during this month of Thanksgiving.
Lastly, a “Thankful For You Daily” card:
This Days-of-the-Week ephemera sheet was the perfect complement to my Thankful Daily theme…I added subtle layering with a bingo card and Linen Tinted Tape…my favorite!
Wishing you all a month full of thankful thoughts &, as always, lots of crafting!
~Keri… Read the rest
Halloween is one of my kids’ favorite times of the year…lucky for me, they enjoy the cutesy/vintage style for this holiday just like I do!
For our Spooky Party invites this year, here’s what I created:
Here’s a bit about some of the details here…I created the little mask for the Family Fun paper doll by layered Tinted Tape over plain cardstock, then cutting out a little mask shape, using a small hole punch for the eyes.
Second, a fun crepe paper technique. I punch a small circle from the polka-dot paper, then put a small square of the crepe paper behind it loosely. Using the cap of a marker, I pushed the crepe paper through the punched circle to create a cool little 3D effect. I finished off the little circles with a little wrap of Twirly Twine around each.
~Keri… Read the rest