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A Banner Day!

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With “Love” Month approaching, it’s time to start thinking about those sweet Valentine projects…Shellye with you today to share a quick and easy heart banner and card!

I picked up a package of red heart cut-outs at a local party supply store.  They’re very inexpensive and came in a package of 12… plenty of them to create a nice banner.  The hearts measure 4″, so if you can’t find something similar at your craft or party supply store, then you could try cutting the shapes with a cutting machine or template.

To begin, I took one of the chipboard hearts and used it to trace the shape onto the back of the red foil papersheet found in the Party Games Collection.  Using a tape runner, I attached the foil hearts to the fronts of each red heart.

Next, I used some dark pink letters from my stash to spell out the sentiment :Be Mine.  Again, if you don’t have the size of alphabets that you’d like to use, a cutting machine or those poster stencils would also work just as well 🙂

I freehanded three hearts from the back of the Pretty & Playful paper found in the Family Fun Paper Kit and then attached with foam dots.  Using the small punching element on the Crop-A-Dile, I made two holes at each side of the hearts then tied through some colorful turquoise satin ribbon.  Be sure to leave enough length at the ends so that the banner can be hung through the loops.  This would also make a fun gift for a teacher!

Next up is a card made adorable with one of the punch-out kids and cut-out dress found in the Family Fun Paper Kit.  I always loved dressing paper dolls, so this was a treat!

I started with a plain card that I embossed with a Swiss Dot pattern.  I wanted a lot of the embossed pattern to show, so I kept the card design cropped to one of the medium-sized BINGO Craft Cards.  I simply attached the dressed girl with foam dots over the center.  Next, I added a border of lace trim from my stash.

I trimmed down one of the little labels from the Pink Twirly Twine card and attached it just under the bouquet of flowers.  A small bow of Pink Twirly Twine and the card is complete and ready to send to a friend!

Glad you’ve stopped by today!  I’ve really enjoyed seeing all of the sweet Valentine’s projects brought to us by the Vintage Street Design Team…I hope you do too 😉 ….Shellye… Read the rest

Girly Things & Tomboys

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Good Monday to you!  Shellye with you to share a layout and quick card that I made for today.

My daughter is not necessarily the epitome of a “tomboy” but she comes pretty close.  If it weren’t for the nail polish, rhinestone belts and bows in her hair, one would think she was a certified tomboy!  In this photo, I caught here climbing a ladder while helping her dad add lights to one of the trees.

I started with a black sheet of cardstock from my stash and built it up with layers of patterned papers and borders from the Family Fun Paper Kit.  I cut the borders apart so that I could layer in between each one with foam dots.

Something that I’ve been doing lately is typing out my own journaling with my computer and printer.  First, I make a copy on plain copy paper and then line up whatever cardstock or patterned paper that I’m going to use over that.  Then I just run the paper back through the printer and it’s perfectly set to go on my page!

In finishing, I embellished with a few velvet flowers, old buttons and ribbon from my stash.  I  love that the layout is brightly fun, yet feminine too, just like my Syd 🙂

For the card I needed something quick, quick, quick to give a friend!  Just a little ‘pick me up’ that she was needing at the time 😉

I set out to match a cardstock to the pink in the ‘ruler’ paper, as well as the doily that I was wanting to use.  From there I layered with “Beauty has many faces” patterned paper from the Family Fun Paper Kit.  I then cut out the lady, ‘friends’ button and ‘ruler’ paper from the Dimestore Vogue Paper Sheets & Tags Collection and attached them.

And again, I used my computer and printer to create a little sentiment that I added to the side, along with a couple of buttons and old crochet thread.  That’s it…I was done!

This will be my last post for Vintage Street Market for 2012, so I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a blessed New Year!  See you all soon.

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Making A List…

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Are you ready for the hustle and bustle of the Season ahead?  I should have prefaced that question with the fact that I love to see other people hustle and bustle…I rather prefer sitting behind the computer and ordering online LOL  Free shipping, discounts and without the chaos 🙂  But I really do get that people love the thrill of Black Friday and getting everything on their list…my luck usually doesn’t run in that direction, hence the reason that I will be at home, buying for my three wish-listers:

I created this collage hanging with several of Vintage Street’s “Christmas” aisle items!  First, I started with a sheet of October Afternoon’s Ring-A-Ling Paper and green Bingo Craft Cards.  I made two different panels to get the length that I was wanting.  After machine-stitching the two together, I embellished with a copy of a cute vintage Christmas card that I found on Pinterest.  The photo was wrapped with Ivory Tissue Garland and Denim Twirly Twine.

The top was accented with a beautiful vintage bell…I attached it with a Glue-Dot!

To the bottom I stitched on a few old buttons with the same Denim Twirly Twine and added a border of Numbers Tinted Tape.  Three of the punch out diamond shapes from the Party Games Sheets and Tags were just right for adding my kids’ names to!

And while I had out the Party Game Sheets, I decided to whip up a sweet Christmas card. 

I again used the Ring-A-Ling paper for the base and then topped it off with two glassine envelopes.  To the inside of the envelopes, I added pieces of old sheet music and a scrap of patterned paper.  After machine stitching each one, I added them to the card front.  An X of Red Twirly Twine was stitched at the top and buttons were also stitched on with the same twine.

That’s all from me today!  To our American friends, I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a safe and successful Black Friday to you all 🙂


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Yes, it’s surely Gametime…football Gametime that is!  Shellye here with you to share a quick layout of my middle-son, Zachry playing football.  He went from being second-string quarterback last year to starting at Tight End and Outside Linebacker this year…he’s celebrated quite a few accomplishments at his positions so far this year 🙂

I have to admit that it’s a challenge for me to do boy pages!  Having two boys and only one girl, you’d think that I’d do more LOL  For this layout I’ve used  two sheets  of the Captain Johnny patterned paper from the Family Fun Paper Kit…the back-side pattern and the “gametime” title from the front.

For the title I used Thickers to match the cardstock and then machine stitched them into place.  I glued on a border of Black Twirly Twine…I love the pop that it makes!  I use this technique quite a bit…if you would like to try it on your projects, I suggest that you use a Glue Writing Pen (I like Martha Stewart’s brand).

In finishing, I added a scrap piece of the Captain Johnny paper showcasing the Numbers Tinted Tape (my fave!)  A couple of stars from my stash and spritzing of Mister Huey’s Custard Mist was applied.

The best thing about this layout is that it’s Zachry-Approved!  Thanks for visiting Vintage Street Market today!

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Sunday Swing

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Monday Greetings, all!  Shellye here with a layout and cool Halloween hanging to share with you today.

I love the new papers that can be found under the “Garden” section of the Vintage Street Market Shop.  I paired up the pretty print, Engraved Garden by K&CO with the Farmhouse-Sunday Dinner and Pretty Party-Planner by Crate Paper…I think it coordinates beautifully!

I also used an Olive Paper Bloom by Kaisercraft, as well as a couple of paper blooms from my stash.  I slipped in a scrap of paper behind two of the Metal Label Holders and used the Making Memories Alpha Stickers to play out my description.  The sweet vintage-inspired cut-out cherubs sheet can also be found HERE at VSM!

I used a couple of different sizes from the Lifestyle Crafts Lace Nesting Dies to give the layout more interest, texture…and plus I just think they’re fun!

A couple of old buttons, chip letters and some twine from my stash completes the page.

Halloween fun ALERT!  Let me say that I have had sooo much fun crafting with the assortment of vintagey Halloween goodies from Vintage Street!  I adore anything that replicates the Halloweens of yesteryear…the Happy Haunting- Halloween Greetings from Graphic 45?  Just perfect for making-up cool little wall-hangings or tree ornaments or gift tags…lots of possibilities!

For the base, I used a chipboard page from a Maya Road album, painted it black and then glittered.  I added the cut-out with foam tape and then trimmed it with aqua tinsel.

I found a few fabric flowers in my stash and added those to the bottom, along with a couple of vintage tickets hosting “Happy Halloween” using Making Memories Alpha Stickers.  For the hanger, just string through a bit of black twill and you’re set!

That’s all from me today…hope you have a wonderful week!

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