Category Archives: Amy Duff

Happy Birthday Dad!

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This month is filled with birthdays for me including my Dad’s.  He celebrated earlier this week and tomorrow we will meet as a family for a great time with a big celebration.  Here is the card I am giving him.

I used a brown card base that I rounded the corners of and then added pattern paper and a journaling card from Family Fun Paper Kit.  I created the loop with vintage 16mm film which I embellished with a button tied with brown Twirly Twine.  I stitched a little and then added some clear stickers for an easy sentiment.  I hope you like!… Read the rest

Tags A Plenty

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Hey there! I hope everyone is enjoying the start of the new month.  I created canvas tags for this month.

I love creating with canvas.  I layered  with vintage inspired items for gifts I gave recently.

I started with the neutral base and added pattern paper from Dimestore Vogue with a button denim Twirly Twine wrapped around it.  I used red labels, pattern paper, and some fabric tags for the focal point.  I painted the chipboard pieces with gold paint and tucked vintage ticket stubs in the corners and stapled for added interest.  The final touch was a garment pin in the left corner.

I hope you are inspired!  Below are list items you can find in our store to recreate these.

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A Thank You Vintage Style

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Hello there!  Amy here checking in again with a card featuring ephemera.  Our store offers many vintage items that you can find here.

My card combines new with old for a fresh thank you for someone dear.  All supplies are listed at bottom of post.

I made a banner with aqua twirly twine and then added lots of fun items for a layered effect.  I created the blue gingham pennant using the paper sheet from Sewing Room Kit.  I added a flashcard, punched the heart from vintage paper and added a bingo marker, cut a piece of film, layered some tickets,  and then embellished with a charm hanging from a garmet pin.

Thanks for looking and hope you are inspired. 🙂

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Celebrate Your Day

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April is here!  I am starting see floral blooms and patches of green grass.  The birds are out making nests and I hope to see a few nests with little babies soon.

My card for today is for my Mom’s birthday next week.  I love mixing vintage ephemera with new products.

I created a pocket with tag for the front.  I then used a flashcard for the sentiment.  The pennant was created from red foil and a vintage ticket is inserted in the photo slide.  I hope you like!

Wishing my Mom a wonderful birthday!

Happy Spring!

Amy

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Easter Wishes

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Hey all!  Amy here and I am back as promised with an altered Easter project to share.  I started with a vintage ice cream cup and then began building.

I added tissue paper garland around the edges then layered tinsel garland with aqua Twirly Twine on top.  Next I used May Arts red twill stripes ribbon to make a bow and then added two paper flowers.    I added a vintage bingo marker for the center.

 

For the banner, I painted wooden skewers and attached handmade finials from beads.  I tied aqua Twirly Twine to the skewers and then added three red foil triangles from Party Games Paper Sheets and Tags.  Next, I punched holes in a fare ticket stub and added to the right skewer.  I then used a sticker sentiment backed on a Jillibean pattern paper.  I attached the skewers to the inside of the cup with tape.

I love the way it came out and especially like that it is not the traditional colors of Spring.  I challenged myself with that for a bit. Finally I filled my cup with a little Easter grass and a pale blue egg.  I think these cups are perfect for birthdays, other holidays, or even a special pick me up.  I hope this inspires you!

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