Category Archives: Anabelle O’Malley

It’s a Good Day!

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Hi! I’m here with another card to highlight Unity stamps with VSM papers. I got to play with this adorable tricycle stamp. I love the vintage look of it.

I decided to pair it with some of the paper from Family Fun. I love this red checked paper and knew it would be perfect with the image.



The random lettering on the sentiment stamp reminded me of the numbers in the numbers tape, so I added a border of it above and below the image.

Be sure to stop by regularly during the next couple of weeks and see everything the team has done with Unity.

Have a great day!~ Anabelle… Read the rest

Inspiration Week with Basically Bare!

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This week we are thrilled to be working with the so versatile Basically Bare alterable products. So much fun! And, the fun will continue at the end of August, when the Basically Bare Design Team works with Vintage Street Market products. So be sure to visit them in a couple weeks for even more creativity!

Now, let’s get started with a project from Nathalie:

“I used a brayer technique for the background and the buttons and then coated the buttons with Ranger’s Glossy Accent to get more dimension. I love how the Vintage Street Market Button diecuts (from Dimestore Vogue)  correspond with the Basically Bare Buttons.”

Next, is a project from Anabelle using one of the very cool Basically Bare albums. So much potential with these!

“I created a project called ‘So Stylish’ using the BB album and clear buttons. The front is decorated with papers and a die cut from the Family Fun collection. I also added a border of Aged tape, which I stitched on. My goal is to take photos of Ryan in his favorite outfits during this school year and add them to the album with little notes about them.”

Be sure to visit the blog all week long-we have more Vintage Street Market/Basically Bare projects to come!

Happy Monday!
Michelle… Read the rest

Vintage Money Holder Card

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Hi! Today I’m going to share a project I made with the new Family Fun collection. One of my favorite parts of the collection is the paper that has envelopes on it. You cut them out, fold, and adhere the tabs. I decided to make one of the envelopes into a money holder. This card would be perfect for any little (or big) boy!

I adhered the envelope to the red and white checked paper, which I matted with the ledger paper. I then adhered this to some red cardstock. Die cut and punched stars, along with mother of pearl buttons tied with twine added an even more vintage feel to the card.

I added a tag from the Party Games die cut sheet. It went perfectly with this line. I tucked the folded bill into the envelope and added some velcro as a closure.

Now, it’s ready to be written in and given away!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day. 🙂 ~Anabelle… Read the rest

Button Banner

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One of my favorite embellishments is buttons. I have a collection of beautiful vintage buttons, a bowl full of mother of pearl buttons and a rainbow of colorful ones, as well.  But, today, I decided to use the solid colored Party Games papers to create chipboard buttons. It was so easy.

First, I punched two sizes of circles from the paper and from some cardboard. I adhered the paper to the cardboard using Mod Podge, then brushed a layer on top of the circles. I used the  Mod Podge Gloss Lustre for this project.

I used some of the Mandarin Baker’s Twine and threaded the buttons together to make a little banner. I adhered these to the die cut diamonds  and a bingo card trimed with crepe paper ruffles.

Finally, I finished the card off with a stamped sentiment flag.

Making chipboard buttons using Mod Podge was so much fun. I’ll definitely be doing it again.

Thanks for stopping by!  ~Anabelle… Read the rest

Crepe Paper Flower

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Recently, while indulging in my Pinterest obsession, I came across a tutorial for making crepe paper flowers. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to use the crepe paper from Dimestore Vogue to make one. It was really quick and easy to do and I love the results.

Here’s what I did. First I punched a circle from cardstock to serve as the base. Next, I cut the petals from the crepe paper. The shape is like a lowercase ‘m’ in order to have two petals.

I pinched together the straight edge and adhered each section to the circle of cardstock. I used hot glut to do this.

Since I used a larger circle, I ended up doing an inside layer of petals, too.  You’d only need one layer with a smaller circle. Once I did this, I finished it off with some Platinum Stickles on the edges and a vintage button in the center.

When everything was dry, I used the flower, along with some Dimestore Vogue papers and a die cut to make this tag. I think it shows off my flower perfectly.

That’s it for today. Thanks so much for stopping by!~Anabelle… Read the rest