Category Archives: Diane Payne

Valentine Cards

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner I thought it would be fun to make some Valentine cards using some of my Vintage Street Market favorites.

To tie into the Valentine’s theme I used X’s and O’s for the Bingo markers on the card. This was a great way to finish up a couple alphabet sets that I couldn’t spell many things with anymore.

The flowers in the shop were the perfect finishing touch for this Valentine’s Day card, which I think would also make a wonderful wedding card.

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it. Why don’t you grab your favorite Vintage Street Market supplies and whip up a couple cards for your loved ones?… Read the rest

Focus on cards

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Hi everyone, it’s Diane! Today I wanted to focus on cards. One can never have too many cards in their stash, right?! I know I can’t so I decided to whip up a couple quick & easy cards using the Party Games Paper Sheets & Tags. I used the tag sheet included in the collection for the focal point of both cards.

This first card will be perfect for the hostess of a New Year’s party.

I used the crepe paper to make a ribbon behind the dog tag. For the finishing touch I stamped Celebrate on the banner the dog is holding and tied a ribbon to the top of the tag.

This next card is a perfect thank you for someone special.

To finish the card off and give it a little extra sparkle, I added some Stickles to the ice cream!

Have a fabulous day everyone and enjoy the last few days 2012!… Read the rest

Christmas cards and tags

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Christmas festivities are in full swing around our house. The decorations are up, shopping is started and now I’m ready to begin some Christmas crafting.

The first Christmas project I made is a tag for a gift.

For the confetti pocket, I punched small circles from the foil papers in the Paper Sheets and Tags kits and added it to the glassine envelope along with some silver glass glitter.

Who wouldn’t love to receive a package with a festive confetti tag?

My next project is a quick and easy card that doubles as a holder for a gift card. Perfect for your holiday gift-giving needs.

To create this card, I stitched the patterned paper down onto the base of the card, adhered the Tim Holtz Glassine Envelope and embellished it with the die cut house from the Party Games Paper Sheets and Tags set, a heart and my greeting, stamped on twill ribbon.

There are lots of goodies in the shop that can help you make the perfect, homemade vintage Christmas! Happy crafting!… Read the rest


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Hello everyone! The weekend is finally upon us which means relaxing, hanging out with friends and the occasional party too! Today I’m sharing a card that is perfect for the Birthday party that is on your list.

This card was quick and easy to pull together using the Party Games Paper Sheets & Tags  kit. It is so versatile and can take you from card making to gift wrapping all in one set and is perfect for the young at heart.… Read the rest

Vintage Street Market & May Arts Blog Hop Day 3

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Have you been enjoying all of the inspiration this week so far?  So many fun ideas to implement in your own projects!

This next project is by Diane Payne (

Per Diane:

“I knew the fun bright colors of the Party Games Paper Sheets and Tags would look beautiful with the bright colors and chevron designs of these May Arts ribbon. I wanted to keep the layout playful to complement my photo so I simply layered the bright papers and placed my photo on top. To carry the whimsical theme through with the ribbon, I folded it over to create ruffles and stitched it down onto the page with my sewing machine. I finished it off by tucking some die cut tickets behind the paper layers along with a few colorful buttons.”

Stitching gathered ribbon adds amazing texture to projects, and is another great way to use up scrap ribbon! I think all of us have that jar of scraps that are just waiting for that special project… And, that little touch of Numbers Tinted Tape adds that little something extra as well!

Today’s next sweet project is by Victoria Warren-Mears (

For this project, Victoria uses the Family Fun Collection Meghan Kay cardstock and paper doll. The May Arts lace ribbon adds a very subtle texture to the card, and the pink striped twill ties it all together. Love the little flower detail in her hair!

We hope you are enjoying all of these fun ideas! Be sure to visit the May Arts Blog for even more inspiration!

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Have a happy day, and see you tomorrow for more!


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