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Vintage Embellishment Bundles

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vintage-hardplastic-flowersHappy Monday!!!

I hope you had a fabulously, “Springy” weekend!

I am SO HAPPY to be back crafting and blogging! The last few weeks have been a bit of a long haul. What I thought was a sprained ankle, essentially turned into a multi-joint arthritis attack. Never had that happen before. Still recovering from it, but luckily I’m functional enough to get back to doing what I enjoy! Hopefully we’ll figure out what caused this soon, and just pray that it never comes back. Very hard to function when your hands, ankles and knees swell all at the same time. It certainly made basic mobility a challenge! So, thank your for your patience!!! ūüôā

vintage-hairclipsAs you may have heard, National Scrapbook Day is coming up this Saturday. I think that term has become a looser term for all thing paper-crafty! Today, I want to show you some vintage embellishment “bundles”¬† that will work in whatever your paper-crafting interest is, and might be a fun project to work on this Saturday. It all starts with vintage metal hair clips…

vintage-embellishment-bundles-1These hair clips have a strong grip and work wonders keeping these bundles of bits all put together. However, the clips were more functional looking than decorative. To fix that, I glued on vintage ribbon bows, buttons and flowers. Super easy and super cute! To keep with the color theme, I chose an assortment of vintage, and vintage-inspired,  scraps that coordinate with the clip, such as the Pink Theme, Peach Theme, Yellow Theme and Blue Theme below.

vintage-embellishments-bundles-2 pink-bundlevintage-embellishment-bundle-3 peach-bundle

vintage-embellishment-bundle-4 yellow-bundlevintage-embellishment-bundle-5 blue-bundleThese are so cute on their own. Wouldn’t these be fun as National Scrapbook Day party favors? Or, make an assortment as a gift for a scrappy friend. Its a great way to gather those loose die cuts, playing cards and ephemera. Another tip, is to cut images from cardstock (such as the bird above), or copy a vintage card onto cardstock, and trim out. It is a blast making these bundles and really, a quick project.

Before I forget, don’t you just LOVE the vintage flowers at the top of this post? My sweet mom gave them to me on Easter. They are that wonderful vintage rubbery plastic, from the 50s/60s. The soft pink color is gorgeous, and the details are just amazing! Love them, and they are now in a vintage vase in the living room. And bonus, the cats won’t eat them! ūüôā

Have a wonderful week and I’ll be sharing more embellishment ideas very soon!

Happy Creating,


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Vintage Going Away Card

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Just popping by today to show you a vintage fusion card.  This card features the following elements:

1.  4 x 5 1/4 inch kraft card stock base
2.  Light blue patterned paper (from my Easter left overs from the Vintage Street Market Kit)
3.  A blue Bingo Craft Card
4.  Various paper ephemera (dining receipt and tickets)
5.  Vintage lace and ribbon flowers
6.  Vintage lace and rick rack accents
7.  Red pearls and a fabric butterfly by Pink Paislee

This quick to make card is for a co-worker of mine who is returning to school. ¬†We will certainly miss her and I hope that this card will be a small token of our good wishes for her.… Read the rest

Father’s Day Card

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With Father’s Day this weekend, I created a fun vintage card to give.

I added vintage ephemera to the Family Fun Paper Kit¬†to make this easy card just in time for Father’s Day.


Family Fun Paper Kit

Ephemera Assortment Pack

Vintage Carnival Tickets

Main Gate – Midway Collection by October Afternoon

Cream Rick Rack

Wishing you all a creative day.




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For Father

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Just a simple card to share with you today–Father’s Day is looming large on the horizon…can you believe it?!¬† So, I made a quick and easy card to give to Dad–

Bits and pieces from the “Family Fun” collection, a piece or two from the Ephemera pack, some “Linen” Tinted Tape, some vintage buttons & some seam binding.¬† That’s it.¬† Easy peasy!

Wishing you a wonderful June!

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Grandma’s Quilt Square Canvas (and Beyond)!

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Todays post is a canvas that started out as a 4 inch x 4 inch square and morphed into something a bit larger!

I love the idea of art on small canvases. ¬†The only thing I had in mind with this piece when I started was a quilt square. ¬†I painted the canvas with Ocean Reef Blue Acrylic Paint and let it dry. ¬†I added Gesso over the blue paint to give a “white washed” or soft fabric look. ¬†I created the “fabric” hexagons using a Fiskar Hexagon punch and a single piece of Crate Paper Little Bo Peep Adelaide paper. ¬†I inked the edges of the hexagons with Prima Dark Bark Chalk Ink. ¬†They were then adhered to the canvas in the “quilt block” pattern. ¬†The stitching was added with a Sakura Gel Pen. ¬†Then the fun began!

What to add to the “quilt block collage”? ¬†I found some lace, tulle,¬†vintage buttons on a card¬†(41 cents – can you believe it),¬†a Raggedy Anne doll, and a super cute digital stamp, which I colored with the Sakura Gel Pens. ¬†I also tossed in a vintage stamp and a¬†Craft Bingo card. ¬†Add some adhesive and you get a bigger than 4 x 4 inch canvas with a little vintage personality. ¬†The¬†sentiment is from Twirly Twine packaging¬†from Vintage Street Market. ¬†You can click on the links in this paragraph and the previous paragraph and be instantly transported to the sites where I found most of the items for this canvas!

Thanks for stopping by ~ Victoria… Read the rest