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Hearts on my mind

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Happy February to you!   I know Valentine’s Day was a few days ago, but I am still in the heart mood so today’s projects have a heart on them.

I started with a mini album.  I die cut a large scallop heart from chipboard and covered with pattern paper.  I painted and inked the edges for a distressed look.  I turned the heart upside down  and scored the point of the heart to make into an album.

For the front, I cut an oval in the glassine bag and then added a manila tag to tuck inside.  I punched a heart from the stripe print and added the vintage dictionary paper behind it.  I then inked a small bingo card and cut a sentiment from the pattern paper for the top.  The tiny heart in the center is the red foil from the Party Games that I punched out.  I added a button with Twirly Twine and a few rhinestones to complete.

I added six pages inside using the “Stack the Deck” technique.  I added Velcro tabs to secure the album.

For the pages, I added various pattern papers listed below along with a fabric scraps.  I continued the tiny sentiment theme inside on each page.  I also added Soot Tinted Tape on many of the pages.

For the inside cover, I painted, distressed, and stamped a heart.  I outlined the hearts with black marker.

Items used for this project:

Next I made a card.  I stitched many layers together to create this.  I punched a heart from the bingo card and layered a pattern print behind.  I layered with a decorative button tied with Twirly Twine and accented with a red pearl.  I cut the tiny sentiment from the pattern paper and added to a journal tab.    

 

Items used for card:

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So Thankful…

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This time of year, my thoughts are often centered around all that I’m thankful for in my life…from family to this crafting hobby of mine!

First up this month, is a decor-piece I made, using one of these cool vintage Mason Jar Lids as a base!

If you’ll notice, I also utilized the vintage clothespins from my Dad, which I mentioned HERE.  After gluing the pins onto the jar base, I tied it with some hemp & Twirly Twine.

Layered Bingo Cards, and diecuts from the Family Fun collection, created the center focus of the piece.

I dressed the paper dolls, and tucked them into the doily pocket.  This way they can be taken out and played with, then returned to their spot.  A fun little addition to our November decor, that brings out the Family Gratitude focus during this month of Thanksgiving.

Lastly, a “Thankful For You Daily” card:

I used some gorgeous papers, accents, and ephemera from the Kitsch Kitchen section of the VSM store.

I created the card sentiment using both Twirly Twine tickets, as well as words cut out from THIS versatile paper.

This Days-of-the-Week ephemera sheet was the perfect complement to my Thankful Daily theme…I added subtle layering with a bingo card and Linen Tinted Tape…my favorite!

Wishing you all a month full of thankful thoughts &, as always, lots of crafting!

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For You

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Hello, everyone!

I had so much fun with this sweet little paper doll this week!

I decided to make my very own dress for her—a lovely chocolaty-brown crepe paper dress just for fall…and a left-over piece of crocheted lace was just the thing for her little collar…

…her arms were cut-out just a bit to make them pop-up, as well—so that she could “hold” her flowers…she’s just so darn cute!

And here’s a little treat for a friend…

A bag of favorite shortbread cookies are all ready to deliver with this easy-peasy tag…

Elements found in the Twirly Twine kits, lovely paper prints–even a vintage cocktail fork found a fun use here!

So glad you stopped by today–have fun creating!

Julie

Products Used:

Family Fun Paper Kit

Pink & Brown Twirly Twine

 Dimestore Vogue Paper Sheets & Tags

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September – From Summer to School…

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Hey there, and welcome to my September post here at Vintage Street Market!

For me, September is all about saying Goodbye to Summer…and Hello to School.

A Labor Day barbeque is often the perfect way for our family to celebrate summer one last time for the season.  On this Labor Day layout, I used some gorgeous items from the new Kitsch Kitchen section of the store:

I just love the look of the cool kitchen ephemera, together with the bold green polka-dots of the Crate Paper background. And how fun is that vintage cocktail fork?  Perfect for any layout with a food-theme.

After wishing the summer season a fond farewell…it’s time for us to head back to school.

Here’s a little school pep-talk card for my little ones:

After cutting out the center numbers of the Bingo Card, I backed it with the cute little monkey image from the Party Games collection, and topped it all off with some Twirly Twine.

So, whatever September means for YOU…I hope it includes some creative crafting time!

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Vintage Sweets

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Hello, everyone!

Julie here again with a bit of sweet vintage–and some sweets–to share with you today!

I love the Kitsch Kitchen pieces available from Vintage Street Market–so much to inspire!  I found it so VERY easy to put together this scrapbook page of my grandmother, Velda {beautiful pictured in the 1940s} and her famous English Toffee recipe.

{love the look the “Linen” Tinted Tape gives the corners of the photo–just the perfect touch!}

I remember her little grocery lists neatly written out and waiting on her kitchen table–just ready for her next trip to the store…

And here’s Velda’s recipe–a staple in our family at Christmas time.  The holidays just wouldn’t be the same without delicious vintage plaid tins of the stuff all over the counters!

Velda’s English Toffee

1/2 lb. butter                              chocolate chips

1 cup sugar                                  chopped pecans

2 Tbsp. water                              pinch of salt

Put in heavy saucepan.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with wooden spoon until light golden brown.  Pour into buttered 9″ square pan.

Immediately sprinkle 3/4 package of chocolate chips over top.  Let melt a minute and smooth with spatula.  Then, sprinkle with chopped pecans–almost a cup.  Pat lightly to set nuts in chocolate.

When cool, break into pieces with point of a sharp knife.

Enjoy!

This one isn’t sugary sweet, but sweet & feminine–a perfect card for a friend.  There’s something so charming to me about these wonderful vintage ruler prints for trims–as you can see, I’ve used them on both my pieces today–I just love them!

Little bits of this & that…a pretty pink paper rose, lovely crystal-topped pins, a perfect scrap or two of paper left over from other projects–can’t let anything go to waste!  Twine & buttons, ribbons & bows–so much fun to put together!

“Made just for you”, it says…nothing more to say…

So glad you stopped by today!  Wishing you lots of inspiration & happy creating!

Julie

 Tinted Tape   Pink Twirly Twine   Dimestore Vogue Paper Sheets & Tags   Fairy Floss Paper Blooms   Crate Paper “Farmhouse-Farmer’s Market”   Gem Pins   Hinge Clips   Kitchen Ephemera   Jillibeans Soup paper   Brown Twirly Twine

 

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