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Happy Fourth!

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Happy Fourth, everyone!

Just a couple of projects to share today–with a patriotic theme, of course!

I love the colors that represent our country…so bold, beautiful & fun!  Here I used 2 bingo cards, a couple of my favorite vintage light reflectors

A sweet paper doll and a bit of patterned paper from the “Family Fun” collection for my “button”, a few vintage tickets, a bit of Twirly Twine  & that’s it!

Family keeps us so busy in the summer, so I wanted to make these quick & easy–just gather your vintage supplies and you’ll be done in minutes–easy peasy!

I found a stash of old country fair ribbons at the “last chance” shop at the county dump a while back–boy, was I thrilled!  This blue ribbon seemed the perfect thing for an easy Fourth project…

I used another bingo card for my base, a cutie-patootie paper boy, polka-dot paper & tickets from the “Party Games” Paper Sheets & Tags kit, a bow made of Twirly Twine & it was done!

Summer crafting is so easy & fun when you have the perfect products to choose from, isn’t it?!

Wishing you many happy summer days this year…



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A Little Shine & A Little Sister

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Hello, Vintage Street Market friends!  Shellye here with you on this Sunday to share a trio of fun things that I’ve created over the past month with Vintage Street goodies and other flea-market finds.

First up is a layout; an 8×11 layout to be exact!  I found the perfect sketch from Page Maps and went from there.  I’ve used patterned papers, cut-out journal square and a punch-out tag from the Family Fun Paper Kit.  I also punched out a couple of hearts from one of the patterned papers as well!

I also added some buttons, pearls and sticker letters from my stash.

To create the pleated accent, I cut 2″ x 12″ strip of paper, punched one edge with a decorative edge and folded at 1/2″ increments.  Glue the ends together and fan into a circle.  Glue to the top of a 2″ circle and place something heavy on top until the glue has dried.  Vintage Street Market paper is the perfect weight for creating these fun embellishments!

My mom’s birthday was on the 11th of this month and of course she was expecting a handmade card hehehe…her expectation I could not let down!

Once again you see that I’ve created a pleated embellishment!  This time I used the metallic paper from Dimestore Vogue   To round the edges, I used a corner-rounder punch.  For the base of the card, I layered patterned papers from the Family Fun Paper Kit and hand-cut the vacuuming woman from one of the pages!  A little tag from the Party Games collection was attached to the side with a ribbon bow and paper flowers from my stash.  With my home computer and printer, I printed the sentiment onto the piece of paper as shown.  The inside of the card simply read “and have a happy birthday!”            She loved it!

Finally…and I LOVE this…is my Patriotic-decked-out-BINGO-card-hanger!  I have a small wired dress form on the side of my craft desk.  On this I like to attach something fun that reflects the holiday or season…it adds a little happiness to my clutter and makes me smile.

Isn’t it great?!?  Can you sense my delight and love LOL  And I have to admit, Vintage Street Market BINGO Craft Cards are my favorite product.  The versatility with the various sizes and colors are endless!  I layered one of the large red cards with a medium royal blue one.  From my stash, I glittered a chipboard star and layered it with a glittered scalloped circle, vintage milk cap and patriotic embellishments.  The perimeter of the red card was lined out in Red Twirly Twine.

After punching two small holes in the top BINGO card, I looped through a bit of gingham ribbon and tied into bows at each side.

If you have any questions about any of these projects, just let me know 🙂

Enjoy your week and thanks for stopping by Vintage Street Market!

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Vintage Patriotic Cone Centerpiece

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Happy Flag Day!

Did you know that Flag Day was first “unofficially” introduced in 1885? Just as a special day to celebrate the US flag. School children would assemble with their flags and sing patriotic songs. Adults would attend public addresses.  On August 3rd, 1949, President Truman “officially” signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day. So, Happy Flag Day to you!

With these patriotic holidays upon us, I crafted a vintagey patriotic cone. This will look cute on the picnic table. To begin, I formed a cone from a sheet of 12×12 cardstock, taped it together, then adhered vintage ephemera in a collage. Vintage patriotic seals add the color and “theme.”

A blue vintage reflector makes a great focal point at the base. Platinum Stickles add extra sparkle. The center of the reflector is a vintage starburst with a vintage mini silver ornament in the center of that. Silver foil pipe cleaners add a fireworks effect.

Red and ivory tissue festooning make this really festive! I glued a strand to the base, and also a bit at the top. Then, topped that with a little scrap of silver tinsel garland.

And a vintage patriotic paper plate makes a great base!

Here’s a list of the ingredients used:

Vintage Ephemera Assortment

Silver Tinsel Garland

Vintage Patriotic Seals

Vintage Starbursts

Vintage Patriotic Reflectors

Vintage Patriotic Plates

Platinum Stickles

Red and Ivory Festooning

Happy Creating!

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Fireworks Fun!

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Bottle up some fun with the vintage Patriotic kit and some vintage inspired Tinsel Sparklers! This project was very quick to put together, and would be a great display at your 4th of July BBQ.  Make several and display them together.

To begin this project, I used a vintage milk bottle, but mason jars would be perfect too-just something that looks very Americana.

The ruffle was created using the vintage ivory crepe and Charcoal Bakers Twine. I threaded a wide eyed needle with the twine, and threaded it through the crepe. This is a very quick technique, and the twine looks so cute peeking out between the stitches. I left enough twine on each end, wrapped it around the top of the jar,  and knotted it off. I then added a vintage ivory flat faced button which became the canvas for the other embellishments.

I kept the patriotic forget me nots (from the kit) in a bundle and wrapped  Numbers Tinted Tape around the stem. These were attached to the button using Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares. The metallic red balls (from the kit) are already attached to a wire, so I simply wrapped those around the button and arranged. The tag was assembled also with elements from the kit

For extra sparkle, (and who doesn’t love extra sparkle) I put the vintage silver tinsel from the kit into the base of the jar, and added in these fun vintage-inspired Sparklers. Nine sparklers come in each box so plenty to fill more jars!

Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, and don’t forget, there still is time to make some vintage patriotic decor for your 4th of July parties!


P.S. Don’t forget about the Vintage Street Market/Scrapbook Adhesives giveaway. Leave a comment on the blog on any post for the rest of June, and you’ll be entered. Winner will be announced June 30th. Also, visit the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog-HERE– for even more inspiration and prizes!… Read the rest

Vintage Firecrackers!

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So, here’s a fun  home/holiday decor idea that paper crafters will enjoy making for any holiday! Fast to make and incredibly fun to embellish! These embellished paper scrolls are  made with ingredients from the new Patriotic Vintage Kit.

To begin, I cut down one of the patterned cardstock sheets into 4 6×6 squares. These were then simply rolled and taped with Tinted Tape to keep the shape. A 5th scroll was created from one of the vintage book papers.

Once the scroll was made, I used Platinum Stickles to edge the vintage crepe ribbon. Once the Stickles dried, the crepe was pleated along each end of the scroll, and further decorated with a bow made from Charcoal Bakers Twine. A die cut star, more Stickles, vintage tinsel and pleated vintage game money create a festive focal point.

This blue scroll was covered with a vintage memo page, and trimmed with wired red stars. The tag was created from the vintage Bingo card included in the kit and topped with more die cuts, a mini ornament and vintage ribbons.

This scroll was kept a little more simple to create more of a balance in the arrangement. Just trimmed with a snippet of vintage tinsel garland.

Pinking shears add a neat edge to the vintage dictionary page, and vintage looped ribbon adds a fun contrast.

These prize ribbons are so popular now…why not make your own? The Epiphany Crafts embellishment looks so cute in the center of the crocheted flower. The tails were cut from a die cut, and the vintage tinsel adds the sparkle.

So, now what to do with all of these paper firecrackers?

I’ve gathered  these  in a decorated basket. Another fun idea would be to make even more and hot glue them to a wreath form for your front door to greet your guests for your 4th of July BBQ. I can definitely say, decorated scrolls are something I will definitely be making for other holidays as well!

Have a fun, crafty weekend!
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