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Decorative Tape Twistie Ties

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Hi there! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Ours was spent enjoying the Colorado Rockies, and admiring the GORGEOUS aspen trees! I’ve got pics of this to share at the bottom of this post, but first, a quick, fun tutorial!

There is no doubt that decorative tape is still HUGE on the creative crafty scene. This includes washi tapes, fabric tapes, decorative duct tape, and our very own Vintage Street Market Tinted Tape. Since we are on the brink of the holiday whirlwind where treat bags and little gifts will be passed around like crazy, I thought the Decorative Tape Twistie Tie Tutorial would be pretty timely.


This is such a simple, high impact little project, and a great way to dress up a treat bag! To make this bundle of twistie ties, simply select your decorative tape of choice and cut a length of it. Then, sticky side up, tape down the decorative tape at the ends to a piece of paper, or a craft mat. Then, cut a length of wire, and position down the center of the tape. “Sandwich” the wire with another strip of decorative tape. Remove from the mat, cut the ends, and voila! a great decorative twistie tie, that looks adorable bundling up small treats!


Cute, cute, cute for Halloween! Oh, and for Christmas goodies down the road! This treat bag below is tied off with a Soot Tinted Tape twistie tie. The Tinted Tape is actually a bit more durable than the more delicate washi tapes for this purpose, as the washi tapes can tear if twisted too much.


So, easy peasy! Are you ready to make your own batch of twistie ties??? To prepare for all of the fun Fall events and holidays, Tinted Tape is now available in the store as a 4-pack bundle for the great crafting price of $4.95! That’s about 300 yards of decorative tape…wow, that’s a bunch of twistie ties! ūüôā¬† You can find this tape assortment HERE.


Now, the fabulous mountain photos! This is the first time I’ve actually seen the aspen turn orange and red. So beautiful and absolutely striking against the dark pine trees. The photos simply do not do them justice! Late Sept/October is also the time you can hear the elk bugling. This is the elk mating season, and the time in which the bulls are gathering their herd of cows. The bulls bugle to attract the cows and to ward off other “competitors.” We went into Rocky Mountain National Park and were able to hear a few of the bulls. The echo of their bugle in the mountains was pretty amazing.

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Craft a Quick Vintage Valentine

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Its hard to believe that Valentine’s Day is approaching so quickly!

Are you still wanting to do a little crafting for Valentine’s Day, but just don’t think you’ll have enough time to get super creative? Then, the Vintage Valentine Power Pack is just the ticket!

vdaypowerpackThis kit contains a wonderful book of reproduction retro valentines that are not only already embellished with red flocking, but are also so SUPER EASY to punch out! Remember books like these? And, you guessed it…the book even includes those sweet paper envelopes that you trim out yourself following¬† the dotted line. And, they are very sweetly illustrated.


This Power Pack includes the book, red glittered font stickers, pink heart charms, a strand of metallic hearts, Red Twirly Twine, Linen Tinted Tape (to tape those envelopes closed!), and a bottle of red glass glitter-the real deal.

These valentines are so easy to punch out and embellish that you will have time to do the entire book! And, feel happy that you were able to squeeze in a bit of creative time for Valentine’s Day after all. This is also a great book to give to the kids and let them get crafty!

vkitStill want to add a bit more vintage? The Vintage Valentine Ephemera Mini Kit is now 30% off (now $6.95), and is full of vintage extras to create with. Pick up a kit today-there’s still more time!

Happy Creating,


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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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Dimestore Vogue Card

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Hello everyone!  Heidi, here today and I have a card to share with you using paper from the Family Fun Set Paper Kit Meghan Kay Paper, tags from Dimestore Vogue Paper Sheets & Tags and some fun embellishments.

For the card base I used pink lemonade cardstock.  Then I used the pink pattern paper from Family Fun Set Paper Kit Meghan Kay Paper and Sheet Music along with the S5-131 A2 Matting Basics A and S5-132 A2 Matting Basics B die templates to create the matts.  Then I added the pink oval die cut, tag and tickets using 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

For the top part of the card I added some crochet lace trim and pink ric rac from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Then I added the Making Memories Garment Pin with a gem drop and some pearls.

For the bottom part of the card I added a blue crochet flower, pink mulberry flowers, buttons and some pearls.

Thank you so much for stopping by the VSM Blog today! ¬†Don’t forget to hop on over to the Store and check out all of the vintage goodies!

I hope you have a wonderful day!



Supplies:  Vintage Street MarketFamily Fun Set Paper Kit Meghan Kay Paper, Dimestore Vogue Paper Sheets & Tags, Linen Tinted Tape, Making Memories Garment Pin, Sheet Music, Ticket

Other Supplies: ¬† Pink Lemonade; Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Espresso Truffle; Spellbinders Creative Arts S5-131 A2 Matting Basics A, S5-132 A2 Matting Basics B, S5-160 Opulent Ovals; Really Reasonable Ribbon Crochet Lace Trim, Pink Ric Rac; Blue Crochet Flower, Pink Mulberry Flower, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, Buttons, Pearls, Hot Glue… Read the rest

Ephemera Journal Part II

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Julie here again, with more of my ephemera journal to share with you–be warned–there’s LOTS of pages today!

With so many wonderful vintage papers & elements to work with, it was easy to go a little crazy making this little book of mine…

…page after page of vintage fabulousness to write and doodle on…

…or just leave as-is.¬† Maybe I’ll write on it later, maybe not.¬† It’s still fun!

As I said in my last post on my journal, I used ephemera from Vintage Street Market’s Ephemera kits, some of my own that I had on hand, and vintage images found online & printed out–these ladies are great favorites of mine!

Pockets and envelopes were fun to add onto pages…

…even an old manila tag with the string still attached worked it’s way onto one of the pages…

I hope you feel inspired to start a journal of your own–I can’t tell you how much fun you’ll have!

And once you start making your own art journals, you just may never be able to stop!


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