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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.

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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,

Michelle

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Vintage Flower Tutorial

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I just love vintage fabric! The patterns and colors are gorgeous, and I really love how soft and kind of “homey” it becomes over time. I came across some especially vibrant vintage handkerchiefs at a flea market recently, and had to snatch them up. However, they had some staining, and I really wasn’t quite sure what to do with them. Until, it occurred to me-homemade vintage flower embellishments!!!

So, I gathered my supplies. Vintage handkerchief, vintage ric rac and Glubers. Have you ever used Glubers? They are essentially large, flat glue dots and make flower-making super easy!

For the first step, cut a strip of vintage fabric. This strip of fabric is just over an inch wide. Stitch the same length of ric rac alongside one of the edges. Depending on the pattern and colors of the fabric, you may choose a different kind of ribbon, or no ribbon at all-just frayed edges.

For the second step, cut out which Gluber circle you will use, leaving the backing on the glue dot. Peel off the protective covering. Starting on the outside of the Gluber, gather and pinch the fabric onto the glue dot. This glue is STICKY, and your fabric will stay. However, it still is possible to reposition the fabric if needed.

For the final step, add a center to the flower. In this case, I used a Vintage Button with some Black Twirly Twine and a small message tag. A gem stone would be cute too…depending on how elegant the fabric is.

So, there it is! In 3 EASY STEPS, you too can make your own authentic vintage flower embellishments. And, there’s still enough fabric to create more!

Happy Creating,

Michelle

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Go Team Card

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Summer and baseball just go hand in hand.  Here is a cute Go Team Card for that special baseball enthusiast.

I think the vintage inspired baseball player just makes this card too cute.

Ingredients:

Family Fun Paper Kit

Red Twirly Twine

Making Memories Label Findings

Chipboard Stars, Button and Cream Rick Rack

Wishing you a creative summer day!

Sheila

 

 

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Happy Birthday Dad!

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This month is filled with birthdays for me including my Dad’s.  He celebrated earlier this week and tomorrow we will meet as a family for a great time with a big celebration.  Here is the card I am giving him.

I used a brown card base that I rounded the corners of and then added pattern paper and a journaling card from Family Fun Paper Kit.  I created the loop with vintage 16mm film which I embellished with a button tied with brown Twirly Twine.  I stitched a little and then added some clear stickers for an easy sentiment.  I hope you like!… Read the rest

Tags A Plenty

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Hey there! I hope everyone is enjoying the start of the new month.  I created canvas tags for this month.

I love creating with canvas.  I layered  with vintage inspired items for gifts I gave recently.

I started with the neutral base and added pattern paper from Dimestore Vogue with a button denim Twirly Twine wrapped around it.  I used red labels, pattern paper, and some fabric tags for the focal point.  I painted the chipboard pieces with gold paint and tucked vintage ticket stubs in the corners and stapled for added interest.  The final touch was a garment pin in the left corner.

I hope you are inspired!  Below are list items you can find in our store to recreate these.

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