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Vintage Street Market & May Arts Blog Hop Day 5

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Wow what a busy week! Its hard to believe that its already Friday!

We had a such a great time creating with May Arts ribbons and thank all of you for following our blog, entering the giveaways, sharing on Facebook and leaving the comments! We love the feedback and are happy to hear if something in particular inspires you. 🙂

We have some great projects to share with you today! Our first project was created by Keri Babbitt (

Per Keri,
“For this trimmed-out vintage layout, I really had a lot of fun layering the gorgeous May Arts trims with the retro-girl images from Vintage Street Market.  By combining bolder striped & chevron trims with the tiny poms & lace, I created a look that’s both bold & nostalgic.  With a quick stitch & gather technique, I combined all the trims together before adhering them to my layout.”

What a neat combination of colors and I really like how Keri layered the lace trim on top of the vibrant yellow ribbon. Really a great coordination technique!

Our next project today was created by Shellye McDaniel (

Shellye comments:
“I took a plain wooden door-knob hanger and covered in the Marshall Matthew paper from the Family Fun Collection.  I then embellished with punch-out and cut-out accents from the Party Games Paper Sheets & Tags.  For the bottom of the hanger, I looped different ribbons and lengths of ribbons and attached.  In finishing, I trimmed out the edge with a wide red jute cording.  I love that you could hang this from a door to welcome birthday party guests, tie onto a wreath or fashion in a way so that it could be used as a centerpiece.  Best of all, it can be used again and again, year after year!

This is a clever way to use scrap ribbons-you know those kind that you collect in a jar that are just too small to tie into a bow. Simply loop and adhere or staple to the edge of a card, tag or layout!

And our final project today is by Julie Campbell (

For this project, Julie uses Meghan Kay cardstock from the Family Fun collection to create this lovely layout. Vintage ephemera and platinum Stickles accent the photo and coordinate beautifully with the pink striped twill. May Arts lace trim also creates the perfect border!

We sure hope you have enjoyed the projects this week! Be sure to also pop on over to the May Arts Blog for many more inspiring projects!

Thank you again!


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Sunday Swing

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Monday Greetings, all!  Shellye here with a layout and cool Halloween hanging to share with you today.

I love the new papers that can be found under the “Garden” section of the Vintage Street Market Shop.  I paired up the pretty print, Engraved Garden by K&CO with the Farmhouse-Sunday Dinner and Pretty Party-Planner by Crate Paper…I think it coordinates beautifully!

I also used an Olive Paper Bloom by Kaisercraft, as well as a couple of paper blooms from my stash.  I slipped in a scrap of paper behind two of the Metal Label Holders and used the Making Memories Alpha Stickers to play out my description.  The sweet vintage-inspired cut-out cherubs sheet can also be found HERE at VSM!

I used a couple of different sizes from the Lifestyle Crafts Lace Nesting Dies to give the layout more interest, texture…and plus I just think they’re fun!

A couple of old buttons, chip letters and some twine from my stash completes the page.

Halloween fun ALERT!  Let me say that I have had sooo much fun crafting with the assortment of vintagey Halloween goodies from Vintage Street!  I adore anything that replicates the Halloweens of yesteryear…the Happy Haunting- Halloween Greetings from Graphic 45?  Just perfect for making-up cool little wall-hangings or tree ornaments or gift tags…lots of possibilities!

For the base, I used a chipboard page from a Maya Road album, painted it black and then glittered.  I added the cut-out with foam tape and then trimmed it with aqua tinsel.

I found a few fabric flowers in my stash and added those to the bottom, along with a couple of vintage tickets hosting “Happy Halloween” using Making Memories Alpha Stickers.  For the hanger, just string through a bit of black twill and you’re set!

That’s all from me today…hope you have a wonderful week!

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A Mini Halloween!

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Happy Friday!  Shellye here with a little Halloween mini to share with you today.  I have to tell you that I absolutely cannot wait until September 1st:  yes, I will have my Halloween decorations out and about.  And since I decorate early for Christmas, I get a good 2 and a half months out of my Fall decorations 🙂  I’m in love with all of the replicated vintage wares such as black cats, owls and jack ‘o lanterns…black cats are at the top of my list though!

You probably know this, but Vintage Street Market has a new assortment of beautiful Halloween-themed papers by Graphic 45, Echo Park and Making Memories.  These papers were the base for the pages of the album that I created:

I cut one of the little card motifs from the Happy Haunting paper and attached it to the front with foam dots.  I then outlined it with Aqua Twirly Twine.  For the embellishments I used the Sky Blue Paper Flowers (glittered in aqua), vintage buttons and a bit of yummy Black Crepe Paper Fringe.  Onto the rings (holding the pages together) I tied on a few different ribbons, Trick or Treat Seam Binding and Aqua Tinsel (which I adore).  And don’t throw out those cute cupcake picks…save them for your paper projects as I did with the handsome bat peeking from beyond the fringe 🙂

Below is a look at the inner pages of the album…I will point out all of the lovely things that you can purchase directly from Vintage Street Market!

I hand-cut the little trick or treaters from one of the vintage Treat Bags offered by VSM and attached it to the paper with a glue pen. I also embellished with Vintage Tickets, a bit of aqua crepe that I cut into fringe, an old playing card and bingo piece all found at Vintage Street Market.

Again, I cut one of the cards from the Happy Haunting paper and used it as a journal spot.  A bit of glittery orange Ric Rac peeks out from under the aqua trim.

I love little alpha stickers…they come in so handy!  Here I’ve used them on both pages, along with another cut-out from the vintage treat sack.  And there’s another cupcake pick (handily applied with a glue dot).

After completing the pages to my albums (most especially those with chipboard bases), I like to trim the edges with twine, in this case Black Twirly Twine.  I have found that the best way to attach the twine to the often thin chipboard edge is to use a Ballpoint-Tip Glue Pen.  With all of that, we have a sweet mini that we can display our 2012 Halloween photos in…I just can’t wait 🙂

Please let me know if you have any questions about this project!
Have a happy weekend


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A BINGO Hanger Part II

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It seems as though I can’t get enough of Vintage Street Market’s BINGO CRAFT CARDS and turning them into fun hanging art for my craft room or other places in my home.  Happy Tuesday, Vintage Street fans, Shellye here with a couple of things that I’ve crafted-up vintage style!

As I eluded in the beginning paragraph, I’ve once again crafted a sweet piece of hangable art using a couple of BINGO CRAFT CARDS.  Being that it’s the middle of July, I can’t wait to get started on my Fall and Winter projects…I’ll admit that it helps me to get through the dog-days of a Texas Summer (and a little of Bing’s “White Christmas” playing in the background helps too!).

This HAPPY FALL hanger is actually a pocket too.  I created this by gluing two of the same sized Bingo Craft Cards together.  To do so, I cut two 1″ strips the same length as the sides of the cards and one 1″ strip for the bottom;  score the center of each strip so that it can fold or expand as needed.  Add a bead of glue to the tabs of the strips and glue to the front and back Craft Cards (see photo below for close-up).  Allow to dry and then begin embellishing…

I cut a 2″H x 24″W strip of the brown crepe paper (from the Dimestore Vogue Paper Kit).  I then cut the paper into sections, the same width as the bottom of the bingo card.  Layer the strips together (I had four) and machine stitch (or glue) at the top; cut into the crepe paper to create a fringe and then add to the bottom of the hanger.

In decorating the front, I used a 2″ strip of Pretty & Playful patterned paper (backside) from the Family Fun Paper Kit.  I cut a dovetail at the bottom and attached to the bingo card with foam tape.  I added a smaller, orange Bingo Craft Card to the top of that and embellished with a felt pumpkin, chipboard letters and glittered sticker from my stash.  I cut out the “happy” tag from the Black Twirly Twine packet and attached with a bit of glue.  I also tied on a small Black Twirly Twine bow and then stitched on a couple of large buttons using the same Twirly Twine.

When it comes time to display, I can insert some fall leaves, dried flowers or other small notions into the pocket.

Next up…creating fun wrapping and a bow with Party Games Paper Sheets and Tags!  We had a small gift to wrap, so I used an empty check box as the container and then wrapped in the pink portion of the Party Games Paper Sheet.

To make the bow:

Cut five 12″ x 1/2″ strips of paper…I cut mine from the yellow portion of the Party Games Paper Sheet.  Cut each strip in half.  Loop each strip by reversing the side as you … Read the rest

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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