Category Archives: Victoria Warren-Mears

Vintage Going Away Card

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Just popping by today to show you a vintage fusion card.  This card features the following elements:

1.  4 x 5 1/4 inch kraft card stock base
2.  Light blue patterned paper (from my Easter left overs from the Vintage Street Market Kit)
3.  A blue Bingo Craft Card
4.  Various paper ephemera (dining receipt and tickets)
5.  Vintage lace and ribbon flowers
6.  Vintage lace and rick rack accents
7.  Red pearls and a fabric butterfly by Pink Paislee

This quick to make card is for a co-worker of mine who is returning to school.  We will certainly miss her and I hope that this card will be a small token of our good wishes for her.… Read the rest

Grandma’s Quilt Square Canvas (and Beyond)!

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Todays post is a canvas that started out as a 4 inch x 4 inch square and morphed into something a bit larger!

I love the idea of art on small canvases.  The only thing I had in mind with this piece when I started was a quilt square.  I painted the canvas with Ocean Reef Blue Acrylic Paint and let it dry.  I added Gesso over the blue paint to give a “white washed” or soft fabric look.  I created the “fabric” hexagons using a Fiskar Hexagon punch and a single piece of Crate Paper Little Bo Peep Adelaide paper.  I inked the edges of the hexagons with Prima Dark Bark Chalk Ink.  They were then adhered to the canvas in the “quilt block” pattern.  The stitching was added with a Sakura Gel Pen.  Then the fun began!

What to add to the “quilt block collage”?  I found some lace, tulle, vintage buttons on a card (41 cents – can you believe it), a Raggedy Anne doll, and a super cute digital stamp, which I colored with the Sakura Gel Pens.  I also tossed in a vintage stamp and a Craft Bingo card.  Add some adhesive and you get a bigger than 4 x 4 inch canvas with a little vintage personality.  The sentiment is from Twirly Twine packaging from Vintage Street Market.  You can click on the links in this paragraph and the previous paragraph and be instantly transported to the sites where I found most of the items for this canvas!

Thanks for stopping by ~ Victoria… Read the rest

Celebrating Babies!

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We have a new baby boy in our office!  Finally, we had 7 girls and now have a boy and another on the way.  To shower the little guy with love I created this card with VSM papers and ephemera!

Here is a list of the super cute supplies I used:

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope this inspires your baby cards!
~ Victoria

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Vintage Ephemera Flowers

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Sometimes when I am at work, I take a small project with me that evolves. This is a great project to do on a break or at lunchtime, or perhaps while you are on a conference call!


EK Success flower punch, Vintage Paper Ephemera – be sure your paper is not brittle, so it will withstand punching.   If it is brittle, save it for a canvas or other project.  Kraft paper 1 1/2 inch circle. Distress inks in your favorite colors, Tacky Glue (my bottle is well loved).  I also added Glimmer Mist in Italian Sunset, when I got home.

Punch strips for the flowers from the vintage paper. Adhere together by gluing petals together at the ends.  You will have a long, straight line of petals.  I rolled my flower around a pencil, very tightly.  After your flower is rolled, put a lot of tacky glue or you can use Glubers on the Kraft circle.  Allow it to dry slightly.  Loosen up your rolled flower until it has the thickness and look you like and attach to the glue on the circle.  Let dry.  Once it is dry, you can begin fussing with the petals to give the full look.  When I was happy with the look, I added concord grape and tea stain distress inks.

When I got home, I decided I wanted a little more color and aged look, so I added some glimmer mist.  When it was dry, I attached it to the lid of my new citronella candle.  Now when my candle is on the table, before it is lit, I think it still looks cute!

Thanks for stopping by and happy May!… Read the rest

Paper Ephemera and Home Decorating

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Welcome spring and vintage into your home now!  My house needed a little freshening up, so I decided to make a new photo frame decoration.  I used a music page from the Retro Easter Kit, a bingo card, Attic Treasures Mini Flashcards, and various paper ephemera.  The beautiful lace can also be found at Vintage Street Market


So simple to make.  I layered everything onto an eight by ten piece of card stock.  Before the final gluing down, I checked the placement on my frame that I found on sale.  I removed the glass to save for another project or cutting on.    This would make a sweet item for a guest room or as a focal point of any sunny spot in your home.

Thanks for stopping by!


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