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Vintage Halloween Pennants

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Happy Halloween!….well, almost.

Yep, its that time of year when the Halloween candy starts showing up in the grocery stores, and the pop-up costume shops start to open their doors. Boy, summer just flies by! Even the weather has been starting to feel “Fall-ish.” And, I’ve already given in and purchased the first bag of seasonal candy corn. 🙂

vintage-halloween-pennants-2Since Halloween will be here before we know it, I decided to get a jump on some of the spooky crafting. Every year we host a pumpkin carving party. Pretty low key, it simply consists of a few crock pots of chili and tables set up in the garage for carving. But, I do decorate the house, and I can’t wait to add these vintage Halloween pennants to the wreath on the front door!

vintage-halloween-pennants-3Similar to the other pennants I’ve posted to the blog, the base of both of these pennants was made from one Bingo card cut on a diagonal. To add a bit more depth and more canvas for clustering, I cut an additional triangle from cardstock and layered it over the top of the Bingo card.

vintage-halloween-pennants-5vintage-halloween-pennants-6Glitter, stitching, punch-outs, die cuts and ribbons embellish the pennants. And, of course, a few vintage items including a vintage Morticia image cut from a game card. It is so much fun to cluster all of the spooky tidbits and making pennants is a great way to use up scraps!


To add a bit more texture to the pennants, I folded Halloween fringe in half,  then stapled it to the edge of the Bingo card. The 12 inch wooden dowels were Glimmer Misted, then glued on top of the Bingo card alongside the fringe. And, a Halloween pennant would not be complete without a creepy plastic spider. And, notice the webbing? That’s simply hot glue threads! For once, the threads are OK! 🙂


If you’re feeling inspired to start creating for Halloween, and maybe want to add a bit of vintage, you can find some Halloween ephemera in the Etsy store HERE. Each ephemera kit also includes a package of Halloween fringe! And, you can even choose which Addams Family family member you would like. 🙂

halloween-ephemera-2halloween-fringeHa! Gotta love the “Wild” card. 🙂

I just LOVED watching the Addams Family! It had just the right amount of innocent spookiness to it.  A few years ago, I purchased an Addams Family DVD, and the kids enjoy watching the episodes too. I think my favorite character is Morticia, although Uncle Fester was always entertaining too!

vintage-addams-family-cardsaddams-family-cardgameDo you remember playing the Addams Family card game??? Issued in 1965. So fun!

I hope you’re inspired to start creating something special for Halloween.

Happy Creating!


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Vintage St. Patrick’s Day Banner

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spbannerHappy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Whether you’re Irish or not, St. Patrick’s Day is certainly fun to celebrate! We attended a St. Patty’s party over the weekend, and as  a hostess gift, I put together this banner, constructed from ephemera, vintage reflectors, a few vintage doodads, and vintage imagery.

vintage-stpatricks-banner6Vintage flashcards make for the base of the banner. But, the plain manila color just wasn’t quite what I was looking for. As mentioned before, in an earlier post, watercolor paint quickly remedies that! Now, I have a bright green peeking out of the edges. A vintage page of sheet music, stitched to the flashcard, adds a bit more interest and texture and makes for a great backdrop to the images.

vintage-stAgain, don’t use those vintage Christmas tree reflectors just for Christmas. They are wonderful accents for any time of the year! This one, with some vintage tinsel, frames a sweet bonnie lass.


Another vintage reflector, some vintage bells (edged in glitter) and a vintage mini ornament create the focal point for this pennant. And, peeking out from behind…a vintage Bingo card, also sprayed with watercolor paint! This Bingo card was then cut into strips and fringed.


vintage-stpatricks-banner4So, there it is…a cheery little something to hang from the kitchen cabinets and offer a bit of luck.

I hope you have a very fun Saint Patrick’s Day, and wear green so you don’t get pinched!

Happy Creating,


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Bingo Card Creative Tour Finale & a Winner!

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Happy Friday!!!

I hope you enjoyed the focus on Bingo cards this week. I have a few more Bingo ideas that I was hoping to share this week, but they’ll be popping up in the near future. There are just so many things you can create with them.

Ok, I know today’s project is pushing the needle quite a bit on the “Cutesy Barometer.” (There really is a fine line with that) But, I think the gray skies this week, off and on snow and just general winter yuck, made me crave COLOR! So, thank you for bearing with me. 🙂


bingo-canvas-2This sweet image came from a vintage birthday card. Tip alert: copy those adorable images from your vintage card stash and use them! Retro images truly are unique, and the colors are so vibrant. Anyway, couldn’t resist this one, and her cute kitty too. Reminds me of my daughter and her kitty. That cat is TOLERANT to say the least!

bingo-canvas-4The Bingo Craft Cards again act as a canvas, and offer vibrant color. These are actually four cards tied together-2 on top and 2 on bottom. Folded in half, it allows this project to stay propped up on a shelf. The knots at the top, made of vintage silver elastic cording, also add some interest.

bingo-canvas-5Little paper scraps, cut into various shapes, adds interest when suspended from a bow. A great way to carry a little splash of color into another area of the project, and a way to use up those scraps that we all accumulate. 🙂

bingo-canvas-3And, one more idea for those scraps of ephemera…save them to stamp titles, or for journaling. The texture of vintage book paper is so unique, not super smooth as modern paper, and adds a lot to a vintagey project. This title was stamped with chalk ink for an even softer look.

bingo-canvas-6Now for something truly “WONDERFUL!”  Its time to announce the winner of the Bingo Bundle! Thank you to everyone for participating. I do enjoy hearing from you, and appreciate you taking the time to comment and share your ideas!


{vicki} in ga: February 26, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Congratulations Vicki! Send me an email at with your address, and I will get these fun Bingo cards shipped right out to you!

Bingo-Bundle-GiveawayAnd, to cap off Bingo Week, the Bingo Craft Cards in the Etsy store are BUY ONE PACKAGE GET ONE FREE! That’s 28 Bingo Cards for $4.95. Lots of creative potential!

Bingo-craft-card-saleI hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend!

Happy Creating!
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Bingo Card Creative Tour Day 3 & GIVEAWAY!

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Its been SO FUN creating with Bingo cards this week! Hope you’ve been enjoying it too…or, at least tolerating my enthusiasm! HA!

I’m thinking these pennants are becoming my new “thing.” They come together so quickly and are just a lot of fun. What’s not to love about happy, crafty flags??? These are fun for any occasion. Wouldn’t these even look cute on top of birthday gift? Maybe even with the recipients photo…hmm…

playgames-pennantBingo cards make the perfect “base” for these pennants. And, one Bingo card, and some extra patterned cardstock, can make 2 of them! Simply cut the the bingo card in half on the diagonal. Then start adding all sorts of fun decor!

playgames2Vintage crepe paper is gathered and peeks out from the top of this fun vintage image from October Afternoon. I stitched a little cluster of tickets to the bottom of the card to add a bit more texture. And, of course, Platinum Stickles!

easterpennant2Easter is still a bit of a ways off, but thought an Easter pennant would also be a cute example of how to use Bingo cards. Again, the Bingo card itself is pretty neutral, but its sturdiness makes for a great base! This bunny image comes from a vintage Easter card. This would be cute tucked inside an Easter basket, or sitting amongst a flower bouquet.

Adhesive foam squares “lift” the image from the base and more glitter! A bit of stitching on the cardstock triangle, along with ephemera also adds more texture. It makes a difference having those subtle details.

bingo-pennants-3Now, onto more Bingo fun…

Have you entered the Bingo Bundle Giveaway drawing yet? Leave a comment, telling me what you like to create with Bingo cards. If you haven’t crafted with Bingo cards yet, then mention what inspires you to try them out.

Winner will be randomly drawn and announced on the blog on Friday!

Bingo-Bundle-GiveawayThis giveaway includes a package of Vintage Street Market Bingo Craft Cards, an assortment of authentic vintage Bingo cards, and Bingo Craft Card bundles! This includes 6 cards each of 8 Bingo Craft Card styles. The Bingo Bundles are 48 Bingo cards total! Total giveaway includes, 65 Bingo Cards!! Now, that is a lot of fun!

Thank you for joining me this week!

Happy Creating!

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Vintage Bingo Cards Day 2 & A Giveaway!

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vintage-bingo-card-pocket-1This week I am highlighting Bingo cards and how they are truly a craft staple…no matter if your style is vintage, or more contemporary. Bingo cards come in such a variety of colors, fonts and sizes and are such a neutral item, that they can fit in almost ANY project you create.

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Yesterday, I used a variety of vintage Bingo cards as mini canvases. They made the perfect base for a lovely display of an assortment of dimensional stickers and quotes. The sturdiness of the thick cardstock allows for lots of embellishing. It also works for making a sturdy gift pocket!


For this project, I stitched a vintage Bingo card to a piece of kraft cardstock, sewing along 3 sides only, to create a pocket. I did add glitter to the word “BINGO” to add a bit of bling, but the word still kind of fades in the background…the focal point is the paper doll from the Dimestore Vogue Paper Sheets & Tags kit, and bouquet of vintage forget-me-nots. The Bingo card itself, truly is neutral, but makes for a great pouch!


A strand of vintage sequins and fringe made from vintage dress pattern tissue trims the bottom. A pocket like this would be the perfect packaging for a birthday gift! Simply add a card, a gift card and a chocolate bar. Who wouldn’t like that?

Now, onto the Giveaway!

You play Bingo with friends, so why not craft with Bingo cards with friends? Enter to win the Bingo Bundle Giveaway! This giveaway includes a package of Vintage Street Market Bingo Craft Cards, an assortment of authentic vintage Bingo cards, and Bingo Craft Card bundles! This includes 6 cards each of 8 Bingo Craft Card styles. The Bingo Bundles are 48 Bingo cards total! Total giveaway includes, 65 Bingo Cards!! Now, that is a lot of fun!

Bingo-Bundle-GiveawaySimply leave a comment telling what you’ve been creating with Bingo cards! Or, if you haven’t crafted with them yet, what you are inspired to create. Also, be sure to spread the word and have your friends enter too-I’m sure your friends will share!

Winner will be randomly drawn and announced on Friday Feb. 28th here on the blog.

The tour continues tomorrow!
Happy Creating!

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