Category Archives: Vintage Scrapbook Kit

Vintage Halloween Wall-Hanging

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vintage-halloween-wallhanging-1Well, we have one more week until Autumn is officially upon us. I have to say, I certainly am enjoying the cooler temps…not quite ready for the snow just yet though!

Today I want to share with you a new kit I just put into the Etsy store. This wall-hanging is really not difficult to put together, and will make for a spooky decor item that will last year after year. 🙂 The finished project measures approximately 11″ wide by 18″ tall.

vintage-halloween-wallhanging-2This kit includes beautifully spooky patterned paper, cut and layered onto a haunted scene. Vintage-style crepe fringe adds additional texture, and mini black clothes pins, attached to a vintagey, wooden Halloween hanger cleverly display this Halloween Greeting.

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vintage-halloween-wallhanging-4I know I tend to get a bit excessive on the glitter, so the kit includes everything except the black and platinum Stickles that I used on this example. This wall-hanging will be eerily fabulous with or without glitter!

This kit also includes full color instructions, and will take approx. 1-2 hours to complete. What a fun project to do with friends! A great time to chat, trim, glue and snack on candy corn. 🙂

vintage-halloween-wallhanging-kitIf you would like to create your own Vintage Halloween Wall-Hanging, you can find it HERE.

Happy Creating, and enjoy the last week of Summer!

Michelle

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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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Cheery Holiday Tags!

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vintage-christmas-tags-1Happy Monday!

Get any Christmas shopping done this weekend? Me, a little, but not nearly enough to make a dent! You can really feel that there are only 4 weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas-its SO BUSY! I do love this time of year, SO MUCH, but geez, its a hassle just even trying to drive across town!

Aside from maneuvering traffic, shopping for that special gift is so fun, but once the presents are purchased, find fun in the wrapping too, by making unique vintage Christmas tags.

The Christmas Tag Kit has bunches of tags and “vintagey” supplies to decorate them. Invite a friend over, put in a classic Christmas movie, and stamp, glue and embellish holiday tags that will make your packages POP this year!

christmas-kitThis kit includes a 7Gypsies Christmas tag stamp set, many tags (both manila, red and green), glass glitter, poinsettia flowers, vintage holly, Red Twirly Twine to top your tags, brads, vintage tickets, and an assortment of tag and Christmas die cuts. So much fun and all of these tag goodies fit into a cute candy cane fabric bag for easy storage!

Here’s just a few tag ideas:

vintage-christmas-tags-2 vintage-christmas-tags-3 vintage-christmas-tags-4So, make a bunch and have them at-the-ready, as its always less overwhelming wrapping the presents as soon as they come in the door! 🙂

Happy Creating!
Michelle

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Vintage Christmas Memory Keeper

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vintage-christmas-slide-6As you’ve probably figured out already, based on past kits, I just LOVE these vintage slide holders-whether the slide wheels (as featured in the past Halloween kit) or these storage magazines. What a clever way to use scraps, try a new technique AND store/display memories! Make this a part of your Christmas decor and fill with wish lists, quotes, journaling, and pics. Your family and guests will enjoy looking at each slide!

Everything you need to make this totally Retro Vintage piece can be found in the NEW Vintage Christmas Memories Keeper Kit:

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The slide magazine is approximately 6 inches tall, but with the Santa on top, it will measure approximately 9 inches. This cute Santa peeking out of the magazine was trimmed from a vintage tally card. And, scraps of patterned paper were slipped into the metal slide holders-waiting for little notes!

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To begin this project, I determined which cardstock to use, and cut it down to 6″ by 2.5 ” I did have to do a smidge more trimming, but that is  a good starting point. Mod Podge is the adhesive to use on this one! Simply coat each side and press the paper, making sure there are no wrinkles, etc. To “finish” the edges, I added ribbon, again with Mod Podge, but tape or seam binding would work too.

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As the holiday stickers are vintage, they have long since lost their adhesive. So, Mod Podge them in place! A vintage holly and gem brad add a bit more texture to this side, and were added with hot glue.

Once the sides are decorated, move onto the top of the box. The Santa that is included in the kit is a florist pick. Remove the wire, then hot glue Santa’s feet to the box. I then Mod Podge’d around the base, and pleated and pressed in the vintage Christmas snow. Once placed, I tapped more Mod Podge on the snow fabric and around the edges, and sprinkled vintage snow mica, shaking off the excess. A vintage holly leaf glued behind Santa frames him a bit, and bakers twine tied to his hands suspends the Merry Christmas sign.

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And, of course, its not a retro Christmas without a bit of sparkly tinsel garland! That is just draped gently around the base. The big thing here, is to make sure that the magazine can still slide out of the box easily…

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Christmas seals decorate the face of the magazine, but this would be a great place to write a wish list, a special quote, or your family’s names.

vintage-christmas-slideOnce decorated, display your Memory Keeper for all to see! Your guests and family will enjoy all the details!

Merry {almost} Christmas and Happy Creating!

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The Christmas Mouse-an Altered Tale

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Well, another weekend has passed, and I’m happy to say that some of my Christmas shopping did get done. Not much, but some and that makes me feel good! Its always nice to tackle that “To Do” list…even if its just a little bit! Luckily that productivity also included tucking away the Halloween decor!

And, the time to make a project with this new great kit! Look at all the fun to be found in the Altered Story Vintage Christmas Kit

Every family has those special holiday traditions-how about highlighting them in a special way this holiday season? This sweet story was an “Easy Reader” in a 1970s classroom. The story is super cute, and the illustrations are beautiful!

This paperback story measures 6″x6″  (the perfect size!) and is so easy to “stuff” with extra cardstock sheets. To begin, I removed the staples from the binding, and cut the book in half (yes, GASP, but the story remains intact) 🙂

Then, simply determine how many additional 6×6 inch cardstock pages you would like to add. You can certainly “scrap” over the story itself, but I chose to keep the story as is. Reading the story, and looking at the photos and journaling and maybe even special recipes of your family will be a wonderful new tradition!

Once all the pages are stacked, and the story is back in order, punch out 2 holes on the left side, about 2 inches apart with a Crop-a-Dile.  Embellish all of the pages first, before doing the final assembly.

Then, finally, thread the book together with vintage green wool yarn. Before knotting it off though, make sure it is kind of loose so that your pages will turn easily. To the green yarn, I added some green tinsel, and tied on a  vintage mini ornament and a vintage mini glass ball.  I also edged the book in glitter with black Stickles and added some green glitter to the evergreen swag in the top right corner.

Make one as a special gift  for your family this season, and enjoy it for many Christmas seasons to come!

Happy Creating!
Michelle

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