Monthly Archives: March 2011

Mom’s Little Organizer

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The ladies of Dimestore Vogue remind me of perfect little housewives from days gone past. That’s why I decided to create a project to help me get organized and somehow become a little closer to ‘perfect’. LOL!

I used a chipboard binder as the base for my Mother’s Little Helper binder. The buttons on the cover were covered with Diamond Glaze to give them some dimension. Also, I took the enclosure off of the packaging and added it to the binder in order to ‘go green’ and give it a second use. And do you see that brown border? I used the tinted tape on the crepe paper, cut it with deco scissors and stitched it.

For the inside, I cut pages from cardstock and decorated the section dividers with some of the Dimestore Ladies. Each section has it’s own humorous quote that somehow goes along with the the section’s theme.

And here’s a look at the inside cover. I added a note pad for my grocery list!

My little Mother’s Helper may not turn me into June Cleaver, but I will certainly feel much more organized.

Finally, since today is the last post of the month, I thought I’d wrap up our ‘wrap it up’ theme for the month. This quick project also uses Dimestore Vogue, but achieves a totally different look.

I covered a bag with the sewing pattern paper. Then I made a big flower from the pink paper. I layered it onto the bag with two doilies and added a glittered die cut button. Then, I tucked the tag onto it.

This would be a fun way to wrap up a little girl’s treat, a Spring or Easter gift or even a teacher gift.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and for checking out my Dimestore Vogue projects. ~Anabelle… Read the rest

Tinted Tape Techniques

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Tinted Tape Techniques…Wow! Say that 3 times fast!

I want to share with you today 3 pretty cool, and EASY, techniques using the Vintage Street Market Tinted Tapes, which, are now in the shop, and on their way to your local scrapbook store!!!! We are so excited to finally be able to share these unique adhesives with you! Or, are they embellishments? Hmmm…let’s just say they are super versatile and are both!

First technique…

Use the tape as an overlay to an image or word you would like to highlight, or subdue. This works best with the Linen Tinted Tape. In this example, I wrapped a small package with one of the Dimestore Vogue (also now available-yippee!) printed paper sheets. It didn’t take much paper, and I love how the printed buttons just settle on the bottom. Don’t they look REAL? Not sure if you can really tell in this pic, but I also crumpled the paper before I wrapped it. Love that texture and it makes the gingham print almost look like real wrinkled fabric! But, I digress…

On the coordinating gift tag (also included in Dimestore Vogue), I added letter stickers to spell the word “nice.” I felt though, that the black was just a little too harsh, so I simply applied a strip of Linen Tinted Tape over the top-I can still see the black, but it is a bit softer, and I think, looks just right!

Second technique…

Use the tape as a trim, and stitch through it! This is where the tape kind of acts like ribbon, but without bulk. In this example, I created a crepe ruffle along one side of  a piece of the gingham paper and adhered it to a folded piece of cardstock. Both the crepe and printed paper come from Dimestore Vogue. Next to the crepe ruffle, I ran a length of Aged Tinted Tape.

The tape alone looked neat, but see how it looks when stitched! The stitching goes right through, and stitches smoothly. This simple embellishment seriously took less than 2 minutes to do, and looks just great!

Third technique…

Ok, and this is cool! Hold onto your hats with this one…

I was so excited when Danielle Flanders showed this technique in her Guest Designer post this month. Did you miss that? You can check it out HERE.  In this example, I again used a printed Paper Sheet from Dimestore Vogue , and adhered it to a piece of folded cardstock. To keep it monochromatic, I added 3 small ivory buttons (dotted with Platinum Stickles in the center) to the top of the dress pattern. A soft pink tulle ruffle from Ribbon Trims stitched along the side adds some more texture. But, here’s where it gets fun!

I took a length of Linen Tinted Tape, and gently adhered it to the back of a vintage dress pattern package. Any of the aged paper from our Ephemera Assortment will also work fantastic!!! Then, … Read the rest

Dressing up a party gift bag

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I had some fun dressing up this plain white gift bag with papers from the “Party Games” Collection.    I love how easy it was to make ruffles with the yellow crepe from this collection.  No sewing!  I just cut 2 inch strips and used double sided tape gathering as I went.  Super easy!  I loved incorporating the  Numbers Tinted Tape onto the front of the package. There are so  many different ways to use it.

And for the gift tag… once again, my favorite puppy makes an appearance 🙂  This time he is holding one of the little To: and From: tickets.    I’m totally loving  the varity of colors of bakers twine  VSM has available .  I used some here to tie my tag to the package.

What little one doesn’t love a fun package to open right?    I had to share this photo from my nieces “fairy” themed birthday a couple of weeks ago.  Cute little fairies were flitting around everywhere. lol

Have fun dressing up your gifts, making them a little extra special.

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Glassine Card-Vintage Easter Tag Kit

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Here’s a fun way to showcase a vintage illustration as a card!

These main ingredients can be found in the Easter Tag kit, but I also added in Peapod Bakers Twine and Spring Ribbon Trims.

Each illustration varies per kit, as they are authentic vintage. For this card, I trimmed out an image of a sweet kitten. Once you have trimmed out your image, simply insert it into the glassine bag that is also included in the kit. This particular image fit relatively snugly, but if your image does not, simply add some adhesive to the back of the image and gently slide it into the envelope. Once in, press down on the image so that it sticks to the envelope. If your image is small, consider a collage of images to fill in the space! The glassine not only protects the illustration, but also adds a neat texture and a softness to the image.

For the background, I simply stitched the envelope to one of the large square tags. I then layered the stitched image over the patterned paper, overlapping a flap of the patterned paper on the right hand side, and added in a ribbon trim ruffle. Stitching holds it all together. Peapod bakers twine and a vintage button finish off the side.

Stamp  a short message on one of the smaller tags, and layer over the vintage ticket for a simple accent to the corner. Wouldn’t this also look great on a book cover? Hmmm…

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and are able to squeeze in lots of crafting time!


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Hello Friend, Card

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Good morning, everyone!

Julie here, with another project using the fabulously retro Dimestore Vogue” Paper Sheets and Tags” kit…I just love it!

Today, a card for a dear friend…

I did a bit of patchwork as the base of the card, with some of the sweet gingham print and the pattern paper as background…

A friendly little “hello” using one of the buttons images from one of the paper sheets, and my own typed sentiment, edged with a bit of Platinum Stickles

I punched an “x” border on the  beautiful aqua foil sheet to continue the sewing theme of the card…

One of the  beautiful “models” cut out as the focal point of the  card…love these images!

A bit of the “Linen” Tinted Tape along the number line on the side for just a bit of “aging” and interest…

A little collection of tags, a “button” from the tag sheet, and a single posy…gathered up and tied in place with some of yummy “Pink Sorbet” Baker’s Twine

…a gathered edging of the gorgeous brown crepe sheet…sewed in place and edged with Platinum Stickles

Well, that’s it for me today.  Hope your day is filled with vintage fun!

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