Monthly Archives: May 2011

Scooter Play

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Recently, I took some fun photos of my son doing what he loves best – riding his scooter.  I decided to use Party Games to  scrap this memory. 

I begain by framing the photo with some papers and the die cut bingo card. I used the linen tinted tape to add some texture to the edges.

I used the tape along the top and bottom of the page, too, and I added a banner using some string.

Finally, I cut the cute frog from the packaging and added him on.

It was a pretty quick and easy page to do and the combination of colors worked perfectly. I love Party Games for my masculine pages.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! ~Anabelle… Read the rest

What to do with your Vintage Street Market goodies

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Whether you already have Vintage Street Market goodies in your stash, thinking about getting your hands on some, or just learning about them, let me walk through all the possibilities!

First of all, have you ever used a pretty scrapbook paper and the 12″ x 12″ was just not big enough  and wished that it was large enough to wrap a present or cover your altered project completely.  I know I have.

Dimestore Vogue and Party Games sets offer sheets that are a full 36″ x 24″ with repeated prints so you dont lose any details when you are using them in their full sheets.  Then if you wanted you could also cut the sheet down into 6 individual 12″ x 12″ sheets for traditional scrapbooking.

A few ideas:
– Alter a piece of furniture
– Wrap a gift
– Create a bag from the foil, add the crepe like tissue paper for a gift
– Collage on canvaas

In the Paper Sheet sets you will find these fun pop out die cuts ready to add to your projects.   These tags and embellishments can be great additions on their own or hang from some ribbon and add to a wrapped gift.  Plus sheets of crepe paper and foil paper to complete the look.

Then there is the tape…you cannot possibly have wrapping paper without tape.  These tapes come in a variety of textures and colors to use on so many projects.  Use it around a photo to give a grunge look, outline a shadowbox and so much more.

Think outside the box, meaning wrap up the outside of the box with these wonderful and unique products.  I have shown this image before but felt this was a great place to revisit it:

This is not your ordinary paper and kit, Vintage Street Market is unique and completely out of the box!

Candy Rosenberg
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Add a pin

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I love pins of any kind, but hand made pins especially.  It’s amazing how much personality and fun they add to a sweater, jacket, apron ect..     I always wear a canvas apron when I am teaching, and I love being able to change out the flower pins I add to it.    I created the pin below with the brown crepe paper from the Dimestore Vogue  paper sheets and tags set, and pieces from Epiphany Crafts. (the center of the flower was punched from the paper sheets).

To add the pin to the back of the flower,  I like to hotglue a peice of chipboard, then add the pin back to it with hot glue.  That just seems to give it even more stability.

I think these would be a fun and inexpensive little gift to make for my girlfriends to give to everyone at our next gathering.   The glue gun is still plugged in.. so I better get on it 🙂

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*Travel Kit* Happiness- Return Requested

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Recently I just returned from a trip to Australia and when I saw the Travel Kit with all those beautiful little bits and pieces I instantly knew I wanted to use some of the photos from that trip on it.

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I love the layered look and dimension the Aged Tinted Tape adds to the paper and I also added some Gesso to blend it in with the background. I thought those vintage buttons would look great as flower centers on the Epiphany Crafts Frayed Felt Flowers.

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That little koala was my favorite in the zoo  – we watched it forever and it was a really fun and happy day – Return Requested 🙂

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A Not So “Girly” Girl Card

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This is a card idea for those young girls, or even, older girls,  in your life who just do not embrace pink, frills and sparkle. Their color palette is just a little more bold…

This card was made with the Party Games Paper Sheets & Tags. A great kit for cardmakers who will enjoy the repetitive imagery, and all of the textures!

For the base of this card, I covered a light yellow cardstock card with the yellow crepe that is included in the Party Games package. A tape runner works just fine in holding down the crepe. Then, I topped it off with a crepe ruffle. Great texture!

This image is just one of many printed on the large paper sheets, and because there is more than one, I was able to cut the girl from another image and layer over the top of the original one using a Scrapbook Adhesives foam square.

The foil scalloped trim you see peeking out from the bottom is the red foil that also comes in the Party Games kit. It works great with this Fiskars border punch!

Originally, this heart die cut says “for Boys and Girls.” As this card is all girl, I trimmed out the polka dot circle tag, created  a strip, and covered any mention of boys! 🙂 Again, foam squares add a fun dimension, and a simple straight pin decorates the edge.

The girl’s face was also cut from one of the die cut tags that are included in the kit. A bow of  Charcoal Bakers Twine tops it off. This card is all about fun and celebrating girls. The pink, frilly girls may even enjoy this card too!

Create vintage!
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