Monthly Archives: July 2011

Party in Pink

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Party in Pink. I loved organizing this little Valentine’s Day party for my daughter’s kindergarten class. Hard to believe that’s been 7 years ago! I was going through old photos and thought this one was so cute, and perfect to use with the Family Fun collection. The polka dot paper is the reverse of the Meghan Kay cardstock. I just trimmed it to 11×11 and layered it over solid pink. A little bit of Soot Tinted Tape in the corners adds just the right touch and contrast.

The tag was created with the pink side of the Meghan Kay paper, and one of the paper doll die cuts and cut out clothes. I love how there are so many clothing choices in this collection…you can truly pick your season and colors to coordinate with your project! In this tag, some platinum stickles jazz up the buttons on her pink coat, and vintage black buttons and a vintage pink forget me not, embellish the tag a bit more.

I love vintage ribbons and lace! The “DOLLS” title was trimmed also from the Meghan Kay paper, and perfectly describes these sweet little girls!  I just loved coordinating all of these classroom parties. So hard to believe how these kiddos have grown!

I hope you have a wonderful, super creative week! Be sure to ask your local store for the Family Fun collection-we are busily shipping out now.

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Vintage Money Holder Card

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Hi! Today I’m going to share a project I made with the new Family Fun collection. One of my favorite parts of the collection is the paper that has envelopes on it. You cut them out, fold, and adhere the tabs. I decided to make one of the envelopes into a money holder. This card would be perfect for any little (or big) boy!

I adhered the envelope to the red and white checked paper, which I matted with the ledger paper. I then adhered this to some red cardstock. Die cut and punched stars, along with mother of pearl buttons tied with twine added an even more vintage feel to the card.

I added a tag from the Party Games die cut sheet. It went perfectly with this line. I tucked the folded bill into the envelope and added some velcro as a closure.

Now, it’s ready to be written in and given away!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day. 🙂 ~Anabelle… Read the rest

A Sweet Hello…

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I love  “just because” kinds of cards-don’t you?

I always try to keep a stash of these “plain” (non-greeting) types of cards on hand for those occasions that seem to just pop up. I keep a variety of styles,  and when the occasion presents itself, I can select the most appropriate style, add a greeting and send it on its way. Its still thoughtful and personal, and cards are more likely to arrive on time! 🙂

The new Family Fun Collection is perfect for these types of all purpose cards (masculine and feminine)!

For this card, I kept the focus on color and texture, and went for a neutral background to make those elements stand out. The layered vintage lace adds a nice backdrop and the foil (from Party Games) complements the lady’s dress perfectly.  A border punch creates the lace effect in the foil and  Maraschino bakers twine reinforces the vintage feel. Super easy, and the contrast is great!

And who doesn’t like cute little vintage buttons? 🙂

The vintage lady herself comes from the Family Fashion Accessory Kit. I simply trimmed her out, and attached her to the face of the card with foam squares.

I can see this one being a great go-to card. Hmmm….I better make more!

Have a great day and get crafty!
Michelle… Read the rest

Giddy Up!

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Hey Everyone!  I’m excited because my newly released VSM goodies arrived last week, and I got to PLAY!  When I saw the peeks of these, I started pulling photos that I had been wanting to scrap, so I’d be all ready. Finally..they were here! No more stalking the mail carrier. lol

Here is my first layout done with the “Family Fun Paper Kit” .   Boy , there is alot in this pack to choose from.  It was hard to pick… which one to use first.    But.. I had this photo ( that I just adore), and couldn’t wait to use it with this paper.

The paper design is so great, you don’t have to do much if you don’t want to…but for me, it’s always fun to add those little extra embellishments . 

I think little Brent Lee is thinking he’s a big boy with those cow boy boots on , dont you? lol         I’m loving everything in this package, and cant wait to see all the fun new projects that the DT girls will be sharing with these goodies here on the blog over the next weeks.

Enjoy the day friends!


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Schultüte? What is this? LOL- well I talked about this in a post before. Let’s translate this German Word into School Cone. When German kids have their first day in school they get a cardboard cone filled with school supplies and sweets. It is a big deal for the kids and makes the first day of school even more spectacular. I still have mine on the attic at my Mom’s house which a friend of hers created with her and now one of my best friends and mother of my oldest godson asked me to create one with her for her youngest one.


So my friend and my godson had a creative morning to create this little surprise and we had a lot of fun. The Party Games Paper was such a fitting theme and the size was perfect to cover this pretty big cone 🙂


We used the Crepe Paper from the Party Games and the Dimestore Vogue Kit and applied it to the top . We also spelled out Linus’ name mounting the Party Games Letters on sturdier carstock and 3D Foam Pads by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™.


We used the die cut tags from the Party Games Kit and mounted a little chalk piece on it (ok…not so little 😉 ) .

And look how proud and cute my sweet godson looks with the Schultüte for his brother in his hand. This was an absolute fun morning and I’m sure Linus will love his Schultüte when he has his first school day next month 🙂


Have a wonderful day!


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