Monthly Archives: August 2011

Sew Cute! Dimestore Vogue and Unity…

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Have you seen or worked with the “Sew Cute” stamp set from Unity???

It is just absolutely perfect with Dimestore Vogue-what a great combination! They complement each other so well, that I combined the two to make a mini 8×8 scrapbook pocket page.

The pocket was created by cutting up the Dimestore Vogue packaging. Don’t forget how versatile the packaging is! This image is in the corner of the packaging, so all I had to do was trim around the image, and I had an instant pocket! I then used vintage dress pattern to create a ruffle and embellished the edge of the pocket a bit more with Aged Tinted Tape and stitching. You can sew right through the tape! Aged tape and vintage ric rac also trim the top of the page quite nicely too…

I am just amazed at how delicate the lines are on these stamps! It really is quite impressive. Love vintage wooden spools, definitely one of my favorite things. For this corner of the page, I simply stamped the spool with brown ink, then stamped the spool again, but this time onto brown cardstock. Then, I cut this image out, wrapped a bit of ric rac around the spool, and inserted a decorative pin. Foam squares lift the spool off the page.

I plan on stuffing this pocket with pictures attached to simple ivory luggage tags. But, I also added a decorative tag using a Dimestore Vogue die cut, and the sweet button image that is in this set. The aqua buttons are lifted off the card with foam squares for more interest.  This stamp set also comes with several sewing related quips and phrases, that really add some fun!

Be sure to check out the Unity’s blog posts on August 18th and 25th…their design team made some incredible projects using Vintage Street Market products. And, be sure to come back tomorrow…we’ve got a fun GIVEAWAY in store!

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A decorative package, created by you,  makes even the smallest gift that much more special.  And, if you can re-purpose the packaging, so much the better! This little paint pail was once filled with holiday candies, but is the perfect size for a small gift, and looks super cute dressed up with Party Games and Unity Stamps!

Its so fun to suspend little tags along the handle, and Unity stamps worked perfectly for this! Using Unity’s “a number of things” stamp set, I stamped “LAUGH” along the side of the ice cream cone die cut to create a unique tag. The numbers from this stamp set are so cool-I stamped the number “2” onto a small tag and clipped it to the To/From tag with a mini blue clip. Love this set!

There is so much variety available in Party Games Paper Sheets & Tags. It is filled with bright colors and images that work for projects for both boys and girls. For this little pail, I chose to keep it sweet with blue and pink.  I cut down the blue paper sheet to create the background for the cupcake die cut. The cupcake in this die cut is an uncolored dot-to-dot which I painted with watercolors and added some fine glitter to create sparkly frosting. Linen Tinted Tape adheres it to the background.

Vintage ribbon and little blue buttons dotted with adhesive pink pearls complete the trimming…

This next “treat” project uses the  col­lec­tion of fun paper dolls from our Fam­ily Fun line, which includes great paper doll die cuts for embell­ish­ing, and coor­di­nat­ing 12×12 card­stock. One thing I espe­cially love about this line is  how well it coor­di­nates with authen­tic vin­tage items, such as these vintage ice cream cups!

Remem­ber these ice cream cups from child­hood? I remem­ber every day at school dur­ing lunch, we would get to choose a fla­vor of ice cream, and would be given one of these cups and a lit­tle wooden spoon. We were all so eager to eat the ice cream the threat of splin­ters didn’t even occur to us! 🙂

As these cups are so dec­o­ra­tive on their own (love the fonts), I decided to just trim them with sil­ver glass glit­ter and vin­tage crepe. The spoons become the per­fect stand for the images of the chil­dren. I sim­ply cut out the images, glued them to the spoon, and propped them among the candies.

These “sweet” cups, and the coor­di­nat­ing wooden spoons are actu­ally avail­able  in our online “vin­tage” store, HERE, and the Fam­ily Fun col­lec­tion is now ship­ping to stores. I can see these lit­tle treat cups filled with Birth­day, Valen­tine and Christ­mas good­ies as just a lit­tle some­thing to give to some­one special…

I hope you are enjoying your weekend!


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It’s a Good Day

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Hey Everyone!   Today I’m sharing a whimsy little card I created with a stamp from Unity Stamp Company and papers from “Party Games”  from Vintage Street Market.   Who doesn’t love tricycles, and fun cheery colors:)   It’s amazing how a simple black and white image can make such a statement when mixed with this punch of color.

As I was cleaning and orgainizing my photo files the other day, I happened apon this photo.   This is my husband and our  son Weston, with our first dog, .. at our first home…back in 1985.  What memories. 

Takes me back.  And make is  SMILE.


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Our First Car

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I stumbled across those fun photos in my grandaunt and granduncle’s album showing a VW Beetle peeking out in a lot of their pictures. The beetle has been their first car and and they took it everywhere and it was entered in “sunday” clothes and in “sock -and -sandal” outfits going out for fishing 🙂

I used the new Family Fun Paper Kit and a small snippet of the Dimestore Vogue Kit.

For the background I used PanPastels blending different colors together. I love the gentlemen printed on the newspaperprint.

I love this picture – isn’ t it fun how the guys are standing their enjoying a cold drink at the lake with their fishing pol in the hand? And let me just one more time point out the dressing socks and the sandals 😉

Have a wonderful day!


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Thank a Coach…

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Did you have a child participate in a sport recently? If so, you know how difficult finding a nice thank you card for the coach can be. For all of the time and energy those coaches invest, you certainly want to give them something heartfelt.

This is a totally “coach appropriate” card made with the Family Fun collection and Unity stamps. This Family Fun set truly can be used for every member of the family-and is unique and versatile enough to get a fresh look each time. And, when paired with Unity stamps, its just perfect!

This card uses Unity’s “A Number of Things” stamp set,  the Family Fun Distinguished Dad cardstock and boy image, and Party Games pennants and “Play” ticket.  The “be you” frame does indeed frame the boy image nicely. I also used the edge of that same stamp to add some stitching to the pennants. So simple, but adds a lot. The “Thank you” sentiment is also a Unity stamp. And, to tie in the brown, I used Aged Tinted Tape as a border. Linen Tinted Tape actually tapes the pennants to the bakers twine as well.

So, this card is now going in the mail to thank my son’s coach for a great season. Check out Family Fun for all of your family’s needs, and be sure to visit Unity this Thursday for even more ideas using great stamps and Vintage Street Market!

Have a great, creative day!

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