Monthly Archives: January 2012

LOVE

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Coming by today to share a card with some sneak peeks of a couple of new fun goodies from Vintage Street Market. I used the new (I heart these big time) Bingo Craft Cards…and I adore this pink one. The twine you see is also new, called Twirly Twine ….and ohhhh so adorable in pink and white. I wanted it to stand out and be the center of attention so I spelled out a word with it. LOVE of course!

I also used some of my fave papers from the Family Fun Paper Kit– I used both Meghan Kay and Distinguished Dad on the card. I also used some of the lovely vintage pink crepe paper. I ran it through my Bigshot with a diecut and stitched through the hearts.

I ruffled them up a bit for a crumpled vintage look. Added some ribbon and little stamped tag and I was good to go! Hope you enjoy and be sure to check out the new goodies in the store! cherry… Read the rest

Westward ho!

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When you think retro vintage, you certainly cannot overlook the cowboy craze of the 40s and 50s. With the invention of television, children could now watch The Lone Ranger in their own living rooms and John Wayne on the Big Screen. And, just like children of today, the toy market catered to these new interests,  and playing cowboys became a favorite activity.

The Family Fun collection embraces this cowboy craze with the Marshall Matthew paper and the boy/girl cowboy outfits in the paper dolls (Family Fun Fashion Set). This Bingo Craft Card (super fun NEW RELEASE) is layered with images cut from Party Games Paper Sheets and one of those cute paperdoll cowboy outfits. Little black brads dress up the buttons. These little outfits from the Family Fun collection are so fun to embellish!

This Bingo Craft Card is complete with cowboy, and accented with a vintage button. Don’t you love those saddle shoes??? I love how these Bingo Craft Cards come in a variety of sizes and colors!

Can you believe this is a child’s toy gun from the early 50s??? This play pistol actually belonged to my dad as a child. The quality is just amazing-made of metal, and encased in a real leather holster. Isn’t the stud work amazing?

A Golden Book from 1958, based on a popular TV series. Anyone familiar with this show? I haven’t seen this one, but my son and I have certainly read the book!  The artwork is just amazing….

And such striking colors! They just don’t seem to make them quite like this anymore. Maybe that’s why we all love vintage!

Hope you’re having a great week, and taking time for some vintage creativity!

Michelle

 

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Celebrate!

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Helllllllo! Does anyone else have a bit of cabin fever like me? We are snowed in literally and I am a bit restless. Thank goodness for a little creating time to take the edge off lol. I have a sweet little card to share with you today…a birthday card with a yummy cupcake.

I broke out the Dimestore Vogue, and used one of the sweet “celebrate” diecuts from the tags and things sheet, and I also used the Family Fun Paper Kit– some of the adorable paper doll’s paper. The top part is a background stamp that I used and than glittered for some sparkle.

Added some ribbons and buttons and a doily of course and I was done! This cupcake is perfect for me ….no calories! thanks guys for visiting! cherry… Read the rest

Valentine’s Bingo Card

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Hello Everyone!

I want to say a Huge Congrats to all of the New DT Members!!  Today, I have an altered Valentine’s Bingo card to share with you.

I used the Family Fun Paper Kit, Party Games Paper Sheets & Tags and a Bingo Card.

I embossed a 12 x 2 inch strip of the Red Foil paper from Party Games Paper Sheets & Tags.

Then I lightly sanded the foil.  After I had the entire strip sanded I scored the paper at every 1/2 inch and then fan folded the paper and adhered it to the top of the Bingo Card.

Here is a close up look at the foil ruffle.  I also added some ruffle trim, a tulle bow and a few vintage buttons.

I added the pink envelope and the little girl paper doll from the Family Fun Paper Kit.  I stamped Be Mine on a lacy die cut and tucked it inside the envelope and added a sparkling heart covered in mica flakes and glitter and added a paper rose to the center of the heart and edged the rose in glitter too.   Then I added a little more glitter to the stamped note and the little girl.

I used a Copic marker to change the color of the little girls dress so it was a perfect match.

Thank you for joining me today!  I hope you have a wonderful and creative day!!

Hugs,

Heidi

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Happy New Year!

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First, I would like to wish everyone a very happy new year.  Second, congratulations to all the talented ladies who will be joining the design team.  Well, here we are at the begining of a new year so I wanted to share a calendar that I created using the fun goodies from the Party Games kit:

I always like to start the new year off with a new calendar (yes, I know there are calendars for all kinds of media) I like the good old fashioned paper calendar.  This calendar is a little different though, it’s for birthdays!  You could also create your own simply by cutting cardstock sheets to 4″x12″ and binding at the top.  Here are some close up pics so you can see all the super cute embellies from the Party Games kit:

To create the fringe at the top I cut 4  pieces of yellow crepe paper from the kit 2″ wide x 4″ long.  I layered them together and stitched down the middle.  I used fringe scissors and cut just to the stitching.  Then I crumpled it up, straightened it out and fluffed up the layers.  Fun!  Hope this brings a little inspiration to kick start your new year.

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