Monthly Archives: February 2012

“Brown paper packages tied up with string….”

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“….these are a few of my FAVORITE things…”

I can’t speak for Julie Andrews’ character in the Sound of Music, but Twirly Twine  and Vintage Sandwich Bags and Vintage Freezer Boxes are certainly a few of MY favorite things!

These vintage sandwich bags and papers from the Vintage Ephemera Assortment create a very unique, very vintage, form of gift wrap…a gift envelope that can be used again. This is perfect packaging to fill with vintage crafting materials (buttons, paper ephemera, and ribbons) for a special “crafty” friend.

To create this envelope, I used 2 vintage, wax sandwich bags, Red Twirly Twine, vintage papers and a dress image from the Family Fun Accessory Kit.

1) To begin, insert the bags inside each other. The bags are gusseted, so this is super easy to do, and they fit perfectly!

2) Next, size the papers (cut down if necessary) and insert them into the front and back of the envelope. I decorated the vintage dictionary page with a Family Fun paper doll dress before sliding it in. The center of the bag will be empty. The papers are simply slipped in between each bag.

Once inserted, stitch the sides and bottom of the envelope to attach the bags together. Fold over the top and punch holes in the center. The stitching holds the papers in place.

3) Thread a double strand of Twirly Twine into the punched holes and tie a bow (once the gift envelope is filled with LOTS of vintage treats of course). This is the back view. I just love this very vintage receipt. The wax bag really adds an amazing texture when layered on top of the vintage papers.

And, onto those “Brown paper packages..”

These vintage freezer storage boxes make the most unique, and also very vintage, gift box. The basic verbage on the box,  contrasts beautifully when dressed up with the cupcake image from Party Games Paper Sheets & Tags, Bingo Craft Cards and of course, the “string”-Pink Twirly Twine. Vintage pink crepe from the Pink Ribbon Card adds a sweet ruffle. (eeek! pardon the smudged glitter) 🙂

These little tickets are included in each Twirly Twine package and coordinate perfectly with the twine. Definitely, a “sweet” touch.

So, if you’re tired of the same store-bought gift bag, remember these vintage examples and think “out of the bag!”  Make your gift stand out!

Michelle… Read the rest

Vintage LO, Card and Wall Hanging Featuring Family Fun – Captain Johnny

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I am thrilled to be posting my first Vintage Street Market DT projects!  I am simply in love with the Family Fun line, especially the boy themed items.  They are perfect for my son and husband.

For this post I made three special items for the guys in my life.  A layout, a card and a fun wall hanging featuring a three dimensional barn star.

First the LO.  This LO was constructed with the Family Fun Captain Johnny paper (for all three projects, I used just two sheets of this wonderful paper).  I also used a vintage ticket, vintage paper, Linen Tinted Tape, and Denim Twirly Twine, along with a vintage button.  This is my son’s fifth grade basketball team.  He is the blond on the end.  He kind of reminds me of Captain Johnny!

Next, the card.  This card is super simple to make!  I used a 5 x 5 inch square card cut from 12 x 12 card stock.  I used a 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch square of the striped back side of the Captain Johnny paper.  I cut the boy from the paper and layered the embellishments; consisting of a Bingo Craft Card, vintage film, Linen Tinted Tape, Denim Twirly Twine and a tag from the package, along with more vintage buttons.

Finally, I couldn’t resist making a wall hanging.  The last bit of striped paper from the Captain Johnny line was folded and cut into a fun barn star that I inked liberally!

I mounted a paper doll and the cowboy outfit cut from the Brother Fashions page on a Bingo Craft Card.  The “ruffled” embellishment at the top was made with Linen Tinted tape folded on itself and layered side by side on another long piece of tape. Then I added a little red glitter and Brown Twirly Twine  along with more vintage buttons.  I love this hung as is, but it also could be mounted in a great rustic wood frame for a fun decoration for any cowboy’s room!

Thanks for checking out my projects!  See you again soon.

Victoria… Read the rest

Vintage Family

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Hello!  I am so thrilled to be posting my first time here at Vintage Street Market.  I have been creating a few cherished family pieces along with a fun birthday card.

I started with a vintage canvas of my beloved grandparents.



 For the background of this piece I used the Dimestore Vogue sheet and then added paint, glimmer mist and texture gel.


I completed the canvas by adding more of the Dimestore Vogue elements and a few vintage items that I had been collecting.

I love how the Distinguished Dad paper line worked so well with one of my favorite pictures of my dad holding us as babies.



I added a cute pocket and lined it with vintage dictionary paper and then added the Notes journal tag from the Twirly Twine Packaging so I can journal.
Then I added the Tinted Tape and Sweet Tag from the Twirly Twine to complete the layout.
For my last project, I create this cute card for my nephew using the Bingo Craft Cards, Twirly Twine and Tinted Tape.
I sure he is going to love this as he is a true cowboy at heart.
Wishing you all a creative day.

Let’s Celebrate!

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Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be here sharing my first Vintage Street Market projects with you today.

I was drawn to the fun, bright colors of the Party Games kit and knew it would be perfect for some fun party themed projects.

No party would be complete without cupcakes! To start, I embellished the paper liners with the red foil sheet. For the top of the cupcakes, I cut the banner out of the decorative printed paper sheet and made flags by attaching them to toothpicks.

What little boy or girl wouldn’t love a shaker birthday card?   To make the shaker card, I cut a number one out of black cardstock with my cutting machine. Using the negative, I placed confetti into a plastic bag and attached it behind the number.

Don’t send the guests home empty handed. These party favors are quick and easy to make. Simply cut your paper in a rectangle, roll it into a tube and tape the ends together in opposite directions. To dress up the end, I added a strip of the red foil sheet and cut into it to create a fringe.  I used the Numbers Tinted Tape to secure the outside seam.

Once the party is over, whip up a layout celebrating the occasion! I decided to make a layout featuring my father-in-law on his first Birthday. To note his age, I placed a number one wrapped with Twirly Twine over a piece of decorative printed paper layered with pieces of the Numbers Tinted Tape.

I hope this has given you some ideas that you can use for your next party. Thank you so much for coming by!… Read the rest

Party Time~everyone is invited!!!

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Hi everyone!!! I’m so happy to be making my first blog post with Vintage Street Market! I chose Party Games to create with. So lets get started~

These are party favors~ every party, worth its salt, needs  party goodies!! These were super easy to make.  Just cut your paper the size of the container you are using, and then decorate the front. This is what I used for mine.

Next up I made these celebration tags~they could be used to tie on a gift bag or tied to a goodie bag. Also,  I thought they would make cool bookmarks!!!

Next up I took an old bingo card and used it like a scrapbooking page.  It would make a fabulous centerpiece for the table!!!

And here is the back of the bingo card~notice I used a library card envelope and the journal box that comes with the twirly twine to do my journal entry on!!!

Thanks for stopping by today and I will see ya soon with more vintage goodness!!… Read the rest