Monthly Archives: March 2012

Mother’s Day is Coming!

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It is almost time to honor those important women in our lives, our mom, grandmas, aunts, and others who are like a mom to us.  I wanted to honor a coworker who is an amazing mom.  My first project is a round tin, that I found at my local department/grocery store.  I thought it had a vintage look and would be fun to alter.  It also was 40% off!  This appealed to my thrifty side!

Tag and Tin VSM 312

The materials I used for the tin were as follows:

  1. Vintage Lace from my stash, don’t have any?  Try the VSM Crochet Lace
  2. Round paper doily
  3. Silver fine glitter
  4. Grapefruit chalk ink
  5. Twirly Twine in pink
  6. Vintage pink button, check out the kits at VSM for vintage buttons
  7. Bingo Cards
  8. Pink flowers
  9. Hot glue gun

Here are the steps to making this cute, fillable tin.

  • Adhere the wide lace to the side of the tin.  Be sure to avoid the area that the cover fits on, so that it will fit later.  I adhered around the top and the back with my hot glue gun.
  • Run twirly twine through the button and around the tin three times.
  • Run the end through the button and tie a bow.
  • Adhere the back of the button with hot glue.
  • Cut the center out of the doily and hand pleat into a circle.
  • Cut a 2 inch circle from a large bingo card, ink the edges and adhere to the doily
  • Ink the edges of the smaller bingo card and adhere.
  • Use the glitter on the edges of he doily – if you do it now,  you use less and can be thrifty!  Let dry completely
  • Adhere the flower and the sentiment (from the twirly twine packaging)
  • Finally, adhere the embellished doily to the top of the tin!

Tin close up VSM 3 12

The tag was made using the following supplies and made a cute compliment!

  1. Twirly Twine in Denim Blue
  2. Glamour Mom paper from the Family Fun Line
  3. Adhesive
  4. Ocean depth chalk ink
  5. EK Success Flower Punch

This was super fun to make.  I cut the background paper from the Glamour Mom paper using just the background image.  It was adhered to a card tag and inked.  I then punched a 12 inch flower strip from the edge of the paper and rolled it around a pencil, shaping and gluing as I went. This takes a bit of time to dry, so I cut the sentiments from the Denim Blue Twirly Twine packaging.  I also punched out the word powder and it’s image from the Glamour mom paper.  To assemble the tag, I adhered the powder image, and sentiments. I used a strong liquid adhesive to attach the flower. When this was dry, I wrapped the tag with the Denim Twirly Twine and tied a knot at the front.  I think it makes a cute dimensional tag.

My final project this time is a square canvas made with Vintage Street Market Images from the Dime Store Vogue collection and ephemera. The canvas … Read the rest

Celebrate Everyday

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You don’t have to wait until a birthday or holiday to celebrate.  Why not celebrate the everyday by adding a few chocolate chip cookies in cute containers for your special loved ones?  Or a special note for the young at heart? 

This month, I created a few fun and easy projects with Vintage Street Market Party Games.  I just love these whimsical images that add the vintage flare to these projects.

I used the crepe and pattern papers in the Party Games packet and the Twirly Twine to complete this card.

For this cute container, I used Party Games punch outs, pattern and crepe paper along with the Twirly Twine.  Once done… fill with goodies!

For my last project, I colored in the Party Games punch out and used the red foil and pattern papers and then used the Twirly Twine in both aqua and red. 

Make your day special… celebrate the little things!


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Celebrate Spring!

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Hi everyone! It feels like spring around here so I’ve been busy creating some fun Easter and spring projects to fit the mood!

I used pieces from the Retro Easter kit along with the Family Fun paper kit and some pink ribbon to put together this trading card featuring a photo of my mom and her siblings when then were children.

For my next project I made a spring bouquet that is sure to brighten the recipients day.

Wouldn’t this make a fun little gift for a child, co-worker, or friend? To make it I cut two different sizes of flowers from patterned paper in the Family Fun paper kit, stacked them together, punched a hole in the middle and inserted the Tootsie Pop. I created a spring tag with a sentiment from the Twirly Twine packaging card and embellished the container using some blue pom pom trim.

For my last project I made a little mixed media Easter canvas.

This Easter scene was so much fun to make. I brushed the canvas with water and then sprayed the bottom with green mist and the remainder with blue mist and let it dry. For the grass, I cut the tinsel apart from the center thread and glued it over the green mist. I also added some eggs cut from the Family Fun paper to the grass.

Using a die cut bunny I covered it with the brown crepe paper from the Dimestore Vogue paper sheets and tags kit and tied a blue string embellished with a flower from the Easter Retro kit to his neck.

For the sky I added punched clouds made from the Family Fun paper kit and sprinkled glass glitter on for some shimmer. I also added a sun cut from the yellow crepe paper in the Party Games paper sheets and tags kit.

I really enjoyed using the Easter Retro kit! If you like creating with unique products, make sure you head over to the Easter section of the store to see all the goodies available!

Thank you for visiting!

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Spring has Sprung~in more ways than one!!

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Hi everyone!!!  Spring is here in more ways than one.  Look at this sweet little stinker boy~he has sprung the coop!!! Silly Boy!!!  I used  Vintage Street Market Familly Fun, Bingo Craft Cards and Denim Twirly Twine to make this sweet layout. 

My next project is a banner made out of the old View Master disks.  I cut three of them in half and that made ice cream cones.  I used Vintage Street Family Fun/Maggie Jane pattern paper for the bottom of the cone.

For my last project I used the Retro Easter kit!!!  I added it all to an old muffin tin~to make a stand alone decor piece.  Can’t wait to display it in my home.  The pictures are of me and my sis and little brother~wow, 1960!!!  That was along time ago folks!!!

 Thanks for stopping by the blog today and I’ll  see ya soon!! by: C. Mercer

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quick cards

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There are so many Vintage Street Market goods to love it is impossible to know where to start!  However, I found myself needing a bunch of birthday cards this month and with my stash of goodies, creating a few quick and cute cards was EASY!

I often find masculine cards, particularly for young boys, to be a bit more challenging.  With the family fun paper kit it’s easy to make a card for any buckaroo!

The fun doesn’t stop with little cowboys, however.  There is, of course, fun to be had with the little ladies in the Family Fun paper kit, as well!

Not only is there a sweet little girl and a lovely piece of paper, but also one of my favorite bingo craft cards!  (I use these on EVERYTHING.  They are my very favorite and are so versatile!)

Now, you need something even more quick and perhaps less gender specific?  Of course, there are plenty of choices!  Add a quick bit of vintage 16 mm film, a bit of twirly twine and a tag and you have a quick card sure to please anyone!

Have you made any fun cards or projects with Vintage Street market goodies?  I’d love to see them!  Post a link in the comments and share with me what you’ve made!

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