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Monthly Archives: April 2012
Oh, WOW, we have a fun month in store!
All month long we will have GIVEAWAYS, and TONS of PROJECT IDEAS showing off our newest Craft Pantry Staple product, BINGO CRAFT CARDS! Additionally, BINGO CRAFT CARDS are on SALE this month in our store, or, maybe you’ll win some playing Bingo on our home page. We want you to be INSPIRED by all of the ideas you see and try them for yourself! You will come to LOVE this product as much as we do!!!
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I have been so busy with my DS Little League and DH Softball. It seems like game after game, in the sunshine. If you are from the Northwest you know how truly special this is at this time of year!
I needed some quick and special table decorations for a special dinner we are having, so where did I turn? Why my Vintage Street Market Twirly Twine Stash. I made quick napkin charm rings and quick votive candles for each table setting.
I think the decorations make a super accent to my vintage French Haviland white china. This set belonged to my great aunt Nellie Parker. It was a 13 piece plus set with all of the complement pieces. It was passed down to me through my maternal grandmother. The china is from the early 1900’s so is safely stored away, except for very special occasions.
For the napkins I folded in silverware and wrapped the napkin twice with Brown Twirly Twine and tied a single knot the charm was added. Finally, I tied a simple bow. Each guest can take the charm home and use it as they wish. Who wouldn’t want to “follow your dreams”? I think this is a fun and inspirational reminder of a special evening.
I also made a votive for each guest to take home. Again easy to do. Wrap Brown Twirly Twine four times around the votive candle. Tie a small double knot that goes around all of the strands. I used a great brown vintage button from my stash and threaded it onto the twine and simple double knotted. Another party take home that is quick and easy. It would be fun to use Pink Twirly Twine with white votives for a Mother’s Day Brunch or something like the ones I made for Father’s Day.
Finally, college graduations are upon us. My son’s basketball trainer is graduating on the first weekend in May, so it was time to create!
This card was made using
a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch card made from black card stock, a light purple bingo craft card from Vintage Street Market, Black Twirly Twine and a black sentiment from the packaging, old-fashioned hole protectors, silver glitter glue, Family Fun Cards and Boarders Patterned Paper, and a vintage flower embellishment and button from my stash. Here is hoping that Coach Derek gets a great teaching job and has a wonderful career!
Hope each of you has a wonderful start to May! Watch for my future posts where you can see some of my other vintage china, tea cups and Torquay Mottowares.
I just LOVE this vintage Paas Color Kit, but I have to admit, aside from simply displaying it, or dressing up/altering the outside, I was kind of feeling challenged in how to use it creatively. Then it hit me-open the box and file mini layouts inside!
Using the Vintage Easter Kit and the fun Paas Color Kit pieces I found when I actually opened the box, I was able to create some truly unique, vintage mini pages. And, what I love best, is that its compact enough that I can still display this year after year-Easter decor and memory storage. LOVE that!!
I made these pages 5.5 x 5.5 inches square-they fit nice and snug inside and created tabs for the top-like a filing system. I decorated one side of each page, and on the back, kept it simple with just the photos.
A bunny cut from the book paper included in the Easter kit simply decorates this page.
This swirly pattern actually was an image included in the Paas box. And, a new use for the vintage egg dipper!
Paas really knows how to maximize their packaging! This fun punch out project was also included in the box.
Vintage Bingo card layered with a vintage View Master pocket to hold journaling tags. That sweet basket image also comes from inside the Paas box.
Now the flip sides!
So, now that your Easter photos are taken (maybe even printed/developed!), why not consider an Easter Box Album?
Create happy things!
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I fell in love with Glamour Mom pattern paper from the Family Fun Paper Kit and had to use it in a layout about my beautiful, loving grandma.
For my next layout, I focused on the super cute vintage Maggie Jane Pattern Paper from the Family Fun Paper Kit. Her blond hair so reminded me of my twin sister and I growing up.
I added the envelope and journal tag from the Family Fashion Accessory Kit and filled the envelope with paperdolls.
Then I took the Twirly Twine and did a simple chain crochet to add to the sister tag. Everytime I look at this layout, I just have to smile and remember all the fun we have had together then and now.
For my last project and made a sweet friends card from the printed sheets amd tags from Dimestore Vogue.
I then added Rose German Glass Glitter to the heart.
I tied a bow with the Twirly Twine and added glitter glue to make it sparkle.
Wishing you a creative day.