Monthly Archives: July 2012

Vintage Fusion is HERE!!!

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IS HERE!

So, what is Vintage Fusion?

Vintage Fusion is the blending of authentic vintage items, with current (ie: new) vintage inspired products,  to create something entirely UNIQUE and totally reflective of  YOUR PERSONAL STYLE!

You’ve been seeing a bit of Vintage Fusion at Vintage Street Market since we first arrived on the scene.  It is such a pleasure to bring new life back to vintage, nostalgic products, and use them in a refreshing way-combining them with new products!

We are thrilled to expand the Vintage Street Market store to include your favorite crafting brands along with your new favorite vintage finds! Not only have we added new collection categories, we’ve also changed our store appearance! We hope you like the new look!

And, to celebrate our expanded line of VINTAGE FUSION, we are hosting GIVEAWAYS all month long!  Enter HERE and come back regularly for more chances to win!

Happy Creating!!!

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Christmas in July

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It is almost August and time to think about back to school!  This month I was thinking ahead for Christmas giving.  The two projects I completed are perfect for Christmas.  The first is a $1.00 frame upcycle with great vintage elements.  The second, is my first Christmas tag of the year!

The baseball love frame is a $1.00 frame that I had in my crafty stash.  This project is really quick and fun.  What supplies are needed?  I used Mod Podge in Matte, a inexpensive photo frame,  Black Twirly Twine, a 12 x 12 piece of paper from the Family Fun line, liquid adhesive, dimensional tape, and vintage embellishments.

Step 1:  Adhere the paper to the frame using Mod Podge.  Smooth to make sure it is well adhered and flat.  Allow to dry.

Step 2:  Braid Twirly Twine in the color of you choice.  Start by knotting at the beginning. I pinned mine to the computer mouse pad to hold it flat while I braided.  Finish with another knot.

Step 3:  Adhere twine with liquid adhesive around the photo opening on the frame.  Let dry.

Step 4:  Embellish with vintage elements.  All of my elements came from Vintage Street Market kits.

Step 5:  Cut the photograph to fit the opening as desired and assemble.

The Christmas tag that I made was made using all Vintage Street Market products, with a dash of gesso, ink and stickles thrown in for good measure.  The base of this tag is a Bingo Craft Card.  I added a light coat of white gesso over the top, after masking the number 24 to protect it.  When the gesso was dry, I used distress inks in two shades of green over the gesso.  I used glitter glue to highlight the number 24 and allowed everything to dry well.  The tag was then wrapped with Twirly Twine tied with a vintage button.  The snowman was cut by hand from a vintage child’s book page that was in the VSM Christmas kit.  He is applied with dimensional tape, as is the sentiment “for you”, which is included in the Twirly Twine packaging.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my projects. I hope you have found a little gift giving or (early) holiday inspiration!

<3 Victoria

 

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Cards and tags made easy

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Hello! I have a card and a tag to share today made using the Paper Sheets and Tags kits.

Bingo card gift tag

I used a Bingo card for the base of the tag and added some die cuts and paper trim to finish it off along with a flower from my stash.

In the mason jar I put a homemade hand scrub…the perfect gift for someone special! Want to mix up a batch of hand scrub for yourself or a gift? Its easy to do, simply mix together:

  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 4 TBSP of your favorite scented oil

Mix it all together and place it in a jar.

The tag was made with a Bingo card, Dimestore Vogue die cuts, and the pink Twirly Twine.

Here is a fun and easy card I put together using the Party Games kit!

Party Games card

I cut strips of paper from the Party Games Paper Sheets & Tag kit into small strips and arranged them to make a sunburst. To finish it off I placed a button and piece of flair in the center. I love the bright colors and retro feel of the card…its perfect for any occasion.

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How about some Family Fun~

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Hi everyone ~July is the perfect month for some “Family Fun” so I thought how about some more Family Fun.  Vintage Street Market is full of Family Fun ~take a look!!!!

Loving Meghan Kay, super cute and super sweet!!!!  This is  just one of the papers in this set.    I also used a journal card from the Family Fun set and the Bingo Craft cards~a must have!!!!!

The little doll is from the die cut sheet that comes with this set.

Here is Meghan Kay again~silly girl!!!!  On this layout I made border strips out of some of the other papers in the Family Fun set.  I added some pearls and butterflies also.

I love using the paper doilies behind the Bingo Craft cards!!!  A funny side note to these pictures~my granddaughter picked up my camera and started taking pictures of her dolls.  The picture of me, you can’t tell but I’m trying to smile while my hand out trying to get my camera back. 

This gum ball machine was my boys when they were small.  I thought Maggie Jane looked super cute,  standing next to all those chunky buttons!!! I love chunky buttons, but find them hard  to use, so this is  my new home for them! 

Again I used the Craft Bingo cards, Twirly Twine {brown}, buttons and flowers!!!

I love posting a junkin’ find~this is a sweet little set that I found in Indiana.  Love the graphics on the box.  Have a great day and I’ll see ya soon!!!! by: C.MercerRead the rest

Cards, please!

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Hello, friends!  As I embrace my card making I find myself excited to create new cards and push myself a bit.  This often results in me stepping outside of my box, including using die cuts and stamping in different ways than I have before.

I knew I wanted to include this sweet little dolly, that was easy.  It was using the negative from the die cut that was the part that I changed up a little!

The bingo cards are my go to, but stamping directly onto the vellum envelope was different, ordinarily I would stamp onto something else, trim it and then adhere it to the card.

How about you?  Have you tried stepping out of the box?  Are you interested in trying?  Show us what you’ve got!

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