Monthly Archives: October 2012

Getting Ready for the Holidays

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It is time to begin getting prepared for those special winter holidays.  Whatever your family traditions, you can find great products for cards and decorations at Vintage Street Market.  Both of these cards were made using the Family Fun Paper Pack and May Arts Ribbon.  I love the vintage feel for my holiday cards and the paper dolls come with such adorable outfits.  The little boy looks a lot like the boys in my neighborhood growing up with the fabulous plaid and check outfits.

The little girl is straight from elementary school.  Wouldn’t this make a great special card for a teacher?  For this card, I again used a cute paper doll and layered her over altered chipboard, which was inked to enhance the retro/vintage feel.  The skeleton leaves were added with liquid adhesive under the ribbon.  The ribbon is from May Arts.  The Vintage Street Market store has some awesome green ribbon just like this red ribbon, which would be really fun for holiday greetings!

I hope you are able to enjoy a relaxed holiday season full of fun times and creativity!  Watch this spot for more great ideas!

 

 

 

 

 

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Celebrate

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Hello everyone! The weekend is finally upon us which means relaxing, hanging out with friends and the occasional party too! Today I’m sharing a card that is perfect for the Birthday party that is on your list.

This card was quick and easy to pull together using the Party Games Paper Sheets & Tags  kit. It is so versatile and can take you from card making to gift wrapping all in one set and is perfect for the young at heart.… Read the rest

more Treats!!!!!

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Hi everyone~Connie here with a super cute treat to make for all your special “peeps”!!   The paper is by October Afternoon (Cakewalk) and the orange pumpkins (made with an oval punch) are from the Party Games paper sheets and tags collection.  Also used are the Bingo  Craft cards (orange) and the Family Fun Collection.

The treat bag was simple and fun to make.  I used a vintage sandwish bag (made out wax paper) to hold my treats!!!   Have a fun and a safe Halloween~

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A Spooky Invitation…

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Are you planning a Halloween party this year? Or, just inviting a few friends over for dinner? No matter the size of your Halloween gathering, why not make it special for your guests? And, start with a spooky invitation…

Supplies Used:

G45 Halloween Greetings, Soot Tinted Tape, Numbers Tinted Tape, Bingo Craft Cards, vintage buttons, Platinum Stickles, Black Shimmer Alphas, Vintage Tape Measure, May Arts lace ribbon, Making Memories glassine envelopes

I really enjoy cards with lots of layers, and the G45 Halloween Greetings has so many images, I can make several cards out of it. For this image, I trimmed around the moon with an exacto knife, and tucked in a Bingo Craft Card.  I put “BOO” on the card with glittery alpha stickers and trimmed the moon with platinum stickles. Just even a little glitter really adds a nice contrast to the rest of the card. The numbers from the vintage tape measure, Bingo Card and Numbers Tinted Tape also work well together.

Ok, now onto the really fun part, and a bit interactive. Your guest needs to work a teeny bit to get the scoop about your party!  I found a flashlight image, and adhered it to a pale yellow/ivory sheet of cardstock.  I then trimmed around the image, and left enough of the cardstock to create a beam of light. A mini glassine envelope is the perfect storage for this flashlight.

To create the party details, I stamped a fill- in- the- blank invite (using Black Staz On ink) onto a transparency, and layered that over black cardstock. Numbers Tinted Tape holds it all in place. With a fine black Sharpie, I will fill in the party details. But against the black cardstock, this information will be difficult to read.  The party guest will need to pull out the flashlight, and slide it between the transparency and black cardstock in order to shed some light on the subject!

I also recently did this trick for my son’s birthday Spy Party-it was a huge hit! The parents enjoyed it too.

Whether one guest or 20, make it special!

Have a happy day!
Michelle

 

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Vintage Fun!

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Hello fellow vintage fans!  Is there a chill in the air where you are?  Crunching leaves and pops of autumnal color?  If you answered yes you’re experiencing fall — the season some might argue is the best of them all!

I have a couple of cards to share with you — one that I made with Party Games and fun May Arts ribbon.  The second is a play on the popular mustache trend and Halloween!

Enjoy all things fall and Halloween if you dare — and check out all the festivity in the Vintage Street Market store!

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