Monthly Archives: February 2013

A Charming Easter

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Yay for Spring! Love the extra sunlight and cannot wait for the tulips and daffodils to start making an appearance! I’ve already spotted 2 bunnies this week hopping around the neighborhood. ūüôā These little retro chicks are so cute and deserve to be a focal point. Vintage Easter seals make for super festive charms when framed and embellished with a jumble of vintage glass beads and pearls and vintage flower bells.

This framed charm would be adorable hanging in a window, adding a touch of Spring to an office or suspended from a chain as a necklace.  Such a great way to display your love of retro vintage! Or, give as a gift! This Easter Charm is now available in the Vintage Gift Market-you can find it HERE.

These vintage seals also add a unique focal point to a card, or maybe even dress up an Easter egg!

Happy almost Spring!

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Art with Retro Party Games

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Hard to believe that February is done and St Patrick’s Day and Easter are just around the corner!

For my projects this month, I played with the Retro Party Games paper pack, with some other great items from the Vintage Street Market Store.  I was feeling a little artsy this month, so I made a quick card and an art journal page.

Let’s talk about the card first. ¬†For some reason, this froggie reminds me of St. Patrick’s Day! ¬†In this card, he is used to wish the recipient a “hoppy” happy birthday. ¬†This paper pack really reminds me of the fun party games ¬†that were available when I was a child.

Supplies Used:

  • Green Card Stock 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, folded in half to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base
  • Party Games Paper Orange Dot 4 x 5 1/4″
  • Frog, Happy Tag and Arrow all from the Party Games Pack
  • Tiny Alphas¬† (one of my all time favorite scrappy supplies)
  • Cellophane Tie (vintage)
Now on to the art journal page!

I was looking for a bright, fresh and totally fun theme.

To prepare this page, I prepped my art journal page with gesso and added layers of paint in: ¬†gecko, luscious lemon, and pumpkin. ¬†I added texture by adding a stenciled hexagon design with chalk ink. ¬†Once this was dry the fun began! ¬†I used Mod Podge to adhere the Party games papers, including several yellow crepe paper hearts for even more texture. ¬†The phrases came from a Cosmo Cricket paper, available in the Vintage Street Market store. ¬†When everything was dry, I used some tinted tape for more interest and added doodling here and there, (including the monkey’s tail). ¬†I also stamped the brick pattern in red and some words faintly along the border. ¬†Eventually, I will add my thoughts below each of the phrases.

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Easter with a bunny and bonnet~

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Hi everyone~ Connie here!!!¬† I have been enjoying creating. I’m a little early for Easter but I had the perfect pictures so I went for it!!!

I used the Family Fun paper ,¬† Bingo Craft cards, Twirly Twine, Tinted Tape (soot)~all of these can be found here.¬†¬† The exclusive Vintage Street Market’s ephemera and buttons were also added.

This layout is using the same ingredients as the one above.¬† I wish you could have seen this bonnet in person.¬† All my granddaughter’s idea.¬† She used a coffee filter to make the bonnet~so cute and so crafty!!!!¬† She was quite proud of herself:):)

I love using the ephemera from the Vintage Street Market store!!  I love the look it gives a layout ~mixing old with new!!   Thanks for stopping by today!!! by: C. MercerRead the rest

Girlfriend Cards

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One of my favorite vintage images are these beautiful ladies from the Dimestore Vogue Paper Sheets & Tags.

They bring a vintage feel into these two easy cards that are just perfect to give to that special girlfriend in your life.

The great thing about Vintage Street Market product is when combined with vintage items it really creates a beautiful statement for all your artwork.

By layering the pattern paper, lace, bingo card, vintage images, tag and chipboard heart, it adds a lot of interest and texture to the card.


Dimestore Vogue Paper & Tags

Bingo Craft Cards

Pink Twirly Twine – “For You” Cut out

Aqua Twirly Twine

Chipboard Heart & Book Plate

Vintage Sheet Music, Buttons, Lace, Rick Rack, Cream Seam Binding, Stick Pin, Safety Pin & Crystal Stickles

Wishing you a beautiful day…


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Hearts on my mind

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Happy February to you! ¬† I know Valentine’s Day was a few days ago, but I am still in the heart mood so today’s projects have a heart on them.

I started with a mini album.  I die cut a large scallop heart from chipboard and covered with pattern paper.  I painted and inked the edges for a distressed look.  I turned the heart upside down  and scored the point of the heart to make into an album.

For the front, I cut an oval in the glassine bag and then added a manila tag to tuck inside.  I punched a heart from the stripe print and added the vintage dictionary paper behind it.  I then inked a small bingo card and cut a sentiment from the pattern paper for the top.  The tiny heart in the center is the red foil from the Party Games that I punched out.  I added a button with Twirly Twine and a few rhinestones to complete.

I added six pages inside using the “Stack the Deck” technique. ¬†I added Velcro tabs to secure the album.

For the pages, I added various pattern papers listed below along with a fabric scraps.  I continued the tiny sentiment theme inside on each page.  I also added Soot Tinted Tape on many of the pages.

For the inside cover, I painted, distressed, and stamped a heart.  I outlined the hearts with black marker.

Items used for this project:

Next I made a card.  I stitched many layers together to create this.  I punched a heart from the bingo card and layered a pattern print behind.  I layered with a decorative button tied with Twirly Twine and accented with a red pearl.  I cut the tiny sentiment from the pattern paper and added to a journal tab.    


Items used for card:

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