Monthly Archives: April 2013

Vintage Ephemera Flowers

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Sometimes when I am at work, I take a small project with me that evolves. This is a great project to do on a break or at lunchtime, or perhaps while you are on a conference call!


EK Success flower punch, Vintage Paper Ephemera – be sure your paper is not brittle, so it will withstand punching.   If it is brittle, save it for a canvas or other project.  Kraft paper 1 1/2 inch circle. Distress inks in your favorite colors, Tacky Glue (my bottle is well loved).  I also added Glimmer Mist in Italian Sunset, when I got home.

Punch strips for the flowers from the vintage paper. Adhere together by gluing petals together at the ends.  You will have a long, straight line of petals.  I rolled my flower around a pencil, very tightly.  After your flower is rolled, put a lot of tacky glue or you can use Glubers on the Kraft circle.  Allow it to dry slightly.  Loosen up your rolled flower until it has the thickness and look you like and attach to the glue on the circle.  Let dry.  Once it is dry, you can begin fussing with the petals to give the full look.  When I was happy with the look, I added concord grape and tea stain distress inks.

When I got home, I decided I wanted a little more color and aged look, so I added some glimmer mist.  When it was dry, I attached it to the lid of my new citronella candle.  Now when my candle is on the table, before it is lit, I think it still looks cute!

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Spring Party~Part 2

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Hi, Connie back with the rest of the Spring Party decorations. I don’t want to disappoint a little girl!!!

Here is the bucket , all decorated, holding the kid treats!  I though it would also make a cute centerpiece for the table.  I used some vintage fusion, Craft bingo cards and Twirly Twine.

A close up of the kid treats.  I used the Cakewalk-guest List paper and punch holes in it to hold a candy sucker.  Easy and I love the vintage , retro look!!!

Here is a close-up of the tag!!!  Simple and cute!!!!  Here is all the decorations photographed together. I bet you feel like you have been to a party:)!!!!!

Hope this makes you want to have a party!!

by:C. Mercer

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Dimestore Vogue Card

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Hello everyone!  Heidi, here today and I have a card to share with you using paper from the Family Fun Set Paper Kit Meghan Kay Paper, tags from Dimestore Vogue Paper Sheets & Tags and some fun embellishments.

For the card base I used pink lemonade cardstock.  Then I used the pink pattern paper from Family Fun Set Paper Kit Meghan Kay Paper and Sheet Music along with the S5-131 A2 Matting Basics A and S5-132 A2 Matting Basics B die templates to create the matts.  Then I added the pink oval die cut, tag and tickets using 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

For the top part of the card I added some crochet lace trim and pink ric rac from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Then I added the Making Memories Garment Pin with a gem drop and some pearls.

For the bottom part of the card I added a blue crochet flower, pink mulberry flowers, buttons and some pearls.

Thank you so much for stopping by the VSM Blog today!  Don’t forget to hop on over to the Store and check out all of the vintage goodies!

I hope you have a wonderful day!



Supplies:  Vintage Street MarketFamily Fun Set Paper Kit Meghan Kay Paper, Dimestore Vogue Paper Sheets & Tags, Linen Tinted Tape, Making Memories Garment Pin, Sheet Music, Ticket

Other Supplies: Pink Lemonade; Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Espresso Truffle; Spellbinders Creative Arts S5-131 A2 Matting Basics A, S5-132 A2 Matting Basics B, S5-160 Opulent Ovals; Really Reasonable Ribbon Crochet Lace Trim, Pink Ric Rac; Blue Crochet Flower, Pink Mulberry Flower, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, Buttons, Pearls, Hot Glue… Read the rest


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Hello there…I have mothers day on the mind.   I created this fun kitschy card using a

Dimestore vogue tag and mother diecut .  I layered the mother diecut with some sewn gathered crepe paper and pom pom trim  My background papers are crate papers party dress and a  bit of paper from the

family fun paper kit  I added some laces, ribbons, and a gorgeous rhinestone button for some bling.  What do you

think?  Are you getting ready for Mother’s day?  Hope you enjoy!  thanks for letting me

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A Thank You Vintage Style

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Hello there!  Amy here checking in again with a card featuring ephemera.  Our store offers many vintage items that you can find here.

My card combines new with old for a fresh thank you for someone dear.  All supplies are listed at bottom of post.

I made a banner with aqua twirly twine and then added lots of fun items for a layered effect.  I created the blue gingham pennant using the paper sheet from Sewing Room Kit.  I added a flashcard, punched the heart from vintage paper and added a bingo marker, cut a piece of film, layered some tickets,  and then embellished with a charm hanging from a garmet pin.

Thanks for looking and hope you are inspired. 🙂

Supplies used:

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