Monthly Archives: July 2014

A Piece of Cake!

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vintage-cake-cardDo you ever struggle making masculine cards? Maybe its just me. I’m always tempted to add bows and glitter, so  I have to discipline myself to “tone it down a bit.” 🙂  My uncle’s birthday just passed and this is the card I came up with.

To keep it somewhat more simple, I selected a great Tim Holtz patterned paper to be more of the focus. Thought all of the numbers would be fitting.

vintage-cake-card-2To add a bit of texture, I stitched vintage tickets across the top in a zig zag stitch. A stamp frames the birthday greeting, and a pin holds a 1950s style looking cake. Couldn’t resist, had to add a bit of Stickles around the frame…just a bit. 🙂

I hope you had a great {creative} weekend, and have a fun week ahead!

Happy Creating,



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Vintage Travel Embellishments

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vintage-travel-paperpackAh, is there anything more fun than a little pocket of vintage travel tidbits? This hand-crafted pouch holds lots of great vintage, travel-themed ephemera-perfect for all sorts of projects!

vintage-travel-paperpack2Each 6×6″ stitched pocket holds travel die cuts, vintage postage stamps, vintage game piece coins, vintage book paper, a vintage game card, a vintage projector wheel, vintage tickets, a vintage-inspired key and a vintage slide holder. So much potential!

vintage-travel-paperpack-3vintage-travel-paperpack-4And, the envelope itself? When empty, punch holes or spirals along one side and insert into a journal for a pocket page. These Vintage Embellishment Paper Packs are now available in the Etsy store. You can find them HERE.

vintage-travel-paperpack-5But, what to make with them??? There are so many ways to use these embellishments to accent a project, but here are a few additional ideas:

vintage-travel-pack-embellishmentPunch a circle from a scrap piece of ephemera, and adhere to the center of the film wheel. A stamp or clock face embellishment adds a nice touch!


Or, make a flip book out of ephemera, and a vintage game card. Simply punch a hole in the top corner and add a brad to make the booklet fold open.

vintage-travel-embellishmentAnother quick idea is to stitch a piece of clear acrylic to the front of a vintage playing card, to create a pocket. A key, vintage ticket and a vintage postage stamp slide in perfectly!

vintage-travel-embellishmentsI hope you’re having a great week! Its so hard to believe that summer is halfway over and the kids will be back in school next month!

Happy Creating!


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