Cherry Nelson created this cute banner with the die cut hearts, the Sweetheart Silk Card stamp and some chipboard to make X's and O's on her banner. I can see this hanging in a baby girls' room year round!
The spools of thread and the tinted seambinding makes this banner extra special.
While we new the Sweetheart Silk Card stamp would be fun for vintage inspired crafting, we had no idea it would make such a great stamp for Valentine's day. Our team is super clever at finding fun uses for this stamp.
Today's sample is from Abby Henderson. Would be very pretty on a Thanksgiving table. I love the branches with the birds.
Melisa Waldorf made this sweet and simple banner to celebrate the season.
Made with our Big Banner and Rosettes stamp set. Fall has finally arrived in California, with some cold weather and a little rain. It was close to 80°F last week (we're talking in Northern Calif, that's normal weather for Southern Cal). But we finally had a nice cool 55° today. Trees are turning, grapes have been picked and the vineyards are golden yellow. Let's get ready for Thanksgiving!
Can you belive that Lindsay made this with just a circle cutter, 4x4 cardstock, a corner punch and our Mini Silhouette & Monograms stamp set? So pretty! She has a video tutorial to show you the easy steps to make these placecards. How sweet to make these for the family Thanksgiving dinner!
Take your time looking at these photos, there is SO much to see! Kate Yetter from The Scrap Yard created this beautiful art piece using some of the Antiquated Collection stamps, along with some vintage (and made to look vintage) embellishments. (click on any image to view larger)
Kate actually applied one of the bottle labels to a real bottle. It looks like it came straight from an antique store.
Beautiful work Kate! Thanks so much for sharing this with us.
These little adorable mini pumpkins were made by Laura Achilles. She provided instructions on how to create these super easy paper pumpkins.
Trim a double sided 12x12 piece of pattern paper in ¾ inch length. You’ll need about 4 or 5 strips.
Cut those strips in half so they’re 6 inches long.
Using a circle punch – 1 ¼ to 1 ½ whichever you have will be fine punch out two circles one for the top and one for the bottom.
Glue down your strips of paper on bottom circle overlapping until they are spread all the way around in a somewhat uniform circle.
Bring the ends of the strip papers together at the top and glue together. Make sure you are using a quick dry glue like the Helmar 450 glue shown here.
Place circle on top.
Punch a small hole on the top with a paper piercer or small sharp pin. Make sure you go thru all the layers.
Stamp your sentiment with the Carnival Alpha Large on plain paper and cut it out. I made a bit of a banner on one end. Your sentiment could be anything you want. Maybe you’re having a fun dinner party you could stamp each guests name.
Glue the stamped sentiment to a toothpick and allow to dry.
Once dry stick the toothpick into the hole you made on the top of the pumpkin.
Here's our last day of Baby Week at Pink Persimmon. Andrea Budjack created this amazingly layered banner with our Big Banner with Rosettes Stamp set.
Can't you just see this adorable banner hanging in a baby's room? What a great gift for a new mom to add to the decor of a baby room.
Look at the cute little angel wings under the button! Andrea alway has a great way of using fabric in her designs. Notice how there is just a little bit of fraying on the edges of the fabric rosette. Adds to the vintage softness of the banner.
This is our last day of Baby Week. We hope you have some great card and gift ideas for your next baby shower! Join us next week as we go Back to School with some fun cards and teacher gifts.
This weekend I had the honor of hosting a Birthday Party for my dear friend Jane. We are neighbors and close friends, our children have "refrigerator rights" at both homes as they travel back and forth from each house. Originally from Ireland, Jane has enriched my life with many hours spent over a cup of tea talking about our kids, her life as a drama teacher at the local high school, the latest wee bit of neighborhood gossip and some political discussions as well, all with the plan of solving the worlds problems. We'll let you know when we have a solution. ;-)
The party was great because I was able to get the dining room ready a full week before Christmas and I had to share what I added to each chair as a holiday decoration.
Not the clearest picture, but I used the Big Banner with Rosettes stamp on vintage music paper and then cut each one out. I glued the music paper to cardstock first to give it a bit of weight, using the Claudine Helmuth Studio's multi-medium. Highly recommend the multi-medium (I like the matte finish) for all kinds of projects. It glues paper beautifully, curling a bit for a short time and gradually settling back flat as it dries, with no bubbles. I added these cute little circles from a Making Memories "Mistletoe" paper pad with pop-dots and attached each banner to the back of the chair (my favorite is the one that says "Naughty or Nice?") Some greenery from the redwood tree in our backyard and red ribbon to tie it all together.
My dining room is tiny, but add a little holiday decor and you have a very cozy, and fun place for a dinner party.
Here's Jane and friends with her birthday cake. Happy Birthday Jane!
Another beautiful project made by Kelly Schirmer. A nice gift for friends, teacher, or as a hostess gift.
Kelly says "Ever want to decorate a candle for someone, but afraid your work will go up in smoke?! The perfect solution! This is a little battery operated candle from Bed, Bath, and Beyond. With a coupon I got it for 7.99 and it included the battery! Wrapped it in paper by Graphic 45. Tied twine and button around a scrap of gingham ribbon and adhered. On the image of the cottage (from Little Christmas Cottage set), there is Crystal Snow and I lined the edge with Liquid Applique, smoothed with my finger, then heat embossed. I used all Tim Holtz distress inks." The Welcome banner is made with the Vintage Greetings stamp set.