Tuesday, December 28, 2010

{Vintage Happy Birthday...} card

{Another adorable card design by Jennifer Cuthbertson BLOG}

Today I've got another fun card I created with stamps from Stampin' D' Amour!

Stampin' D'Amour has lovely vintage-inspired stamp sets and lots of ephemera you can use to create lovely cards and other projects. Head on over to her shop to check it out!

I was actually inspired by the birthday tag I made a couple of weeks ago to make a birthday card using the same Vintage Children stamp set. I used a sheet of SDA collage paper as the background and just love the look of the vintage catalog. Cute!

Supplies: Stamps - Vintage Children (SDA), Collage Paper (SDA), DP - Holiday Stack (DCWV), Ink - Not Quite Navy, Riding Hood Red (SU!), Tea Dye Duo (PTI), Card Stock - Riding Hood Red (SU!), Ribbon (my stash), Die Cuts - Cuttlebug, Labels 4 (Spellbinders)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

{Vintage Bonjour...} Tag

Check out this elegant French-inspired "Bonjour" tag by SDA DT Angelica Turner.
Angelica used some of the new stamp images from the Vintage Clear Stamp set called,

"French Vintage"....love it!

Find this Vintage Clear Stamp Set HERE.
This Clear Stamp Set just arrived last week.

These fabulous Clear Stamps stamp a very nice image
and are manufactured in the U.S.A.

A Stamping Gal can never have enough "Paris" or "French"
inspired Rubber or Clear Stamps...

Very Vintage!!!

Stamps; Stampin' D'Amour (French Vintage)
Inks; StazOn (Timber Brown), Distress Ink (walnut stain)
Paper; Basic Grey, Bazzill Cardstock
Other; Basic Grey Undressed Chipboard tags, Stampin' Up Designer Label punch, DecoArt Metallic acrylic paint (Champagne Gold), Distress Crackle paint (Clear Rock Candy), PC paper shapers scissors, ribbon, Quickutz Revolution Die, vintage lace, trim, adhesive pearls, pearl chain, charms, jump rings, beads, Cuttlebug machine

Friday, December 24, 2010

Vintage Card Tutorial...Merry Christmas!

{Another fantastic Card Tutorial by
Angelica Turner}

I have another project using a vintage inspired image from
Stampin' D'Amour, but instead of just photos I decided to put together a quick tutorial for it. For some reason every time I look at this image it makes me think of shopping ;o)

I used some Basic Grey patterned paper and a Prima journaling card,
they are perfect for cardmaking.

The finished card size is 5" x 6 1/2".

Trim patterned paper to fit card base.

Mat Prima card with brown cardstock, I like to use the Stampin' UP Perfect Layers ruler, it always gives me perfect mats. For this mat I used the 1/16" edge.

Ink edges of image with distress ink and blending tool.

Adhere a piece of seam binding to image.

Stamp the image on cream cardstock with Jumbo Java ink.

Diecut using the Spellbinders Labels Four die (second from largest).

Making sure not to remove die from paper, emboss your die cut using an embossing mat.

Before you remove the die from the the image, ink with distress ink and blending tool.

Remove die to reveal a perfectly inked image with a clean border.

Diecut and emboss a piece of brown cardstock with the largest die from Labels Four set.

Adhere together with pop dots.

Add the 3D sticker sentiment and glue a seam binding bow with Fabri-Tac.

For the final touch add some vintage photo distress stickles to the image.

Thanks for viewing!

Merry Christmas!!!

Stamps; Stampin' D'Amour ("Vintage Ladies" Clear stamp set)
Inks; Dew Drop Versa Magic (Jumbo Java), Distress Ink (fired brick)
Paper; Bazzill cardstock, Cream cardstock, Basic Grey (Sublime Collection)
Other; Prima Just Me Journaling Book Cards (Whisper), Basic Grey Grand Adhesions (Sublime Sentiments), Spellbinders Labels Four, Distress Stickles (Vintage Photo), Hand died seam binding, pop dots, Cutlebug Machine, Fabri-Tac glue, Stampin' Up Perfect Layers ruler.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

(La PeTiTe FiLLe...} Copic Tags

This cute little vintage rubber stamp image is called, "Betsy Jane" and is so perfect for coloring with Copic Markers. I like using these mini shipping tags often for stamping images...and coloring too.

Copic Markers are so fun to use for coloring, they are nice high-quality markers, and add such fantastic color to any stamped project.

Thanks for stopping by & have a Merry Christmas!

Watch for MORE new Vintage Clear and Rubber Stamps in January 2011! :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

{Mystic Paper}...a PaPeR aRtsY Store

If you ever find yourself visiting the Phoenix area...be sure to check out "Mystic Paper" located over in Mesa, AZ. It is the ultimate find for FABULOUS Vintage Paper Arts, Altered Arts, & Mixed Media supplies.

Mystic Paper is located in downtown Mesa...123 W. Main St.

It's so FABULOUS, I was waiting outside before the store opened!

Here's a view once you are halfway inside the store...looking towards the front.
There's so much to see!

Oh look! Do I spy...Vintage Clear Stamps???

Mystic Paper carries Vintage Clear Stamps by Stampin' D' Amour
(located next to the very cool Character Construction Clear Stamps).

So many wonderful things to see here! Vintage Clear Stamps, Scrapbook Papers,
Mixed Media Art supplies, Ephemera, and so much more!

The decor in here is FABULOUS!!!
All the wonderful antique decor fit in so perfectly with the Vintage feel of the store.

If you have no time to search estate sales or flea markets for vintage photos, cool artsy findings, or ephemera, you'll find so many COOL things here!
The prices are so reasonable too!

More terrific things to drool over...

Beautiful paperie...by Webster's Pages (a personal favorite!)

More paper "eye-candy" in this corner...

Cool antique retro recipe cards and vintage playing cards.

Here's a corner of goodies if you are looking for Vintage or Retro kitchen-themed Paper Crafting (Scrapbooking) items.

Totally cute!!!

The owner, Jennifer is the nicest gal you'll ever meet!
In fact, her staff are so friendly and as nice as can be!
They have the most terrific classes too!

I hope you enjoyed this posting of Mystic Paper.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Melrose Vintage in Phoenix...Shabby Delights!

Have you ever been to Melrose Vintage in Phoenix, AZ?
It's such an adorable store!

If you ever have the opportunity to visit or if you are in the area...

Melrose Vintage is located at 4238 N 7th Ave in Central Phoenix.

Open Wed - Sat 10am - 5pm

What do they have here?

They have Shabby style Scrapbook Paper, Vintage Clear Stamps, Vintage inspired Rubber Stamps, Paper Crafting supplies, ink pads, Scrapbook embellishments, glitter, and the store is full of beautiful eye-candy...

Look at this wall of paper crafting delights...7 Gypsies and Melissa Frances.

An adorable house made by my friend Tricia, Vintage Bliss.
This is one of the classes she taught here at Melrose Vintage.

An area full of lovely decor for a baby's room...so very Shabby Chic!

Don't you just LOVE this display? It's so very Shabby!

Another view of the Scrapbook area of the store...

A great place to display Where Women Create magazine
and more Paper Crafting lovelies...

Fabulous Vintage-inspired Rubber Stamps, Clear Vintage Stamps, with matching ribbons and cardstock! They also carry a sweet selection of A Muse Rubber Stamps, very whimsy...I wish this could be my desk.

Can I sit here for a few hours and enjoy the store?

More beautiful Shabby Home Decor at Melrose Vintage. It's even more pretty in person.
I hope you enjoyed these photos! Many thanks for stopping by! :)


Monday, December 6, 2010

{Happy Birthday Tag...} tutorial


~Fantastic Tag Tutorial by SDA DT Member ~
Jennifer Cuthbertson

Today I'm sharing a fun tag I made using stamps from Stampin' D' Amour!
I love the vintage images Pamela has designed - they are so versatile!
I chose another image and sentiment from the Vintage Children Clear Stamp set
and made this birthday tag.
Here's how:


My first step is to chose a stamp image and color combo I want to work with. I wanted a pink birthday tag and love the papers and coordinating embellishments from Sassafras. Talk about a match made in heaven - these vintage papers with the SDA vintage stamps is perfection!


Always back my tags with strong chipboard so they hold up well when attached to a package. I still remember mixing up who gave us which wedding gifts because the tags had come off!
I usually recycle chipboard from cereal boxes or other package inserts. When you start looking for it, it will be everywhere so you won't have to buy it!


Cut a large tag in both chipboard and in patterned paper, which was used to cover the chipboard and cut a smaller tag out of cream card stock which was stamped on.


Here's a tip for crisp stamped images (this works particularly well with large/thick images that use a lot of ink) - use a piece of foam or an old mouse pad under your card stock so you can press the stamp into the paper. I promise this will eliminate those annoying holes and/or light spots you used to get when you'd stamp large images!

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies: Stamps - Vintage Children (SDA), DP/Flower Embellishment - Sweet Marmelade (Sasafrass), Card Stock - Vintage Cream (PTI), Ink - Rose Red, Basic Black (SU!), Chipboard (my stash), Foam Squares, Die Cuts - Cuttlebug, Labels 10 (Spellbinders), Ribbon (Crafta)


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