Jan 25 2010

Vintage Vogue

OK…come back tomorrow for a quick tutorial on how I made the Designer Paper Heart Wall Hanging last week!

Today I want to show you my Control Freaks Swap for the Occasions Mini!  I made these before Christmas, but didn't want to show you until everyone had their swaps…then I forgot that I hadn't posted it!  lol!

I started with a base of Sage Shadow cardstock.  I added a square of Very Vanilla cardstock that I stamped the border image from Stampin' Up!'s Vintage Vogue stamp set in Sage Shadow.  I wrapped some Kraft Taffeta Ribbon around it on the left side and distressed the edges with my Cutter Kit.

I added a vertical strip of Apricot Appeal cardstock and ran the Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel over it in Apricot Appeal ink.  I also distressed the edges on this layer.  I inked up the Friends letter F with Sage Shadow Stampin' Write Marker and the word Friends with Apricot Appeal, stamped on Very Vanilla, and punched with the 1 3/8 circle punch.  I layered it on the 1 3/4 circle punch of Sage Shadow.  I stamped the small flower image in Apricot Appeal, cut it out and added a gold mini brad in the center, then placed it on the circle images.  That whole element was popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Finally, I stamped Life happens.  Love helps in Basic Black on Kraft Cardstock and punched it with my Modern Label punch and placed it under the circle element.

I hope you like it!  It satisfies my Late Night Stampers Design Team "vintage" theme this week, too!    I liked the more unusual colors using this set.

Well, I have a massive undertaking in my studio.  I've been pulling everything off racks and out of drawers, sorting and organizating (and pitching stuff!)  It is feeling good, but looks awful right now.  Just at that point where everything is pilled in the middle of the floor and tables.  It HAS to be cleaned up by Thursday…I have my Stamp Clubs meeting!  lol!