Thursday, December 17, 2009

Polka Dot Vintage Christmas

How about a little "hip" vintage? You know the song "Just a Little Bit Country .... Just a Little Bit o' Rock-n-Roll!" Well ..... how about "Just a Little Bit Vintage ... and a Little Bit o'Hip!" These two darlings are Pocket Cards that have been customized for the girls who work in Kevin's office. The base card pocket is made from Kraft cardstock, cut in half lengthwise, then scored at 6 1/2 inches. I used PTI's polka dot basics to stamp the background - one of my all time favorite go-to stamp sets! I also used a sheet music stamp (source unknown) on vintage cream cardstock, but you could use actual aged sheet music if available.
The notecard with the personalized sentiment is computer generated, but after I cut it to fit the pocket and rounded the corners, then I ran it through my sizzix to emboss it. I like the way it turned out!
Now for the BEST and most FUNNEST (is that a word?) part of this card -- besides the cute vintage postage stamps which were on a 12x12 piece of DP that I cut out -- is this WAAAY cute and fun crumpled paper flower that I ADORE! Stinkin' adorable!

My favorite tutorial for these scrunched paper flowers is found here (the girl is a HOOT) -- but there are many many many examples on the internet if you google it! I sprayed mine with Gold Glimmer Mist before crumpling which not only added some yummy glimmer glow, it also made it easier to crumple and then the flower dried stiff since it had some ink on it. SO SO SO SO fun to make!
Lastly, I added some bling and a satin-edged olive green ribbon. Only 7 more days till Christmas! My wrapping is not done - I'm SO grateful for the invention of gift bags! Have a great day!

7 comments:

Janine said...

Hey Kay!! Merry Christmas to you too. Love your cards today!!
Hope all is well with you!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Hello my friend ... sorry it's been so long ... but I'm here now and loving what you've been up to! So crafty!!
Wishing you & yours a wonderful Christmas! Enjoy!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

LOVE your vintage/hip combo - what a GREAT project and I am sure they were truly loved by the recipients! WONDERFULLY DONE! Hope you had a great Christmas and can enjoy this week!!! It's a down week for us with lots of company -- wishing you some *down time*, too!!!

Janine said...

HAPPY 2010 KAY!!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I can't believe that I have been missing your posts.. these are just beautiful and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas...

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