Hi dear friends! It’s wonderful to be back with so much to share. We just came back from a little weekend retreat at the beach, and we had a great time. Also, I finally received my Grand Calibur’s new handle and I must thank Karen Haas from Spellbinders for also sending me another internal part that needed to be fixed.
I’ve been wanting to make a nice vintage project for a while. I love making cards but I really wanted to try something different.
Flourishes stamps – Flowers for Jan
Sweet n’ Sassy stamps – Vintage Seed Packet
Haj Designs paper – Gorgeous Roses
Inkadinkado embossing powder – Glam Gold
– Embossing ink
– Distress inks in: Old Paper, Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar
Zap! heat tool
Memento dye ink – Rich Cocoa
Spectrum Noir markers – Pinks
UHU Stic glue stick
Bazic mounting tape
Stanley GR10 glue gun
Other generic materials
1/4″ satin with gold edge ribbon in Old Gold
7/8″ gross grain ribbon in Pink
Textured cardstock in: white, sand, light brown
Vintage gold button
This is a vintage album box I created from scratch. It measures 4″ x 7.5″ x 1″. It has two 1/2″ inside pockets that can be filled with photographs, tags, note cards and more. So I may continue working with other complementary creations to finish this project. In which case, you’ll see me posting about them during the next month.
The box was covered with a beautiful floral paper inside and out. I embellished it with gross grain and burlap ribbon, a vintage button, and let the stamped images be the focal point. For the main decoration of the box, I created a vintage seed packet, all embossed in gold. The Peony was stamped and colored twice, and one of those images was cut in pieces that I then layered around the original stamped flower, to make it look larger and fuller.
I have to mention some people that inspired me to make this creation, starting with Gloria Stengel and her design team from Craft Hoarders Anonymous, who are very clear influences to me at the moment. Another person that made this look easy is Molly from iloveminialbums, whom I found by ‘accident’ on YouTube (she makes the loveliest projects). To all of them, thanks for sharing your gorgeous work with us.
Becky’s Challenge for Flourishes
Show some Sparkle, Glitz or Glam
Craft Hoarders Anonymous
Touch of Gold
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday
Aged / Distressed
Rhedd & Rosie’s
My Craft Spot