Tag: circus

Crafts: Vintage Circus Mini Album

I still had these pretty Graphic45 papers laying around, so I decided to make a mini album out of it! It was a really fun project & I decided to film the process. If you have any questions, let me know! You can see more pictures, what products I used and the video after the jump.

Vintage Circus Mini Album
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Crafts: Vintage Circus Postcard

I still had some great Graphic45 paper laying around from the “Le Cirque Collection” and decided to make this postcard! I also used some embossing and ink. The card turned out a little different than I planned, but I am happy with the result. It reminds me of the old Big Top, the Ringling Brothers… How exciting it must have been to visit the circus in the early 1900’s… Quick tip: if you are in the mood for a great circus movie, watch “Water for Elephants”. It stars Robert Pattinson & Reese Witherspoon and I really love it. Here are some pictures and yes, I made a video. The list of materials I’ve used are below the video. Enjoy!

 

Vintage Circus Postcard

 

Vintage Circus Postcard

 

Here is the video! Be sure to subscribe to my channel, so you’ll be updated regularly when I upload a new video!

 

 

 

Materials used:

  • Yellow heavy cardstock
  • Graphic45 “Le Cirque Collection” papers (“Greatest Show on Earth” & “Under the Big Top”)
  • Graphic45 “Le Cirque Collection” paper tags
  • Memento Ink Tuxedo Black
  • Memento Ink Lady Bug
  • Tim Holtz Embossing Ink
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Tea Dye)
  • Black embossing powder
  • Heat gun
  • Argyle stencil (from eBay)
  • Craft Tacky Glue
  • Glue Dots

Inspiration: what you already have!

While I was cleaning out my paper stack, I stumbled upon these great Graphic 45 papers from the Le Cirque Collection! I love ALL the paper pads from Graphic 45, they always give me great inspiration. So glad I’ve picked it up at the time, since the paper pad seems to be discontinued in most places now..

Le Cirque Collection

I didn’t want to write a blog post about this paper in particular. I wanted to share one of my ideas on how to get more inspiration when you are feeling stuck. One of my tricks is that I carefully look through my paper stack. The papers that I’ve already got. Most of them are beautiful and a lot of them bring themes to mind at ease.

This trick gave me the inspiration today to make a paper clock & I think these papers are going to come in handy! So, if you don’t know what to do next, just let the paper speak!

Le Cirque Collection

Digital Downloads: vintage carnival stationary

Getting things for free is always fun. And why waste another dime when you can download your own free stationary right here? That’s right; I created some lovely vintage stationary for you to download. It is A4 sized and can be printed at home (or at the local printing business) as many times as you like.

This set contains 2 A4 sized downloads, so you’ll have different sheets of paper to use for snail mailing, sending a letter to your loved one or writing your pen pal overseas. It has many different elements, like a clown, a elephant, & vintage tickets. Download, print & you are ready to go. Remember to adjust the margin/padding settings on your printer to none/0!

Enjoy the sneak preview below. One more thing: show me what you’ve created with these!

Download zip with .jpgs & PDF: here