Tag: vintage

Personal: KreaDoe

Last Thursday, November 1st, I ventured out to Utrecht, to visit the biggest DIY market in the Benelux: KreaDoe!

It was advertised to have everything DIY related, from yarn to paint and from paper to clay. It was a short trip, as I live very close to Utrecht. I had my wishlist ready & was looking forward to the event for months!

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Mixed Media: Steampunk Mermaid Box

It was a rainy Thursday afternoon & I still had this gorgeous Graphic 45 “Voyage Beneath the Sea” paperpad lying around. Coincidentally, it was also Graphic 45 founder Diane Schultz birthday last month! It was cool to read the interesting article about her on the Graphic 45 blog here. I dediced to make this Steampunk Mermaid Box from two empty chocolate letter boxes (from Chocstar!) I kept in my stash for almost a year! The “before” boxes are on the last picture.

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Crafts: Beautiful Timeless Voyage Collage

Beautiful Timeless Voyage

Last Sunday I finally found a little window in my busy schedule to create this vintage collage. I still really love the Tim Holtz cloches, so I decided to incorporate one into the design, as well as some pretty flowers and vintage pictures.

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Inspiration: Packaging

Vintage gift wrapping

This week, someone bought two of my mini albums and I was so excited to start shipping them! Ofcourse packaging is just as important as the items itself, so I decided to make use of some of my vintage stamps and craft paper to give the items the wrapping they deserved! I started of cutting a big piece of craft paper and stamping them with Tim Holtz and other stamps. I wrapped the albums up and tied them off with a string, a vintage 7Gypsies label and brass charms. I hope the customer likes it! How do you wrap your gifts? Do you take a lot of time wrapping them nicely?

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Crafts: ATC Antique Postal

My computer broke down last week, so I didn’t really have the option to make a long video this week. So today I made these simple vintage, post inspired ATC’s, featuring old photos from the Thrift Shop Ephemera Pack from Tim Holtz and some Distress Ink. I really liked how they turned out, it took me about an hour to make.
ATC: Antique Post
I also made a video about this project, so read on to find out more!

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