Thursday, February 10, 2011

Handmade & Vintage Embellishments

Paper Trey Ink

has got me SOOOOO EXCITED and SWOONING to get my crafty little fingers on the products that they revealed today. Is it possible that they created the new Button Stamps and Button Dies just for ME???

Each day they are issuing very fun challenges and today's challenge is to create a project using BUTTONS in a Unique Way.....
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has also issued a "Button it Up" Challenge

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If you are looking for some fun CHALLENGES please scroll down to the bottom of my posts to find the ones that I use Let's talk about my project which was created for my wonderful friend Erin Smetak as a thank you for the lovely flowers that she sent to me after my Breast Biopsy.

The idea was to create a little package of Handmade & Vintage Embellishments that she would be able to use on her own projects

Close up of the Tags where I mix and matched sentiments from Paper Trey Ink & Crafty Secrets
The circular border stamps are from PTI (tags for spring &

Cute little house Embellie that I created by layering 2 different scalloped square punches and inked the edges. The roof was just a square that I cut in half. I used a small heart punch then lined that top square with a scrap of scarlet jewel cardstock.

I included some seam binding and vintage fabric that I dyed in tea
The way in which I packaged these goodies also lends some fun baubles that Erin will be able to incorporate into her projects. Just look at the delicious bells, button, twine and ribbon

Here is Graphic 45 card that I flipped over to the plain side where I used glue dots to attach vintage buttons. The brown flower is not vintage, however the blue one with fabric still has it's original thread attached!!

Erin had jokingly asked me to share some of the Antique goodies that I picked up at the Antique Markets in Sicily
Think she will like the Antique Key Hole?

I gathered all of these goodies together and placed them in a Glassine bag from PTI and created a cute little topper and tag. These stamps are Hero Arts ( )
Paper Trey Ink: Create a project using Buttons in a unique way
Kaboodle Doodles: Break out that Ribbon Stash
Flourishes Timeless Tuesdays: Button Up
Tuesday Throwdown: Buttons
Simon Says Stamp: Anything but a card
Paper Pals Arts: Those were the days (VINTAGE)

....................Supplies I used......................
Stamps: Paper Trey Ink (tags for spring, ), Hero Arts ( ledger), Crafty Secrets (chandelier fun, material girl), Unity
Inks: PTI (scarlet jewel, dark chocolate), Momento (black)
Cardstock: Paper Trey Ink (scarlet jewel, kraft), Stampin Up (natural)
Patterned Papers: Basic Grey, Graphic 45, Crate paper
Ribbons: Paper Trey Ink (scarlet jewel extra fine polka dot, ocean tide satin, jute twine)
Misc: Tim Holtz chipboard, Prima flower, PTI (glassine bag)
Tools: Marvy Uchida, Stampin Up (large label die, scalloped square punch, scalloped circle punch, ) Cuttlebug, Spellbinders (Lacey Circle, Circle dies), Martha Stewart (flower punch)


Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning vintage projects! Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Oh I love this Justine so gorgeous!!!!!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Justine

What a wonderful project you've created your friend I'm sure will be delighted with her gift - so thoughtful of you! Thanks for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles this week for our Ribbon challenge.


Helen F. said...

Such a beautiful card and gift for your thoughtful friend. Love your project, Justine!

Golden said...

I can change my name to Erin.. and buy you flowers. Wow, the things we have to got thru to get goodies from you. hehehe!! I love these colors! You have talent just oozing out of you. Later, Linda

Pat (mspfd) said...

Erin's going to love this fabulous gift. And, of course, you created the perfect presentation~ Awesome Justine!

Stef H said...

omgoodness! EVERYTHING is beautiful! i love the embellishments and i'm loving the cards. i really love vintage and i STILL can't pull it off! sheesh! so i come here and drool.

hugs :)

Cindy Haffner said...

LOVIN all the buttons!!!

Jacquel said...

Wowzers Justine! This is an AWESOME vintage project!!!! I really do love everything about it & you make it look so easy!! Very nice work gf & tfs!!!

Heather said...

Stunning creations, and what a beautiful way to present them, Erin will be over the moon when she receives these I'm sure.

So glad you could join us at the Simon Says stamp challenge,
Heather xx

Oops a Daisy Designs said...

Beautiful creations!!!! Simply love them all! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous creations Justine!!! Erin will be thrilled with them!
enjoy your weekend!
hugs & blessings

Patti J said...

Hi Justine! So happy that you popped in at my blog! Oh my goodness girl, you have some gorgeous creations here! I'm lovin' everything I see, so I'm off to find your follow button! Thanks again for stopping by, hope to see you again! Hugs...

Erin Smetak said...

Thank you SO much again Justine for that fabulous package! I do love it! And I look at it every day, and just can't bring myself to use anything!!!! It's all so pretty and perfect!
Oh, and I saw the PTI stuff too w/ the buttons! YUMMY! I just might have to partake in that release!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Justine, stop by tomorrow afternoon by the store so we can meet! Jenn will be there to. Love all your work!!!!!

Sandra P said...

You have been a busy busy bee! Love the vintage work :)

Thanks for joining KD this week!

Sandra P

Donna said...

Wow stunning work Justine, gotta love the vintage look you have created and the colours and textures are amazing. I'm glad it's not just me that struggles with colouring, I'm self taught too and could do so much better me thinks :) Donna x

Unknown said...

Oh Justine - these creations are just gorgeous. What creativity and brilliant use of color and dimension. Well done!!!

Unknown said...

These turned out great! I'm glad you posted all the details, like a mini-tutorial! (-:
Thanks for joining the Kaboodle Doodles Ribbon Stash Challenge this week!

Pink Room Therapy Designs said...

Great idea! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week!

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful! Such great colors! Love your blog...I'm now following!

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Tammy Hershberger said...

Great use of those buttons! Your card is so colorful, and I love that chandelier!