Wednesday, September 4, 2013


I lasted as long as I could, but was having a vintage craving that had to be satisfied!!  I have been having fun with the new grunge look and all the new Stampin' Up grunge product (love all of it!!); but, I still need my vintage fix to keep me going.

I saw this new design (can't remember where) and it has been sticking in my head for a couple of weeks.  I knew I had to try it out, but didn't have directions -- just a mental picture in my head.  So I started playing with it yesterday.  I found out that there is a specific sequence to put it together, based on the fact I was using 2 different Framelits and embossing on the front of the card.  Plus I wanted something a little different on the inside.  I went with an extra page, using Stampin' Up Vellum Paper (the lighter paper weight works better than the Stampin' Up Vellum Card Stock) and embossing my image with Early Espresso Embossing Powder.  Under the vellum I stamped my sentiments.  I really like how it turned out and ended up making 3 cards after taking an hour getting the sequence figured out -- the other 2 cards were much faster to assemble/stamp.  Here is what I ended up with:

Stampin' Up product used:  Soho Subway Designer Series Paper; Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel; Crumb Cake, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Vellum Card Stock/Paper; Beautiful Baroque Stamp Set and Embossing Folder; Lattice Bigz Die; Window Frames Collection Framelits; Early Espresso Classic Ink; Sponge; Early Espresso Candy Dots; and Envelope Punch Board to make my envelop using the brown packaging paper that comes in my Stampin' Up orders.

The extra center page stamped with VersaMark and embossed with Early Espresso Embossing Powder.  Sponged and added Early Espresso 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon.  The Soho Subway DSP was attached to the back of the front to hide the Lattice Die edges that were adhered.

The sentiment added to the back page, using Once in a Million and Thoughts and Prayers Stamp Sets.

And more make'n take class ideas from Ronda Wade's Creative Convention:

Monogrammed card holder that will hold 4 cards and envelopes (see below).  This class takes only one sheet of Designer Series Paper to make the holder, cards, and envelope liners.

Two of the very simple but cute monogrammed cards and envelope liners that go in the card holder.  A very quick and easy idea for a class -- everybody needs monogrammed cards to send notes.
Until next time,

"The Lord is gracious and full of compassion."  -- Psalm 111:4


  1. Hello,
    Would you consider posting the directions for the above card holder or perhaps sell the tutorial? I love it! I especially love your color combo.
    Thanks. Kathy

  2. Sandi,
    Your vintage card is absolutely EXQUISITE! Just beautiful! Love the envelope, too.

  3. Your vintage card and monogrammed card holder turned out beautifully. I love the colors and the designer series paper you used to make the vintage card. I am currently drawn to the peaches and browns quite a bit.