For all of you who love the vintage style you will be happy to know that Crafty Secrets has done it again and created some fun and amazingly beautiful Vintage Postcard Kits!! This weekend Sandy Redburn, owner of Crafty Secrets is revealing some of the Vintage Postcard Kits on the Crafty Secrets Blog and a NEW Stamp Set! Yesterday was the 1st reveal for the Baby Girl and Story Time Vintage Postcard Kits and the Thanksgiving Clear Art Stamp Set. Sandy will also be revealing the Halloween and Christmas Vintage Postcard Kits. These four Kits and others will be introduced at the 2009 CHA show in Florida, July 28th-30th!!
I have been having so much fun playing with these NEW Vintage Postcard Kits!! Each kit includes a Custom Clear Art stamp set, 6 Large Postcard Sized Images, 12 Smaller Image Embellishments & 18 Ivory Chipboard Pieces. You can create postcards, garland, mini albums, ornaments & keepsakes.
The project I am going to share with you today is a Baby Girl mini album that I have been working on and to create this sweet little album I used the NEW Baby Girl Vintage Postcard Kit.
Here is the front cover of the album.To create the album here are the pieces I used from the Baby Girl Vintage Postcard Kit: 2 of the Large Postcard Sized Images, 2 of the Large Ivory Postcard Sized Pieces of Chipboard, 3 of the Smaller Image Embellishments along with the matching pieces of Ivory Chipboard and the Clear Art Stamp Set. I also used several stickers from the Baby Girl Heartwarming Vintage Sticker Sheet.
The album has six pages with the fronts and backs decorated and embellished. Before I show you the album I want to show you a picture so you can see how I made the extra pages.I used the leftover piece from the chipboard as a stencil and the Copic airbrush system to airbrush the shape for my extra pages. Now if you don't have an airbrush system you can use a cotton ball or a sponge with inks or trace around the image. Also, did you happen to notice the shape of the New Vintage Postcards? Does it look kind of familiar? Is there a certain Spellbinders die template that it will work perfectly with? Yes there is!! The New Vintage Postcard Kits will work with the Labels Four S4-190 die template from Spellbinders! How Fantastic is that!!
I have several pictures to share with you and you can click on all of the pictures to enlarge them and see all of the detail.On this page I used a couple of the Clear Art Stamps that come with the kit to make the border and colored with Copic markers. The sentiment is a sticker from the Baby Girl Heartwarming Vintage Sticker Sheet, flowers are Prima and I added a pearl to the center, the bird and fern punches are from Martha Stewart and the rhinestone cross is from Joann's. I also added glitter to the ferns.I used stamps and one of the little vintage images with the chipboard from the kit on this page. Then I also used the largest die template from the Labels Four S4-190 die template set from Spellbinders. I also added some glitter and pearls.Here I used stickers from the Baby Girl Heartwarming Vintage Sticker Sheet and a few buttons and glitter.This page is almost the same as the one above but I used pearls instead of buttons and another Labels Four diecut. Here is a picture of the Stork stamp.I colored it with Copic markers and added some glitter and buttons.I love this little star! Here is another smaller image with the chipboard. I also used the Labels Four diecut and diamond shaped rhinestones with glitter.I used a couple more stamps on this page and stickers with some glitter.A few more stickers to celebrate baby's first year! Labels Four diecut and glitter.And a few more stickers with glitter! I love the Heartwarming Vintage Sticker Sheet--the stickers have so much dimension to them. Here is the last page in the mini album. I love this page with all of the places to fill in all of the baby information. For the back cover I used stamps, stickers, a small image and chipboard from the Vintage Postcard Kit.
For the brown ink that is on each of the pages I used Ranger Distress Ink Vintage Photo. That is one of my favorite inks!! ;) Also when you are working on these and with the chipboard it is always good to have a sanding block to help smooth out the edges. I also use a set of files whenever I am working chipboard, they are called Finishing Flies and I purchased them from CTMH. I love them!! You can get into all of the tiny little spots with them. After I had all of the pages done I added eyelets and some ring clips to hold the album together. I tied several kinds of ribbon around the clips to cover then up.Supplies~
Paper~Crafty Secrets-Paper with Vintage images from Vintage Postcard Kits, Georgie Pacific-White cardstock
Stamps~Crafty Secrets-Clear Art Stamps from the Baby Girl vintage Postcard Kits
Ink~Ranger-Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Tsukineko-Memento Rich Cocoa
Other~Crafty Secrets-Baby Girl Vintage Postcard Kit, Baby Girl Heartwarming Vintage Sticker Sheet, Spellbinders-Wizard, Labels Four S4-190 die template, Copic-ABS and Markers-R81, R85, Rv11, B00, Bg10, Y11, Y19, YR04, YG13, YG63, E00, E27, E53, W2, C1, Mod Podge-Matte mat, Sanding Block, CTMH-Finishing Files, Brush, tape, Cotton Balls, Beacon-Zip Dry Adhesive. Ribbons, Buttons, 2-way Glue Pen, Glitter
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you are having a Fabulous Weekend!! Don't forget to check out the Crafty Secrets Blog to see more releases and Beautiful projects!