Vintage Charm

Hi everyone! Today I have some adorable “vintagy” paper crafts, that have lots of 3-D elements, for you to swoon over.

The first is a vintage clock that Debbie made using the Tim Holtz’s Assemblage Clock and she customized the color by applying Rustic Lodge Alcohol Inks and a cosmetic sponge. The clock is designed to come apart, which made it easy for Debbie to embellish with Homeward Bound papers and Embellies. She included her own 3″ tall sepia family photo, Rosette Spice Flowers, Cream Crepe Ribbon as well as Copper Jewel Border Dazzles™, Travel Vinyl Tags, Artsy Collage™ Travel Paper Art and Artsy Additions Travel Charms.






















I think this clock would work equally well with a contemporary theme and color photos. What a great Mother’s Day/Father’s Day gift!

This card features the very versatile Circle Vine Cutting Die by KaiserCraft. I cut two circle vines from green Picket Fence paper and inked the edges with brown ink. I layered the circles on a card covered with striped Picket Fence paper with the border along the bottom edge. I used Zots™ to secure the lavender rose, leaves and purple bow from Picket Fence Ribbon Set. The postage stamps and tiny flowers are from Picket Fence Paper Tole and I used foam tape to give them a little lift.


I used Zots™ to secure 2 small acetate butterflies among the flowers and “Sending Warm Thoughts” and tiny butterfly Inside/Outside Greeting Dazzles™ stickers on the card, overlapping the circle vines die cuts, as shown.

I also added Mixed Berry Sequins to the lavender rose, tole flower centers and randomly placed them on the card. To adhere, I simply drug an individual sequin across the glue stick surface. I find this is just the right amount of glue to keep them in place.



That’s all for today. Hope you enjoyed some 3-D inspiration. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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12 responses to “Vintage Charm”

  1. Sharon Perehudoff says:

    Thanks LeNae for sharing another great products. Love the ideal what to do with those Butterflies and Flowers Acetate, didn’t know you could color them. Wow ! Learned some thing new in this blog.

    • LeNae Gerig says:

      HI Sharon, yes those acetate butterflies & flowers are great! You can color them, but be sure to color from the bottom so the gold print is not disturbed by any alcohol that might be in the pens/ink.

  2. Valerie Breingan says:

    So beautiful

  3. Janie Rinta says:

    Absolutely WONDERFUl projects….I love them both!!! 🙂 Hugs…Janie

  4. Debbie says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. Lois John says:

    Love the card!! And that clock is precious!!

  6. Debra Stefanick says:

    Just stunning!

  7. Susan G. says:

    Very pretty card. Will try and make my own version. I have the paper.
    Tried to share on Pinterest, but kept bringing up the picture of the clock.(which is nice, but not for card making).

  8. Judy Huskey says:

    I really like this card.

  9. Rosie says:

    Beautiful card!

  10. Carol Jones says:

    Both projects are gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Diane Lynne C. says:

    Love the clock, Debbie. I see you are “thinking outside the box” again. Your effort is our reward.

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