Monday, March 3, 2014

Craft Hoarders Challenge 3 Vintage/Retro use your hoard!

It's time for another challenge at

Graphic 45 is our sponsor this month, so let's see what you can make in a vintage or retro style. Do you hoard lace or vintage hat pins? 
Do you snap up all the postcards at yard sales? 
Do you love mid-century modern? Do you long for avocado appliances and orange shag carpets? 
Show your vintage or retro spin on a paper crafting project.

One lucky person will win this AWESOME
prize (did I say awesome yet) pack 
Graphic 45 is an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company­— owned and operated by a mother (Diane Schultz) and her two daughters (Aimee and Charee Filimoehala). Together they create vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920's and 30's - with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that's both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project. Please visit the Graphic 45 Website or Facebook page for more information.

This is the project I created:
I took a Manila File Folder
(it had been used to actually hold papers before and even though it had writing on it I didn't care…it was going to be covered)
and with a couple of folds plus my sewing machine created this
mini album.

It is then decorated with paper from both the 
Fashionista line
 (hoarded all the way from 2009! YES I had a moment of silence before I cut into it)
and A Place in Time.

The inside of my folder album has
several pockets where I can tuck multiple tags.
Some tags are decorated with fussy cut images from the paper,
others are misted or stamped on.

Here the tags are out showing underneath them.

and with the tags in.
Lots and lots of room to write ideas and thoughts down.

The next set of pages with tags in and...

Tags out.

Closeup of my cover.
Multiple images were fussy cut from the paper and layered over each other.
The flowers and bling added on top with a few beaded stickpins as the
final bit.

Little bit of fabric from fabric stash
 (yes I am an equal opportunity hoarder)
was sewn on to created a binding.

Graphic 45: Fashionista & Place in Time
Graphic 45 brads, Hampton Art Flowers,
Prima Resin Piece, Kaisercraft Rhinestones,
Clearsnap ink, Washii tape,
Manial File Folder

Make sure to check out what the rest of the design team has done for this challenge
                                         Donna Idlet -
                                         Glenda Brooks -
                                         Gloria Stengel -
                                         Karen Zueger -
                                         Pam Bray -
                                         Tammi Bennett -
                                         Amber Milone -
              you are here-----Christy Butters -
                                         Debbie Seyer -
                                         Ginny Nemchak -
                                         Jan Marie Ennenga -
                                         Kathy Clement -

and make sure to head HERE 
to link up your project for a chance to win this awesome prize pack.


Glenda said...

This is stunning! You are really strutting your stuff today! You have really showcased these two sets of papers! Well done!

Gloria Stengel said...

This is so awesome I want to cry in joy! I have a huge love for Fashionista and I tremble every time I cut into some of my hoard! I am so proud of you for cutting yours....and you made an amazing project!

Anonymous said...

Love this many details I don't even know where to look first. I just think it's perfect : )

Debbie Seyer said...

I thought I was the only one that still had some Fashonista in their hoard! Yeah! Love this album....its such a wonderful project!

creative lady said...

This is a wonderful project! Love every detail of it.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

First of all, I am soooo impressed that you cut into your hoarded Fashionista paper. Not sure I could have done that! LOL This is a wonderful, wonderful design and carried out with such artistry. I just love it!

lost coast scrapper said...

I'm so proud of you for cutting into your hoard!!! This is just so amazing, and I LOVE all the little pockets in the book!! xo

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Lol. I like that your are an equal opportunity hoarder. :)
Love your project! Great tags, pockets and details. It must have been so fun to create!

grammypat said...

Love your folder usage -- the album is great and those tags are really something else. Thanks for sharing .. Love your moment of silence before you cut . I have those sometimes before I decide to use a paper or product i rely like and want t o just save them forever. Graphic is so great -- really enjoying the blog hop

Jan Marie said...

Aaack! This is so lovely, I'm choking from all of the gasping! Each page is stuffed full of lovliness. . .such detail and such fun!! Gorgeous work!

Dee in N.H. said...

Just GORGEOUS! I totally didn't expect to see your pretty album when I clicked on the link!

Amber Milone said...

This is just beautiful! All the details are just amazing. I am in LOVE!

Carol L said...

This is simply over the top dahling!! OH my goodness, all those tags and beautiful papers - I'm just blown away!!

Gina Pisello said...

I love all the detail and the black and white theme in your album. Thanks for sharing.