Friday, February 11, 2011

My Vintage Valentine Blog Hop Feb 12 and 13 with KinderStampO

Welcome to "My Vintage Valentine Blog Hop" being hosted by Jesse of KinderStampO. If you have arrived here from Jessica - Thatzuneek than you are heading in the right direction but if you want to start at the beginning go back to Jesse-KinderStampO because I know you wouldn't want to miss any of the fabulous projects, ideas or tutorials that will be shared today Feb 12 and tomorrow Feb 13. Jesse said the sky is the limit for our projects because she loves vintage....lace, pearls, distress, ribbon, etc.
Here is my gift bag that I made for the hop and I tried to at least reach the clouds with it!!!
I had a burgundy bag from my Christmas stash and decided it would be perfect to do up in vintage. If you don't have a burgundy that use a Kraft bag.

I made the flowers using Valentine Cupcake liners. I cut 3 different size circles, sprayed them with Cranberry Glimmer Mist. Allow them to dry and then just wad them up, open and layer them and add a clear jewel gemstone to the center.

I took one of the Tim Holtz Adornments and using Glossy Accent I placed it right on top of the crown that I used from the Tim Holtz Urban Grudge Stamp set. I used this stamp set on all of my bags' project. My tag was distressed with the Tim Holtz distressing tool and Pumice Distress Ink. My glass embellishments I made by going to the jewelery department at Hobby Lobby and buying the pieces, went at home and put them together. I saved a lot of money doing these this way. I now have lots and lots of left over supplies to make more.

With my left over paper I made these 3" x 3" mini cards. They will make great gift cards. I will use one for my bag and save the other for another gift.

I toke a piece of 3/4" x 10" strip of the Making Memories Je T Adore paper, scored it every 1/8" and then I accordian folded the strip, glue the two ends together and then adhere it to a 1" circle. I placed a 3/4" red circle to the top. My heart is a from a piece of the scrap that I fussy cut; I added Glossy Accent to the top to make it look like a raised embellishment. It had to dry overnight but once it was dried I was able to put it on my red circle.
My second 3" x 3" card is again used from the scraps but this time I just distressed all of the pieces using the Tim Holtz Distress Tool and Pumice Distress Ink. I used Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to give some dimension to my card. My stamp is a Hero Arts Hearts and Flowers , colored with R81 and R83, and then I added just a little Clear Stickles to some of the flowers. My little Valentine sticker comes from Mrs. Grossmans.


Red Bag

Making Memories: Je T Adore Collection: Floral Ledger and Pattern Stripe

Tim Holtz: Adornments

Tim Holtz: Urban Grudge Clear Stamps

Tim Holtz: Pumice Distress Ink

Tim Holtz: Tiny Attacher and Distress Tool

Hero Arts Valentine Heart Stamp

Cranberry Glimmer Mist

Martha Stewart Scoreboard

Mrs Grossmans Valentine Sticker

Paper Doily

Valentine Cupcake Liners

Pima SIIP Swirls and Fimo Cream Bling

Jewelry pieces from Hobby Lobby
1" and 3/4" circle punch

2 clear jewel brads

Now your next stop on the hop is over at Canadian Nickel and I am sure she will have something pretty fabulous to share with you. I found this sweet paper from Girl's Paperie and thought it just screamed to "Vintage" so to be considered for the giveaway you must do the following.
*Become a follower, leave a comment telling me what you love about vintage, share on facebook and leave a way to get a hold of you." I would love to reach 500 followers but only follow if you are going to stop by regularly. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the "Vintage Valentine Hop". Pammejo


  1. I love that vintage allows for mistakes to be covered with ink.
    username at yahoo dot com

  2. That is the prettiest bag I have ever seen! I really like our cards too! My favorite thing about vintage is Lace!

  3. I love love love this! I love the pearls on your bag and am going to lift the rosette card idea. I think the glossy hearts are perfect! Great stuff pam!!

  4. I love that vintage has a worn, but beautiful and warm feel. Love it! Thanks for the chance to win!!


  5. Beautiful bag and cards Pam! When I think of vintage, it takes me back to times when ladies wore gloves and hats to go shopping and dressed up :) I love the lace and the worn look of vintage, the pearls, the sweet images - just everything :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  6. I think that vintage is a one of a kind and It is soft and gently worn look! I have been a follower and try to visit once a week, if possible! TFS!!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  7. So pretty!!!

    I love the look of vintage and the thought of times that were elegant and classy.

  8. Your bag is GORGEOUS! Love all the pearl bling! TFS!

  9. those are some really great projects. I love the romantic feeling of vintage style. tFS

    kimsheppard6 at hotmail dot com

  10. Great projects, thanks for sharing. I am already a follower and love it. I will share your post on my FB. The thing I love most about vintage is the old feel and of course the lace trim!
    pattig161 at yahoo dot com

  11. WOWZERS !!! Incredible projects, specially that gift bag ! LOOOOVE what you did with the flowers ! Martha C.

  12. This is really nice! I love vintage--- love finding the REAL vintage and adding it to what I am working on...problem is, the family does not get it!
    Debbie Kissel

  13. I am a new admirer, great work!



  14. Gorgeous bag and great cards. I'm a follower. Thanks for sharing.

    vwilson577 at

  15. I love that bag! The person who recieves that is so lucky and loved!!! My favorite thing about Vintage is the feeling of something being well loved! Glad I found your blog!!!!
    Tvthomas717 @

  16. Love it! You did a wonderful job! Thanks for sharing! :) I am just now getting into vintage. I am going to follow you now! :)

  17. beautiful work
    ~Thanks, Esther
    esthert at yahoo dot ca

  18. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creation. Your design has given a close true vintage effect I like the way you mixed the colors and added a special touch of antiquing effect

    thank You again Bev

  19. wow beautifully decorated bag!! So much to look the colors and papers...and your cards are so pretty..thanx for the inspiration..:)


  20. very very pretty TFS!!!!Cathie

  21. Very pretty! One thing I love about vintage is the lace! TFS!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

  22. Love your project TFS.
    Melissa D

  23. Beautiful Bag and cards . Ilove the ribbons and lace,
    I became a follower
    Thanks for sharing
    karenk3 at ameritech dot net

  24. I am already a happy follower... have been. Thank you for sharing your lovely projects. What I love about the vintage look is that the old can be used, so many varietys of objects can be used like pearls, and that the more sometimes the better with vintage! Thanks for the hop and chance! pjritsema at gmail dot com

  25. I am a new follower. I love your creations, this gift bag is amazing, a gift in it's self. I love vintage, old photographs, old house you name it from times past. Vintage reminds us of the past, and our heritage. It can be mixed with new techniques mixing the best of both worlds. Truly beautiful. Thanks

  26. Beautiful projects. I love the look. Brings the look of the past into the present.
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  27. After making my own version of vintage. It's all the textures, warm colors and the history behind each piece. Love your bag. TFs

    Jess b.

  28. Love your creation =) What i love about vintage is that there is a feel to it that takes you back to times where women were ladies and the men were gentlemen. There are still a few selected ones that is a gentleman but it is getting rare.

    Hugs from Lilli =)
    l.a.nikolaisen at gmail dot com

  29. very cute. My fav thing about vintage is that it looks so classic and elegant. Thanks for sharing!!

  30. I agree making your own embelishments is the way to go,thanks for sharing )

  31. AWESOME bag I just love the way it came out, I wished mine will look half as good, I am going to give it a try. Thanks for some great inspiration I am a new faithful follower..
    Happy Crafting!!!

  32. love it Pam!!! AWESOME work as always!!

  33. what you did to that bag is just stunning. I keep scrolling up to look at it. your cards are amazing as well :D

  34. Loved the colors, the idea on changing the look of the bag....Great job!

  35. This is gorgeous! Glossy Accents are addictive! I love the way you can go for one look when doing vintage and accidentally come up with something totally different but it still works!


    Lisa J

    tjsgal at gmail dot com

  36. Reach the starts... oh you have gone beyond the sun : ) This is gorgeous and you know how much I love Tim Holtz. Such an amazing project. Thank you for being part of the hop : )

    Jess - KinderStampO

  37. very pretty and love the colors thanks for sharing

  38. love all your projects

  39. Beautiful projects! the colors of vintage are amazing! TFS

    clworkman4 at gmail dot com

  40. What a gorgeous bag. What is not to like about vintage? Lace, pearls, and the colors. It's my fav decorating technique right now. TFS


  41. Love your bag--it's beautiful. I love vintage because I just love old things!

  42. Beautiful bag! Love the pearl swirls. Vintage is stunning, love the colours and pearl embellishments. TFS :)
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

  43. Your bag and cards are wonderful!!! To me vintage gives a feel, of love, warmth and character!!
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

  44. Love you bag! Vintage is elegant. Thanks for sharing. New follower.

  45. Wow super cool bag! Love the card also



  46. Absolutely stunning projects - great creativity!

  47. I dont think you reached the clouds with the project...I think you hit outter space! My jaw is on the floor! LOVE Everything...the cupcake flowers, the glossy accented heart....all of it...Superb job! TFS!


    kmbrlysue22 at yahoo dot com

  48. Very cool I love all the. Pink Great Job!! P.S I love Tim Holtz too...LOL

  49. I love the gift bag! I love vintage because the possibilities are endless ~ there are so many techniques to use.

    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

  50. Your projects are wonderful. The bag and cards have so many great embellishments. Thank You for being in the hop and sharing.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  51. Such beautiful projects. Thanks for making and giving such great ideas.

  52. This gift bag is absolutely gorgeous and the cards are sweet and nostalgic. I love vintage because it reminds me of simpler, more innocent era when beauty was part of everything from art and clothing to home decor. I think I must have lived in the Victorian or Elizabethan time periods in a former life! LOL I'm already a follower.
    Thanks for sharing more of yourself with us.

    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

  53. Absolutly stunning. Great talent here. That gift bag is just lovely. The cards rock.
    Hugs, Debi

  54. You did an amazing job!

  55. Your work is amazing. I love how your flowers turned out. My fav about vintage is probably the pearls and lace that you can incorporate into your projects. I shared on FB and I am already a follower. Love your work.
    Thanks for the chance to win and for sharing your incredible talent.

  56. Love your projects already a follower but not a frequent commenter will try to remedy that.
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

  57. I love your cards and gift bag! I like vintage flowers. Thanks I did all of the above.

    shop2udrop at embarqmail dot com

  58. Beautiful bag and cards! I love vintage because of the elegant look and the soft,muted colors. TFS!!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

  59. What a lovely project! The mini's are my favorite! It is all so prrreeeettty!

  60. Beautiful! Love it! ScrappyScavenger/yahoo

  61. that is a beautiful gift bag, thanks so much for sharing, i also love your cards!! i love the old school feel you get when you look at vintage items. thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

  62. That gift bag is fabulous! Unbelieveablly beautiful! I also loev how you recycled not only the bag but the left over paper to create those awesome cards!
    Contact Info: :o)
    Thank you for sharing!

  63. Wow this is a nice gift bag! Very girly and chic.