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A layout by Amy to put a touch of love in the air!  Amy used the Heart Mini Boot Punch and the Simplicity Doily Border punch to make the lovely border strip that goes across the page. Paper and embellishments are from Carta Bella’s Devoted collection.

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Vintage Holiday Projects – by Amy Kersten

A huge thanks to Amy for sharing the fantastic holiday decor projects! Be sure to swing by Amy’s blog for holiday projects galore – you won’t be disappointed!

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I have been waiting for the perfect project to use my October Afternoon, Very Merry Collection.  I found the cute vintage wire basket at Hobby Lobby and inspiration struck! I love when that happens!  All of the projects were very simple to do and when you put them all together they look stunning.

Gather your favorite holiday line of paper( a double sided paper works best) and find coordinating items for the rest: Ribbon, Brads, candy tubes, stickers, and of course your favorite Tonic Border punch and a holiday medium punch.

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For the larger Pinwheels I cut my paper to 8×8. I then measured from corner to corner. I drew a pencil line from the corner down to 4.5 inches and then from the bottom corner up to 7 inches. (Smaller is 6×6 and I went from the corner down to 3 and from the bottom corner up to the 5.5 inches.) I then cut on the lines. Next I punched the holes. Please see diagram.  I then took a border punch and did the edges. Next take the brad and gather the corners and then put the brad through the center and close it.

The pinwheels are fun to use to dress up the candy containers for little visitors, or to decorate a table. They are also fun to use on a present as a bow to spiff up a special present for someone. You could also attach them to your garland for a fun window dressing. The options are endless and versatile for any occasion!

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For the garland again you’ll want double sided pattern paper, or cardstock since the color shows through. I cut strips of paper 2.5 x 12″. I then punched down both sides of the strips and cut them in half since I wanted a smaller looped garland. Then just take end to end and staple take the next strip and link it and staple…

Incredibly simple but oh so cute!!  There are so many fun variations you can do with this. You could alternate with cardstock or Kraft paper, you can make bigger loops to use on a mantle or for above a window or for a tree… you could stamp holiday sayings on them or you could take a punch and cut a pattern along it… I am sure this isn’t the last garland you will see. I just can’t believe it took me this long to think to use my punches on it.

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Take a border punch and punch along the long edge of the card. Take a pattern strip of paper the same length and punch a border. The pattern strip is what is peeking out below the edge. Then find one of the many medium holiday punches of your choosing. Take a circle punch and voila you have your embellishment! I then used some word stickers as well with holiday sayings. The finished card is a 5×7 and I used scraps from my other projects.

I hope you enjoyed the vintage holiday projects and came away with a few ways to dress up a special present for someone, to add some unexpected charm to a table or display, or helped inspire a holiday card! Happy Holidays!!!

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A sweet and simple card set, perfect for so many upcoming Spring occasions!  This card set features the Tonic Border System, Lace Edger Punch, and Flower Multi-Detail Lever Punch, and the Ticket/Tag Duo Punch.

Other products featured – WorldWin CutMates Cardstock, SRM Press We’ve Got Your Sticker – “Hello”, Crate Paper – Emma’s Shoppe

How to:

Card One:

  • cut green cardstock – 4 1/4 X 11 – using the Border System and Lace Edger Punch, punch off one edge as shown – fold in half
  • cut card front to 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 – using the Border System and Lace Edger Punch, punch of the bottom edge and attach as shown
  • cut a strip of green cardstock for the “Happy Day!” sentiment and add to the front of the card
  • punch a 2″ scalloped circle from yellow cardstock and a 1 3/4″ circle from green cardstock
  • punch a flower using the Flower Multi-Detail Punch – layer onto circle, then scalloped circle and attach to the card front
  • tie a piece of string through the button and add to the center of the flower

Card Two:

  • cut orange cardstock – 4 1/4 X 11 – using the Border System and Lace Edger Punch, punch off one edge as shown – fold in half
  • cut card front to 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 – using the Border System and Lace Edger Punch, punch of the bottom edge and attach as shown
  • cut a strip of orange pattern and punch the right edge with the Lace Edger Punch – add to front of card lining up with the border
  • punch a 2″ scalloped circle from orange cardstock and a 1 3/4″ circle from green pattern
  • punch a flower using the Flower Multi-Detail Punch – layer onto circle, then scalloped circle and attach to the card front
  • add “hello sunshine” sentiment

Card Three:

  • cut blue cardstock – 4 1/4 X 11 – using the Border System and Lace Edger Punch, punch off one edge as shown – fold in half
  • cut red to 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 – using the Border System and Lace Edger Punch, punch of the bottom edge and attach as shown
  • cut card front to 4 1/4 X 5 1/4 – using the Border System and Lace Edger Punch, punch of the bottom edge and attach as shown
  • cut a strip of red dot pattern and blue cardstock – add to the front of the card
  • cut a 2″ square from pattern paper (with flower design) – punch all four corners using the Ticket Punch
  • cut a 2 1/4″ square from red cardstock – punch all four corners using the Ticket Punch
  • punch a flower using the Flower Multi-Detail Punch – layer onto flower pattern inside square
  • tie a piece of string through the button and add to the center of the flower
  • add “hugs” sentiment

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Follow me as I go step by step and walk you through creating this fun scrapbook page.  The Tonic border system adds just the right amount of detail to this simple layout!

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Step 1)  Grab some supplies – of course yours will vary depending on your theme.

Tools –  paper trimmer, scissors, adhesive

Cardstock – light blue, yellow & white (plus scraps of pink, orange, green, and dark blue)

2 Patterned Papers

Embellishments – I used sticker letters, rhinestones, 2 lg. flowers, and an epoxy brad

1 – 5X7 photo

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Step 2) cut your paper and cardstock to size.

white – 5 1/4 X 7 1/4 (this will be your photo mat)

yellow – 1 – 4 X 12 & 1 – 3 X 12

white – 2 X 10 (this will be for punching your border)

white – 1 1/4 X 10 (this will be at the top of your layout, under your title)

dark blue – 1/2 X 9

floral pattern – 2 X 7 1/4

stripe pattern – 1 X 7 1/4 (stripes are horizontal)

Once all pieces are cut, you can start adhering to your layout.  The light blue will be the background for your page.  Starting with your photo matted on the white cardstock – adhere at a slant with the top left corner 1 1/2″ from the left edge of the page and the bottom left corner 3 1/2″ from the left edge of the page.  You can then adhere your patterned pieces to the right of your photo.  Now add your two pieces of yellow cardstock with the 4″ wide piece on the left edge and the 3″ wide piece on the right edge (these pieces will hang over the edge of your page).  Trim off the excess yellow that is hanging over the edge of your layout.

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Step 3)  Grab your Tonic Border System and your Tonic Pinwheels Border Punch and we’ll start on the border.

Line your paper up under the punch at the 3/4″ mark and punch – moving your paper over 1″ each time, punch 9 more times.

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Step 4)  Snip the little bits of paper that are linking the punches (see photo below).

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Step 5)  Punch 9 circles (appx. 3/4″) from pink, dark blue, green & orange scraps – adhere them behind the punches as shown below.

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Step 6)  You can now adhere your border along the bottom edge of your layout and add the 1/2″ strip of dark blue cardstock as shown.

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Step 7) Add embellishments as you wish – I added rhinestones to the center of each flower in my border, a large flower with an epoxy brad, and sticker letters.

Enjoy!!

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