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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.

DSCF6184-001Pinwheel How To:

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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DSCF6182-001Garland How To:

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.

DSCF6185-001Card How To:

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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Thanks for stopping by this week to take a peek at the October Afternoon feature – it’s sure been fun creating with Woodland Park!

Here are a couple more cards as we finish up this week’s feature:

“BEAUTIFUL” — Featuring the Tonic Studios MultiDetail Butterfly Punch

For this card, I angled the butterfly punch a bit before punching the butterfly from the front cream cardstock piece.  Rather than using the detailed butterflies I punched out, I used the negative images left in the cream cardstock and matted over this simple pattern.  

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October Afternoon – Woodland Park Collection – “huckleberry hill” paper, printed chip shapes, and flower sack.

Other – cream cardstock, mini blue adhesive pearls

 

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“HUGS” — Featuring the Tonic Studios Border System, Sewing Holes Punch, & Doily Edger Punch

Tip – for the pattern strips, I adhered them to a scrap of cardstock along the top edge — then they stayed in place as I punched the scalloped edge.  

This sewing holes punch is one of the first Tonic punches I used and it’s still one I reach for ALL THE TIME!  

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October Afternoon – Woodland Park Collection – “cat tail pond” paper, “magpie field” paper, “old mill bridge” paper, flower sack, wrap pack, and little flyers.

Other – “SRM Press We’ve Got Your Sticker – Sweet“, cream cardstock, watermelon cardstock, yellow cardstock

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This collection just doesn’t get old!  Thanks for stopping back for day three of my October Afternoon Woodland Park feature!

“You are my sunshine” — Featuring the Tonic Simplicity Pattern Daisy Border Punch & MultiDetail Butterfly Punch

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October Afternoon – Woodland Park Collection – “huckleberry hill” paper, “gooseberry falls” paper, printed chip shapes, word stickers, label stickers and wrap pack.

Other – kraft cardstock, turquoise cardstock, green cardstock, scallop circle punches, circle punches, mini adhesive pearls

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“follow your heart” — Featuring the Tonic Simplicity Pattern Dotty Border Punch

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October Afternoon – Woodland Park Collection – “huckleberry hill” paper, “birch hallow” paper, printed chip shapes and wrap pack.

Other – SRM Press “We’ve Got Your Sticker – Sweet”,  cream cardstock, coral cardstock

I’ll have two more sweet cards to share with you tomorrow to wrap up my October Afternoon feature week!  See you then!

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Welcome to day two of my October Afternoon Woodland Park feature!

“Navy Pier” — Featuring the Tonic DuoPunch Ticket/Tag & Craft Pick

I loved tying the “ticket” theme into the layout using the Ticket/Tag punch – I used the Craft Pick to poke holes in the center of the circle area created by the ticket punch, and added a decorative brad.

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October Afternoon – Woodland Park Collection – “bunny tail trail” paper, “crab apple orchard” paper, “magpie field” paper, “blue sky” paper, “birch hallow” paper, “old mill bridge” paper, “huckleberry hill” paper, printed chip shapes, shape stickers, word stickers, label stickers, flower sack,  designer brads, and alpha stickers.

Other – cream cardstock

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Tonic Studios Simplicity Pattern Punch Doily Strip

“thanks so much” — featuring the Tonic Simplicity Pattern Doily Strip Punch

I snipped the ends of each of the border strip at different angles

and added a foam dot behind each, then added the label sticker.

Tonic Studios Simplicity Pattern Doily Strip Punch

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October Afternoon – Woodland Park Collection – “rose garden” paper, printed chip shapes, and label stickers.

Other – SRM Press “We’ve Got Your Sticker – Thanks”, cream cardstock, green cardstock, coral cardstock, turquoise cardstock, foam dots, green chalk

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll be back tomorrow with two more projects!

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Summer might be winding down, but the Woodland Park collection from October Afternoon will have you reminiscing about blue skies, days in the park, and cute little critters!  Join me all week as I share a series of cards and layouts — featuring a number of Tonic tools as well as this delightful collection!

Woodland Park Feature – Day One

I loved the versatility of this collection!  At first glance, it seemed a little girly, but it really lent itself perfectly to some fun baby boy projects — as you’ll see in the layout and card below.

“love THIS FACE” — Featuring the Tonic Simplicity Pattern Dotty Border Punch

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October Afternoon – Woodland Park Collection – “cat tail pond” paper, “bunny tail trail” paper, “magpie field” paper, “willow path” paper, “minnow creek” paper, “birch hallow” paper, “old mill bridge” paper, word stickers (love), label stickers, flower sack, buttons, designer brads, alpha stickers and wrap pack.

Other – kraft cardstock, cream cardstock, turquoise thread, sewing machine

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“Welcome little one!” — featuring the Tonic Simplicity Pattern Star Border Punch & Simplicity Pattern Scallop Diamond Punch

The card height is trimmed by 1″ so the border punch could extend past the fold.  The two banner pieces were created by snipping triangles off the tips with the Scallop Diamond Border punch.

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October Afternoon – Woodland Park Collection – “bunny tail trail” paper, “old mill bridge” paper, flower sack, and printed chip shapes.

Other – SRM Press “We’ve Got Your Sticker – Baby Boy”, cream cardstock, turquoise cardstock, grey cardstock

Hope you enjoyed these as much as I enjoyed making them – please stop back tomorrow for a couple more projects!

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