Monday, October 24, 2011

A Christmasy Monday


The sun is streaming through my craft room window here in the Heart of Ohio as I happily spend time creating Christmas tags with wonderful vintage images.


If you have yet to give a go at making tags, I am here to tell you they are the most fun ever.


There is just something magical about watching a scene come to life before your eyes with each cut of the scissor and dab of glue..


There are so many things to make with vintage greeting cards such as these scenery spools. Oh my gosh do I love to make these! They absolutely recall to mind hand crafts made during World War II when every inch of string and wrapping paper was kept to use for making ornaments for the tree.


A secret I will share when purchasing vintage greeting cards is to look for ones with doors or outdoor scenes on the front. The true treasure always waits inside where smaller versions are perfectly perfect for making shadowboxes or spool scenes such as these.



Sigh, I love paper art, and I love the coming of the holidays.




24 comments:

Debby said...

Your tags are cute. I worked on mine all day yesterday and finished them. Thenb I made 8 cards and 8 tags for a friends church to raffle.....now......I am trying to clean the mess.

busymartha said...

Love your tags, and yes I started creating yesterday, will post soon, Marilyn

Karan said...

Very nice tags. I love vintage ones.

Karan

Denise said...

You still amaze me.Did you already have the sign up for your swap?If it's a Christmas tag swap I'll join in on all the fun please. I sure do enjoy tags because ACTs are just a little too small for me.Still loving your blog.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh! I saw my button ball garland! ☺ It makes me so happy to see it there! But then again- every picture on your blog makes me feel happy!

I'd love to see all your stories and pictures in a big happy book!

Tomorow's Dotty Hop Day will include my finished Fall garland and a farm picture especially for you! ♥

Denise said...

OH so sorry,I just found the button and now I know it's closed,If by chance you need to add a couple more, I'm here.

annemarie said...

Love your Mr. Snowornament - he is so darn cute!

Mrs. G said...

I do believe you have the sweetest blog ever. I am bookmarking it so any time I need a smile, I can come visit these sweet little faces! Love it!

My Vintage Mending said...

It is such a gift that red, white and green can make a girl so happy. Peppermint perfect...smiles...Renee

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Elizabeth! Sorry long time no postie over here - it's been a very rough year with my father's passing sniffle sniffle and hard to find the energy for typing comments. But I sure have peeked in from time to time and so very much enjoyed the respite from real life. There is always sunshine and smiles to be found here and creative inspiration. Thank you for your lovely blog and helping to keep me afloat these days. I'm so happy to see Santa's Workshop is in full swing. :)
Happy Holidays!
Sally

Tammy's in Love said...

Yesterday I made 'sandwiches' all afternoon! Three shapes cut out for each tag x 21 tags and glued them all. Next printing and cutting my graphics. Layer, layer, layer. FUN!

My Vintage Studio said...

Elizabeth your tags are just too cute! I am sorry I missed the chance for this swap.
Wishing you a wonderful creative week!
Hugs, Sharon

Cindy said...

HI Elizabeth! I have to admit I spent most of the weekend making tags and getting them finished. I know, I need to get a life. LOL! I'm happy that this is my life!

Lynn said...

The tags are so sweet! I love the vintage images and I love the magic that you create with crepe paper. I wish you would do a tutioral on working with crepe paper. I also enjoy the pictures of your craftroom and the way you display your decorative items. I am also in love with the little scenes you create with the spools of ribbon as a stage! Thank you so much for sharing. I hope Charlie got to go outside for a walk too!I hope you have a blessed day and a wonderful week!! 969!! you go girl!!
Lynn
Hugs,
Ly

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Thank you again, Elizabeth for the lovely gift you showered upon me! I was so thrilled to receive your package. It is always such a treat to see what you have created....each one a fabulous treasure! I posted a thank you on my blog today! :)

Ina said...

Your talent never ceses to amaze me! ;0

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Clapping with delight over all the Pretties over here. I also LOVED the Peppermint Christmas creations on your other site.
'Tis the season for...FUN!!!
Enjoy,
Mary Lou : )

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Hi E,
Glad the little package arrived :)
I always enjoy seeing your papercraft goodies. I need to start making some Christmas goodies soon.
Warmly,
deb

Julie Ann said...

Those tags are too cute!! But I have to say- I Love your scenery spool idea! What a great way to display festive ribbons!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Yes, I've started mine, E. I also have my Nov tags done! Your tags are adorable and I'm so thrilled to be in this swap. xoxo Nancy

Angela said...

So cute! I missed the post about swapping. Are you just exchanging with anyone that wants to send one to you? I'm interested!

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Love, love, love! I just feel happy looking at your creations. I do have a question though. Do you copy them in the copier before you cut them so you can save the original design? I'm thinking I would not be able to cut into one without copying it first. I do have a hard time of letting go of things I love! As usual, a wonderful job Miss E!
Hugs,
Julie

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, what joyous views of your craft room, dear Elizabeth!

I'm just LOVING your new scenery spools! You've inspired me--I may just have to try my hand at that...won't be nearly as magical as yours, however...!

Wishing you the most wonderful day, dear friend!

Julie

Joanne said...

These spools are incredible! I love them!
Blessings, Joanne