Monday, December 23, 2013

Crafty Secrets Retro Christmas - Hey Santa!

I'm the guest designer this month at Crafty Secrets, so every Monday in December I will have a new project to share.   I love their vintage images and unique designs.  Recently I rediscovered them and found that most of their designs are digital. I am guessing that most of you are like me and have only dabbled a little with digital designs.   You can purchase single images of  Crafty Secrets designs or entire discs.  The discs are really amazing - everything you need to create a card is at your fingertips - digital paper, sentiments, embellishments, frames - it's all there.  There are even 3-D projects on the disc for gift boxes/bags and place cards for your holiday dinner table. 
 If you have an electronic cutter - I used the Silhouette Cameo - the designs are easy to import to your library and manipulate. You can also use other software that will allow you to manipulate photo files like Photoshop.   I have to say it was really nice to have everything perfectly coordinated in one place.  The pattern paper and all the images are color and theme matched to work together - you just print what you need, die cut and assemble.   too small for other projects.  
 Every thing for this project except the ribbon, jingle bells, gems and stars was printed off the Crafty Secrets Retro Christmas Disc.
Want to see what the rest of the team made for you today?  Just click on their names to hop to their blog. 
  • Vicki Chrisman Team Leader
  • Michele Kovack - See 295+ Gallery!
  • Darlene Pavlick
  • Rebekah Faries
  • Sheila Rumney
  • Kathy Clement
  • Elizabeth (I love rubber) on Splitcoast
  • Cherry Nelson
  • Thanks for stopping by - we're getting really close now aren't we?  It's almost Christmas!!

    Supplies Used:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
    Images, Patterned Paper:  Crafty Secrets Retro Christmas CD
    Dies:  Spellbinder Nested Pennants
    Border Punch:  Double Embossed Dotted Lace EK Success
    Ribbon:  5/8" Oraganic Cotton Stripe Red , 3/4" Canvas Black Music Notes May Arts
    Twinery Marachino Twine
    Card Stock:  PTI  Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream


    Cathy Weber said...

    It is close...on my way to the pie store to get my "home baked" pies! Your vintage card is beautiful, love the Santa image and the post card. So many things to look at and admire...especially the music patterned ribbon. And jingle bell. And glittery stars. And gems. And, you get the point, I love it all.

    Joyce said...

    Jeanne--this is so classic 'you' fabulous collage and layers. I really love that music ribbon. Merry Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    Kim Heggins said...

    oh my goodness...this is so festive! I truly love the retro look and your card totally rocks it, from your jolly old Santa to those festive red jingle bells...simply love it!

    Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

    What a super adorable card Jeanne - it is festive! Sorry, I've been out of commission for a bit but I'm going to add both cards to my blog post.

    Thanks for sharing