Friday, February 11, 2011

My Vintage Valentine Blog Hop with KinderStampO (with an added tutorial...)

Oh Happy Weekend! Welcome to My Vintage Valentine Blog Hop. If you are hoping along than you just came from Corri at Bug Lover Cards. To start at the beginning, you can go visit Jess at KinderStampO.

My project actually evolved into two separate projects! I started with Tim Holtz Configuration Boxes. I wanted to make a shadow box for my husband and his special little nick-knacks that have been put up in the closet. As I started covering and painting the main boxes, I really fell in love with how they looked as is...
so, I decided to make them into a decoration for our home. I am using 7 Gypsies new Lille line. I absolutely love love love this line!

Here is my card that I made for my husband. I used a piece of paper from the 6x6 Paper Pad and stamped the floral image onto it. It was very simple to create, but it is so beautiful. Vintage does not have to be complex and complicated. 

I even have a little love note written in my bottle!  

Here is the inside of my card. The quote is from Edgar Allen Poe.

Here is my husband's shadow box! I used all the little cubes from the Configuration boxes and created my own little shadow box. I am still in the process of working on his gift and tweaking it... but I wanted to share it with you...
I have had so much fun playing with Configurations! They come in several sizes and the sky is the limit to what you can do with them! Like below...
This is what I am so excited about.... What you are seeing is the side of my shadow box. What I did to get this look is to take Duct Tape, (the metal tape used on air ducts), and run it through my Texture Boutique. I was so excited about how it turned out!

I hope you are having fun on the hop and that you have been inspired by my vintage projects! Your next stop on the way is Denise at Designs from My Heart.
Happy Creating!

Ok... I am back! I am adding a brief tutorial to this post due to so many fabulous comments about my duct tape embossing!
Before I go any further I want to make sure that everyone knows what kind of tape that I was using. It is called duct tape, but this is a metal tape. It has a backing on it that you peel off before using.
Here is a picture of my little assembly line that I had going:
I was able to emboss long strips of my tape because I cut a slit in the top of my embossing folder. This allowed me to pull it through a little at a time as I embossed each section of tape. It was actually very easy to do, but as you see, it really packs a punch!


  1. Thats a really cool project and great Cuttlebug idea!

  2. Awesome shadow Box you have created!! TFS!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  3. much fun! I love your project! :) My favorite cubby is the "Lucky Duck" one! :)

  4. Wow, those are all great. Love the box for your hubby, super cute! TFS
    kimsheppard6 at hotmail dot com

  5. Great JOB!! Love the Shadow box and the metal tape!! ay to think "outside" the box!! Loving it! Thanks for sharing.
    pattig161 at yahoo dot com

  6. All of your projects are awesome, you are such an inspiration to not stay what you are comfortable with and venture out and try new things. Thanks so much.

  7. cute and duct tape - who would have thunk :)
    ironic as my husband fixes everything with duct tape - lol

  8. WOW, WOW, WOOZER!!! Your project is wonderful. I am going to have to get my configuration boxes off the desk and do something with them now. I am sure your husband is going to love seeing his collection displayed so wonderfully. I am a follower.

  9. Great projects. Clever use of duct tape. Thanks for sharing.

    vwilson577 at

  10. Wow very cleverly creative..I love your shadow box beautiful work..thanx for the inspiration..:)


  11. this is amazeing..what a great gift and job you did thanks for sharing


  12. Love how you used the duct tape!! TFS!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

  13. I love your prjects, and the love note in th bottle, too cute. I love what you did with the duct tape, do you have a tutorial on that, would it work with the cuttle bug? I would love to give it a try. It's awesome.
    Melissa D

  14. Great projects! I need to spend more time crafting! I love how you used so many different styles and products! Fun! Thanks for sharing and inspiring. Your husbands shadow box is really cute too! I am so enjoying this hop!

    On another note... I was chosen by your husband the other day as your random winner even though you did not get 300 fans... where am I suposed to send my address... Maybe I am just missing it... I was just so excited to win! Thanks again!

    pjritsema at gmail dot com

  15. Nice card and shadow boes love the tip for duct tape, I want to try that.I became a follower
    Thanks for sharing
    karenk3 at ameritech dot net

  16. Oh my stars another wonderful thing to do with duct tape...Love it!!! LOL and love your projects. Great job.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  17. Awsome creations! Love the shadow box for him! TFS.

    Jess B.

  18. Love your project. TFS

  19. AWESOME !!!!!!!!
    Happy Crafting!!

  20. I already stole the silver duct tape to my craft room lol.

  21. This is just beautiful. Love it. Grrreat job. I have yet to make frames pictures like that. :D I may be scrap lifting this.

  22. great project!I may need to try the tape it looks cool!

  23. OMG Christine... your hubby is so going to love this. You did and amazing job and your handwritting is so beuatiful. I'm so jealous : ) Thank you for being part of the hop : )

    Jess - KinderStampO

  24. Never thought about using duct tape like that. Really great idea. Your hubby is going to be so impressed!

  25. OHHHH wow. I love this. And that idea with the tape rocks =) So cool.

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

  26. WOW your projects are amazing! TFS

    clworkman4 at gmail dot com

  27. WOW!
    I am speechless!
    Great project.


  28. This stuff is great!!! I totally love the idea of the love note in the little bottle!

    ~Thanks, Esther
    esthert119 at yahoo dot ca

  29. Great projects! The shadow box for your husband is wonderful! TFS :)

  30. Fabulous projects--LOVE them. Loving that 7 gypsies line.

  31. Very inspiring, your work is fabulous, love the note in the bottle!!

  32. Cute project.
    New follower.

  33. I love this ---and all of your projects are fantastic.
    Thanks, ANita

  34. very cute project



  35. Wow Christine! These are all fabulous! You never cease to amaze me - textured duct tape? Totally amazing :)

  36. Absolutely, positively, very creative!!!

  37. WOW! Speechless at the moment! This is AMAZING! How creative you are! Duct tape through the embosser? Who would have thought??? I'm sure he's going to love this! New follower...I'm intrigued as to what you will do next! So glad you were part of this hop! :) TFS!


    kmbrlysue22 at yahoo dot com

  38. So going to have to go get some of the duct tape now! This is FABULOUS! You are such an inspiration!



    Lisa J

    tjsgal at gmail dot com

  39. very clever I always love new ideas!

  40. Awesome project! Your hubby is going to love it!

    ksully4579 at gmail dot com

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

  42. You should be excited about how this turned out. It's very nice. All your projects are lovely. Hugs, Debi

  43. Wow! These are awesome projects and your hubby is really going to love his gift and card. I never would have thought of using that metal tape. Looks like I need to make a trip to Home Depot! Thanks for inspiring us!

    Anne (Anniebee)
    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

  44. OMG! This is great - I never would have thought of incorporating metal tape into projects. What an amazing idea. Beautiful work.
    Thanks for sharing your incredible talent.

  45. Wow a new medium to use and a wonderful projects.
    Thanks for sharing and inspiring.
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

  46. Great projects...I am thinking there might be a run on this duct tape at the stores. Thanks for being in the hop and sharing your ideas.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  47. GREAT idea!

    nginerd at gmail dot com

  48. Oh my! So many projects, I love all of them. The card is beautiful! Thanks
    shop2udrop at embarqmail dot com

  49. that is beautiful!! the duct tape looks soo awesome on the boxes!! tfs

  50. The metal tape is so creative and so is your project. I just can't get past this coolness. LOL! TFS and the chance to win.

    Christel a.k.a. Scrappin' Sista