Monday, November 5, 2018

Make your own Thanksgiving Cards

I shared this Vintage Postcard with you....and maybe you are thinking,
''What am I supposed to do with that?"
Well this is the card I came up with and here are the steps I used -

I used this printable, save to your computer and decide how many you will need to make.

I just loved the vibrant colors in this Post card.
I wanted to make 4 cards.

Carefully cut apart.


I used a glue stick to attach post card to a thin scrap of cardboard.
You probably have a stash of I right?
I cut along the edge.
I wanted to darken and distress the edges. Ink works well but if you don't have any
a felt tip watercolor pen will be fine too.

Then used Tacky glue to attach postcard to another layer of corrugated cardboard....
more scraps right?

I had ribbon that I added with glue and a couple of buttons.
I added a bit of glitter to the foliage. I keep a bit of just happened that I had extra
envelopes with gold lining saved for some reason. The envelopes were 5 1/2'' x 7 1/2''.
I have more cards here that you can choose from.
If you used a standard size, the cards are light weight and should mail fine.
It is probably best to double check with the Post Office for weight to be safe.
You can write a note on the back side or just sign your name.
I think it will be greatly appreciated by your loved ones and friends.
Happy Thanksgiving!
xo Lisa S

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Vintage THANKSGIVING Postcard Printables

 I wanted to share more beautiful examples of postcards from Artist

Ellen H. Clapsaddle (1865-1934)

   Ellen was an American illustrator/ commercial artist from New York,
 in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
  Her style is easily recognizable and greatly admired.
           She is known as the most prolific souvenir/postcard and greeting card artist of her era.

My favorites include the adorable children's faces that are in

most of the illustrations, and  I love the blue and white dishes !

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. Wouldn't these make  beautiful

placecards on your Thanksgiving table or tucked in a Fall Display.
 Here is an example of a card I made.



I hope these bless your little heart as you prepare for Thanksgiving!

I am so grateful for you, and I am happy you stopped by.

Enjoy your day ! xo Lisa S

Monday, October 29, 2018

Printable Vintage Pumpkin Seed Packet

You could make so many things with a seed packet !
Today I am just going to share a quick and easy way to frame a couple-
Save to your computer and print your seed packet.
Print to fit  3" x  4 1/2 "
This is the size we will use in a  4'' x 6'' frame.
You will need a piece of paper - 4'' x 6'' for your background, and a glue stick,
scissors and a frame.
Use scissors to carefully trim your printed packet. I like to leave the lower flap.
I had a piece of scrapbook paper that looks like burlap and another in
black gingham.
Background paper to fit frame

Glue sticks

 Glue seed packet on background paper and frame....... that's it!
Check your closets for frames you can recycle, if not check the thrift stores near you.
I already had so many frames on hand that I picked a few to see which one
I liked best. I used the gingham paper in the white frame.
I used the burlap paper in this dark wood frame.
I had a blue barn wood frame, and I used the burlap paper again.
I love quick projects....but this was less than 5 minutes : )
Tell me which one you like...if any...and what you would create with your seed packet !
Have a wonderful week, friends! Stay safe-
xo Lisa S

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Easy Christmas Chalkboard

 You can use thin scrap wood for this project.
Paint with flat black paint.
If you don't have any thin scraps you can get a Mini Chalkboard
at the Dollar Tree. The Chalkboards are 6'' x 8''.
They are made of Masonite and they are double sided.
I drilled small holes at the top of Chalkboard and used Jute to make a hanger.
 I used a wet sponge brush with just a drop of white acrylic paint
to give a whitewash effect.

The ribbon that I used was 5/8" wide.

I had these chenille stems on hand. You can find these at the Dollar Tree
12 stems for $1

I just looped ends together to make a mini wreath shape.

I used a 4'' piece of ribbon to cover the connection point,
then flipped the wreath over.

Then used hot glue to attach to the board.
I cut another piece of ribbon about 6 " to make a small bow.
Attach with hot glue. 
You can use a chalk marker or paint pen to add your sentiment to center of wreath.
Here is one finished. It took about 5 minutes to make!
So....of course I made more. Until I ran out of chenille stems.
These are ready for the Craft Show!
I'm sorry if it's too soon to think about Christmas, but I wanted to share some of the things
I am working on this week.
xo Lisa S

DIY Farmhouse Coasters

 Set of 4 coasters ready for gift giving!
This is  how I made them -

I found this game at the DOLLAR TREE in the toy section.
Tumbling Tower  is a stacking game. It comes with 36 wood blocks,
perfect for crafting.

I worked with one package at a time.
Every package will make 3 coasters.
Two packages will make 6 coasters.
I wanted to make sets of 4 coasters so I purchased 4 packages.

 This is the pattern I used to glue my pieces.
I used Elmer's Wood Glue.
It dries fast and strong.
No sanding necessary.
It makes a Parquet design.

I used my favorite  BRIWAX stain. It leaves a beautiful wax finish in one step.

Dark Brown is my go- to color.

Use a soft cloth, allow time to dry.

Dollar Tree has these cork dots. You can stick the dots
on the back side to protect your furniture. 

I decided to bundle the coasters in sets of 4.
Made 3 gift sets of 4 coasters....
I hope I didn't confuse you with my MATH !

Bonus: To use as a TRIVET, put 4 side by side.

Tied the sets together.
Then I added a small piece of greenery.


I may bundle a set to go with my coffee tray.

Let me know if you like this quick and easy project.

I really enjoy sharing with you.

Thank you for taking the time to visit today!

xo Lisa S


Make your own Thanksgiving Cards

    I shared this Vintage Postcard with you....and maybe you are thinking,   ''What am I supposed to do with that?" ...