Sunday, July 15, 2012

Vintage Charm Swap

Wow, it's been a couple of weeks since I posted!  Yikes!  I guess the wedding and then watching my grand kids kept me tied up!  Well, what an awesome way to be tied up!

These charms are for a swap on the Cricut RAK & Swap message board.  I have two partners, both wanted a vintage theme.  I made an "Oops" in that I didn't realize one wanted a vintage/sewing theme and the other a vintage/wings theme.  Since I didn't notice it until after I started, I combined the two themes and came up with these.  I think they look great and I hope my partners are okay with the amalgamation.

I have not joined a lot of swaps yet due to working so much, but these charm swaps have "charmed" me!  lol!  I love them.  I haven't the foggiest what I will do with the ones I get back, but I love seeing what each lady comes up with. 

I made the tag and all of its pieces with my Cricut.  The tag is from A Child's Year.  The dress form was made from French Manor.  The silhouette is from Heritage and the oval behind it is from George.  The spool is from Happily Ever After.  It was so much fun using my Cricut again!  The poor thing has been sadly neglected! 

These things could be made with Sizzix or another cutter if you don't have a Cricut. 

I used Tim Holtz Vintage Photo around the edges of everything and his tiny attacher to secure the ribbon.  I also used his paper tape to add a bit of dimension.   I layered the silhouette picture and then took glossy accents to secure the acetate on.  I realized you can't add too much on these because they will be covered by the charms and the charms could wreck them!

Of course I still have not mastered the camera.  One day! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have an awesome day!


  1. They will love their gift!
    Hope you get to enjoy the wedding and grands.