June 12, 2009

Vintage Picnic Possibilities

EDIT: Hello everyone, and WOW!!! Wasn't that an awesome group post by the Papertrey girls? I absolutely loved each and every project that I saw using Vintage Picnic!! I had some blog complications with my links last night but hopefully they are fixed now. Just got done with a two day garage sale....and guess what? On our way home, my mom and dad and I were scoping out more garage sales. You gotta go spend some of that money you make, right? Well, we're driving by a garage sale that my folks had already been to and they say there's nothin' there but old junk. Did they forget I like old junk? So we're driving past and I spy an old tin basket!!!! *gasp* I tell my dad to park it, I need out of the vehicle! I run up to the table and find an old picnic basket....actually it had no handles so my dad called it a bread basket. Whatever, I still wanted it! Guess how much? 25 cents!!!!!!!! Yipppppeee Baby, I'm the proud new owner of another vintage tin!! *insert big smiley grin here*.

I'm so excited about this month's Papertrey release of the new stamp set called Vintage Picnic. I sent the concept to Nichole and she designed the images and sentiments just as lovely as I'd imagined them. She did a great job translating my idea into actual stamps!! I'm excited as you are this month to see what all the Papertrey Design Team has done with Vintage Picnic.

I'm going to be showing you a patriotic themed idea using Vintage Picnic. With Josey's birthday on July 4th, my mom's on July 1st and our huge July 4th party we have every year, it's one of my holidays to decorate for. I've pulled some ideas from my Inspiration Notebook(see the label at the end of my post to check out more) to get the juices flowing. Love the flags and red/white/blue color scheme.....
...and the vintage look of my inspiration photos. It makes me so proud to be an American!!
So here's what I'm gonna do....I'm going to show you my Patriotic Porch Picnic Makeover this month. I bought this white picnic grouping at a junk store this Spring...it's just been waiting for something fun to happen.And it's the perfect time to show off the inspiration pieces that inspired the Vintage Picnic stamp set. These are a few of my vintage picnic baskets from my collection. I love them so much. I wouldn't trade them for anything.....and when I find a new one at a junk store or flea market my heart goes pitter patter!!So let's get the picnic started by sending out some fun invitations. Can you spy a new color....of course you can, you guys are like stamping detectives!! LOL! This view shows my invitation tucked into a pocket made by sealing and cutting off the top of an A2 sized envelope. I added a strip of old sheet music along the top with a covered clothespin and a handmade tag from the new Trademarks stamp set coming out this month.
And here's the actual invitation. It's a one layer tag that measures 4.25" x 5.5" with angles cut off to create the look of a tag. I added Bitty Dot ribbon to the top along with stars from Let Freedom Ring. Vintage Buttons tied with Rustic Cream Twine and a punched star create a fun border along the top of the invitation.
And using these Copic colors.......
I colored my picnic basket with the patriotic filler image. There are five basket options to choose from along with fillers for almost every season and occasion you need. There's also cute images that you can stamp onto the blank picnic basket and TONS of versatile sentiments. I'm loving the vintage typewriter looking font paired with the script on the sentiments. Perfection! I cut my image out using Spellbinder's Labels 1 Die Template, then inked all the edges with the Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo inks.
Here's a closeup of the top of my tag.
Be sure to stop by often this month as my Patriotic Porch Picnic takes shape! I've got some fun stuff planned and I'm so excited to share my ideas with you.

Ohhhhhhh, and I can't wait to visit the other girls' blogs to see their creations. Let the picnic begin! And a special thank you to Nichole for inspiring my creative side. She really is the best!!

55 comments:

Niki Estes said...

Mish, that is so cute! I love the colors and all the design elements on your tag invitation! Thank you so much for your work on this set! I am having so much fun playing with it and can't put it down!

Lorie said...

You know, Michelle...you do it to me every time! I love what you've done! :o)

Melissa said...

What great invites! Wonderful concept for this set, it's great! I love how many seasons it encompasses!

Lori said...

Oh WOWZERS Michelle!!! LOVE your creations and this set!!!!! I'm supposed to be on a spending freeze but I'm breaking it!!!! The possibilites are endless!!!!!!!

resmith said...

This is an amazing set!! the vintage picnic basket are so fantastic. I love your invitations. You are so inspirational.

MarieL said...

Michelle, I love your ideas and I was going crazy all week waiting for the reveal. I looooove the set and I can't wait for Sunday night.

When I read your blog every day, I wish I would live in the country, Snakes and all.....hehehe.

Jan Brooks said...

Great job, Mish! This set is adorable, and I can't wait to play along. You and Nicole have covered so many times of the year, and have opened the door for many different occasions as we make our cards and embellish our SB pages! You're the tops!

Sharron said...

This is just the most adorable set! Great Job! I do basket weaving and am so glad to see a set like this! Know it will be something I can use for so many occasions--looks like there are lots of options! I just love everything I have seen so far and can't wait til release night!

Anonymous said...

I just love your creations!
What talent .....this set is so you! You are so awesome!

Julia said...

I absolutely LOVE your design concept for this set! Great job! I really hope that I'm able to get this set. And your invitations are so cute! Makes me want to entertain and send out homemade invites!

Betsy V said...

Your project is amazing, Mish!! This was such a great idea for a set!! Loved your inspirations photos too...SO fun!

Elaine said...

Mish I love it! Wish I could celebrate the 4th of July with you~~ :)

Cindy Holshouser said...

This is a wonderful set. I can't wait to get it. So many possibilities. And, I can't wait to see what you do with the little tricycle you picked up. I'm assuming it's going to be part of your patriotic porch decorations:)

peggysue said...

This is so pretty. Congrats on a great set that is sure to be a hit!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your concept coming to fruition. It is fabulous, can't wait to get the set. Your talent is truly a gift....looking forward to seeing all you have in mind for the Party/picnic. I am also having a big blowout at our new house (in the country) on the 4th, and will be “stealing” (implementing) all of your ideas. Thanks for all of your inspiration and creativity. Congrats again.
Patty

Cammie said...

Michelle, this stamp set is fantastic! In fact, I think it is my favorite. I love the vintage look. Your inspiration pages are just what I would have in my inspiration notebook. Covering every season was a great idea. Your talent just amazes me everytime I visit. Congratulations on seeing your vision a reality.

Leslie said...

This is great! If someone told me I'd want a picnic basket stamp I would have told them they were nuts but I love it, you did a wonderful job.

Lisa said...

I LOVE vintage and I am SO excited about this stamp set. I have a feeling it is going to be one my most favorites. Your projects are wonderful and just seal the deal for making this a MUST HAVE!

dolcreations said...

Michelle these are amazing..looks like I need to add another stamp set to the growing collection!!
Hands down...beautifully done!
Christine

Claire Brennan said...

Mish - you've come up with a winner here - it's top of my list!!! Gorgeous idea and Nichole drew it up beautifully!!!

Heidi said...

What a great invitation Michelle! Thank you so much for your efforts on this set! What wonderful ideas!!! I love the way the set covers so many seasons.

GabrielaD said...

I loooooooooooove the picnic stamps!!! It is perfect, very versatile and adorable. Thank you so much!!!!

Judith A. Novak said...

Congratulations, Mish, on a stellar set! You've included everything to make this a "use often" set. Thanks so much.
Judith

Debbie Nelson said...

You have done it again....AWESOME!!! Love this set!

Jenn said...

Oh Mish, have I told you how much I just ADORE this set? (N. should tell you my initial reaction; she could probably hear my glee through the computer!). Your tag is just beautiful!

Jane said...

I can't wait!!!

Kathyc on SCS said...

Woohoo, congratulations Michelle! I am so happy for you; the set turned out just amazing and I love all the projects we've seen today and I can't wait to see the whole set! You go girl!!!!

supermom said...

looks like it is going to be wonderful. You are amazingly talented.

Karen said...

I can't wait to get my hands on this set. You nailed it. What a fantastic idea. Your personality shines through in this set. Congrats.

Anonymous said...

Mish, you are amazing with what you have started! Your invite is so cute! I love your vintage take on everything. I look forward to seeing how your porch becomes very patriotic for the 4th celebration.

Purple D said...

Hello Mish!

So, you are one of the brains behind PTI! :-) Now I have a new goal in life ;-)

BTW, when I click on Lisa Johnson's mane from your list of names in the post, it pops out another blog (http://madisonavenue.typepad.com/).

Hardly waiting for your stamp sets.

Purple D said...

Ha ha, "name", not "mane" :-) Sorry, to you and Lisa :-)

Carol (HB) said...

OMGOSH Mishie, this set is SO YOU! LOVE the invites!!!

Donna Baker said...

congratulations, Michelle! this is sure to be a timeless set for a lot of people. I have visions of grand 4th of July parties once we build our house in the country (our anniversary is July 6th)! TFS your inspiring projects with us!

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

Wowie Mish, you're such a stamping rock star! I adore this set and I can't wait to get it in my hands and see the whole set!

BethieJ said...

What a FUN set Michelle.. I ADORE baskets and cant WAIT to own both the sets.. LOVE LOVE LOVE your sample.. I am off to check out the other girls now... and then TRY to PATIENTLY??? :) wait for release so I too can own this cutie pie set (sets!)!!

JeanFB said...

Well I just finished the rounds of the designers who have showcased your set, and I'm speechless. WOW, WOW, and WOW! Mish, this is just the BEST! What a gorgeous stamp set. I have my grandmother's green plaid tin picnic basket, and this set just took me back to summer picnics with her, family July 4th gatherings on her porch...aaaah. A big huge THANKS to you for sharing your talents... I will be ordering this on the 15th!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

absolutely adorable! I have a wicker type antique basket that is fragile, so holds some yarn. I love this set!!!

Tamara said...

I love these tags! And I'm so excited to see this fabulous set that you helped design. I can see so many possibilities for this fabulous set of baskets.

Dottie K. said...

Wow just adorable! You did a fantastic job on your invitation and the set I love this set. I'm going to have to get this one. I can see you sketching this set and ideas flowing. It's definately your style. Great job! Can't wait to see more with it. Congrats!!! Dottie K. :)

Tricia said...

I am *so* excited that I have some money saved up so I can get this set. I absolutely *love* it!!!!! Thanks!!

Katy Frame (Kate Creates) said...

Okay.. I am DEFINITELY staying up until Midnight to get this set!! Great job, Michelle!

huntla1 said...

Congratulations on your first set! And oh what a set it is. It is so sweet... I can just see one of your sets coming with all different baskets on it. Thanks. I see this set in my home very soon.

Jana said...

Oh my goodness! Eye candy. Pure eye candy

KanataNewf said...

Congratulation on your picnic set!

Andrea McCulley said...

I am calling the Vintage Picnic and VP Sentiments sets and the creators the DYNAMIC DUO! This is one of the best sets EVER! Thank you for inspiring both the set and me!

Andrea McCulley

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

oh yeah and I can't wait to see your table "scape" with all your Americana goodies!

How cool to find another treasure today!

mommaladystamper said...

Mish, this is the BEST set I have ever seen--truly. I have sooooooo many Longaberger Baskets, that I can't wait to get this set. This is original, and looks like a fun set to stamp with. The 15th now seems soooooooooooooooooo far away. You have made my day. Congratulations on the stamp set. Alice R.

Alyssa B said...

I'm going to be needing a photo of said 25cant article...=]

Debbie Olson said...

Mish, what an over-the-top gorgeous project!!

Amy said...

I just had to leave a comment to say that this set is just--aaaack, over the berries awesome! I love seeing your thought process as well--thanks for sharing!

Love the vintage sheet music as well!

Amy

Trena in Naperville said...

Such a great idea Michelle!! I'm getting this set. I was hooked on the first example I saw with the flowers! :o) You're so creative! Thanks for sharing!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

patriciad said...

Wowee-wow-wow-wow!! My home computer was down this weekend and I had to wait to get to work to check everything out I missed over the weekend. I was going nuts wondering what I was missing. This is adorable, Mish. Think I'm going to have to get this new stamp set. Love what you did with paper piecing the picnic basket. And I love the hint about using the light gray Copic for shading. The picnic basket reminds me of something our family had waaaay back when. (wish I still had it!) Love this to the max!

Lauren (mytime) said...

So sorry Im late commenting Mish! I just wanted to tell you that I LOVE your set, and beause of you I began collecting this now too! LOL! Nice job :D

bea said...

hello i love it!
i enjoyed reading your blog from france
i wish you could tell me what are those pen you used for crafting?
thanks in advance
béa

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