Work with a Pin-Up

pinup

Want to work with a pin-up? Cross-stitch pattern, that is. These kitschy pin-ups are some of my favorite retro illustrations, and my earliest cross-stitch pattern creations were based on famous pin-up art from the 1950’s.

You can find these and lots more saucy fabulousness at my Etsy shop – I have so many available, they even have their very own category!

Remember, all patterns are currently buy 3, get 3 FREE, so it’s a great time to put lots of unique projects in your hopper!

Happy stitching!

xoxo

Genevieve

Pin-Up with Plane Finished Cross-Stitch

What takes 8 months to complete and a lifetime to enjoy? This handmade finished cross-stitch! I finished this pin-up with plane fiber art in 2013 and she’s looking for a good home.

You can check out the listing here on eBay and she is packed and ready to ship to the highest bidder – just in time for Christmas (it’s the perfect gift idea!)

Happy bidding, and thanks so much for supporting handmade!

P.S. Love this pin-up, but want to make something of your own? I also have this fabulous retro illustration available as a fabric block! Perfect for embroidery hoops, altered art embroidery, pillows and more!

It’s a 50’s Thing – FREE Pin-Up Collage Image Included

I love the kitsch of 1950’s retro. Just absolutely love it. Paper crafting is a way for me to enjoy ephemera in a whole new way – by taking the illustrations I love and making one-of-a-kind collage art from them.

Below are some of my recent creations. I have also included a free “Pressed for Time” pin-up image, which is a one-of-a-kind collage I made myself. Enjoy!

Happy Birthday, You Animal Pin-Up Card

Happy Birthday, You Animal

Retro Love U Card

Love U

Set of Two All Occasion Cards

Set of Two Cards

Pressed For Time (I’m also a huge fan of puns)

Pressed for Time

Like that last card? Here is the image I made using Photoshop. Feel free to save it and incorporate it in your own crafts.pressed for timeBe sure to check out my Etsy shop for lots more goodies. Thanks for supporting handmade!

xoxo

Genevieve

An Appointment With Crafting

I needed a date book for work, and couldn’t find anything that really grabbed me.
So – I altered one!

I started with one I found at Barnes & Noble.

Then, I used these adorable Thrift Shop rub-ons from October Afternoon
For this book, I started with the yellow doily rub-on and layered the ladies on top.

Easy as pie!  Hope this inspires you to use those fun scrapbooking embellishments in new ways!!
xoxo
Genevieve

A Birthday Cocktail For You!

Happy hour cocktails for a happy birthday!
My work buddy loves the retro and Vintage style cards I make,
so I wanted to do something extra special for her this week.
I started with this fabulous balloon/music note sheet from Glitz Design
(I’ve been waiting to use it for over a year!)
I found some of these chipboard frames a little while back and painted this one a yellow gold to match the tones in this Vintage image.  The frame was a perfect fit!

Clusters of embellishments really make a card (or layout) stand out. 
Here I used several crocheted flowers, a fabric brad, hand-tied button and two pins.

Inside the card, I used a journal frame from Cosmo Cricket and stamped “Happy Birthday” on it, along with some flowers (there are tiny rhinestones in the center of each one, too).
Thanks for stopping in!  Happy Crafting!
xoxo
Genevieve

Give ’em the Old Razzle-Dazzle

Here is another pin-up card that I made for a friend’s promotion. 
I’m going to drop it off, along with some flowers, for her first day on the job this afternoon.
I love the circus illustration and inside I’m going to write,
“Give ’em the old razzle-dazzle; razzle-dazzle ’em”
from the Chicago musical.
Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you have a crafty week!
xoxo
Genevieve

Pin-Up Promotion

My friend Callie and I share a passion for pin-ups!  When she was recently promoted to Catering Manager in my sales office, I wanted to make her an extra-special card to welcome her.

This image was perfect, since it mixed a lovely retro pin-up girl with office supplies!  lol

I love embellishing inside the cards, too.  I think it adds 87 points to the fun factor (this card, for example, has a fun factor of 132, of course).  🙂
Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!
xoxo
Genevieve