Vintage Summer Love...

OMG's does LOVE = Little Yellow Bicycle's Vintage Summer Collection!  I'm absolutely thrilled to have been selected as a LYB Vintage Summer Cycling Team Member too.

I have a secret romance with anything to do with Cape Cod.  Maybe 'cause I was a nanny on Nantucket for a Summer back in college? Nope- the kids were total Brat-O's.  Maybe 'cause I spent part of my Honeymoon there?  Hmmm..Maybe?  Maybe the Kennedy's of Camelot?   Whatever it is...Cape Cod has a special place in my heart.

Cape Cod Inspired Home Decor

The colors and embellishments of the Vintage Summer collection remind me instantly of clapboard cottages, sandy beaches and the quaint lighthouses of Cape Cod.  {Love, Love!}

My husband and I spent part of our honeymoon on Nantucket and since we recently celebrated our 14th anniversary, I got a lil' sentimental and decided to make a Vintage Summer home decor project, Mixed Media style.

Nope, this isn't a photo of us on on honeymoon either, we're not even in Cape Cod, I just like it.

Lighthouse Die Cut

Since the collection reminds me of clapboard cottages, I wanted to include a wood element in my project so I chose to use a distressed board I had stashed away as the base.

I used my Silhouette to cut a Lighthouse cut file using a variety of the Vintage Summer cardstock, gave the windows some texture by cutting small pieces out of a burlap tag and adhered them behind the windows. Yes, cutting up a Naturals burlap tag was a lil' hard to do...Gulp!

What's unique about the Vintage Summer Collection is it pairs nicely with the Naturals Collection.  I mixed and matched the collections together by adding cork, burlap and canvas accents found in the Natural Collection.

I machine stitched a zig-zag stitch around the edge of Blue Microcheck paper, used my Silhouette again to cut out a Lori Whitlock Clouds  cut file, made them dimensional  then stuck in a cute Vintage Summer stick pin and cork heart stick pin from the Naturals Collection.

VS-104 Navy Tiny Floral/Ticking Stripe
VS-103 Taupe Flower & Flourish/Taupe Dot
VS-105 Blue Skies/Green Microcheck
VS-102 Patchwork Quilt/Red Microcheck
VS-304 6X6 Paper Pack
VS-277 Stick Pins (15 pieces)
VS-279 Chipboard Shapes
VS-220 Fabric Favorites
NA-BST10 Burlap Tags
NA-CVB20 Canvas Borders - Style 2
NA-CRH20 Cork Shapes - Zig-Zag Rounds
NA-SP40 Stick Pins - Cork Hearts

Beach Gift Bag

So, what's the beach without a cute beach bag?  I did happen to mentioned how much I love this collection so I couldn't resist creating another project out of it.

I used Megan Hardy Designs Beach Style Gift Bag cut file to cut the bag out of a piece of Patchwork Quilt paper then embellished the bag with Vintage Summer paper flowers and a Natural wood button.

To make the bag even more cute, I added a Burlap tag with a Vintage Summer verse sticker and stick pin along with a Naturals cork shape.  I seriously wish this a real beach bag too.  {Love!}

VS-102 Patchwork Quilt/Red Microcheck
VS-304 6X6 Paper Pack
VS-277 Stick Pins (15 pieces)
VS-305 Paper Crafting Kit 
VS-140 Fresh Verse Stickers
NA-BST10 Burlap Tags
NA-SP40 Stick Pins - Cork Hearts
NA-CRH20 Cork Shapes - Zig-Zag Rounds
NA-WB20 Wood Buttons


    1. Congrats to you and such awesome projects!

    2. Love both these projects. Awesome!

    3. Love both projects and love the paper! Hubby will be happy he was included ;)

    4. Awesome Projects!! My favorite is the Beach bag...Gorgeous paper!!
      Congrats to you!
      Have a wonderful day,
      ♥ Crafting With Creative M (my blog)♥
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    5. What a great layout and beautiful colors.
      You could enter this in my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes July Linky Party
      DIANA L.

    6. these are FAB! love the lighthouse - so clever with the cutting! congrats on being a part of the LYB team! :)


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