Fabulous Finds Friday — October Afternoon

I’m probably the last kid on the block to discover the fabulous papers of October Afternoon. These vintage-look papers are full of wonderful colors and designs — even the names are cute: Good Junk, Needs Paint, Ice Cream, Strawberry Jam, Picnic Table, etc.

I was lucky enough to work with some of these nifty papers while writing an article for Crafts ‘n things magazine. The article (in the October issue — how fitting!) is about how to create a vintage look in card making using papers, inks, stamps and embellishments. (Do check it out!)

Here is a fun card I made using October Afternoon papers, stamp and embellishments:

Won’t this be a great card to welcome a new baby?  The paper (including the tiny scrap on the lower half!), alphabet card and even the tiny flower stamp are all from October Afternoon. The flower is from Prima and the rick rack is from Making Memories.  

Here’s another:

The bottom paper is from the Fly A Kite collection, the flower is from Stampendous! and colored with watercolor pencils, then blended. There’s a dash of Ranger Stickles on the flower and I edged the paper with brown ink to make it more vintage. The sentiment is an oldie from Rubber Stampede.

For more information, visit www.octoberafternoon.com. And please check out the October issue of Crafts ‘n things! www.craftsnthings.com

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. […] to catch up on some card making. In this post  I mentioned the article I wrote for the October issue of Crafts ‘n things (on the newstands […]

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