Friday, 10 January 2014

A new start to the new year

Phew! The Christmas rush of craft fairs and orders is over, I've had a little break and now I'm ready for 2014!

If you've seen my creations you'll know I love to make unique pieces using old, upcycled papers that I get from all kinds of places - books, magazines, adverts, music sheets, stamps, maps ... well, anywhere really! As such, I have a rather large collection of 'rescued' (please note - not 'hoarded') treasures ready to be reused. The thing is, the collection has got to be far more than I could ever possibly use. So over the holidays I came up with a plan to create some craft packs to share with other crafters.

upcycled paper craft
A birthday card pieced together using vintage papers

upcycled vintage paper craft
Unique luggage label gift tags using tourism postal adverts

So I'd like to introduce you to Pink Flamingo Ephemera a new online place to buy vintage paper supplies for card making, scrapbooking, collage or any other paper craft that you enjoy. Below are a selection of some of the one of a kind packs you can buy which date from the 1930s - 1980s and are mostly from the UK.

Vintage scrapbook words: set of 45 paper words perfect for scrapbook titles, captions, embellishments. Decorative words for paper craft.
Vintage scrapbook words £2.50 Pink Flamingo Ephemera

Collage paper pack: lot of 50 pieces of vintage paper ephemera for paper craft, upcycling, scrapbooking. 1930s - 1980s from the UK.
Mixed vintage paper pack. 50 pieces for £5 Pink Flamingo Ephemera

Card making embellishments: 20 black and white vintage paper women for paper craft. Make your own cards, scrapbook, collage. From the UK.
Cut out vintage women embellishments Pink Flamingo Ephemera £2.25 for 20

Used postage stamps: pack of 34 mixed vintage stamps in various natural colours. Ideal for upcycling, paper craft, decoupage.
Mixed pack of used postage stamps £2.50 Pink Flamingo Ephemera

This is just a little sample of what's available, so please do take a look for more unique packs (with more added on a regular basis).

Over the year will also be posting lots of paper projects with ideas on how to use vintage and upcycled papers.

A New Year's clear out, a new shop and a new batch of paper craft projects ... I'm looking forward to 2014!

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