Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Shopping our Stash #164 - Back in the Day


This week at Shopping our Stash we'd like to see you go wayyy back & dig out those tools/techniques that you first used when you started creating - old-school eyelet setting with a hammer, texture plates (not embossing folders), template & knife cutting instead of dies, that sort of thing. If you've already moved on & don't have any of that old stuff around any more, you can also use an old-timey image. (Not just a vintage/shabby chic style, but an actual vintage THING like an old phone, gramophone, antique car, that sort of thing). 

I've still got my trusty eyelet setter & mallet in my desk drawer (no idea how old the mallet is - it was in this house when we moved in. Score!) so I dug out some of my remaining eyelets:


Supplies: Stamps from Paper Smooches; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir markers; eyelets; twine from a store that went out of business 5-6 years ago. 

I also added a twine wrap using ancient twine from my stash - and with the amount of 'hair' it shedded while trying to wrap it, I remember why I haven't used it all yet ;)

Ready to time-travel with us? Check out the design team creations & join us before next Monday, August 18th!


xoxo,
Jessi

14 comments:

~amy~ said...

This is awesome.
eyelets.
remember those MM ones that would split when you set them?

Barbara Godden said...

Fabulous your eyelets are lined up perfect and what an expert with the setter and mallet.

Leslie Hanna said...

Your "remaining" eyelets? I could stock a STORE with my "remaining" eyelets. I found I actually like how they set with the hammer than with my Crop-A-Dile. I always over-squeeze. Old-school IS cool! :)

Jess said...

Cool card! Love how you made eyelets look fun and trendy!

lauren bergold said...

ooooooooooooooh! you're totally making me want to pound some eyelets missus b/c yours look SO flippin' awesome!!!!!!! :)

Andrea W said...

I love the shedding look of your twine and your sentiment is awesome! I started making cards after the eyelet trend was over so, I've never used them. They do look cool and are a fun alternative to rhinestones.

jimlynn said...

OMGoodness! I have so many eyelets and just never think to use them! They look great on this great card!
Lynn

Donna said...

Fab card lady! You make me wish I hadn't given away all my eyelets (and sold my crop-a-dile) LOL

Victoria Lavender said...

Hi! I dropped by to thank you for sweet comments left on my card. I really enjoyed this card of yours. The eyelets reminded me of years......ago, and Martha Stewart craft shows. lol. But seriously, cool card. Cheers, Victoria Lavender

Carol L said...

I never did buy the eyelet setter and mallet, but I did buy the Provocraft Silent Setter and I still use it to set my eyelets! Some of the older tools work great! Fun card and such a fun use of eyelets and twine to say "thanks!"

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh my goodness !! this is so fun!

Dana said...

SO cool!! I love how you used the eyelets, great way to spot light them!!!!

Lindsey said...

I like any hobby that counts a hammer or mallet among the tools. :D It was also my favourite library tool -- you know, to pound the looong staples over wen the stapler didn't quite finish the job. But I digress -- this is a perfect CAS card... and eyelets! The twine hair adds character.

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a pretty CAS card, Jessi! Oh, my God, eyelets! I have revolving containers of hundreds of them in every color you can imagine. Geez, did I ever buy into that trend and there they sit. You've inspired me to think of ways I can start using mine, too. Maybe we can bring them back into vogue!! Where do we keep vogue anyway and how do things escape from there?

Have a great weekend!! Hugs, Darnell