Monday, May 1, 2017

Vintage Receipt Holder

Today I want to share with you a fun way to create your own home decor pieces using a Mix The Media Receipt Holder.  “Back in the day store owners would tuck receipts behind these metal holders to keep track of their customer’s purchases. We prefer to add our photos, findings, ATC cards or whatever inspires us to these clever “receipt holders”.
Fashioned from metal for an authentic feel and can be hung by the attached chain, these quickly become a one-of-a-kind home display in minutes!

I chose to decorate mine in a vintage style using botanical and bird elements. Instead of telling you exactly how I put each collage together, I’m simply going to list the items I included.
 1. Flower Tag 2. Rolled rose jumbo paper clip 3. Vintage dictionary page 4. Ephemera from the Tim Holtz Thrift Shop set 5. Free botanical print from the Graphics Fairy 6. DIY cardboard button  on free printable journal card (Sweet Life) 7. Mis. buttons 8. Denim Washi tape
 1. Receipt 2. Watercolor Robins Egg Nest (Printable from Creative Cain Cabin) 3. Die cut envelope (with My Favorite Things Envelope Die.), 4. Ephemera from the Tim Holtz Thrift Shop set 5. Decorative paper clip 6. Coffee Stained Paper 7. Petaloo Flower 
 1. Homemade Barnwood background (I’ll have to do a tutorial on this soon!) 2. Bird card 3. Washi tape 4. Mini clothespin 5. Ticket 6. Baker’s Twine 7. Egg Printable from Graphics Fairy 8. Wooden Button 9. Metal Charm 10. Paper Doily 11. Lace
 1. Music Background die cut with Labels One Spellbinders Nestabilities 2. Postcard Stamp (Hampton Art) 3. Key 4. Baker’s Twine 5. Rolled Rose (Sizzix 3D Flower die and Martha Stewart frond punch) 6. Bird Printable from rebecca’s misc. 7. Metal Frame 8. Ephemera from the Tim Holtz Thrift Shop set 9. Mini flower card 10. Washi tape
All the stamping and inking was done with Vintage Photo Distress Ink . The edges were inked using the Tim Holtz Ink Applicator, and distressed with the Tonic Studios Paper Distresser.

There are endless possibilities for decorating these vintage looking Receipt Holders – don’t be surprised if you see this one again made over in a new theme, decorated for a holiday, or maybe even holding some handmade cards from friends! Stop by Cropstop and order yours today and then come back and link up your creativity to the CURRENT CHALLENGE!

This post linked to:
Dies R Us - Flowers with Die Cuts (Die cut flowers/nestabilities/die cut envelope included)
The Paper Players - Tic Tac Toe (I used Circle, Die Cut, Flowers)

Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes


Diane said...

Very unique and so pretty with all the details! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

What a great way to display beautiful memories from the past! I love this... thanks for sharing the up close description of each set of 4, you really have a talent for arranging and creating beautiful works of art :)

Darlene said...

WOW this is so unique and awesome! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Flowers’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Greta said...

Boy are you creative, Esther! So many amazing elements!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Fantastic creation! Such detailed work. Many thanks for joining our Tic-Tac-Toe challenge at the Paper Players!

LeAnne said...

THis is amazing...I could look at all the little doodads all day long! Very clever and pretty! So happy you shared this with the Players this week!

Kathy Krug said...

WOW!!! I love all the details you added to this project. What a fun piece to display. Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your creations in future challenges.
Kathy DRU DT

stampwithsandy said...

Esther this is such a great mixed media piece! I love all the interesting elements and embellishments yet it is all so cohesive. There is so much to see I could look at this all day! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Paper Players!

Crystal Komara said...

Wow, what a fabulous and super creative piece of art you have created from our challenge this week. I aspire to do more "vintage-y" pieces like this, but can't quite grasp it. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players! Crystal

Jo Ann said...

These are so beautiful. I love all the elements you incorporated on each of them. Thank you for blessing us with your artwork here at Word Art Wednesday. Please join us again soon. Leaving you with the inspiration of the Scripture in Jeremiah 17:7 which says, “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord."