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Looking Forward to a Better 2021

I think everyone would agree that 2020 is a year that will not be soon forgotten. As our lives continue to change and our habits evolve, many of us have used our homes in more ways than usual. Cooking more, working from home, home gyms, and movie nights in have become the “new normal”.

I’ve also assessed how and what I create, and have continued with my upcycling and repurposing vintage materials. As I look forward to what this decade might bring, I think it is time for a change. I am retiring “Zunky Chic” and moving forward with Betty J Vintage. I think the name is more self-explanatory, and offers an homage to my two grandmothers, Betty and Joann.

I have rebranded my instagram account to @bettyjvintage.

A new website will be coming soon at www.bettyjvintage.com...

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Zunky Chic Has Moved to Instagram

You can find me on Instagram now. Just search for ZunkyChic and you’ll see what I’ve been up to.

https://www.instagram.com/zunkychic/

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Father’s Day Card

I always struggle when making masculine cards. Part of the problem is that I don’t buy masculine supplies. I love flowers and pink and glitter, which are not things I would put on a Father’s Day card. So, I dug deep into my stash to find some papers I could use to make a card for my dad for his special day.

I started by layering some patterned papers for the background. I had stained the vintage sheet music with Distress Stain for an earlier project, but it was too dark for this card, so I applied some Weathered Wood Distress Paint to tone it down.

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I layered a few more paper scraps and then added a sentiment that I made with my label maker. The images are from Graphic 45’s Perfect Gentleman collection.

I hope this Father’s Day you’re able to treat dad to a nice, relaxing day.


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My Favorite

I have another Crafty Scrapper DT project to share. This time, I had some beautiful papers from Authentique’s Classique Beauty collection to play with.

The sunny yellow is perfect to put winter behind us and welcome the sunny spring weather. I made a fun card using the Authentique papers and some embellishments.

Zunky Chic ~ Favorite Card

I used a dark charcoal gray and a sunny yellow cardstock from Bazzill to really make these papers “pop.”

Zunky Chic ~ Favorite card

I gave the banner dimension by adhering it with pop-dots. The added texture of the wood banners helps break up all the patterns.

 

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Make and Take Madness!

This Saturday, I will be participating in The Crafty Scrapper’s 10th Anniversary Make and Take Celebration.

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Tickets are $25, and you get to make all 10 of the projects. Here is the project I will be sharing:

Zunky Chic - Birthday Card

It’s a fun birthday card featuring Crate Paper “Confetti” papers. The fun technique is using Distress Ink to dye modeling paste, which I then stenciled onto the party hat.

Check out The Crafty Scrapper’s website and blog for photos of the other projects. Get your tickets now, and I hope to see you there!

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