SAF 2014: Explore the 1920’s with Heather Nichols

By August 23, 2014Stamp-a-faire

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Join Heather Nichols as she takes you back to the 1920’s!

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Heather’s great grandparents on their wedding day, 1920s/early 1930s.

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You can check out Heather’s complete 1920’s Pinterest board HERE.

Welcome to the 1920‘s – commonly referred to as the Roaring Twenties or the Jazz Age. The world was just coming out of of World War 1 and a huge economic boom was happening. Because of this boom, cities grew and people had more money to spend on things like ready-to-wear clothes, appliances, and luxuries like radios.
 
The 1920s was the beginning of a social shift and a “consumer society” was beginning with people being influenced in music, dance, and language. Women now had the right to vote and prohibition was in full swing. So many traditional notions of popular behavior were challenged during this time and the gap between the wealthy and poor widened.
 
The stereotypical “flapper” girl of the 1920s represented the rebelliousness of the era. They wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and went against the social norms. They were known for their recognizable style that was greatly influenced by French fashion and embraced all things modern. Jewelry and evening gowns had an Art Deco flair. 

Below you will find a Spotify playlist that has been put together just for this era!  There’s enough music to entertain you for over two hours while you are working on your challenge projects! 

Now onto the challenges!

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I am so excited to show you how to create your own rhinestone embellishment that was a popular must have accessory in the 1920’s on jewelry, on clothing, and worn in the hair. Using a die I specially designed that is based off of a vintage 1920’s jewelry piece, I will show you how easy it is to replicate the stunning rhinestone designs of the era. Gather your rhinestones, the more the merrier, to create some true Roaring 20’s glitz and glamour.

 

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Use the die from the Explore the 1920’s kit, or another die of your choosing, with clear cardstock, and rhinestones to create a rhinestone design embellishment and then use it on a project.  (If you don’t have clear cardstock, you can repurpose the clear sheets that your stamps come on!)

–Now it’s your turn!  Create a project featuring a rhinestone design created on clear cardstock.  You can choose to re-create an exact project from the designer above or design your own. Your project must also incorporate at least one Papertrey product.

–Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).

-Add your project to the InLinkz list below.

–You will have until 7am EST, Tuesday, August 26th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. And you can enter as many times as you like.

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Here’s another way to put together a stunning rhinestone and glitter accessory using the die that I designed for the 1920’s era. In this video I share more tips on using the die and I also have a few tips to share for how you can combine glitter and rhinestones together easily. You will love the technique and surely be inspired to use it again and again because the results are just beautiful!

 

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Use the die from the Explore the 1920’s kit, or another die of your choosing, along with cardstock, and glitter to create an embellishment that truly has sparkle & shine and then use it on a project.

–Now it’s your turn!  Combine glitter and rhinestones for a custom embellishment on a project.  You can choose to re-create an exact project from the designer above or design your own. Your project must also incorporate at least one Papertrey product.

–Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).

-Add your project to the InLinkz list below.

–You will have until 7am EST, Tuesday, August 26th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. And you can enter as many times as you like.

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–As a reminder, you will have until 7am EST, Tuesday, August 26th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. And you can enter as many times as you like.

–TWO randomly selected winners will be chosen from ALL the entries within this list on Tuesday,  August 26th. The winners will be posted on our Tuesday night Stamp-a-faire winners page at 9pm EST.  The randomly selected winners will each get a $25 PTI gift certificate to spend however they like!

Thanks for joining Heather Nichols on this journey!  We look forward to seeing your projects!


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