Friday, December 18, 2015

Is That a Vintage TV I See?....

 Hello, hello, hello!
It's another post for The Cutting Cafe and as you guessed, it's all about Christmas!
Regina let us pick our choice of file for this one and I couldn't resist using several, so let's get started so I can show you how to make your very own Vintage TV.
I am in love with anything vintage and when I thought of how to make a TV, I knew that if I used Regina's Configuration Box file, I could make these little ornaments come alive.
Below is the box that I used and then using my cutting machine I designed the "face" and "frame" of the TV.
Old televisions had legs and so all I used was a triangle piece that I rolled, glued, colored and sized and then adhered to the underside of the configuration box or TV.
The antenna base is a little shaving off a Styrofoam ball and a toothpick cut in half and colored black with copics for the antenna ears. The dials are just circles cut out and several layered on top of each other for depth.  The gingham bow is sporting this wonderful sentiment also from Regina's store called, Christmas Bag Topper .
And you see a little tease of that gorgeous holly that also comes from the Christmas Bag Topper.
Let's take a look at the other one now.
Now you can really see that gorgeous holly.
The Merry and Bright Sentiment is also from this set.  
And there you have it...
2 Vintage TV's (the shows playing come from The Tim Holtz Festive Ephemera Pack), but these wouldn't be possible without the incredible Configuration Box from Regina's store!
So stop on in for all your last minute Christmas needs for stock up for next year!
All DT projects are posted at The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month. We'd love for you to visit and be sure to leave a comment for Regina. She selects one lucky person to receive 3 FREE files of their choice!
Hugs and Happy Crafting,
Lisa xx

26 comments:

Anita Houston said...

You are a HOOT!!! I ADORE this!!! LOVE the whole idea and love the retro vintage images!!! I watching Santa Claus is Coming to Town every year as a child, and if it's on now, I always stop to watch! SO SUPER COOL!!!!Merry Christmas!

Tammy said...

Ha, what you call vintage were 'must haves' when I was a kid! Love your TV adorable and brings back fun memories and the thought that we've come a long way baby!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow absolutely fabulous Lisa,I love it so much
Kevin xx

Mitra Pratt said...

Just when I think I know all of Regina's files...or the ideas on what to do with them...

Hot diggety dog TV! That is so awesome! I love the feet the best, but then you knew I would...you are a master of the triangle roll! That holly is so pretty!

Nice job! Hope things are better in your neck of the woods and you got that glass of WINE! A big one too....

Hugs!

Samra Leshinski said...

Your creativity is mindblowing Lisa!!! Love the vintage TV and the way you decorated it. How fun and so very festive :) Love it my friend!!!
Hugs

Samra

Chrissy said...

Gosh, that TV does bring back memories Lisa..oh! wait that means I'm vintage [sigh]..oh well, if the hat fits...FABulous project...your little TV's are just adorable with that awesome holly and gingham ribbon..and the rabbit ears antenna is so clever...

luv CHRISSYxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Your television looks so cute...love the leaves and berries
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Regina Easter said...

THIS IS ONE BRILLIANT PROJECT MY FRIEND...LOVE YOUR STYLE...LOVE YOUR IDEAS....HUGS

Kathy Krug said...

Fabulous creation. I love the vintage TV and how you created it. The gingham and the holly adds just the right pop of color.

Charlene said...

These are over the top awesome!!!!!

Jeri said...

WOWZER! These are just incredible and pure genius!

Angeline Choo said...

This is WAYYYYYY cool!! WOWzers!!

Paper Profusion said...

Super duper cute paired with genius creativity! Wishing you and yours Lisa a very Happy Christmas. May 2016 be a brilliant year for you. Nicola x

butterfly said...

Oh that is just wonderful! I adore your retro tv set - and so clever the images you've used (though I'm guessing there aren't as many channels to watch as today!). Brilliant!
Wishing you and yours a peaceful and joyous festive season!
Alison xx

Kelly Neis said...

You make the most fun things and they are always gorgeous! I still want to sit in your craft room with you and let some of your creativity rub off on me. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and joyous New Year!
Hugs Kelly

Tracy said...

I can always count on you to bring back to remembrance some childhood memories. At least your vintage TV has color. LOL These are totally adorable Twang. Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas and looking forward to another year of crafting fun together. Hugs!

Diana Taylor said...

How utterly adorable - I love the vintage look and the gingham ribbon sets it off perfectly. I also love your other christmas goodies in you previous posts - gorgeous!

butterfly said...

Ah... the Whisky Mac - part whisky, part ginger wine (preferably Stone's Ginger Wine, and Jameson's if pressed on the whisky... a blend is fine - it'd be a waste of a single malt!), ice to taste. Highly recommended for a wintry day xx

Maria said...

Oh, my! Not just one vintage TV, but two...how awesome!!! They are so cute and creative!!!

Pia S said...

Ooh, how fabulous these are, Lisa! Your creativity never ceases to blow me away, seriously!
I know I'm late visiting, trying to get into normal blogging routines and everyday life again. December has been crazy this year, not in a too stressful way, but fun... But so glad I didn't miss these fun creations!

Lynn Price said...

This makes me smile - lots of good memories watching Peanuts and other Christmas specials on a (now) vintage TV! You rock!! Happy New Year, and again, thank you for all your support - very appreciated! And can't wait to get home to see my little star friends :-) xxx Lynn

Team Clark said...

How totally darling is this! What a clever idea and it turned out beautifully!

Margaret said...

Oh My Vintage!!! These are amazing!!! You even added the awesome rabbit ears! I hope you and your family had a great Christmas and wish you a happy, peace-filled new year! Keep dry!! Hugs...

Buttons said...

Positively adorable and so imaginative! Mind you I get nothing less from every visit to your blog. LOVE how you've used the label paper pieces in this lovely tv design. Happy New Year! Jenny x

Karon said...

This is super super cute and so inspirational! TFS

Karen D. said...

love it!