One look at today’s steal, the October Afternoon Sidewalk Collection definitely took me on a trip down memory lane with growing up in the 70s. It was another reminder that my 30-something status is about to expire. This collection is filled with such a happy color palate, unlike the avocado green and gold appliances from my childhood. In fact the Sidewalk Collection is such a perfect accompaniment to those projects screaming for a little bit of vintage flair with a modern twist of perfection. And the buttons? Beyond. Cute.

This collection was so much fun to work with. It was really a tough call to decide which papers to use that would show off just how amazing this collection is because all of the papers are darling! And I even let out a gasp of adoration when I discovered at the bottom of my pile of October Afternoon goodness, the package of Little Flyers. What a brilliant idea, to allow the crafter to dress up the pennants exactly how they want! I obviously knew I wanted to use them so my cards this week ended up being heavily pennant/banner based.

I love how cheerful these cards turned out and I can’t wait to send them along to someone to brighten their day.

Now I can’t wait to put the rest of the collection to use on some layouts! LOVE!

For those of you participating in our monthly Monday Card Madness random drawing giveaway, be sure to have any of this month’s Monday Card Madness creations posted somewhere online and linked to one of the Monday Card Madness postings by May 4th at 11:59 PM in order to be eligible for your chance to win. Also feel free to stop by our Facebook Fan Page for lots of fun and tons of ideas.

Check in tomorrow for another awesome crafty tutorial.