Friday, March 11, 2016

Spirit of Christmas Past

This week we're celebrating the Spirit of Christmas Past ... which means creating a card with a vintage design. That could mean incorporating actual vintage elements, OR using new products that have a vintage style, OR using stamps or images that convey a vintage vibe ... whatever says vintage to you! To add a little extra incentive to your endeavors, this week we are sponsored by Lauren's Etsy shop, Just Enough Stuff, and there's a sweet little pack of vintage Christmassy things for one lucky cardmaker who links up with us this week!

Here's what we made this week:

Stephanie says, "My most plentiful vintage stash is sheet music.  I'm always on the look-out at estate sales or when friends want to purge their collections.  I just love the natural yellowing of the paper that comes with aging.  I decided to create a Clean & Simple Vintage Design keeps the focus on the music.  I added an Anna Griffin Vintage-style bow and a sticker sentiment using a Sketch from Clean & Simple on Sunday."

Lauren says, "Coincidentally... (because Stephanie and I truly never confer before making our cards. lol!) ...I went with some of my favorite vintage sheet music (from a 1930's piano lessons book) some vintage lace that may have been liberated from my mom's sewing room (though I'll deny that in public!) and a gorgeous new-but-vintage-style postcard from Glitz Design. I've used the current Sketch Saturday layout to guide my design."

Now let's talk about the prize! One lucky, randomly chosen cardmaker who links up with us this fortnight will win a Deluxe Christmas Assortment of holiday papers and ephemera, similar to this one (because with real vintage, every pack is of course *UNIQUE*!) and a $10 credit to spend on anything else you'd like from Just Enough Stuff!

(Every packet includes sheet music, illustrations, recipes, crafts and lots more uniquely cool Christmas stuff) 

Link up as many freshly-made, vintage-style holiday cards as you'd like to, right here on this post, by 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, March 23rd. Keyword for galleries and Flickr is JB:16:06.


June Houck said...

I'm suffering from insomnia, so guess what I did in the wee hours of the morning? Yep, played along with you two fab ladies! I loved your vintage music backgrounds. Great sketch, Stef; love that MS bow! And Lauren your vintage post card and lace are lovely!!!

Barbara Godden said...

Fabulous challenge ladies!!! awesome inspiration. I can hardly wait to dig out the vintage stamps. Oh yes, lovely prize.

Marianne said...

Yay, I managed to create and upload my card in the nick of time...
Thanks for pushing me out of my comfort zone!