Friday, March 30, 2018

An Old-Fashioned Holiday

We're still celebrating all things vintage OR vintage-inspired and you still have plenty of time to join us, which we hope you will! Remember that although we (especially Lauren, lol!) tend to embrace the antique, shabby-chic style of "vintage", there are all sorts of eras and styles that would work, including mid-century modern, 1960's psychedelia, 19050's sock-hop chic... pick a timeframe you like and go with it! Scroll down to the original post (just below this one) for all the details, including the fun prize from Lauren's Etsy Shop, Just Enough Stuff!

Meanwhile, here's what we made this week:

Lauren says, "I've had these vintage red doilies in my stash for quite some time, and it was about time I used them. Torn layers are always a fun way to combine a few different papers, especially if you have smallish offcuts of various pages from old Ideals magazines, as I did in this case. The Santa image is a trimmed down postcard that (as you can see) was no longer in good condition, but still too pretty to toss. I backed it with red cardstock to frame it out, and also frankly to reinforce it, because the crease across Santa's face is on the verge of splitting in two. The nice thing about finding rather "distressed" vintage items is that they're much less expensive AND you needn't feel they're "too nice to use" lol!"

Stephanie says, "I had so much fun with my glue-as-I-go collage last week, I made another one.  This time I started with a page from a vintage Pressure Cooker Recipe book.  I added some gum drops and vintage stamps before finishing with a vintage Santa, some champagne gems and a metallic sticker sentiment."

Remember, you have until 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, April 4th to link-up your card.

1 comment:

Serenity Stamper said...

Inspirational! Just a simple card, but it’s full of good old-fashioned love!