Tuesday, August 12, 2014

back in the day

this week at shopping our stash you've got a choice as to how you approach our theme. it's called "old fashioned" and you can choose to use images that evoke history (horse and carriage, vintage typewriter, antique box camera, a couple in 1920's clothing, etc) OR you can use a tool or technique that has somewhat evolved out of style... such as setting eyelets with a hammer and punch, or using a coluzzle (remember that?!) or other old-skool template to trace and cut shapes. there are only two rules: if you assay the first choice, you can't just do a general "shabby chic" style, there has to be something visibly antique on display; and if you choose option two, you have to tell us what "old fangled" technique you've used. i went with the first option, and here's how it came out:

(vintage map and antique images cut from old, falling-apart books; patterned paper: basic grey; black glossy cardstock: paper accents; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, xyron, sewing machine)

i have to confess that i'm not absolutely in love with this, but it a) fits the brief and b) features an antique car and vintage map that our chiropractor (whose birthday card this is*) will love. and c) it's DONE, which is pretty awesome, too, so i'm goin' with it!

hop on over to SOS to see what the rest of the gang has created, and be inspired to devise your very own old fashioned masterpiece! ♥

*what? you don't celebrate your chiropractor's birthday? really??! ok, this is one of those things that either already makes total sense to you or i could not possibly explain well enough to convey. jeff and i both have chronic back issues and have seen the same guy for like 20 years; at this point he's pretty much a member of our extended family. so yeah, once a year, i make a bit of a fuss. :)


  1. Very nice. You really hit the theme.

  2. Looooooooooooove those images and how you've put it all together. Wait, I say that every week, but yeah, it's TRUE.

  3. I love how you layered them into a scene, so fun! I think it's awesome that you give your chiropractor a birthday card. Even if it's their job it's great to reward the people who help you and make a difference. I am always making little treats for the people who help me out at my job.

  4. Fantastic repurposing of those fabulous vintage images.

  5. How can you NOT love this card! It's vintage and awesome! I love the little license plate!

  6. This is purely awesome! And I LOVE that your chiropractor is part of the family :)


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