Tuesday, January 31, 2017

SOS288: days of yore

we are rockin' the vintage vibe at shopping our stash this week, and you know i never, ever, object to that in the least! so here's what i made:

vintage bits: roses cut from an old postcard, top value trading stamps from stephanie, norwegian sheet music from miss linda, vintage book paper, heart doily and lace from my stash; new patterned paper: recollections; tan cardstock: core'dinations; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, gluedots, sewing machine

last fall i stumbled a secondhand shop with a bunch of postage stamps and postcards being sold really inexpensively because they were in fairly bad condition. i'm always kind of excited to find vintage bits in bad shape because it means that, say, cutting the beautiful embossed roses out of their background to use on a card is no longer vandalism, it's a rescue mission, lol. apart from the roses, my other favorite thing on this card is the panel of top value trading stamps, which were part of my xmas gift from stephanie, along with a book of big dollar trading stamps. which are both so cool, i've decided they need their own feature photo:

these are two varieties of trading stamps i had never heard of and both books not only have loads of stamps, they've also got that perfectly imperfect patina which comes from being cheaply made at a time when the phrase "acid free" meant you didn't really like the grateful dead that much. oh and the big bonus is that either the glue on these was not top quality or the owner just didn't stick them down very well, because i was able to gently peel and save almost all the stamps from the other side of the page... to use on another project! (can i get a "wahey"?!)

something else which is always cause for celebration is the amazing and inspiring work of my SOS dt darlings, so be sure to treat yourself to an eyeful of their creations at shopping our stash! ♥


  1. "...meant you didn't really like the grateful dead that much." *snicker*

    Lovely card! Beautiful roses and those stamps are awesome!

  2. Ohhhhhhhh gorgeous!!! Those stamps and postcards are a super awesome find!!
    WAHEY on the stamps!!

  3. No matter how I try my attempt at your type of card is really lame. Awesome roses, and beautiful composition. totally vintage.

  4. Beautiful card, lovely vintage feel indeed.

  5. Yep, what Cat said: droolworthy!

    P.S. This phenomenal creation has been added to the blog, btw.

  6. Lauren, your rescue mission worked wonders on this beautiful card, every single element from so long ago is just perfect for this challenge and you knew exactly how to lay them out to create this card.
    Lovely work.
    Big hugs,

  7. This is just so stunning ... and so fun for me to see those stamps find a home.


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