Friday, August 25, 2017

a very vintage xmas

we are still celebrating "the spirits of christmas past" at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ by making holiday cards that use vintage-style ingredients-- whether they are actually old, or beautiful reproductions-- or otherwise evoke the feeling of an old fashioned christmas. and yes, there is even a little prize this time, in fact its a christmas ephemera pack from my very own etsy shop, just enough stuff. so you know i had to use one or two things like you might find in one of my packs!

vintage goodies: snowy cabin illustration and snow trees illustration, both from old copies of "christmas ideals" magazine; glitter paper: american crafts pow; glossy white cardstock: the paper cut; florals and leaves: petaloo, prima; sticky back pearls: eyelet outlet; ink: colorbox; adhesives elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, gluedots, sewing machine

one of the things i keep an eagle eye out for at book sales and rummage sales are copies of the old christmas ideals magazines, because they have the best photos and illustrations! they seem to be getting harder to find these days, but one way in which i have an advantage is that i don't need to find pristine, perfect copies. in fact i quite like the ones that are a bit wrinkly, or missing their front cover, or in which one of the original owner's grandchildren decided to do a bit of (presumably unauthorized, lol) coloring with crayons! people often ask if i scan the pages and use copies in my cards and occasionally, i do; especially when i want to re-size the item because it's too big or too small. but really, i love the originals... they have a patina and a vibe to them that is one-of-a-kind, which i find precious and beautiful.

something else that is both of those things is this week's atlantic hearts sketch, which was EXACTLY the right way for me to showcase a portion of one sweet blue ideals landscape illustration framed up in a second beautiful snowscape! i've added loads of textural and glittery flowers as a finishing touch.

stephanie has also made a second vintage-inspired card to help inspire you, why not hop over to ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and check that out, ASAP?!


  1. Gorgeous card, beautiful design, great take on the sketch. (I'll be sliding in with a card Tuesday or Wednesday.)

  2. Beautiful vintage card. Love the scene and those blooms too. All work wonderfly well together. X

  3. beautiful card, Christmas lends itself so beautifully to a vintage design,

  4. Gorgeous Christmas scene. The vintage feel is so appealing! Thank you for playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!
    DT Member

  5. Wow this is gorgeous! Love that you use old magazines ... so fantastic! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Atlantic Hearts!

  6. This is such a beautiful card! Love the snowy cabin scene! Thanks so much for sharing with us at AHSC! -Lori DT

  7. Stunning card, Lauren, every element is perfection! Great use of the sketch, too! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  8. Stunning card, I love every bit of it! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC


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