Friday, March 30, 2018

ye olde xmasse carde

we're still celebrating all things vintage and/or vintage-inspired at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and you still have plenty of time to join us, which we hope you will! (did i mention there's a prize? you know, if you like that sorta thing...) here's what i made this week:

vintage: partial postcard, sheet music, red doilies and scraps of pages from old ideals magazines; patterned paper: basic grey; cardstock: bazzill; washi tape: eyelet outlet; ink: colorbox; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

i've had these vintage red doilies in my stash for quite some time, and i thought it was about time i used them. torn layers are always a fun way to combine a few different papers, especially if you only have small scraps of them, as i did in this case. the santa image is from a little stack of antique postcards i scooped up last year for a verrrrrrry discounted price, mostly because they were not at all in good condition. whereas that would be off-putting to a collector, if you'd actually like to use them in cards or collages, it's kind of nice to have something you don't feel is "too nice to use" lol! i backed the trimmed down card with red cardstock to frame it out AND frankly to reinforce it, because the crease across santa's face is on the verge of splitting in two. here's a second shot, where you can see that i don't always like to glue all the way out to the edges, i like the look of them being sort of loose and fluttery. (they are actually well attached UNDER each successive layer, tho!)

be sure to check out stephanie's card and link up your own masterpiece at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥!


  1. I love a bright red on a Christmas card and this ticks the box. Super card again, always like the stitching. You'll be surprised to read that I've finally got round to submitting a couple of cards X

  2. You can't go wrong with a vintage Santa in a collagy background fantastic card.

  3. I so love seeing your creations. YOu can layer things so well and this has such a fabulous vintage feel and it is so festive.

  4. Vintage and stitching and Christmas, fabulous!


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