Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Vintage Finds

As I've mentioned a few times, I created approximately 20 card while my BFF was visiting last month.  Two of the cards we created are these two which were made using some miscellaneous Crate Paper products.  I had found us each a set of Crate Paper chipboard at Tuesday Morning (quite a while back) for just $1.99 each, and they had all sorts of vintage chipboard pieces that we weren't quite sure how we would ever use.  So, PattiLyn decided that we needed to just "make it work" by creating some vintage cards using these unusal pieces.  We started with dress pattern paper that we machine stitched.
For this first card, I added a pink die-cut doily, some Crate Paper stickers and chipboard pieces, and the "Vintage Finds" sentient is a Papertrey Ink stamp.  I'm not sure who I'm sending this card to, or for what occasion, but I will use it at some point.  I just LOVE those vintage cat-eye glasses.  Don't they just take you back?
My second card again uses lots of great Crate Paper chipboard and stickers, as well as a Crate Paper brad.  I also added a Melissa Frances rub-on sentiment (thank you) down at the bottom.  The button card and quilt square were die-cut and stamped using Papertrey Ink die-cuts and stamp set.  They perfectly matched the vintage feel of this card, and it's always fun when you can incorporate elements from different companies that compliment one another as well as these do.  These cards are definitely different, but they're also kind of fun.  Don't you think?

These are the challenges I found where I can link up these "vintage finds".

DLART Thankful Thursday - Challenge #177 - Anything Goes/Thank You - My second card is a Thank You card (see bottom right).  This is one of VERY FEW cards I've ever made with no ribbon of any type.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  I really do appreciate your visit.



  1. How different. Love the stitched dress making paper.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine ( DT ) x

  2. Those are two very cute, vintage cards. I like how you "made them work"- never would have guessed! And the cat glasses are fun!
    Hugs, Kathy Jo

  3. These are both wonderful, Karen!! Your ability to put many different elements together amazes and inspires me! I love these both!!

  4. WOW what a deal you got. I love the old sewing machine and how you stitched around the card. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday April Linky Challenge. Katie DT member

  5. Wonderful vintage card. I love the old sewing machine and how you stitched around the card. There are beautiful works in this blog. Now I'm a new follower of your blog

  6. Fun cards Karen - and yes, those glasses look like my first ever pair, some 50+ years ago...

  7. Awesome cards with all that wonderful chipboard! Love the vintage look to both cards! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART April Linky Challenge!

  8. Beautiful Karen - I know you had so much fun creating - I like the dress patterned in the background of your card.

  9. Karen, what an amazing blog. I am super impressed at everything I see here! You have a ton of talent. Hugs, Jackie

  10. Karen your cards are absolutely Beautiful! Love all the findings you added to them both, & the stitching, of course that is always fun to do, someone is surely going to love to receive one of these beauties!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!

  11. Wonderful cards, love the different patterned papers, thanks for joining us at CHNS Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  12. Trop joli, tu as un style superbe, biz

  13. Wow! You certainly WERE busy during your friend's visit! Absolutely love your vintage friendship cards, Karen. The cards are fun, colorful and reminiscent of things we used to do at slumber parties! Your stitching adds a perfect texture and "flavor" to your creations. So lovely! Hope you enjoy a great week-end! hugs, de