Oh boy...I have been wanting to get started
on my Christmas ornaments and decorations
for months..At last this week I decided
to just jump in and get started.
One of the tutorials I bought earlier this year
was a sweet set from Dawn over at
Sew Many Roses
Here is a link to her
I have a huge vintage
Christmas Post Card Collection
and that is what I decided I was going to use
for this project.
Before making the commitment of
my old cards I thought it would be
best to make a prototype set.
(and just fun)
The set in these pictures are
First I gathered all my supplies
Dawn has provided a large selection
of vintage images from
her collection in her tutorial. So I started
with them because they are just the right
size and I had purchased them.
Something new I tried this time is using
a spray adhesive. I chose the Elmers Craft Adhesive.
and it seems to work great (except if you get it on your hands
and then pet the cat)
I do advise using a flat box to spray into
(not your hand
and do not pet the cat )
Wow!! Now I have a new addition to
my magic craft kit
I love this stuff
Why haven't I ever used it?
I started out by cutting pieces of
spraying it with adhesive
and covered it with a beautiful
Christmas paper. Father Christmas Berries
The backs are vintage music paper
Next I used Ranger Distress Ink
Ranger DIS-19503 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad (Google Affiliate Ad)Elmers E421 Elmers Craft Bond Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive (Google Affiliate Ad)
Old Photo to shade both sides of the base
to give it a vintage feel.
I cut another piece of chipboard and
applied it to the back of the post cards to raise
them from the base. Then added grommets so
the holes looked finished.
I decorated the post cards with Stickles
then dusted with a fine glass glitter.
I usually do a prototype set with newer materials
before jumping in with my vintage papers.
The tutorial called for extra fine glitter
and honestly that is the only thing I would
change on this project.
The fine glitter is just
not fine enough but it
is what I had on hand
So...Extra fine glitter is
on my shopping list for my next
craft store visit.
My next sets will be more
embellished with tiny mercury glass
beads and rhinestones and old buttons.
These have been a real pleasure
to put together and I am already
itching to start the next one's