Monday, December 7, 2009

Vintage Christmas Cards

Hi Guys,

Hope you all had an awesome weekend and all ready to start a brand new week(I'm not anyway lol)

My mojo went on a little walk about but I was itching to get some crafting done, so I surfed the net and came across some vintage/ephemera images that were free to use for personal use so I downloaded a few and print them out and had a go at making a couple of Christmas cards and this is what I came up with

Card One Uses a Vintage looking Santa, so I wanted to keep the 'old look' so I used the Cracked/stain glass technique using 5 layers of Versamak and UTEE, then placing the image into the freezer for 10/15mins, then gently 'crack' the card stock to get my desired look.

I didn't want to overload my card with embellishments so I used some yummy Red velvet ribbon with a piece of Hodgepodge hardware ribbon slide and 3 matching brads.

Card two is an image that 'popped' out to me as it re-mined me of picture of myself when I was about 4 years old at Christmas time with holly in my hair and a pretty White dress, I showed my Mum and she was spun out lol, so I LOVE this image and once again I used the cracked/stain glass look.

Once again I kept the embellishment simple, for this card I used some Gold cord and wrapped it around the images and tied it off in a bow in the bottom left hand corner.

I was quite happy with how my cards turned out and I can't believe there was no stamping involved and how quick and easy the cards were to make. so I'm going to make up a few more lol!

If you like the images and want to give these cards ago or something similar, just send me an e-mail and I'll be more then happy to e-mail you the pics!

Thanks so much for dropping by. Have a wonderful week and I'll see you again soon. Till then, Take Care, Hugs and Smiles,


  1. Love these cards Kylie. The images is so vintage.

  2. Hi Kylie,
    I have a little award for you on my blog because you offer me such inspiration and friendship! Thanks for everything,

  3. Hey Kylie - these are gorgeous!!! The cracked glass is just perfect for them!

  4. Oh wow kylie! These vintage images are gorgeous! It's lovely to try something different from time to time isnt it!


  5. wow, these are gorgeous Kylie! The cracked glass technique looks great here!!!
    Blessings, Maria

  6. ohhhh! simply beautiful! Really adorable! Love em' all!

    Happy Holidays to you and your family!!

  7. have just found your blog and am delighted, these cards are so - old world-would love a copy of these pics as i just love vintage pics for any season- they seem to have more personality than the modern ones do.


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