Friday, February 4, 2011

Vintage Paper Scraps Valentine

My maternal grandmother was born in the first decade of the 20th century.  Thankfully, she saved all kinds of interesting things, including some wonderful paper ephemera such as calling cards and "scraps".  These scraps were some of the original items placed in the scrapbooks of yesteryear, although my grandmother had her bits & pieces in a special box.

Last Summer at CHA, I found a very special company.  Paper Dreams Factory still creates paper scraps "made in Germany using art and processes created over 100 years ago."  Just browsing their online catalog, I can tell some of the images are the exact ones in my grandmother's box.  There are of course many newer images, including several from the 1950's and a whole herd of Smurfs!  Andreas Hamm, the President of the company was kind enough to give me a sheet of angel images, but for some reason I just hadn't gotten around to using them - until now.

 I know, angels are really more of a Christmas thing, but this one seemed almost Cupid-like to me so I NEEDED to make a Valentine with it!  Look at those embossed details on that image; these are just so pretty in person.  There are several other designs on their website I want; I will say that their online catalog is not to easiest to navigate, but if you're just browsing around it's fine.  My particular sheet of angels can be found here.  You do need to create an account to see prices, but they are very reasonable.  This sheet is $1.99, with discounts for bulk purchases.  I'm not sure of their shipping fees yet, as I haven't had a chance to browse around enough to complete an order.  They are distributed from Rhode Island, so for we Americans I anticipate reasonable shipping prices too.

The patterned paper is from my stash - I think it was in the Target $1 spot last year or two years ago.  The cardstock colors are Hollyhock and Vineyard Berry (CTMH).  I just added a few self-adhesive pearls (CTMH) and some ribbon from my stash.


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  2. I love vintage, but I'm not sure how to create a vintage card. I found this challenge blog, maybe you already know abou it. Here's the link:
    They are sharing the cutest image for this week's challenge.
    Maybe I'll give it a try.


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