Monday, December 15, 2008

Vintage Set

My sweet sister-in-law in the US loves when I send her cards, so for Christmas I often indulge her :) (it's just so hard for me LOL!) ..and give her a bunch of cards. This year I also wanted to send her a matching set of cards in her favourite colors, and I had my new Vintage Puns from the Past set out, and my Big Shot...and thought hmm I wonder what I can come up with?
So here's the quick set. 8 cards, 2 of each design. Really it didn't take me a long time to create.



I seem stuck on this color combination with Vintage type cards, but with her loving red...I just had to put it together again!


Very simple and straight forward, each set has common elements, simple stamping, The Big Shot Top Note die and Birds and Flowers Sizzlits die in different forms, simple shapes with punches, Vintage Brads, simple ribbons, and pretty papers.


Here's a closeup for each one...

Sew Glad - I like how this card looks a little like an old fashioned spool of thread with the Top Note and the ribbon.




Perk Up - Just simple ribbon and brad treatment here





Grateful - I made a sort of patchwork pieced section of the Top Note on this one and added some little flowers from the Sizzlits die.


Buggy Bumpers - 3/4 of the Top Note here and simple piercing!

There you have it, a simple but useful set!

Recipe: Puns from the Past Paper: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Kraft Patterns DSP, Bella Rose DSP Ink: Brown Stazon, Riding Hood Red Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Birds and Blooms Sizzlit, Oval Punches, Circle Punch, Piercer, Vintage Brads, Felt Ribbon, Riding Hood Red Striped Ribbon, Chocolate Grossgrain (wide and narrow), Dimensionals

14 comments:

Juanita said...

What a great sister in law you are. These are super cards.

Denise said...

These cards are BEAUTIFUL! Love the color combo, great job.

JoAnn Beachler said...

Love your cards. I'm sure your sister-in-law will be pleased to receive them. TFS

Rose Ann said...

What a fabulous vintage set of cards, Christine!! I love the papers, images, layouts...everything is fabulous!!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Christine, I love this set. You have used my favorite color combo too!!
--Becca

Pam SCS- "craftea19" said...

I am a new subscriber to your blog and I am enjoying it so much! This set of cards are incrediable! Who wouldn't love them! I'll tell you what if your sis in law doesn't want them you can send them this way!LOL! Beautiful! Thanks for inspiring me!

Jerri Kay said...

Christine, you sister-in-law will be thrilled to receive these gorgeous cards! Oh my gosh, they are show stoppers, over-the-top fabulous! A perfect gift!

JulieA said...

Those are sooooooo cute! She'll surely love them. Terrific idea!

Joan Ervin said...

These cards are absolutely gorgeous, Christine...I can't believe you just *whipped* them up!! Each one is just spectacular!!! Your SIL will love these!!!

LeAnne said...

Very cool...I love this set and it looks great in these colors! You add such nice detailed embellishments!
LeAnne

Julie Koerber said...

Those totally rock! I love the color combo and all the details! Your sis will love them too!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Gosh, all your gift sets are so fabulous!!! Love this one just as well as the others -- GREAT colors with these images!!!

Debbie Olson said...

Christine, these are just fabulous--I love the vintage colors, the Top Notes die--everything about them!

Altered Annie said...

How cool these cards are, wow. They would look great in any color for a wonderful gift set!
Annie