Thursday, January 21, 2010

Very Vintage

This week's Stamp Simply Challenge (ssnotime123) is Very Vintage! Yes--vintage is one of my favorite types of design, and I love attempting to create something that looks as if it has a bit of history!

Do you remember the notecards that folded into a self envelopes some years ago? They were my favorite type of stationary, so I decided to recreate them!

I started with K & Company's 12 X 12" ancestry.com designer paper. What a beautiful pad of prints! There is not one pattern in the pad that I do not absolutely love!

As you can see in the above photo, the flap flips up...

...with the body of the letter opening at a score at the bottom, flipping down.

Additional vintage touches are distressing, a bit of light Itty Bitty Background stamping in SU Creamy Caramel (difficult to see in the picture) and a flower created from the new May Arts Wide Crochet Lace from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

I simply threaded a large needle with May Art Ivory thin twine (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), then threaded it through one edge of the lace, gathering the lace into a flower. After tying off the flower with the long length of twine, I added a button from Michael's (Vintage Findings buttons). I did not trim the length of twine, as it becomes the method of closing the envelope by tying to a brad mounted at the back of the card, securing the flap.

Please take a peek at the rest of the Stamp Simply Design Team creations:

Sharon

Janine Orchard

Jennifer Buck

Julie Koerber

AJ Otto

Tammy Hershberger

Barbara Anders

Jenny Gropp

Barb Schram

If you play along with us this week, be sure to link to Mr. Linky, located at Sharon's blog.

ALSO, don't forget about my birthday blog candy located at the post below this! I will be choosing a winner Sunday night, January 24th at 6 p.m. EST!

20 comments:

Jerri Kay said...

A beautiful Vintage card Deb!

kathy s said...

pretty card/envelope love the lace and button

Joan Fricker said...

Deb, this is beautiful! Beautiful paper and I love the lace and the button. Great job!
Joan

Janine said...

This is simply gorgeous Deb!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Absolutely LOVE this -- that is some GREAT paper and color and LOVE your lacey flower!!! HOW FUN!!!

Jane Wetzel said...

this is stunning...

Grace said...

Gorgeous design Deb! I love this paper... just bought it! Sooo pretty!

Jenny Gropp said...

From the design, to the papers, to the embellishments -- so very BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Gloria Westerman said...

This is so pretty......I will have to make one of these myself....thank you....

Doreenobrn said...

This is just so beautiful xxx

Our Little Inspirations said...

What a beautiful vintage creation! I love that lacey flower!

Julie Koerber said...

What a stunning creation-- love the design and that paper is to die for!!!!!! Too fun!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

LOVE this idea Deb! Absolutely awesome! I'll be casing this creation as soon as I finish commenting! I too love this Ancestry paper pack ... aren't they lovely!!! Great job and thanks for inspiration ... once again!!

The Rubber Maid said...

How beautiful and I do remember these type folded beauties but then again I'm certainly old enough to remember. Happy Birthday a bit late. Gosh to be 50 again...don't I wish ! Pat

Barbara said...

Just gorgeous, Deb!! LOVE that lace flower and that paper is perfect!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Deb!! I love the dp and that lace!! Very vintage indeed!! Hope you had a great birthday!!
hugs,
Chris

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful design, Deb! LOVE the papers you used, and such a neat idea! Yes, I remember that stationery and it was always my favorite to have, too! I used to be a stationery collector! Never wrote letters, but loved the pretty stationery! Now I still collect pretty papers!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

What a beautiful card/envie combo, Deb! I love the color and the lovely vintage lace. Fab job!

Valerie said...

I love your card, the lace and the button really stand apart. Very talented you are.

Nancy said...

Georgeous papers for the vintage card-velope. :)