All posts tagged: ephemera

Post Card Printables

I altered a few vintage postcards that I picked up at Graphics Fairy by adding my own art images,  some new text, and picking elements from a few different vintage cards to recreate my own versions here. I just love the look of vintage and it was great fun to mix and match different vintage images! Printable Postcards Have a creative day! Deena

Inspired Artisan: Anastasia of Percival Road Designs

WELCOME  to another INSPIRED ARTISANS FRIDAY FEATURE!!  Please help me in welcoming Anastasia, here to tell us a bit about her craft today!   Hi Im Anastasia from Sydney Australia.  I  work part time in Finance so in my spare time I love to create and get as creative as I can!  Im a mum to two active boys and wife to a supportive guy, we live in a great city with beautiful beaches and lots of parks. I got inspired to start making and creating things after discovering craft blogs and the whole blogging community! What handmade product do you to sell on Etsy and what is the name of your shop?   The name of my Etsy shop is ‘Percival Road Designs’ and I make paper goods – collage style tags and cards, gift tags and toppers. I also make table decoration and favors for weddings and baby showers. I started selling supplies like ribbon, tape and bakers twine – love all that!  I also have a flea market section for paper ephemera and vintage books. Do you sell your work elsewhere?   I …

Vintage Botanical

I love it when I can just make a card for no other reason than the passion I feel for creating something! I have been swooning over some of the vintage images at The Graphics Fairy lately, and I’ve downloaded quite a few, so, many thanks to Karen from Graphics Fairy! My card today is a blend of BoBunny gabrielle collection dp, and vintage paper printed on white cardstock  that I folded to make my background  base card. The main image of the apple blossom c. 1890 on a piece of torn scrap paper was printed, cut out and distressed around the edges.  The torn paper is from an old Geography book that had a boys’ name and the year 1891 written in it!  Isn’t that cool?  You can see the date in the top right. I used a Flourishes stamp for my sentiment and added a short piece of crinkled seam binding and a single aqua pearl for embellishment. I was inspired by the SCS sketch today and that got it all started for …

Vintage Style Coin Envelopes with Video Tutorial

After seeing some cool coin envelopes for sale at my SBS, I just had to try making my own!  I used Kraft cardstock and black Memento ink, handcut the envelopes which was super easy, and then added eyelets with a punched circle base to wind and secure my twine for the closure.  They measure 3 1/2″ x 2″.   I can think of so many great ways to use these…scrapbook pages, art journals, mini gift packaging, to hold tags and little notes….the list goes on! I want you all to share in the fun with these cute little coin envelopes so I’ve included a video tutorial.  I really hope you like it! Let me know what you think; I’m happy to get some constructive criticism,  this is the first video of this kind that I’ve made!  I would also love to know if you do try this out!  I think they are fun to make and I plan on making many of them! For anyone not interested in making these on their own (I know there …