Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Little Vintage Bunting

All Summer I have had the goal of making a little vintage bunting for some room of my house.  With just three weeks left before we start homeschooling, I am happy to have begun!

I am making individual Artist Trading Cards for the bunting, and will continue adding to it until it is full.  I have two completed so far!  An Artist Trading Card is like a miniature scrapbook page that can be traded with others, for a unique art collection.

A classic ATC is normally about 2.5 by 3.5 inches.  I am making mine a bit larger at 3"x 4" so that I can use the vintage illustrations I have for it.  This illustration came from a vintage children's book I purchased for $1 at a thrift store.

Yes, it hurts to cut up a book, but I will so enjoy seeing these illustrations on a daily basis on my wall!
This is the page I chose to use first.  This little girl reminds me of myself in the 60s when I had a little metal dollhouse and plastic people and furniture for it.  I absolutely loved setting up the house and dreaming of having my own home some day!

This shows the size of the piece I cut from the book.

Next I looked for cardstock in the right colors, so that I could make my ATC base and mat the pic.

I went through my craft stash and found some embellishments that would go nicely on the card.

And this is the finished product! 
Today I made another one, using some beautiful vintage paper that my dear friend brought me from the scrapbook store where she works.  And since the line of paper is called October Afternoon, a name I find charming and enchanting, I even added it to my card.  Baking a pie on an October afternoon would be bliss.  :) The little circle of the girl is attached with a foam square so it pops out from the page, and I made the October Afternoon 3D as well.

And so this is the beginning of my little vintage bunting!  It is temporarily hung on my kitchen wall, until I decide the perfect place for it to live.  :)

I am loving it. 

To be continued!  

Late Breaking News:  I've made another adorable button cupcake card.  Click here to see it!  
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  1. Oh my! Cuteness abounds!! :-) I thought you had cut the circle out of the paper and put the little girl underneath on the OA card...instead of popping up the circle. It's hard to tell in pics--obviously either way works! I love them both and will get to work very soon on sending you a Lori Original. ;-)

  2. totally cute! Love the vintage pictures and embellishments! You're so creative!

  3. Those are great! That book reminds me of the Lippincott readers we had in 1st grade!

  4. "Vintage" and "Bunting" always catch my eye so "Vintage Bunting" definitely got my attention over at "Skip to My Lou"! These are So cute! i have those classic "Childcraft" books stored away somewhere, but have never thought to put them to use. I love both of them and can't wait to see what else you come up with! Thanks so much for the inspiration!
    - Haley

  5. Oh cute! What a creative use! Come on over and see some vintage on my blog!

  6. I have never heard of these but I love them! So cute! I can't decide which one is my favorite. Can't wait to see some more!

  7. LOVE this Donna!! Such a cute idea that I want to try myself! I really love that package of yummy buttons too! Can't wait to see all your ATC's!

  8. I'm in love with all things vintage right now! This is super cute. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a second to stop by my little corner of the blog world. :-)

  9. It's definitely encouraging! You should link it up to: It's another blog I read and she's doing a month on card crafts. :-)


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