Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Thank-you Card Featuring Vintage Graphic from FPTFY

It's been awhile since I've made a card and I've been itchin' to make one...especially because I've been checking out the "Free Pretty Things For You" blog and getting so excited over all the beautiful vintage graphics she (Keren) shares there!

So, I decided that making a card was the best and fastest way to use one of her graphics creatively and showcase it here so that those of you who may not have discovered this site yet can check it out!

(You won't be disappointed...there is so much fun to be had there!)

For this card, I chose the "Apple Cheeked Sweetheart Girl" vintage graphic which Keren featured on her site on June 4th.

You can see/download it here.

This sweet little girl just reminded me so much of the "old days" when I was growing up!

Me and my Sister wore dresses so similar to what she is wearing, especially during the Holidays like Easter and Christmas.

The basket of flowers reminded me of my Grandma's garden which was always chock full of flowers and yummy vegetables!

After I downloaded the graphic from Keren's site, I created a blank Microsoft Word Document and inserted the graphic into the document and resized it to the size I wanted to fit the card. 
(I copied it twice to the document, so I'd have an extra one in case I messed anything up!)

I printed it out on Cardstock using my Lexmark X4975 printer.

I cut out the graphic using regular and precision scissors on the detailed areas.

The window graphic/cutout with the pie was cut using my Cricut Imagine and the "Kate's Kitchen" cartridge.
I really like this cut-out, because again I was reminded of my Grandmother, who was always baking something...including pies!

Here is a photo showing what I used to create this card:

Here is a detailed list of the supplies and tools used for this project:

Apple Cheek Girl Vintage Graphic - www.FreePrettyThingsForYou.com
Georgia Pacific Image+ Cardstock, 110 wt., 8-1/2" x 11", acid free
K & Company Blank White Card, A6 (4.25"x6.25")
Provo Craft Precision Stainless Steel Scissors
Recollections Blue/Off White Polka Dot Cardstock, 1/2 lb. Asst. Printed Cardstock Pack
Essentials Grosgrain Ribbon (Blue/Green), 1/4" (#865-3537)
Provo Craft Terrifically Tacky Tape, 2-Sided, 1/4" (#24-3071)
Therm-o-Web Super Stik Permanent Glue Stick
Glue Dots, Mini, 3/16"
Pink By Design Clear Polymer Stamp, Damask
Jolee's (ek Success), All That Bling, Border Sticker Sheets, Flat Pearls, 4 pcs. (asst. colors)(#50-00200)
Studio g, Acid Free Pigment Ink, Stamp Pad, Melon Pink, (#VP0017)
Provo Craft Bone Folder
Metal Dental Tool, Flat Paddle
Studio g Clear Stamp, "Thank-You" (#VS4911 Series 14)
Inkadinkado (ek Success), Dye Ink, Pad, Black (#61-100000)
Cricut Imagine Cutout, Window w/curtains & Pie - Kate's Kitchen Imagine Cartridge (Provo Craft)
AdTech Permanent Bond Glue Runner
Scotch ATG Glue Gun
Inkadinkado (ek Success) Clear Stamp, "You're So Nice", (Spring Mini Clear Asst. #60-30378)
Therm-o-Web Zots, Clear Adhesive Dots, 3-D, 1/2"
PSA Essentials, Custom Blog Stamp, Self-Inking

So happy you stopped by!
Let me know what you think by leaving a comment if you'd like!

This project/post is linked up to the following sites/link-up parties:

Skip To My Louhandmade projects Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Tip Junkie handmade projects
Pink CricutWeekend Bloggy ReadingThe Shabby Nest

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taradara said...

so cute!!!!!

Susan S said...

Such a cute card

Stuff-n-Such By Lisa said...

Thank-you Tara & Susan!

Pink Cricut said...

So adorable!

Stuff-n-Such By Lisa said...

Thank-you Sarah!
I used one of your polymer background stamps on this project also!
I love it!

Sandy Ang said...

She's such a sweetie !