Incredible Kids , British Playing Cards & Flowers

Lisa Minckler did an adorable and unique card working with my new:
Absolutely Incredible Kids DSL.....she colored it so funny, so cute
I really love this card.:

Inspiration and Ingenuity...

I have a very precious image today from Nicecrane Designs. This image is one of 4 in a set and details two young boys building their derby car from nothing but scraps and a dream. I loved all the images, but found this one to be most depicting of inspiration and motivation. A few masculine textures and embellishment, paired with an embossed sentiment and here's a card to help encourage perseverance. 


Detailed of her stunning coloring 

The Complete  Sheet


Lisa S.
was working with my
Vintage Playing Cards to create this unique gift

Vintage Mementos Box

  Welcome back to my little spot in the blogosphere! I have an altered paper mache box to share with you today that features Vintage British Playing Cards from Nicecrane Designs. This is the second project in a row that my DD snatched as soon as it was finished. Do you think she's a fan of Nicecrane Designs? lol
I applied ephemera paper to my box and used Faber Castell Pitt Pens in dark sepia & raw umber to shade and age my paper. There are four images of vintage women on these playing cards and I imported them to Microsoft Word where I sized them to 2.5" x 3.5" (standard playing card size). I fussy cut them out and all of the edges were inked with antique linen distress ink and applied to the box with Plaid's Mod Podge. I chose various embellishments by Bo Bunny & Prima to adorn the front and I did the same for the inside cover. The wild rose is handmade and the Queen Elizabeth brad is a nod to the British nature of these cards. The inside of the box will be used to store my daughter's mementos from our travels and special events. She collects and keeps everything so I may have to make a few more of these. ;-) I wanted her to be able to close the box as it will be stuffed when she fills it with her treasures. A combo of a Zutter Hang-it-All and Tim Holtz swivel clasp works perfectly and adds to the vintage feel.
And she did also  this Matching Memo,woww,wowww

The memo bags are pre made paper gift bags which I purchased from Taylored Expressions. They are a bit contemporary so to age them I went over each one with vintage photo distress ink and attached the vintage playing card with a Tim Holtz memo pin. I stamped a notebook image on the back so she can easily list the contents of the bag. I received not one but two big hugs from her which made my day. :D

If you are a fan of vintage images you will love the digital collage sheets and scrapbook products offered at Nicecrane Designs. Happy shopping everyone and thanks for visiting me today! 


And finally I am showing my new
Flowers from Vintage books




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