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Vintage Greeting Cards by Susan Killam! Christmas Images Sale!

Filed under Announcements, Art Projects, Sale, Susan Killam, Vintage Victorian Ornaments Kit

Reminder: ALL DIGITAL VERSIONS of Christmas Collage Sheets AND Angels Collage Sheets are on Sale at 50% Off! BONUS: the Christmas Digital Images (png formatted single images) are on Sale at 50% Off, too!

That’s over 150 options! There’s still time to download some digital collage sheets for making last-minute gifts! See below for a few highlights!

The sale lasts through Tuesday night, December 24th (Christmas Eve!)

Speaking of Christmas, I’ve just posted info on the “While the Cat’s Away…” After-Christmas Sale. (Can you believe it? This is the 12th annual Cat’s Away sale!) Note: we are working this week but I cannot guarantee any orders will arrive before Christmas (the postal service is a bit overwhelmed at the moment). Still, a little gift for yourself to arrive the week after Christmas would be something to look forward to…

Need a last-minute gift? Gift cards are a minute away.

Vintage Christmas Greeting Cards by Susan Killam

Sweet! Design Team Member Susan Killam’s TWO Vintage Christmas Greeting Cards are lovely. (The front of one is shown at right; scroll down just a bit to see a wider photo highlighting the second card.)

Back to this first card, here’s some text from Susan’s blog post:

Hello crafty friends! This month’s Alpha Stamps kit is called Vintage Victorian Ornaments and is darling! Along with the gorgeous Vintage Saga papers, it comes with wooden shapes that cried out for Christmas cards. (Er, I only heard the round ornament since the mitten shape was muffled… Get it? Muffled? Ok, even though I know I’m funny, I won’t quit my day job…)

This kit was perfect timing for my annual Christmas card projects. I pull out all the laces and flowers and pearly bits I don’t usually use during the year and it resets my brain. Also, I like the sound of my sewing machine and pretty much only use it on non-clothing projects. Although, I did make about 8 pairs of flannel lounge pants one year… but I digress.

I lined up the “uplifted gates” gates text with the ornament shape and paired it with the Harp Charm and the angel paper. It works!

To make things a little easier, the wooden ornie (on card shown below) was glued to the back of the musical papers *then* cut out (once dried).

The mix of Flat-Back Pearls came handy to give more details to both cards. I dotted the pearl location and used a bit of wax to pick up the pearls and place them on glue dots.

Nice work, Susan! I also love the “scrunched up” seam binding hanging frm both cards — such a quick way to add a vintage feel. (Oh, and those tassels hanging from the card below… plus the gold metallic wash to fancy-up the wooden “25”) Beside these highlights (above and below), here’s the full supply list. And be sure to visit Susan’s blog for more photos and info! (Like: the INSIDE of both cards!)

Highlights from Susan’s Supplies:

Highlights from the Christmas & Angels Collage Sheet Sale

Those 2 collage sheets on the right are perfect for gift box tags…

Posted by Leslie, December 19th, 2019

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