Friday, October 23, 2009

Blocks + Vintage looking Flashcards = Cuteeeeee!



I'm linking up for my first time to Creative Cats Friday over at Poppies at Play!!! Go here to checkout all who have entered!!! So much creativeness going on over there!!!






I love all things vintage, it's a given. But my newest obsession, vintage papers, photos, and cards. I am in love with vintage looking cards of any kind, flashcards, postcards, greeting cards, all of it. Ohhhh especially kid ones and Christmas ones!

 


I recently got these cute little vintage looking cards...I love them! They are 2 sided, and I love the colors.




I took some of my 4 inch blocks husband cut for me :) So much cheaper than buying!




And gave the blocks a coat of heirloom white paint ( get it in the quart, lasts forever for projects like this! ) I then added my cute little cards using modge podge, and distressed the edges with sandpaper, then I took some dark brown paint and just barely dabbed a little around the edges and smeared it for a more yes vintage look. Then I lightly went over it again with the sandpaper, I also lightly sanded the edges of the card once it was glued on to blend it in a little...




and voila!! I loveeeeee them, get it, haha! I'm a nerd. These are so much fun to make and super easy!! Wrap them in a cute little cellophane bag, tie it up with some ribbon and add a vintage little tag and you have a Great gift! Yes I know the V block is crooked :)

Coming up next an easy peasy wooden pumpkin topiary!






9 comments:

Lisa said...

I love the blocks! Even the crooked V... LOl
Who wants perfect?

Andy Porter said...

I really really really love em. They are so cute!! The perfect gift...in fact you should give them to ME{{hint, hint}}. I'm so glad you linked!!
~Andy @ P@P

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

Beautiful! I've never seen any like them. I just subscribed to your blog so I can see what you come up with next. :)

Kim

Leanne said...

I love the blocks too (haha). The vintage cards are beautiful. They would be perfect in my daughter's room. Thanks for sharing them and thanks for visiting me.

cindy@cottage instincts said...

Really love these! Great project, and you really have an eye for putting the vintage look together. Thanks for popping over to my place!
peace.

Wendy said...

That turned out great!!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Oh Oh Oh! So gorgeous!

Helen Joy said...

One of my favorite things you've done!

{ L } said...

Oh! This is perfect. I LOVE this project with those vintage cards!