Practicing Creativity

"The Cat's Meow" retro vintage birthday card and a couple of challenges



I have a very large collection of vintage ephemera, from the late 1800's to the 1970's (I think the 70's is more retro, isn't it?) and I haven't really been using it; I've decided to change that. This cute little Siamese cat family topper is cut from a 1957 magazine. It is the original, not a copy.


Some of my books I don't want to cut—those that are very old, but still in good condition. Others, like this magazine, that are not so old and are not in good shape, I will cut.


I did the outside and inside sentiments on my computer (Curls MT font). I kept the embellishments fairly simple and used a sequin ribbon for a bit of shine.




I'm playing along with this week's Seize the Birthday Challenge and Stamp and Doodle Challenge #2 on this one. 



Material

Topper
—Siamese cat family from a 1957 women's magazine
Paper—cardstock, Studio Calico Memoir
Dies—Die-namics rectangles and corners
Embellishments—ribbon

6 comments

  1. awe, this is purrrrrfect :)

    well if things from the 70.s are retro then i must be vintage as my children were born in the 70's lol

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  2. awe, how cute...love all your vintage images

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  3. What a lovely Card, it's beautiful, vintage cards are the best.

    Thank you for sharing it with us through Stamp 'n' Doodle, and the best of luck.

    Anne-Marie x x

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  4. Love this color combo and adorable image! Thanks for linking this great card up with us over at Seize the Birthday!

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  5. So cute and creative. Love how you did the sentiments to match the cute photo. Great job. Thanks for sharing at Seize the Birthday.

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  6. Très jolie famille des chats. J'adore!!

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