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. 


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


  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

  2. awe, how all your vintage images

  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

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

  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.

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


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