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Does vintage have to be beige or pastel? A bright vintage birthday tag

Don't get me wrong, I love a beige or pastel vintage-y card (like this one here—one of my favorites), but vintage does not have to be beige or pastel. So just to prove that vintage can be bright, I've done a series of tags using original vintage images from the Feburary 1955 issue of  Woman's Home Companion. I decided to break in the Elizabeth Craft Designs Tags & More 8 dies I purchased a few months back, but hadn't used yet.

Yes, the magazine is 60 years old, and yes...gasp!...I cut the images, but rest assured, dear reader, that the magazines I cut from have no real value. They are in poor condition and are falling apart. I like to think I'm giving life to something that would more than likely be heading to the trash bin.

I chose a French sentiment on the front (Tu es belle, toi=You are so beautiful) and an English sentiment on the other side.

*Crafty Tip* Twine can slide around. You know what I mean, right? You tie your bow and the darn thing won't stay put. Think of putting a little drop of glue on the knot of the bow and right beneath it. Just make sure you're using a glue that dries clear. My favorite is Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue.

Supply List
Paper—cardstock, Folia black paper pack
Image—found vintage image
Dies—Elizabeth Craft Designs Tags & More 8, Spellbinders Shapeablilities Foliage, Die-namics circle stax, Artemio scallopped circles
Embellishments—flowers, purse charm, twine, ribbon
Font—Birds of Paradise

I'm linking up with: Creative Corner Challenges—Happy Birthday, Simply Create Too #88—Old, Vintage, Shabby Chic, Simply Papercraft #7—Anything Goes, Sister Act Card challenge #112—Anything Goes, and Card and Scrap #99—Tags.


  1. Fabulous! Love this bold take on Vintage. Thanks so much for joining us at Simply Create Too Card Challenge. Hope to see you again on the next challenge!

    Snoopy :D​

  2. This is fun!


  3. Ah, I love this bright, cheery retro tag/card! The gingham flowers are perfect!

  4. Love the dress and coordinating patterned paper! Red/Black/White is a classic color combo. And, as you have shown, vintage does not have to be beige or pastel!

  5. This is fantastic! I love the coordinating paper and the white/black/red. Those flowers rock! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simply Papercraft this challenge!
    Jennifer, DT

  6. Ohhh, il est très beau ce tag Shani, j'adore son aire rétro!!!

  7. Cool, très sympa 👍🏻

  8. Hello there - Sorry I've been a little quiet. Thank you as always for your lovely comments on my blog.....and yes, us Brits are melting in the heat *phew* we're just not used to it!
    Loving this retro styled tag...just my cuppa tea, as we say here in good old Blighty.
    Keep cool xx

  9. Fabulous card with lovely colors and design, beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Corner Agnieszka DT


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