Practicing Creativity

You Ought to Be in Pictures—bright vintage retro look birthday tag

This is the third and final tag in my bright vintage ladies series (a series out to prove that vintage can be colorful). The first tag is HERE and the second HERE.

As with the other two, the focal image is cut from a February 1955 issue of Woman's Home Companion. I scanned the image and reduced it in size to use in the film strip die cuts.

I used an overlay from the Snapshot digital paper pack from Sassy Designs and printed it on bright pink cardstock.

As with the over two, I used Elizabeth Craft Designs Tags & More 8 dies for my base tag and continued the established sentiment theme using French on the front and English on the back.

Supply List
Paper—cardstock, Sassy Designs Snapshot digital paper pack overlays
Image—found vintage image
Dies—Elizabeth Craft Designs Tags & More 8, Toga DCT-19 Négatif Photo die, Die-namics circle stax
Embellishments—vintage button, ribbon, twine
Font—Birds of Paradise

I'm linking up with: As You Like It challenge—Favorite 2 Embellishments and Why. Mine are buttons and twine. Buttons give a nice touch without taking up too much space. Twine can dress up a button or ribbon, is nice on its own where ribbon would be too much, and works well on masculine cards.

Crafting with an Attitude #6—Anything Goes, Cute Card Thursday #386—Anything Goes, In the Pink #75—Anything Goes with pink, Crafting by Designs—3 or more layers, Crafting for All Seasons #107—Bright and Beautiful, and Inspiration Destination #46—Anything Goes.


  1. Fabulous birthday tag love the vintage retro image and hot pink --thank you for joining us at Crafting With An Attitude
    Carol DT x

  2. I love all the have definitely proven your point! This is such a wonderful retro/vintage tag. Thank you for sharing with us at AYLI Challenge! Brenda

  3. What a fabulous retro layout and image. Lovely vibrant colurs too. Thank you for joining in this time at In The Pink.

  4. Fabulous tag Shani :o) I LOVE that hot pink! Clare x

  5. Love vintage and this is fab. colours are super and go together so well.Thank you for joining us at Crafting for All Seasons. Helen DT. Good luck x

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  7. A fabulous tag, such a brilliant image and lovely bright colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  8. Love the bright colors. Pink and black look great together. The little film strips are darling.

  9. Oh my goodness you are so creative! I love this tag, the colors work really well together! I would love to receive a tag like this!


  10. Beautiful make, so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Fiona DT xx

  11. Fabulous! I love vintage images!

  12. Oh I just love your creations, looks so very pretty! Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca


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