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Throwback Thursday: New Vintage

It's time I got back into the papercrafting mood!  After hitting the gym last night (because, the holiday weight is REAL, ya'll!) I had an itching to make a quick card, but I was hitting a creative block.  I was scrolling through Facebook (because that's what I do...) and I saw this series of photos of women from the 50's/60's and their Christmas trees and I loved it!  I then thought about turning a vintage card into a card for today!  So...Pinterest to the rescue!

I searched for vintage Christmas cards and I found the perfect card for my inspiration:


Just look at this pretty card!  I saw the tree beautifully decorated in some vintage colors and I instantly grabbed my Ready For Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set and the coordinating Christmas Staircase Framelits Dies

Here's my creation:


So, it's definitely similar, but also quite different!  And I incorporated colors and elements I didn't even think about!  I used my Softly Falling Embossing Folder and even die-cut out Vellum for some of the ornaments!  And who would have thought about mixing Pear Pizzazz with Old Olive?  Not me!  But it looks so great!  And I think it really captures the vintage feel.  Add in some touches of Poppy Parade (can we say, new favorite red!?) and the card was pretty perfect.

Best part---because of the multiples for quick die-cutting in the Christmas Staircase Framelits Dies, this card really didn't take much time at all.

If you're in a creative rut, maybe it's time for you to have a throwback, too!  Let me know what you make!


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