Sunday, December 9, 2012

Vintage Christmas Cards

Hello!  Hope you've had a good weekend!  I can't believe it is already Sunday afternoon!  Where does the time go, anyway?  I've been super busy this weekend and have to get back at it, but I wanted to make time to share some Christmas cards I made this past week.  They are quite different from my usual style, but it was a great way to add a few cards to my much-needed stash.

Card #1:

Images:  Create With TLC - Unwrapping the Presents and Ornately Christmas (sentiment)
Paper:  Graphic 45 Christmas Past

Card #2:

Images: Create With TLC - Decorating for Christmas and Christmas Is Love (sentiment)
Paper: Graphic 45 Christmas Past

Card #3:

Images: Create With TLC - Old St. Nick Bookmark and Winter Club Vintage sentiment
Paper: Recollections Holiday Traditions

Card #4:

Image: Create With TLC - Christmas Holly Bells 
Paper: Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium

Wherever I needed coloring, I did it with my Copics.  I also did some sponging with Antique Linen Distress Ink for an aged look.  I kept my embellishments to a minimum, adding only coordinating bows and small pearl accents.  This will make these easy to mail, too.

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Create with TLC blog.  You'll definitely want to sign up as a follower! Paulette very generously shares so many wonderful freebies and her followers get even more goodies!  All of the pre-colored images and some of the sentiments I used on these cards were freebies from last Christmastime.  You should also visit Paulette's store here.  She has thousands of vintage images and word art sets that are perfect for every occasion.  Finally, I encourage you to visit the new Creating Christmas Treasures with TLC blog.  Here you will see lots of beautiful creations showcasing Create With TLC holiday goodies!  I am sure you will come away with lots of inspiration for creating your own Christmas treasures!

OK, that's it for me.  Enjoy what's left of your weekend and I will see you soon.

Oh, I am entering one of these cards into CraftyMess Challenge #23 (vintage Christmas).


  1. Hi Carla, These are all just so special and beautiful. The images just scream Old Fashion Christmas which I love. The background papers on your first and third cards are two of my absolute favorites. I used them both this year for my personal Christmas Cards. Enjoy the upcoming week.

  2. These are gorgeous Carla! Loving the vintage style!
    Lizy x

  3. Oh my Carla, I am totally in love with each and every one of these!!
    Your images fit perfectly with your papers, you are such a creative designer.
    Have a great week.

  4. They may not be your usual style but they're still beautiful. :-)

  5. You did a great job on these beautiful cards Carla. When you colored you did a beautiful job as always and the papers you used just set the images off beautifully. I wanted to email her for the extra freebies on TLC but when you click on her email it takes me to a type of mail that I can't or don't use. Is her email address somewhere else that I can find?

  6. Carla, these are just beautiful cards, wonderful designs with those images & sentiments from Paulette--she will be thrilled! I may have to do some like this as well, as I am running out of time to finish what I need! LOL! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  7. These are just beautifully crafted with great attention to detail. Wishing you a great week. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  8. Lovely cards. Beautiful images. Thanks so much for sharing.

  9. these are absolutely gorgeous vintage cards!

  10. Wow... your cards are beautiful.. just love the vintage images, I just want to "crawl inside".. so lovely! xxx Ann Marie

  11. These are all gorgeous Carla!!
    XXX Heidy

  12. Carla, Love your cards, they are wonderful. The way you layer them out and the papers are wonderful. I'm going to be make cards with colored images this year also, just do not have the time to do all my cards. Love what you have done.
    Happy Holidays!

  13. gorgeous cards .. love the tag one
    Thank you for joining us at the Crafty-mess challenge

    Tina xxx

  14. A stunning make x thanks for joining us at Crafty Mess xx

  15. These are all stunning fabulous cards.

    Thanks for coming over and joining in with us over at Craftymess.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx


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