Christmas Cards with Vintage Images

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2013 Blog Event)

Good morning and welcome to another day of winter and Christmas inspiration and fun!

We’re beginning the day with some more Christmas cards. These all use a vintage image as a focal point. I find cards a lot easier to make if I have a focal point – a large element that stand out. Sometimes I use the sentiment as the focal point, but with these I started with some super cute images of vintage children…

Dear Daughter Merry Christmas:

Dear Daughter Merry Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace

Merry Merry Christmas Son:

Merry Merry Christmas Son Card by Jennifer Grace

Both the above cards use a die-cut image from Pretty Little Studio (from the Little Girl Christmas set and the Little Boy Christmas set). I paired them up with papers and embellies from last year’s collections – because I figure if they are vintage-style then I don’t need to use the latest products! I also added my usual sparkly gems, and some shimmery misted ribbon or glitter tape.

Holiday Wishes:

Holiday Wishes Card by Jennifer Grace

This is an image from a newly discovered Etsy shop – Peggy Loves Vintage. I printed the girl image onto linen paper, which looks good in real life but it looks a little grainy in the photo – sorry! I used a bright red doily here, because the doily makes me think of vintage, but the bold red colour makes it feel trendy! Do you like the gems around the girl’s hat too?!

I used red and green as the dominant colours on all these cards, purely because it’s a good traditional Christmas colour scheme, and having those colours in mind helped me choose papers and embellishments faster!

Be Inspired:

Use something with a vintage style

Choose a red and green colour scheme

Put a frame around a die-cut image

Jennifer x

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  • I’ve never really liked the vintage look but those cards are making me change my mind – so sweet 🙂

    November 9, 2013 at 10:10 am
  • I love the vintage style.

    November 9, 2013 at 10:25 am
  • Gosh that takes me back – I remember images like that from when I was a little girl

    November 9, 2013 at 10:32 am
  • Jackie Edwards

    I don’t use vintage images very much…but yours look really lovely!!

    November 9, 2013 at 10:57 am
  • Bethany Hardy

    A girl after my own heart! Love these!

    November 9, 2013 at 11:37 am
  • I don’t often use vintage as never quite sure what to do with it but bought some ‘male’ vintage images from the NEC yesterday to use on cards for boys so thanks for the inspiration… hopefully I will get crafting some cards soon!

    November 9, 2013 at 1:32 pm
  • lilgik

    I’m not much for the vintage style, but your cards are very sweet!

    November 9, 2013 at 2:07 pm
  • Love the vintage look. I actually like the grainy look to the picture. The gems help it to stand out too.

    I Create Purty Thangs

    November 9, 2013 at 4:07 pm
  • Marilyn Tucker

    I love vintage anything! All of the cards are pretty!

    November 9, 2013 at 4:17 pm
  • These are so cute and bring back so many memories!

    November 9, 2013 at 4:36 pm
  • Brenda W

    I like a traditional Christmas and these vintage-look cards are lovely.

    November 9, 2013 at 6:23 pm
  • Alison

    I don’t really use vintage embellishments, but I love what you’ve done with yours!
    Alison xx

    November 9, 2013 at 6:44 pm
  • I’m not really into vintage, but if I received one of these I would be pleased – they are very cute!

    November 9, 2013 at 6:47 pm
  • Jean Bullock

    I love vintage images and use them a lot in my cards. I loved the card with the little girl in red. Here is my pin

    November 9, 2013 at 7:31 pm
  • Margie

    I love vintage for Christmas, and Peggy Loves Vintage has some really cute images!

    November 9, 2013 at 9:59 pm
  • Janis in ID

    I’m the same way abt needing a focal point. If I have just a collection of odds and ends, I don’t know compose them. Love your vintage looking cards!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    November 9, 2013 at 10:20 pm
  • Cassandra Duchaine

    I Love vintage & retro looking scrappy supplies! Going off to check out the etsy shop you mentioned!

    November 10, 2013 at 2:42 am
  • Cute cards. I might just have original cards like these as I’m almost 60. Might re-use the pictures.

    November 10, 2013 at 3:19 am
  • Love your signature shine added so perfectly to these delightful images!

    November 10, 2013 at 4:12 am
  • Super cute!!!! I love these cards and tag.

    November 10, 2013 at 4:48 am
  • Kelly B

    Vintage Christmas is my absolute favorite!!!

    November 10, 2013 at 4:52 am
  • Annie

    Love these vintage images and the papers you’ve used set them off perfectly 🙂

    November 10, 2013 at 12:51 pm
  • Dawn

    I absolutely love vintage images! Your cards are amazing.

    November 10, 2013 at 1:31 pm
  • Miriam Prantner

    So sweet! I love those vintage images!

    November 10, 2013 at 7:19 pm
  • jengd

    Fun cards! I have some vintage images that I just haven’t gotten around to using yet. I think I really need to dig those out! 🙂

    November 11, 2013 at 4:55 am
  • Lisa H

    your vintage image cards are far more imaginative and pretty than any I’ve made so I’ll be pinning and lifting!

    November 11, 2013 at 6:40 pm
  • oooh the personalised cards are gorgeous x

    November 11, 2013 at 8:29 pm
  • Those are simply fabulous – vintage just speaks love, doesn’t it!

    November 12, 2013 at 3:30 pm

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