December 28, 2008

All Things Coming Together

My submission to Sunday Postcard Art came together through my desire to use some of the images from the 700 vintage greeting cards I received this week from my sister-in-law. (Click here to see some pictures.)

I also found this grid stamp at a resale shop today while hitting the after-Christmas sales.

I think my SIL will be thrilled to see her card next year which is made from scanned images of the cards she gave me.




I think she'll also be glad to receive this Christmas ornament I made for her (already ahead on next year's gifts:). I had this little ornament book from last year which I found at Wal-Mart at the after-Christmas sales as well. I have not known what to do with it. It's pages are the size of an ATC.

I finally decided to print out scanned images of all of the Christmas cards my SIL gave me and insert them into this little book. I laid out nine on a page and then printed them on self-adhesive paper to make the job easier when adding them into the book.


The cover of the book had the wording on it already, but I added a Christmas tree rub-on.



I outlined each card (there's a total of 27 in this book) with gold pen. I then added distress ink around the cards and on the very white pages.

18 comments:

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful! Happy New Year!

Donna said...

Lovely postcard but already starting on next years christmas gifts...........o that's way to organised for me!! LOL!

herminesplace said...

Great card and what a great gift.

Stempelchaotin said...

Gorgeous card Louise.
Awesome.

Mandy C said...

fabulous postcard.

wishing you a happy, healthy and creative 2009

Femmy said...

beautiful card!!!

marciad said...

Fabulous book. A gift that truly will be loved.

indybev said...

Beautiful card, and what a gift idea! I'm impressed.

Dianne Adams said...

Very creative use of all those images.

Jacqueline said...

Love the grid idea! Bet is was difficult to use those old cards though!

Kris Dickinson said...

What a wonderful postcard and fantastic images Louise! Have a very Happy New Year my friend! - Kris

June said...

Fantastic work and this is a brilliant idea
Hugs June x

azLizJane said...

Wow! What a great idea, and gorgeous to boot!

Liz

Ozstuff said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Cynthia said...

What a lovely book to give your SIL. She will really be surprised.
How thoughtful too. Like the ATC´s too. You have been so busy!!! Happy New Year!!!
Wishing you a creative and productive 2009!

Heather Robinson said...

You are so creative and inspiring. Love the wee book. I'm sure it was much appreciated. Happy New Year to you!!

Taluula said...

So creative and beautiful. I love it.

Sarah said...

What a clever idea for the little ornament book. Your SIL is going to love it.