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Crafting With a Vintage Look, Issue #017 - Special Edition FREE St. Patrick's Day images!
March 06, 2009

Issue #017 - March 17 is a great day for the pseudo-Irish, and we want to wish you a Happy St. Patrick's Day with this Special Edition of Crafting With a Vintage Look. We have our St. Patrick's Day door decoration up already - do you? Don't forget to see the FREE vintage images and complete instructions for you at our
St. Patrick's Day Door Decoration Craft.

And read up on St. Patrick's Day crafts and lore at St. Patrick's Day Crafts where you'll find interesting facts about this very green holiday!

We have a large collection of St. Patrick's Day greeting cards and postcards from the wee years of 1900, and we have been marveling over the vintage images of Ireland. One of the popular themes of those years was the close relationship between Ireland and the U.S., with handshakes across the sea and proud displays of the two flags. In that spirit, we want to present you with this gorgeous St. Patrick's Day greeting from 1900!

Happy St. Patrick's Day with our compliments. To download a copy of this JPG image, just right-click it with your mouse and save it on your computer. Craft some cards for the lads and lassies down at the pub on March 17!

While you are downloading, don't forget to download your FREE St. Patrick's Collage Sheet, "Erin Go Bragh."

Click below to download a PDF file of this colorful one-page collage sheet:

Download PDF: Erin Go Bragh

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Okay - so here's the newsletter lineup for today:

  • We promised you a "guest star" in March, and here she is: Meet Anna Corba, renowned crafter and author of Vintage Paper Crafts and Making Memory Boxes in our exclusive interview.
  • Save some green at our St. Patrick's Day vintage image SALE!
  • Handcraft a stunning St. Patrick's Day pin or pendant!

Now, to our special "guest star"...

Inspiring Books 'n Blogs

Crafting With a Vintage Look is proud to introduce you to Anna Corba, who has taught us to use vintage images and ephemera in new ways.

Photo of Anna Corba, author and crafter"People standing next to me at sales will sometimes ask, "What do you collect?" I never have much of an answer for them. I don't look for anything specific, I just know "it" when I see it. That said, I do tend to gravitate to vintage sheet music, grade school grammar books, and all things French. I like pages yellowed with age and books with pencil notes in the margins." With these revealing words, Anna Corba introduces her book of Vintage Paper Crafts.

She has written five books on crafting and scrapbooking; Making Memory Boxes, Vintage Paper Crafts, Memories of a Lifetime: Alphabets and Ornaments, and Instant Memories Travel and French Pages: Ready-to-Use Scrapbook Pages, as well as designing a set of vintage rubber stamp designs, all available from Stampington & Company. On her website,, she offers an array of hand-crafted treasures. We talked with Anna about her love of vintage images and "all things French..."

Read our entire Anna Corba interview here.

on St. Patrick's Day Images at
Our Vintage Image Download Gallery

From St. Patrick's Day I image book

From now until March 17, you can get $2.00 off when you purchase our St. Patricks Day I Image Book from the Vintage Image Download Gallery. When you purchase the St. Patrick's Day I Image Book, use the discount code:

Discount Code: GreenSale

You'll be able to download these bright, Celtic vintage images from St. Patrick's Day circa 1903, when it was declared a national holiday in Ireland. And save a little green!

Our goal is to create the "picture perfect" image resource for your crafts, scrapbook and altered art projects. We are proud to invite you to browse our Vintage Image Download Gallery.

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St. Patrick's Day Pins or Pendants for
"The wearin' o' the green!"

Anxious to try a simple jewelry project? We have SIX beautiful St. Patrick's Day pins and pendants that will have you singing "When Irish Eyes are Smiling."

This Irish magic is a simple formula of polymer clay, metallic pigment powder, and iron on transfer sheets, fused with the heat of your oven! We provide the FREE vintage image and complete instructions at St. Patrick's Day Pins and Pendants.

Drop us a note when you make yours and let us know how they turn out.

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Next issue:

"Hippity, Hop Hop, Easter's on its Way"

Stir those pastel paints and get out the bathtub caulk. Yes, white bathtub caulk is one of the prime ingredients for our Easter Door Decoration, but you'll have to wait for our next issue of Crafting With a Vintage Look to find out why.

We also have another interview with a famous "craft star" who has written more books than there are stars in the heavens. And what a delight she is!

Thanks to you for writing and asking great questions. And a 'tip of the hat' to Lindsay at TheFrugalCrafter, who made some dandy crafts with our St. Patrick's Day images!

As always, write to us anytime with your ideas and suggestions. We love it!


Scott & Martin

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