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Crafting With a Vintage Look, Issue #024 - NEW Father's Day craft with FREE vintage image!
June 11, 2009

Issue #024 - Nothing says "Happy Father's Day" like a hand-made gift and card, and we have ideas for both this year. In this special Father's Day Issue of Crafting With a Vintage Look, you'll find:

  • A FREE Father's Day vintage image from the advertising world of 1888.
  • A vintage-look After-Shave Bottle you can craft, with a home-brewed liquid surprise inside!
  • See our new image book of vintage portraits of the honorary "Father of Our County" in Uncle Sam I.

Let's get crafting...

Happy Father's Day

B.T. Babbitt's Best Soap printed these trade cards in 1888 to advertise their wonderful laundry soap - but as usual, the kids like the box better.

Use this charming vintage image to create a special Father's Day card. Just download the image with a right-click, and "Save image as..." Print it on good photo paper, trim, and mount it on a blank card. Embellish it as you wish (I know you will!) and present it with your bottle of home-made after-shave (just below). Then finish off your old-fashioned Father's Day by making him clean the garage.

Craft this vintage apothecary
After-Shave Bottle!

An old empty bottle can become an old full bottle - and a great Father's Day gift. Our After-Shave Bottle craft is easy enough for kids to make. Just about all you need is a bottle, a scrap necktie and a large button, and the FREE vintage image label we provide. (For the record - we LOVE this late-1800s photo of this dashing gentleman and his mutton-chop whiskers!)

The big surprise is what's inside... we give you two simple recipes for home-made after-shave, one spicy and one herbal. We've been using the samples we brewed, and honestly, we get nostalgic just smelling these old-time fragrances.

We also give you several sizes of images, so you can adjust for the size of your bottle, and also so you can make a matching Father's Day card, if you wish. You'll have fun with this one.

The FREE vintage image PDF download for After-Shave Bottle craft is waiting for you at VintageImageCraft. See the complete instructions at:

Vintage After-Shave Bottle

Write us a note if you have any questions of suggestions.

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The Other "Father of Our Country"
Uncle Sam

From Uncle Sam I

Just a reminder that our newest image book, Uncle Sam I, is taking off like a rocket. This four-page collection of vintage Uncle Sam illustrations is perfect for Independence Day cards, crafts and scrapbooks!

We've collected fourteen vintage images of "Uncle Sam" in all his patriotic finery, including post cards from 1900-1910 and recruitment posters from World War I, circa 1917.

Have you seen our new Independence Day Crafts page? If you are looking for inspiration on how to use the star-spangled patriotic images you find in the Uncle Sam I image book or our other patriotic images, this is a great place to find the story behind so many of our national symbols, from Lady Liberty to The Spirit of '76.

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 offerings at our Vintage Image Download Gallery.

If the link above doesn't work for you, type into your browser:

(And you can also visit our Etsy store at VintageImageCraft on Etsy!)

Next issue:

The regular June 20 issue of Crafting With a Vintage Look is in the works, with more clip art, vintage images and crafting ideas. We'll be introducing a new feature of authentic (and often hysterical) crafting recipes from the 1916 publication, Henley's Twentieth Century Formulas, Recipes And Processes.

We'll also be visiting with a crafting and publishing icon, fresh from the launch of her new magazine.

Keep your questions and comments coming, and let us know what you are doing!

Happy Father's Day!

Scott & Martin

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