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Crafting With a Vintage Look #033 - Christmas Card of the Moment #1 and FREE Thanksgiving collage
November 09, 2009

Issue #033 - "It's Downhill to Christmas." That's the apropos name of our first Christmas Card of the Moment, starting off our special newsletter series of ten exclusive card designs to get you in the spirit of Christmas.

Every few days between now and Thanksgiving, we will feature photos of one of the cards from our new e-book, Ten Vintage Christmas Greetings to Make. We hope that these cards may inspire you to make a special holiday greeting card or two for those you love.

We also have a FREE Thanksgiving gift for you that will make your Thanksgiving crafting "as easy as pie."

In this Special Edition issue:

  • Our Christmas Card of the Moment, It's Downhill to Christmas, plus our Subscriber Discount!
  • Cuddly, cute Christmas Cats I image book for 2009.
  • Free vintage image collage sheet, Pumpkin Pie I, exclusive to subscribers.
  • A visit with vintage-spirited Dani at EaglesWings.

Let's get crafting...

Christmas Card of the Moment #1
It's All Downhill to Christmas!

Mister Snowman stands at the bottom of a snowy slope on the front of this tri-fold card, "Downhill to Christmas." By cutting the top edge of a three-panel card at an angle, you can create an interesting zig-zag dimension on the front of the card. The wavy cut edge is dusted with a little blue distressing ink to match the vintage images inside. When opened, the card reveals the kids on their sled, reminding us that "downhill to Christmas" can be a wonderful thing.

This Card of the Moment is the first in our new e-book, Ten Vintage Christmas Greetings to Make. It is published in a convenient, high-quality PDF file format. You download it to your computer for reading or printing. There are complete instructions for making ten cards, and the vintage images included are high-resolution, in pre-sized format, ready to print at a copy center or on your home ink-jet printer!

As a subscriber to Crafting with a Vintage Look, if you purchase before November 14 you can get

$2.00 off the regular price.

The catch? You have to promise to tell us what you think of the book, so we can make a really fantastic edition for Valentine's Day. And if you are not satisfied - we have a Money Back Guarantee!

Just go to:


Click on the "Add to Cart" button, and when you complete your purchase with PayPal, type in the secret subscriber discount code:


That's all there is to it -- 1-2-3 -- click on the e-book link above, scroll down and click on "Add to Cart," and enter the $2.00 discount code of "subscriber" into PayPal.

You'll quickly receive an email with the download link, and you are one click away from creating some of the most unique vintage-look Christmas cards this season!

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

Christmas Cats I image book

From Christmas Cats I

When the Victorians wanted cute, they went straight for children and cats. Christmas, it seems, was the purr-fect time to pull out all the cuteness stops. Here are sixteen of the cuddliest, most kittenish, most adorable vintage images of cats at Christmas. Click here to see a thumbnail preview of the twelve large images and four exclusive "scraps," all on four 8.5" x 11" PDF pages.

Our goal is to create the "picture perfect" image resource for your crafts, cards, scrapbook and altered art projects. We are proud to invite you to browse 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!)

FREE Pumpkin Pie I
Download this Thanksgiving collage sheet

Exclusive to our subscribers - Your FREE collage sheet this month is fresh out of the oven and ready for you to download and print!

Pumpkin Pie I celebrates that humble pie enjoyed every Thanksgiving for centuries. Pumpkins are uniquely American, and were shared by native Americans with the first settlers. Europeans began growing them, but only for livestock feed until the 19th century. It was the Victorians that raised the pumpkin to glory, creating everything from pumpkin chips to pumpkin beer.

As our free gift to you for Thanksgiving, click below to download a PDF file of this one-page collage sheet, Pumpkin Pie I:

Download PDF: Pumpkin Pie I

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

Inspiring Books 'n Blogs

Dani has two blogs that we follow, EaglesWings and DaniV1951's Newsletter. Browse through them both, and you'll find vintage crafts, embroidery and fabric creations, funny photos, crafting videos and a cheerful tour guide in Dani. Just last week, she gave VintageImageCraft a mention for our Christmas Card book. This was followed up with photos of her old friend, Chico - an overly-loved stuffed monkey from her childhood. Thrifty and creative, Dani offers lots of recycled craft ideas and household tips for these hard times. Visit Dani at EaglesWings or DaniV1951's Newsletter.

Next issue:

Look for our Christmas Card of the Moment #2 in a few days!

Plus, we have a simple, simple, simple Thanksgiving craft that will add vintage "pop" to your holiday table!

In the meantime, visit our vintage image eBay auctions because we are offering some early Hallmark ornaments for the first time.

Write to us anytime - we love it.

Make some cards! Make some pumpkin pie!

Scott & Martin

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