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Crafting With a Vintage Look #034 - Christmas Card #2 and Thanksgiving Place Card craft!
November 11, 2009

Issue #034 - Our second "Christmas Card of the Moment" is the Nimble Nick Gift Card Holder!

Nimble Nicks were first introduced by the Whitney Company of Massachusetts around 1915, and soon became a Christmas phenomenon. Dressed as little Santas, these diminutive elves lived in Christmas Land and drove in kiddie-cars - according to their illustrated storybook. We think they are the perfect vintage personalities for presenting a gift card to someone special!

In this Special Edition of Crafting With a Vintage Look we have some surprises!

  • Our Christmas Card of the Moment #2, Nimble Nick Gift Card Holder, plus our (four more days!) Subscriber Discount!
  • Simple Thanksgiving Place Cards for your holiday table.
  • Two new Christmas Image Books for cat lovers, and those who appreciate the slimming effects of an all-white wardrobe.
  • Revisiting Dani and her monkey at EaglesWings.

Let's get crafting...

Christmas Card of the Moment #2
Nimble Nick Gift Card Holder

These playful Nimble Nicks are having a snowball fight - over a gift card for Starbucks! Who knew the Victorians were such coffee fiends?

This is a one-panel card with three layers: the 5" x 7" back, a blue mat, and the Nimble Nicks image. The frilly border is created by trimming both the image and the mat paper with decorative scissors. The corners of the gift card are held in place by two short diagonal slits cut in the image!

This Card of the Moment is the second 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. The vintage images are included in high-resolution, pre-sized format, ready to print at a copy center or on your home ink-jet printer!

Only for you, as a subscriber, purchase before November 14, and 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:

Thanksgiving Place Cards
Add "POP" to Your Holiday Table

Remember our Thanksgiving Napkin Rings? Could you imagine anything that elegant being any simpler to make? Well, we may have just invented the "1-minute craft" with these Thanksgiving Place Cards. All you do is: Print, cut and fold. And you have vintage-look place cards with all the charm of antique die-cut treasures from great-grandma.

We've given you vintage images of both a boy and a girl riding their pet turkeys. Just match up the gender with the guest, write on the name, and you have taken your first step toward a functional, organized, and beautiful Thanksgiving dinner table.

The FREE vintage image PDF download for our exclusive Thanksgiving Tie craft is waiting for you at VintageImageCraft. See the complete instructions at:

Vintage Thanksgiving Place Cards

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

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

Santa in White I and Christmas Cats I
image books

From Christmas Cats I and Santa in White I

Before the corpulent, red-suited Santa Claus first drawn by Thomas Nast in 1863, the Victorians dressed Father Christmas in robes and furs of every color. One of the rarest colors, though, was white. We've collected a wonderful assortment of Santas, Father Christmases, and even St. Nicholas, in snow-white costumes. Click here to see a thumbnail preview of the ten large images and four "scraps," all on four 8.5" X 11" PDF pages.

And, we're getting great comments about our Christmas Cats I image book. 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!)

Inspiring Books 'n Blogs

(Thanks to the good citizens who let me know that the links didn't work in my last feature about Dani. Here it is again!)

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 #3 in a few days - a lacy Victorian pop up Christmas tree!

Don't forget to download your FREE Thanksgiving collage sheet, Pumpkin Pie I. As our free gift to you for Thanksgiving, click below to download this PDF files of four delicious images.

Download PDF: Pumpkin Pie I

There are just a few more days left on our vintage image eBay auctions of early Hallmark ornaments. Remember yarn ornaments? We bet you made some, too!

We have been getting so much mail - it's like Christmas!. We'll be sharing some craft photos with you over the next week. If you want to have a picture in a newsletter, write to us. We'll write back so you can send us a photo by e-mail attachment.

Thanksgiving is coming! We just picked a bushel of 54 miniature pumpkins from our garden. We'll be handing them out to all of the gardeners in our community garden tonight.

Start thawing the turkey!

Scott & Martin

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