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Crafting With a Vintage Look #041 - Christmas Card #9!
November 24, 2009

Issue #041 - We're still basking in the glow of the lovely visit from Carol Duvall and her long-time producer and friend, Cherryl Greene. As I mentioned, Carol hopes to attend the upcoming CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) Show in Anaheim, California in January. The Craft SuperShow is January 22-23, and the Trade Show is 24-27, at the Anaheim Convention Center. We'll be there!

Before we go any further - to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, I have this photo of Martin performing the traditional Kindergarten "Thank You Turkey Dance!"

There. That should embarrass Martin clear into next year. In this Special Edition of Crafting With a Vintage Look:

  • Our Christmas Card of the Moment #9, Yuletide Jewel.
  • Contacting Carol Duvall.
  • Buyers speak out!

Let's get crafting...

Christmas Card of the Moment #9
Yuletide Jewel

An image printed on silky fabric has a luminescence that paper can't match. When we found this 1912 illustration of Father Christmas with a little girl in a medallion design, we knew this was the perfect opportunity to highlight the design on fabric.

We call this design Yuletide Jewel because the illustration is painted with deep hues of blue lapis lazuli, emerald green, garnet red and metallic gold. The fabric insert was printed on a purchased fabric sheet on our home inkjet printer and backed with a cotton batting pad. Backing the image is a simple circle of gold metallic paper over deep blue card stock.

This Card of the Moment is the ninth 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!

Just go to:


Click on the "Add to Cart" button and complete your purchase with PayPal. You'll immediately 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:

Contacting Carol Duvall

In last Sunday's issue, we mentioned how we've received dozens of e-mails from Carol Duvall fans (and who isn't one?). We read some of your notes to Carol, who was absolutely delighted! Since several people asked how they could write to her, Carol deputized me as an official envoy.

If you wish to write to Carol, you can send your letter to Vintage Image Craft, and we will forward it to her. Our mailing address is:

Carol Duvall
C/O Vintage Image Craft
P.O. Box 9718
Glendale, CA 91226

Feel free to write, and we will forward your notes to Carol. I know she would love to hear from you.

Buyers Speak Out!

On Ten Vintage Christmas Greetings to Make: "I so thoroughly enjoyed making two of the Halloween cards offered on your website....I just knew this Christmas collection of cards would be nothing less than stellar and a delight to there was no hesitation in purchasing this book. Having reviewed my copy already....I'm chomping at the bit to get started .... and times-a- tickin' ... Christmas will be here before I know it." Connie

(Connie wrote this a few weeks ago, while the clock was ticking quietly enough for us to ignore it. But now with Thanksgiving a few days away, we're kicking ourselves for not getting our own Christmas cards done by now. We've sworn to make our own cards form now on - so we'd better get working.)

Next issue:

We'll be sending one more Special Edition of Crafting With a Vintage Look with our Christmas Card of the Moment #10, Santa Claus Rag. We hope to send it the day after Thanksgiving!

Edison Disc player, 1914Santa Claus Rag was Carol's favorite card in our e-book, because it features a recycled CD disguised as an old Edison record. While she was here, I showed her the 1914 Edison "Diamond Disc" phonograph that stands in the corner of our living room. I cranked it up and lowered the heavy needle onto the thick black record. Carol chuckled through the scratchy rendition of our favorite, the "Pussy Cat Rag." They don't write them like that anymore!

Just a reminder that we are out of town for Thanksgiving Week (in the Carolinas), so this newsletter comes to you through the miracle of time-delay technology. If you write to us, we'll be able to respond as soon as we are back on November 29. While we are in Savannah, we'll be going to Paula Deen's restaurant, The Lady & Sons. We'll tell you all about it, if we survive the cholesterol hit.

We wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Scott & Martin

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