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Crafting With a Vintage Look, Issue #004 -- FREE Halloween collage sheet download !
July 22, 2008
Greetings

Issue #004 - Our special offerings in this issue are:

  • A preview of our new Asian Treasure Box craft
  • A stunning, FREE Halloween collage sheet (for subscribers only!)
  • Three new blog-reviews to get you inspired

We want to start by saying "thank you" for visiting VintageImageCraft and subscribing to our e-newsletter. We've received some wonderful notes recently ("...just found your awesome site today..." Cyndi) with some great questions and suggestions.

Do you enjoy eBay? Our big addition to our website is our Vintage Auctions page. This page lists all of the vintage items we are currently auctioning on eBay. This week, for example, we have a set of 10 comic Teddy Bear postcards from 1904!

Visit our Vintage Auctions page, too, for some creative ideas on where to find materials with vintage illustrations and photos.


Asian Treasure Box

You can make this rich, tailored fabric-covered box for pennies - and more easily than you thought. We call it our Asian Treasure Box because the padded top is an antique Japanese print. Download and print it right on your home inkjet printer. Take a look at our step-by-step instructions.

As always - you are family so we can ask you. If you see any typos in our craft instructions, or have any comments or questions, please contact us.


FREE Halloween Collage Sheet - Just For You

We have a FREE gift for you. Bewitching Beauties is a big, three-page collage sheet featuring bright, high-quality Halloween vintage images. Just click below to download this PDF file:

http://www.vintageimagecraft.com/bewitching

We selected eight of the most gorgeous postcard illustrations by Samuel L. Schmucker (1879-1921), and reproduced them, full size, for this collage sheet. You might use them to make Halloween cards, or even our Halloween Luminary craft!

You are among the first to see this collage sheet. If you download it, please let us know what you think of its quality, format (PDF), ease of download, usefulness, and any other comments you can offer. We enjoyed making it for you!


Inspiring Craft and Scrapbook Blogs

We're continuing our series of "blog reviews," to give you a taste of the many creative bloggers out there who are using vintage images in crafts and scrapbooking. This month in Crafting With a Vintage Look we want to introduce you to three exceptional blogs:

Artful Musings is Susan's artful blog with her photos and narratives about altered art, collages, rubber stamping, and all things creative. She presents some beautiful miniature works, and of course we love what she does with vintage images! Poke around and if you leave Susan a comment, tell her we sent you to Artful Musings

The title, Cindy is Crafty, and She Makes Things Too, is reason enough to visit Cindy's witty blog. But an even better reason is to browse her eclectic collection of illustrated projects, from fabric crafts to books to jewelry. We've gotten some great ideas from Cindy: Cindy is Crafty

And our "find of the month" is from Hilmof, who apparently crafts 24-hours a day or more. Scroll through her archives and you'll see hundreds of photographed cards, tags, postcards and various altered items, executed in various mixed media techniques: Crafting Creations


Next issue:

We're taking a road trip for the next few weeks. We'll be driving from Los Angeles up to Yosemite National Park, Bodie ghost town, Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, and stright up to Bellingham, Washington. That's our dream retirement spot. We won't have a laptop, so if you write us a note, we'll be able to answer it as soon as we get back.

Our next issue of Crafting With a Vintage Look will be All-Halloween, believe it or not, with several incredible Halloween card projects! Pop-Ups! 3-D! Fabric! So easy, it's scary!

Don't forget to write. We want to get to know you better. Please send us a note through our contact page. We'd love to hear from you with your suggestions or more about your interests.

Until then, keep crafting!

Scott & Martin


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