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Crafting With a Vintage Look - Cheep Thrills!
March 25, 2010

Happy Easter from Scott and Martin at Vintage Image Craft!

This is a Special Edition of Crafting With a Vintage Look because Easter is hopping up fast. We found this beautiful Victorian scrap of a flower-adorned egg. Martin started fooling around with it with his usual "What if..." expression and his scissors. Then he dug up a vintage postcard of a fluffy Easter chick.

Now you know exactly 'which came first' - it was the egg, then the chick, and finally the Easter card.

Read all about it below - and download the beautiful Victorian Easter scrap that started it all!

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Victorian Easter Scrap

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Easter Egg Card
Easy to make with
vintage artwork

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Martin wanted to call this card "Cheep Thrills", but I wouldn't hear of it. Then again...

This Easter card is Very Victorian. It has moving parts! The two halves of the egg are attached with a grommet, so they open to reveal the newborn chick within. And grommets have a nice hole in them, making it easy to attach the satin bow.

With one click, you can download the 100-year old images, sized and formatted to make this 5" x 7" vintage Easter card.

See the step-by-step and download the exclusive vintage images at:

Easter Egg Card

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Flower Faces
Download this FREE Easter
collage sheet

Don't forget to download your FREE Easter collage sheet!

Flower Faces is an essential collection of four vintage images of Victorian fantasy. Long before Walt Disney, flowers could sing, dance, and express personal sentiments. These vintage roses, lilies, geraniums and chrysanthemums can be a wonderful way to bring the "language of flowers" to your own cards and crafts.

As our free gift to you for Easter, click below to download a PDF file of this one-page collage sheet, Flower Faces:

Download PDF: Flower Faces

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Inspiring Books 'n Blogs

Where do great craft ideas come from? Well, everywhere I guess, but there seems to be a unusually large reservoir of them on Roni's amazing blog, Ink Stains. Roni recently showed us some photos of her "Flower Pins," which she based on our Vintage Flower Pin craft. We were proud to be there, among the hundreds of beautiful projects of Roni's that she photographs and describes. Check out her dyed egg shell mosaics! Feeling in need of some high-octane inspiration? Get some "Ink Stains on your fingers" and visit Roni at Ink Stains.

Next issue:

Our interview with the reigning "Glitter Queen" is on schedule for our April 20 edition of Crafting With a Vintage Look. And we just started talking with crafting guru, Tim Holtz, for his interview in the May issue!

We're getting "chuffed" (a quaint expression we borrowed from our Irish friend, Madeleine) for the recording sessions of TVWeekly, the online crafting show! And we'll be telling you about our latest card classes with Michael Strong.

Before now and Easter, be sure to visit our clutch of crafts on our Easter Crafts page. We've added some new Easter and spring Image Books into our Vintage Image Download Gallery, and we'll be adding a few more very soon!

My most precious and embarrassing Easter memory: Being all grown up and far from home for my first year of college, and having my parents send a huge, cellophane-wrapped Easter basket to my dormitory. That was love, and I knew it.

Here Comes Peter Cottontail!

Scott & Martin

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