Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Woo Hoo! It's OBG time!

Hello Friends! Hope your week is going well! It's that wonderful Wednesday for us at Design DIVAS! It's time for our Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop! If this is your first visit to our hop, you should know that the Design DIVAS are a Facebook group of crafters who have come together to share our love of crafting. We also share inspiration, motivation and support with each other. It has been a true blessing to me to be a part of this great group of ladies! The Oldies But Goodies hop challenges us to make a project using items in our stash that are at least six months old. If you are like me, the real challenge is to decide which "oldie" to use first!!

I have the privilege of starting our hop this month! So, grab your coffee or tea and be ready to be inspired! The awesome talent in this group just goes on and on!

Today, I want to share with you a birthday card. My dear friend (and best requested a card for her daughter. I decided to go vintage because that is my favorite and a theme I knew her daughter would enjoy. I started with a card base of stock from a K & Company stack called "Life's Journey". The vintage postal marks and stamps were just what I was looking for. This is a double sided stack so I used the "written" side for the base. The matte layer was cut and edged with a scallop punch. The birthday sentiment is stamped on vellum and embossed. Now, the really fun part! The buttons used are from a collection given to me by the mom who requested the card. I knew her daughter would appreciate this touch of nostalgia. I adhered the buttons with glue dots. So far, every thing used has met the criteria for this challenge. The ribbon trim on the card is a more recent purchase. Lastly, I used Old Olive ink to shadow the edges. I love the antique look of this card!

I hope you have enjoyed your visit here today! Thank you for sharing your time and interest! The next stop on the hop is Cindy Pec's blog. Be ready for a real treat! Mark your calendars so you can join us for our next hop the third Wednesday in May!

Have fun on the hop and leave some love for these wonderful ladies! For now, I leave you with...

Blessings to you,

ETA: In case you get stuck along the way, here is the "hop" list:

1. Vicki Patranc -

2. Cindy Johnsen Pec

3. Mary Witter

4. Cindy Grigiski

5. Maria Matter

6. Sue Morris

7. Barb Wibel

8. Heather Dennis

9. Gina Lindsay


  1. Loved the paper, lace, buttons and did I say paper? Seeing all the cards in a hop is awesome.
    Thanks for letting me be part of this.

  2. Gorgeous Vicki!! love that lace...
    hugs & blessings!


  3. Beautiful card!! Love the buttons!!!

  4. Vicki, great vintage card! I love the old buttons for the oval border. Great postal paper-- I think I have that in my stash, too, but didn't know what to do with it. Love hopping with you! Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs!

  5. Sorry Vicki!!! I'm reposting. Can you please delete that first post? LOL This is beautiful!!! LOVE the buttons!!

    1. Hi Sue! Cindy says thanks!!! LOL! I'm sorry, you just left me too open with that one! I know how crazy your schedule is! Love you!

  6. Wonderful vintage card- love the buttons and the great DSP! Awesome eye candy to start the Blog Hop!

  7. Oh Vicki...this is gorgeous vintage...sentimental value in the buttons makes it priceless

  8. Vicki this is just stunning. I love the buttons and the stamped vellum. I also adore vintage style and would love to do more of it myself so thank you for the inspiration. Thanks for getting the blog hop off to a great start.

  9. Gorgeous! What a great vintage card. I love your buttons framing your sentiment.

  10. What a beautiful vintage design. Love the buttons and lace.


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