Saturday, August 13, 2011

Vintage Christmas at Sugar Creek Hollow

Welcome to another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow.  We know it is August and it has been so hot in so many areas but it is time to cool things down and think Christmas.  This week our challenge to you is to make a VINTAGE CHRISTMAS CARD.

We want you to put away your cute images and find a vintage Christmas image in your craft room or online.  For this challenge you also need to get out your most vintage papers and embellishments.  There are lots of freebies available online so use your favorite search engine and you will find lots of options.  If you are in the need of some retail therapy, there are also a number of wonderful vintage products in the craft stores now.

Vintage doesn't necessarily mean overly embellished especially since you want to be able to afford the postage to mail your creation but you do want to make it look old so this is the time to think inks, distressing, lace, antique buttons, etc. - oh my what endless possibilities.

We will be choosing a random winner and that person will receive a winner's badge to display on her blog and a digi of our choice.  In addition, the Design Team will choose one project as Card of the Week and the creator will receive a badge to display and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

Our designers pulled out all the stops to create vintage Christmas cards for your inspiration.  For details on each card just click on the designer's name and you will be taken to their blog.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

AI Factory - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Merry Christmas on front
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas

Image:  Free Trinkets and Treasures
Card Stock:  Green (Bazzill), Red (My Stash)
Papers:  Red/White Dot and Red Damask (Summertime Designs), Green with White Spots (Lasting Impressions), Green and Green Mottled (My Stash), Red Circles (Basic Grey)
Tools & Embellishments:  Victorian Scissors (Fiskars), Ribbons (Fabricland), Charm (Arton Bead Supply), Corner Rounder Punch (Marvy Uchida), Small Circle Punch (EK Paper Shapers)


  1. Just gorgeous Cec! Love your image and that darlin' charm!

  2. This is wonderful, Cec! What a charming vintage image and I love the way you framed it in the gold polk dotted paper - in fact I love al the paper - really gorgeous. Terrific challenge - wish I had time to play this week!

    Hope you are doing well.


  3. Cec, I am in love with this beautiful and your papers couldn't be more perfect. Love that beautiful bow and charm....great job!

  4. love love love! so hope I get to play in this challenge - your card is wonderful - and love that bow and charm!

  5. Love the vintage Christmas card. It's so pretty. Thanks for joining us this week at fab n funky. Hope you will join us again.


  6. Hi Cec, this is a gorgeous vintage Christmas card, I really love the vintage Christmas images. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Fab n Funky this week, good luck! Pami x

  7. Cec, this is a stunner of a card! Wow. I love the "rich" feel to it, right down to that beautiful charm you added.

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog, too!

  8. Love the fantastic image and your great punch.

  9. What a beautiful Christmas card. I love the bow. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  10. So very pretty - love the image and design! Glad you linked up at Craft Us Crazy!


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