Monday, 20 July 2009

Vintage Postcard Kits - Crafty Secrets

July 20, 2009

In just a week, the big summertime crafting event (CHA) will be taking place in Florida. For this event Crafty Secrets is coming out with their Vintage Postcard Kits. Check out the Heartwarming Vintage blog as Sandy has revealed 4 of the new kits that will be available at CHA. They are:

* Baby Girl
* Story Time
* Halloween
* Christmas

I have made 4 projects, 2 using 2 different images from the Halloween set, 1 from the Christmas set and another one from the Baby Girl Set. These postcard kits are so fun to use. You can make Postcards, banners, mini brag books, and the list goes on and on. The images can be dressed-up with glitter, fun flock, flower soft, pearls, beads, buttons, etc.

Here is the first hanging postcards that I made using the Halloween image. For this first Halloween hanging postcard, I added some black fun flock on the cats, used a black thin wire with beads as the hanger piece and then I hung one of the smaller images on a beaded wire. I wraps the wire around a narrow wooded piece to get it to curl up. Unfortunately, I didn't have the stamp set that comes with this postcard kit at the time that I made my first postcard, so I used stamps from the Halloween and Journey Stamp Set for the back of the postcard. All around the edges of the front and the back I used a gold Sakura gel pen.

The Second Halloween postcard was made using another image from the Halloween Set. This time I sprayed the front image with Sunflower Glimmer Mist, added some black glitter all along the edges, raised the stars on the hat, stamped some stars on the top edge of the image and added some orange and black rhinestones. For the hanger, I used a black wire that I added some black and orange beads. Again, I twirled the ends of the wire on a piece of round wood and then I added ribbon between the 2 holes. For the back of the postcard, I sponged some Summer Sun and Spiced Marmalade Distress ink to try to get the same shading as the front of the postcard. Then I used stamps that came with the postcard kit and the owl image that was also part of the kit. The edges were sponge with Black Soot Distress ink.

This next one uses an image from the Christmas set. For the Christmas Tree, I used some Flower Soft for texture. Then sponged the edges with Walnut Stain Distress ink and added gold edges using a Sakura pen. For the hanger I used gold wire that I twisted around a pen and added little holly buttons and one of the small images that I glued to the chipboard star.
And for my last project, I made a mini brag book. This is only the first 3 pages that I made before I bound it together with snap rings and ribbon. The front of the brag book and the 2 following pages uses images that is found in the Baby Girl Postcard Set. For the front cover I distressed the edges with Rose Romance and then added some white fun flock all around the edges. The flowers, creases on the bedding and the words were all sprinkled with ultra fine crystal glitter and a glue pen. The 2 inside pages uses die cuts from the Labels 4 nestabilities, which goes perfectly with the shape of the postcard chipboard. Did some stamping using the Baby Girl stamp set, buttons with stickers from the Baby Girl Vintage sticker and another postcard stamp image that come with this set.
Hope you all enjoy playing around with these great Postcard kits. I can't wait to see what you all come up with.


P.S. Sandy has some giveaways at the Heartwarming Vintage blog. 2 lucky winners will receive the 4 postcard kits and other one will receive the 2 stamp sets - Mouse Party and the Thanksgiving set.


  1. WOW! You've been a busy girl Marisa, love all of your projects!

  2. OMGosh ... each and every project is absolutely awesome!! Can't wait to get my hands on a few of these! Thanks for giving us all wonderful inspiration!!