Monday, August 23, 2010

Vintage Postcards !!




Stopped over at the Graphics Fairy the other day and saw this post ... Swoon is right ! I love old postcards ( found here), thanks so much Graphics Fairy for posting them !! So of course I had to print them off !! I printed two sizes on cardstock. I already had some tin cans waiting to be altered into something much better !! So I got various papers and treasures to embellish with. I distressed the edges of each postcard with my Zutter , makes it so quick & easy !
I like how it gives a distressed look on the edges , I also used some chalk on the edges before I put the postcard on the can . I added different little embellishments , some were little rolled edge flora , very easy and quick to do

When I was all done with my cans I used a hammer and my trusty little awl to make clean holes on the sides and attached wire for handles. I also used some grungeboard on some of the tins , vintage papers, and various brads.



So I am linking with The Graphics Fairy today on brag Monday ! Hope you have a fabulous & creative day !!

17 comments:

Cindy Adkins said...

These are absolutely fabulous!!! Wow!
And we must have seen the postcard images on the same day I just used them for today's post too...how funny is that? (I made a little tag out of one of them with grunge board.) Your buckets are fantastic.
Hugs,
Cindy

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Eunice,
Thank you so much for visiting my blog...I can see that we have similar taste--Don't you just love creating all these wonderful treasures? You are indeed, blessed.
Hugs,
Cindy

LuLu Kellogg said...

You are one talented girl! I love these!

I need to find out what that Zutter thing is because it looks like something I need!!

LuLu♥

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Those are just truly beautiful...thank you so much for the inspiration!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love these! I love how you used the postcards {I like them myself and save all the ones Karen shares}, but I like the flowers you made, too!

PetraB said...

These are great projects, love them. Thank you for sharing them.

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Oh wow!! These are gorgeous!!! I love the flowers you made to go on these. I've never heard of that Zutter tool before, it looks awesome!
Thanks so much for linking this up to Brag Monday.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

These look just darling!
You should be so proud. :-)

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Those are so nice. I use the post cards on pillows all the time.
Now my question- what is a zutter?
tammy

Debbie said...

It's funny... I JUST put aside a can today that I KNEW I could use for something... just wasn't sure what. Now I know!!!! Great project - thanks for sharing with us!!!!!!

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, my goodness... Your blog is just beautiful!
I am signing up to follow~
Thank you for sharing!
Have a wonderful weekend~
Leticia

Tania said...

It seems those postcards sure are popular - I also used one for my Monday post ;-)
I love this idea - so creative, and that Zutter looks great - gotta get one! I 'll be back to ckeck out your blog when I have more time - like your style!

Edie Schmidt said...

Oh I just love what you have done just perfect! What a fantastic idea and you have created it just perfect.

Cindy Adkins said...

Congratulations for being featured on the Graphics Fairy--I am so excited for you because these are spectacular!!!

xo

Feathers and Flight said...

Congratulations on Being Featured on Brag Monday!!
Love, Love, Love these! Thank You for Sharing!! I will be Back to Visit!
Have a Wonderful week!
~Jill~

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

What is grunge board and what is a zutter? Are those scrapbooking items? I really am unfamiliar with a lot of that. I have to say i love how these cans / pails came out! THe uses are endless and they are so cool! Following you!

Tanya Hulbert said...

I love your paint can transformation! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful idea!