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Vintage Set of Cards {photos from a custom order}

I enthusiastically received a custom order for a set of 5 vintage inspired cards.  The following recipe yielded a set of fabulous cards:

  • a dash of gold ink
  • 6 teaspoons of type writer key stickers
  • 2 vintage image stamps
  • pages from a 50+ year old book
  • 4 cups of creativity
  • 1 cup of letters from vintage flash cards (macron included!)
  • a dash of inspiration
  • handful of textured scrapbook paper
  • a pinch of purple and light brown brads

Yield: 5 fabulous vintage inspired cards


The recipient of these lovely cards: “So, I went to my mailbox today, and I found a lovely little package waiting for me. Oh, Sarah, they are beautiful. Thank you so much. I especially love the type writer one!”

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The Losing Game of Alphabet Stickers

Keeping up with sticker or chip board alphabet letters can be a losing game. The letter “e” seems to always be used up first followed by a few other popular vowels as well as Wheel of Fortune’s “RSTLNE.” The letters “u” and “x” and other less commonly used characters remain wondering if they’ll have a future. And I’m left wondering, “Hmmm, I need to come up with a catchy word for these obscure letters” as if I were playing in a Scrabble tournament.

I came across flash cards from the 1950s or 1960s. These flash cards’ original use was to improve 1st grade vocabulary and spelling…but now they’re improving my vocabulary and spelling:

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