Vintage Card

This beautiful card was created by Julie Day at J.Day Designs.  A big Thank You goes to Julie for sharing this inspiration with us.  Julie designed this card using Stampin’ Up products.  Making it a very vintage look.

Vintage Card

Julie started with selecting her color palette using Riding Hood Red/Very Vanilla  striped ribbon, along with Baja Breeze, Polka Dot Floral and Parisian Breeze paper and cardstock.  Giving all the pieces a worn soft aged look she then sanded everything.  Next Julie inked everything with Crumb Cake and then sanded again.  The large panel on the card base was created by stamping off the image once and then stamping on the cardstock to get a lighter image.  The focal image was stamped with Riding Hood Red onto Very Vanilla cardstock, then sanding the whole image and applied Crumb Cake ink with a sponge.  This panel was mounted on Whisper White that was also distressed and inked along the edges.  Using cream-colored thread she then zigzag stitched the edge of the focal image along with the large panel of the card base.

Vintage Card

Here is a picture of the focal image.

Vintage Card

For the accessories Julie used large striped ribbon tied in a simple bow.  A button was sewed onto the knot and then pearl stickers were placed around the edge and center of the button.  The final touch was two corsage pins pinned through ribbon the bow with the crystal and pearl beads under the button.

Creativity involves in breaking out of your traditional style.  Take a look at your project in a different way, and never hesitate to try something new.


The Stampin’ Up supplies are now retired but you are still able to purchase them on Ebay and


Stampin' Up Cardstock      Stampin' up cardstock

  • Baja Breeze – Retired
  • Floral – Retired
  • Parisian Breeze – Retired


Damask image from Bliss – Retired


  • Crumb Cake  (Stampin’ Up 126975 $6.61)
  • Riding Hood Red – Retired

Stampin Up Ink crumb cake


Very Vintage Buttons Stampin Up     Neutrals Designer Buttons Stampin Up     Pearl Stickers Stampin Up

Sponges Stampin Up     Stampin' Up Stamp a ma jig     DIstresser Making Memories

From Your Stash:

  • Cream Thread
  • Corsage Pins
  • Crystal Beads
  • Swarovski Pearls