You tell ‘em GIRL!!!

I hit the jack pot at my local thrift store and came across a huge selection of vintage patterns! I bought each pattern for 25 cents and had the perfect project in mind! The adorable illustrations on the envelopes would make darling greeting cards!

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After finding a nice selection of patterns, carefully cut them out. I like to make color photo copies of mine so I can make multiply cards with the same image.

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I them tape them on a page and make copies.

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I cut out the images and paste them on top of retro scrapbook paper and add a fun and clever message that I had typed on my computer and printed! And there you have it! They make great cards or a small gift !

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here are some of the messages I used on the lady cards:

- Here proudest achievement was staying blond hair!
- I only have a kitchen because it came with the house.
- Nothing says” Hello Sailor” quite like a ruby red lipstick.
- Someone was going to have to set a bad example!
- If you want breakfast in bed, then sleep in the kitchen.
- High maintenance doesn’t even begin to cover it!

And for cards with little kid pics on them:

- I child proofed my house but they still get in!
- Wow! I get to give birth and change diapers!
- Be nice to your kids! They chose what nursing home you’ll be put in!
- What if the Hookey Pokey is what it’s all about!

9 Comments

Comments

  1. 1
    luvinthemommyhood says:

    This is a fabulous idea! Thanks for having luvinthemommyhood in your blogroll :)
    See you in the mommyhood!

  2. 2

    These are great!

  3. 3

    Love this!

  4. 4
    Monkey's Momma says:

    You have such a cool site. I love repurposing, upcycling, reusing, etc… I will be back!

  5. 5

    love it! Now I want to go to my thrift store ;)

  6. 6

    I just inherited a huge stack of old patterns from my Grandma. I didn't know what to do with them… until now! Thanks for the amazing idea!

  7. 7

    I love anne taitor :)

    Thanks for sharing :)

  8. 8

    Thanks for this most awesome idea! I had a great time today making these, and posted it on my blog.
    http://www.pretendingtocraft.blogspot.com

  9. 9

    This is such an adorable idea!

    I'm gonna have to keep an eye out for some vintage patterns. Thanks for sharing the idea.

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