I love vintage looking things. The thought that something old could have been in the hands of another generation really makes me smile. Old things also remind me of simpler times. Nothing was electronic. Lots of things were still handmade. The lace was typically had woven, intricate and dainty.
I CASE'd this card from Deb Valder because I loved the vintage look. The lace background stamp is called "I Love Lace". Isn't it beautiful? Everyone who has seen this card asks me how I got the lace on the card.
I've often shared about my Nana. (That's Italian for grandmother.) She owned the second Singer sewing machine ever made. When she passed away I was the blessed recipient of this heirloom and it's displayed in a prominent area of our home. Nana sewed our Barbie clothes, our prom dresses and did the alternations on our wedding gowns – all on this sewing machine. Needless to say, it's an 'old thing with lots of sentimental value'.
I used the stamp set "From My Heart" for the tea pot image and sentiment. I stamped it twice, both times in Memento ink. The first one I punched out and the second one I cut out only the words and used Dimensionals to create a 3D look. The Vintage Brads are GORGEOUS and really add to the overall theme. And, yes, I did make the bow. It's one of the many crafting things Nana taught me! I wrapped the Vintage Brad around the center and used Glue Dots to secure it. The Scalloped Tag Topper Punch worked perfectly underneath the greeting. I punched both ends for a more feminine look.
What heirloom do you have that is special to you? Leave me a comment and tell me about it!