How to Make A Vintage-Inspired Holiday Card

Posted by Jennifer Snyder
Do you love vintage Christmas cards? Learn how to recreate a vintage Christmas card using a few easy techniques!

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Do you love vintage Christmas cards?

Jennifer Snyder will show you how to recreate a vintage Christmas card using a few easy techniques. Capture the vintage feel at home this holiday.

Products Used

Prima Victorian Christmas - Flowers - Holiday Lights

Prima Victorian Christmas - Say It In Crystals

Prima Victorian Christmas - Flowers Red Stocking

Prima Victorian Christmas - 6x6 Paper Pad

Prima Memory Hardware - Trim Rocquencourt Doily Lace

Spellbinder Card Creator - A2 Curved Borders One

Martha Stewart Medium Branch Punch

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo

Ranger Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool

Ranger Inkssentials Replacements Blending Foams

Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive

Ken Oliver - The Best Ever Craft Mat

Spellbinders Tool N' One

Pre-folded cards

Repositionable Tape

Brown Cardstock

Here are some close up shots of the vintage card


I am using of Prima's Victorian Xmas collection to create the vintage appeal on my card. Pick a few sheets from the 6x6 paper pad. These will be layers.

Cut the papers to size and ink the edges. I used a pre-folded card as my base so I need to trim the card down a little so that the 6inch paper will fit nicely. I also inked the edges of the card.

Spellbinders Card Creator dies are awesome for creating interesting and delicate edges on cards. I used repositionable tape to secure my dies so they do not slip and move when I am running them through my die cutting machine.

Here is a great die cutting tip and "must have" tool for die cutting. This is the Spellbinders Tool-N-One. It has a nice sharp pick on one end to help poke out the paper remnants left from die cutting. The other side has a brush to help brush any remaining paper pieces from the actual paper die once it is removed from the metal form.

If you love dies, then you'll agree that dies are getting more detailed, intricate and delicate. Which means that you inevitably will have paper pieces left in your die form or on the paper you just cut out. This is the tool that will remove that stress from die cutting and help you move forward with your project with a happy state of mind.

A happy crafter is a productive crafter.

Ready to start assembling the card. I love to start with pre-folded cards because they are convenient for me and come in a variety of sizes I like. I ink the edges of my cards to create a vintage feel from corner to corner.

Embellishment time! I think vintage cards need a touch of lace. Cut a gold lace medallion in half. This will give it the illusion of being a larger piece of lace. No need to waste and use two pieces. This lace trim is way to gorgeous to waste.

Layer the flower ontop of the lace to cover the cut.

Add your choice of floral berries and flowers.

I punched some green pine branches to tuck into the floral cluster and fill it in a bit.

Here is the finished card once more

Happy Crafting and Happy Holiday Season