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« on: January 06, 2010 05:50:23 PM »

I went antiquing this weekend and found myself digging through boxes of old photos. I found a few gems--mostly interesting children's photos. I scanned and reprinted them. I then decoupaged them on simple cards and added bows to make a stationary set. I debated adding other elements--flowers etc--but decided to keep the cards simple. I did use a decoupage glue that is supposed to have a yellowed or aged look.

I also found some great photos online that I also used. This photo shows the mix.

I also used the photos to make vintage-looking trinket boxes.





Here's some of the cards I made using antique photos I found online. Still cute but it's more fun to find the authentic photos at an antique shop Smiley




Here's one of the boxes I made using a photo I found. The paper frame was labeled Watertown, South Dakota. (I'm in Minnesota so it's not that far from here.)







HEre's another small box I made using more of the vintage photos.



All the photos on the cover of this box are reprints of ones I found.




Lastly, I was having so much fun with all this glue and paste I found some interesting Victorian nudes and made a little Valentine book for my husband.  I found the book in the dollar bin. The book is pretty tame stuff but I'll just show the G-rated cover so as not to offend anyone. Smiley

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Ravenau1
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2010 06:49:15 PM »

Beautiful! Smiley
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TheSleepyKnitter
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2010 08:28:46 PM »

Beautiful! Especially the red bow with the cards in the first few photos -- the red perfectly complements the black and white drama of the antique photographs. A great idea!
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