Thursday, March 21, 2013

You are Awesome :: Vintage Telegram Card + Tech Update

Inspiration can come from many places. Whether it be a walk in the park with your little one, a beautiful invitation you receive in the mail, or an inspired pin on your mood board....(Hello Pinterest). 

And then there are those times when you come across a beautifully designed piece of patterned paper and it's like......Wow. Hello gorgeous!!!

That is what I thought when I saw the background paper I used for this card. I just knew it was calling me to craft.

Both the background paper and the frame are from Marion Smith's new printable Vintage Telegram. I went with lots of die cuts this time...My description in the sidebar does say "Die Cuts Diva" so I should live up to that name right?!

The Deets

  1. Download and print out your gorgeous vintage telegram printables
  2. Trim white card stock down to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 standard A2 sized card base.
  3. Trim the Suite printable patterned paper to A2 size. 
  4. Punch photo corners from black card stock and adhere to Suite patterned paper.
  5. Die cut Hawaiian shores card stock using the "Turning a New Leaf" die and adhere to background
  6. Die cut the Dreamy printable patterned paper using the "Simply Jane" frame die. 
  7. Cover a piece of scrap paper with washi tape and adhere to frame
  8. Punch the a leftover scrap of the Dreamy printable patterned paper and adhere to background. 
  9. Die cut American Crafts POW glitter paper using the "Signature Series: Dress Form" die and adhere to washi tape using super sticky adhesive. 
  10. Adhere frame to background
  11. Punch butterflies from AC Pow glitter paper and adhere to background. 
  12. Embellish with enamel dots and a Martha Stewart label stamped with your sentiment

And there you have it. The die cutting took a little planning but once your rolling in inspiration it just flows. Make sure you hop on over to to pick up this kit and all the goodies that come along with it and get crafting. Make sure you show is your crafts in our Artsy Addicts Facebook group. 

Thanks for stopping by. 


Angela Butler-Carter

The Supplies

The photo cornerslabels, and small butterflies are punched shapes from Martha Stewart. The dress formthe frame, and leaf die cuts are from Papertrey Ink. The sentiment stamp is from Ali Edwards. The background of the frame silhouette is washi tape from K&Company Smash line. A few enamel dots finishes off this card. 

Tech Update

Speaking of Pinterest have you notice the newest feature installed on the blog??? You can now easily pin our crafty photos. 

Hover over the photo with your mouse and you will see a red Pinterest button appear in the upper right hand corner.

Click on the red button. The title of the blog post will appear in the description box and the picture will automatically hyperlink right back to the Artsy Addicts blog.

Select your board and press "Pin It"

Cool right. Now I don't proclaim to be a super efficient high tech person but I did manage to install this on the blog. If you run into any issues with this feature please contact me on Facebook

Have a great weekend. 


  1. Very cute card.... Love it... : )

  2. OMW GIRL this is sooooo BEAUTIFUL!!! I love this card and how chic it is....thanks for the great blog post and tips!!!! you rock!

    love Peggy Lee

  3. That was one of my favorite patterns, love it!! xoxo


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