Monday, February 7, 2011

Vintage / Shabby Valentine Cards using digital stamps

Hello Papercrafters!  I'm sooooo excited to share these projects with you today because I think the images are soooo stinkin' cute!  Now I know you would never wait til the last minute to create your valentines.  But ...  let's just say you did ... then you might want to give a digital stamp a try.  And these 2 are just perfect!  The are from McMahon Five Designs.  I love their vintage digital stamps!

This little guy is called "Valentine Airline".  

And this little girl is "On the Phone".  I'm sure some of you could come up with a very clever Valentine phrase for this one, I'm just too tired!    You can check out McMahon Fives "Valentine" section to see all their Valentine digitals.

And I finished another Vintage Valentine using an image I had purchased at a local antique store.

Here is what the card looked like, before I cut it up:

And in case you missed it ...

This is a card I created using this old valentine -


These vintage images just make me smile!!

Oh and I want to tell you about a few more Valentine digital stamps I like :
"Give My Heart Wings" by FireCracker Designs by Pamela
I used white glitter on the wings for this one.

I'm sure there are lots more wonderful Valentine digitals out there.  If you happen to find any that fit my style, especially vintage, leave me a message or email me.  I would be thrilled to find more like the M5D ones!

When I download digital images, I save them in files organized by theme.  And I name the file according to who makes the image and the name, so I know who to give credit to.  For instance the one above is "FCD Give My Heart Wings".

When I'm ready to print ...  I open a new Microsoft Works document.  Select "Insert", Select "Picture", Select "from file".  Once the image is in my document, it will have handles in the corners and I resize it.  Sometimes I use the ruler along the top of the document to size.  But if I really want to be exact, I right click on the image.  Select "Format Object".  Select "Size" along the top.  And adjust the size.  Only problem is that this is not very high tech tool.  So it doesn't automatically adjust the height and width proportionately.  So you have to do a little math.

I hope you will be encoraged to create your own Vintage Valentine this week!

You can view all of my VALENTINE projects HERE.
You can view more of my Shabby Chic projects HERE.
You can view more of my projects using Digital Images / Stamps HERE.


Tons of Vintage Valentines to download HERE!

More Vintage Postcards to download HERE!


Sue McMahon said...

Hi Melisa! What a treasure of vintage valentines! They are all so beautiful! Each is so special and sweet! As always, your work is out of sight! Thanks so much for using our images and sharing your lovely work with us! Hugs, Sue

FerrellGraph-x said...

Oh the little boy and girl are so precious! I love, love, love how you put the ribbon around them!
Kind regards,
Jennifer Ferrell

kiwimeskreations said...

Hi Melisa - you really have been working hard on your valentines - it is very low key here so I only ever make on for DH, and one for my daughter for her DH.
Cora Harkness at
has a whole selection of vintage valentines images - go to the address above and click on the link on the right hand sidebar and enjoy :-)

Jan Hennings said...

Such cute Valentine's :) I collect Vintage Valentine's and love their detail :)

Amy Johnson said...

Your vintage valentines are all so beautiful!

Patti J said...

Love them all, dear friend! Thanks for sharing!!!

Julie Foote said...

These are so adorable, thanks for joining the ABC Toys and crafts DT Challenge.


Glittered Paws said...

Love the vintage valentines, and how you turn "trash" into treasures, love your makeovers. You have been very busy.

Justine said...

These are outstanding! I especially love the ones that used the "real" Vintage Valentines.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful Valentines- I am loving the Vintage images from M5D- and you have such a wonderful way with Vintage! Hugs

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love Valentine, and I love Vintage, how could i not love all these wonderful creation of yours! Thanks for sharing!

Angy said...

wow! Those are so precious... love each and every one but my favorite is the heart with wings. Where do you find the heart doilies? I can't get them here.

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Your vintage Valentine cards are all so beautiful. I love them all. TFS

Cheryl said...

What a gorgeous collection of vintage Valentines!

Thank you for joining our “Valentines” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


Joan Ervin said...

Ooooooh, Melisa...I love, love, love all your gorgeous Valentines...WOW, girl, you have been busy!!!! Thanks for all the links for the free downloads, wonderful!!!!!

Anonymous said...

These are adorable! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

Graphicat said...

Beautiful creations!
Thanks so much for joining us at STamptacular this week!

Tracy Valure said...

Beautiful Vintage cards!! Just adorable! Thanks for playing with us at Sentimental Sundays!!
Tracy V

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