Friday, September 2, 2011

Retro Vintage Upcycled Handmade Sewn Greeting Cards from book illustrations.

I've always loved Golden Books & other vintage books as a child. Some of my favourite children's books are from way back then. I now get to relive some of those memories & magic now that my little girl loves stories to be read to her.

Golden Books are beautifully illustrated with charming little stories with a moral or educational purpose. Since the first Little Golden Books in 1942, there have been over 600 original titles published, not counting the 140+ Disney titles, etc. Many of the original titles are still available today, having passed through several editions and innumerable printings. Rare titles in good condition become collectors items.

I've been gathering Golden Books & other vintage children's books for quite some time now and the ones not in good condition have now made it into a range of Upcycled Handmade Sewn Greeting Cards.
I'll have a range of these greeting cards at the markets I'll be attending & are now online in store on Made It & Etsy.

Retro Vintage Upcycled Handmade Sewn Greeting Cards from book illustrations.
Ideal use as: Birthday Card, Thank-You Card, Thinking Of You Card, etc
All images are original prints from actual vintage children’s books. I never use copies
All images rescued from old 'no longer' used books, all have been upcycled and they are sewn on to the card which adds to the charm of these lovely cards.
These cards are so sweet. They would be enjoyed by the young & us nostalgic older folk!

Each card is made from recycled brown kraft and is blank inside for your own message, it comes with a plain white envelope.
Cards Size (when folded): A6, 105mm x 147mm (or 4.2 x 5.8 inches approx)
All cards are back stamped with my contact details on the lower back of the card. 

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