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March 26, 2013

You're Not Old

Vintage Birthday Card

What man wouldn't enjoy this vintage card featuring an old-fashioned truck. I had so much fun designing this card. 

Size is 5"x5"
Double-sided cardstock used for card base, truck, sentiment background and oval matting.

The truck is a Heritage cut, backed with a blackout cut in white. Highlights are silver ink.

I made 3 ovals to frame the truck. The red is pearlized, the gray is sponged over with silver, and the top white oval is embossed with a grass-like design for texture. The truck's window is blue vellum.


I created my own sentiment on the computer. And of course, no regular type style would do! To get the right look for the sentiment, I had to download a couple of new fonts. I love the old typewriter style of type, and the word "Vintage" has a worn look, perfect for the sentiment. Remember the old image of a hand pointing? So very vintage!


The reverse side of my cardstock was perfect to use as a background for the sentiment, and to mat the truck. Inside, I maximized the star theme of the CS by cutting a variety of stars in pearlized gray-blue.

Cut stars are all from Home Décor. I know!

I wrote a special poem for my brother, the recipient of this card. It's a limerick, which is unusual for me to write. I think he will like it.

To finish off the card, I "popped" the truck, one oval layer, and the sentiment panel.

Star brads added some punch to the front. If you look closely you'll see stars in the print of the cardstock.

Also, the truck wheels have "platinum" hub caps to resemble the "baby moons" of the era.

I love how this one turned out.

I hope my brother does too!


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I guess you might call me a "right brainer", loving all things creative. Cardmaking is the perfect hobby for me as it allows me to be totally creative, combining design with poetry or verses I can compose myself. With Christmas being such an important occasion for cardmaking and crafting, I decided to create a separate blog just for Christmas projects. "It's All About Christmas" will host all my Christmas items. "Gracenotes For Today" will still feature items every other occasion of the year. I hope you'll drop by often and stay awhile!