Handmade Cards with Vintage Graphics

Hello friends,

Thank you for all the lovely comments and emails about the vintage graphics and tutorial for making the lavender bags last week. I’m thrilled that so many people enjoyed them.

I’ve been working on restocking my greeting and gift card box this week and used some of the vintage graphics from those printables to make these cards.


Vintage graphic printable for making cards by Shabby Art Boutique

The pink birds nest was one of my favourites from the Newsletter Subscribers freebie graphic and I think it looks really sweet on this pastel vintage card.

Vintage bird printable for card making at Shabby Art Boutique

The card is quite basic with some printed vintage ephemera used as a background.

I free motioned stitched around the background and the bird graphic, as well as adding a little brown chalk to the edges of the paper to give them that subtle aged look.

Next came some pale pink seam binding and a vintage book paper flower bow…. these are super easy to make by-the-way. Perhaps I should share a tutorial for making those in my next post!

Vintage book paper bows fro card making at Shabby Art Boutique

After the pastel bird card I used one of the vintage flower girl graphics from the free printable I shared HERE.

Once again, I layered pretty papers as a background to my vintage graphic and added stitching around the flower girl card.

I really like the pretty pastel aqua and pink colour palette on this card.

Free printable vintage graphics from Shabby Art Boutique used to make handmade cards

I used my tag punch to make a paper tag and stamped ‘happy birthday’ on it in gold ink.

Obviously this is a 3D card that won’t fit in an envelope, but it will look gorgeous attached to a gift.

Using seared silk flowers on handmade cards at Shabby Art Boutique

I made a quick seared edge silk flower… there’s a handy tutorial post HERE.

This card was very free hand and simple. I randomly cut the shapes for the silk flower and hand ripped green scrapbook paper into leaf shapes.

A few fill in punched flowers and buttons finished it off nicely.

I didn’t have a plan when I started making these cards… it was totally winged and seriously, isn’t that the best kind of crafting!!

I love when I can select a bunch of crafting supplies and just mix and match, cut and glue and play around with it until I have a finished item.

Using free vitnage printable sto make handmade cards at Shabby Art Boutique

I hope these cards have inspired you to find other ways to use the graphics I share with you.

Don’t forget, the vintage flower girl graphics can be found in this post

And the bird nest and roses vintage graphics were a free download for newsletter subscribers. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can JOIN HERE and have instant access to the free printables page.

You may also like these previous card making posts…
scrappy fabric flower tags  and  homemade silk flower cards.

2 scrappy fabric flower tags by Shabby Art Boutique  Handmade HELLO card by Shabby Art Boutique

Happy crafting,


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  1. Beautiful makes Kerryanne. The lovely soft shades work so well.
    Toni xx

  2. beautiful cards Kerryanne xx

  3. JaneEllen says:

    I confess,must be adled in brain this late at night. Where do I download the birds and nest?, am a long time subscriber. Pretty please. Made a transfer of flower girls in case I can’t make fabric lavender bags as you advise, am a coward.
    Thank you for all these incredible images, they are so soft and sweet looking, love them.
    Am currently working on my tiny sewing room so can find what I need and have room to walk in room. Is a huge job but will persevere to do it correctly. Happy dayz Kerryanne

  4. So beautiful, Kerryanne!

  5. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing the graphics!

  6. Fonda Rush says:

    Your cards are gorgeous. I love the color palette you use.

  7. Hi Kerryanne,
    Your blog is impressive, as are your art skills! I love your style. These cards are gorgeous! I would love to know what printer and paper you use and what settings to get such sharp images. Perhaps this could be a blog post or tutorial?
    Have a great week,
    Jesse XX

  8. Those are lovely Kerryanne! I’m really drawn to paper crafts, though I haven’t done many. I do wish you would share with us how you made the paper flower thing.

  9. Another beautiful, inspiring craft! Thank you so much Kerryanne, for sharing your creativity!!

  10. Deborah Berry says:

    Hi Kerryanne, these prints are just beautiful!!! Your cards are just lovely!!! So peaceful!!! Smiles, Deborah 🙂

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