Hello creative friends!
Have you joined in with my monthly vintage postcard project?
We are now up to the seventh set of free postcards and July’s printables are so sweet and angelic.
If you are also making the flip tag journal, it’s getting quite thick now…. but still room for more yet!
One of my readers shared that she downloads the postcards each month to send in the mail to her friends…. isn’t that such a lovely idea.
A year of Vintage Postcards
If you are new to this year long project, we are creating a collection of vintage postcards.
Every month I will be providing two vintage postcard printables to add to your collection.
Each postcard measures 9 cm x 14 cm (3.5” x 5.5”) and has both a front and back image.
To construct the postcards:
1. Print the July PDF – 2 pages (see below).
2. Cut the postcards out as one complete card (front and back) and score down the centre where the front and back of the postcards meet.
3. Fold in half along the score line and use glue to adhere the front and back of the postcard together.
July Vintage Postcards
This month both postcards are designed by American illustrator, Ellen Hattie Clapsaddle.
At one time, Ellen was the most famous and prolific illustrator of postcards and greeting cards in the USA.
The postcards I’ve chosen for July are indicative of the Art Nouveau style that flourished between about 1890 and 1910.
The first postcard, titled The Hearts Key, depicts a sweet angel sitting on a key, while the second has a cherub leaning over a wall to offer a lady in blue a floral crown.
There’s an extra tag this month made from another design by Ellen Hattie Clapsaddle. It’s from the ‘Fairy Season’ collection released in 1903.
Download the Postcards
Click HERE to download the A4 sized PDF.
Click HERE to download the Letter size PDF (USA).
Download January through to June
If you are joining in now or maybe missed a month, here are the previous free downloads:
- You can find out all about my flip journal and how I’m using it at A year of Vintage Postcards – January.
- February’s postcards celebrate the season of love – download the February postcards HERE.
- March had a nod to St Patrick’s Day and a beautiful child postcard – download the March postcards HERE.
- April celebrated a vintage Easter – download the April postcards HERE.
- May has beautiful postcards depicting mothers and children – download the May postcards HERE.
- June will cheer you with it’s endless forget me nots – download the June postcards HERE.
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