Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Vintage lace



Ok, I'm sure you guys are getting sick of the Paper Salon "Pristine" paper. I promise I'm moving on to different paper soon!


What I really wanted to show you guys was this vintage lace that I got in a huge lot of vintage craft supplies from an auction I was at a few summers ago. I'm a big fan of re-using old loved items, and I love this flowery blue lace that was in the box that I got for 50 cents. Seriously, even if you don't have a clue what's in the box, if a box goes for 50 cents at an auction, GRAB it. It's worth the entertainment value alone, and there could be some HUGE treasure in there! This was my treasure, along with a few other plain colors of lace. I know sometimes when you get old stuff from auctions, it has that 'old lady' perfumey smell. I've found that in general, oxi-clean will get that smell out, and also stains to boot. I soak the lace in my kitchen sink full of hot water and oxi-clean. Also, Febreeze is a great way to freshen stuff up. Friend Debbi Thwaits also soaks her stampin' scrub pads in oxi-clean, to get out the black ink. So your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to check out those garage sales and estate sales for older craft items. You may be able to use them and you'll have a one-of-a-kind card!


12 comments:

beate said...

That lace is gorgeous!!!! I love the card you made with it. You inspired me to use my Paper Salon paper as well! You rock!

chelemom said...

I wish I could find the time to garage sale once in awhile...I used to all the time...but not in the last few years! Lovely card!

Jessica (jessrose21) said...

Are you kidding? I never get sick of your cards! In fact, I'm kind of a dork because whenever I see that you've posted I think, oh goody! Lisa posted! Seriously. lol! I don't know how you find the time to create and post so often. But I love that you do!

Aunt T said...

WOW - I love that lace. Your card is beautiful. Great job and great garage sale find!

Teresa

Beth said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love the blue lace you used. I'm so glad I found you. Ended up finding you through a comment you left on a blog (Step Away from the Scissors, I think).

Ila said...

Beautiful Card! I look forward to seeing your cards and updates!!

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

Love your cards Lisa! I've had the same paper salon paper sitting in my stash...you've inspired me to dig it out and create! I happen to have this stamp set too...I love it!

Anonymous said...

i agree what Jessica said!!! i also never can see enough of your cards.

even if you use the same paper it always looks different and thats a good thing to show us what is possible.

love it.
thanks lisa

claudiafromgermany

Bethany Paull said...

That is some gorgeous old lace, esp. paired up with the dotted ribbon for some chunkiness. LOVE everything you've been doing with this great paper.

Cindy Lyles said...

OMG I could look at your cards forever!! Don't stop honey!!! keep that gorgeous paper comin'!!! and totally agree 100% about the fifty-cent thing for treasure - if not for 'entertainment value' - omg you crack me up Zapster!!!

QC said...

WHO the heck is Debbi Thwaites?! ;)

I love love love your schtuff, girlie, and cannot WAIT to give you ginormous hugs in August.....what, 12 more Mondays or something like that?!

WOOHOO! I am LOVIN' the PP and CC lace on these cards, girl!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Great card. I am in love with your projects... My crafting style is so different from yours, but I just love what you do with designer papers, lace, and other goodies... TFS!