May 10, 2010

Copying Vintage linen for paper projects

Enter the drawing for the 4th Annual Cottage Giveaway
Now back to our regularly scheduled program

I know you have all seen this and even done it, but sometimes we just need a reminder to jog our creative minds!

This is wonderful for scrap bookers and paper crafters.  Just grab your favorite vintage fabrics and linens,  and put them on the color copier.
Here is the fabric and the paper








Here is all of your unique crafting paper

 OK who can find the cat.  I have two places in the house with good light for taking photo's and that is where Martin wants to sit!

Here is a couple things I have done with my fun new paper.  I bet you already have some projects in mind!


Cards, Tags, scrap booking, I can tell your minds are in over drive.

Happy Creating 
Carol




27 comments:

Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas said...

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& get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well. Nice to meet ya
New friend!!

Karen said...

WOW Carol, I have thought of copying fabric but never embroidery. It comes out really well, thank you for the tip X

Pat Harris said...

Returning your visit to junkblossoms. You are one of the most creative people I've met on here. I love to see what you've done and wait to see what you're doing next. Love the idea of copying fabrics. It opens a whole new area for me. Can copy a lot of things....

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Carol, I want to thank you for stopping by.... and I"m glad you did. Your header with the dress forms and pillows are gorgeous.. I also find your blog very interesting with all the tip bits you post. I'm now a follower of yours and looking forward to more posting. I haven't been around lately, but will be picking up the speed again shortly.

I guess I'm just not with the program like everybody else is. I haven't seen this before, and would of never of thought of doing this. GReat Idea!

Have a Wonderful Day*

Gracefully Vintage said...

Hello Carol- just stumbled upon your blog- and i love it- that fabric is my favorite- so shabby chic- im in love with it- amazing blog- looking forward to following you...
Karryann

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Carol ~I've just strolled in for my first visit...I've enjoyed taking a peek at your past posts. You've got so many wonderful treasures. Your blog is so beautifully inviting.
We share similar taste for so many of the same creative design elements.
I've never thought of making copies from the embroidery. I have downloaded online fabric samples to print. I've also made address labels from the prints. Don't you love that the possibilities are endless.

Your banner is beautiful! I adore anything pink, lacy and frilly.

Come by for a visit. Your company would be nice.
Sweet wishes,
Sara

Marydon Ford said...

Shhhhhhh! Don't tell a soul ... 1959 was when it was made ... but not the year I wore it.

I love your beautiful items ... embroidered linens are a passion I adore.

Have a lovely week.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Susan said...

How awesome it that!! Very creative thinking!

Lucy said...

I have never heard of that but what a great idea! Can't wait to try it out.
Love the linens!!

Denise said...

Well duh me! I actually hadn't thought to do this. What an easy and great idea. Thanks for sharing!

Sandy Michelle said...

Once again a clever idea! BTW thanks for sending happiness my way :)

Hugs!
Sandy

P.S Can I enter the draw even though I don't live in the U.S?

Sandy Michelle said...

Oops I forgot to respond to your other comment. I live in Toronto Canada- so yeah- that explains the snow..tee,hee! I will be in your neck of the woods early next year with the family :)

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

I love the embroidered flowers! The paper you put the kiddos pictures on! that is sooo cute!
gail

sweetpea said...

Hi Carol! Thanks for commenting on my blog! I would love to know which shop you are in as I am in the Orlando area and am always looking for great booths. Look forward to hearing from you.

Shelley

Heidi said...

I started copying my vintage fabrics years ago when I couldn't find the kind of vintage look patterned papers that I craved at the craft stores. Yours look beautiful! Can't wait to explore more of your blog!
:)Heidi

Herbgirl said...

I have never even thought to do this....really! What an awesome idea. Thanks so much for sharing.
Hugs N Herbal Blessings, Mandy

Ginger said...

Your post is just wonderful. Very good ideas. I am so sorry you came to my blog and I messed up the address of Sandy. I fixed it now. It is http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com

Try it again, you will love her blog.

Ginger

Olivia~ said...

Oh my I love your blog and I love your idea for this, i hope i can remember it because i love linens! thank you for stopping by to say hi so happy to meet you.
hugs,
Olivia

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Carol...thanks for stopping by! I love that photo of my Nana and glad I could share it with Jodie ~ she is a sweetheart! Your blog looks great ~ looking forward to catching up! Glad I stopped by...what a good idea!

kim said...

Well, I am glad you shared this. I did not know you can copy fabric. What a great idea.

Kelli said...

Carol, Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm am loving reading thru yours right now, the gesso tip with the epoxy was just what I needed right now!! Perfect!

~Kelli @ Smidgens

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

LOVE this idea! I think it is brilliant. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

Laura PARING DOWN said...

This is such a great idea!!!

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

great idea!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Yes this is a great idea- i did it once when I needed a "fabric design" for a mixed media piece- I needed a dress for Mary magdalene! My scarf looked perfect and I didn't want to cut it up, so I copied it! Loved the effect! Never did it again, but you reminded me! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Lisa Macomber said...

fabulous idea!!

Pam said...

What wonderful ideas. thanks for the inspiration. I'm off the find my vintage linens.