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Friday, January 29, 2010

Vintage Bingo Valentines

I have always loved greeting cards, and literally have boxes with almost every card I have ever received. I love keeping them out on display, sometimes for weeks, just to enjoy them.


Last year for Valentine's Day I decided to make Valentine card hangers, so they could "hang around" for awhile. I found these red vintage bingo cards and then used vintage children's Valentine cards with a little mod-podge and glitter. It was my first time to try something like this and I had a lot of fun making them.



And now that I know what "Stickles" are...
it should be a little easier.

The thing I will do differently is to use matte
 mod-podge instead of gloss...
too shiny.


I love ribbon of every kind and color,
especially holiday ribbon,
to dress up any paper project.



A little red heart-shaped pin cushion
joins in.



My crafting quota has been really low,
but I enjoyed these so much,
I'm going to put some together this weekend.


Vintage buttons and Valentine ribbon embellish the hanger.




And thank you sweet Donna of Brynwood Needleworks,
who gave me this wonderful "Sweet Friends" award.
Donna and I came to know each other through my
 Give-away last fall. She has been a real blessing to know.



Hope you have a great weekend.
We're expecting a blizzard
... brrrr.
 I'm staying in to play!

love,
Debra

31 comments:

  1. Love these cards. Thank you for all your sweet comments on Arise 2 Write.
    Hugs,
    andrea

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  2. How cute are those bingo valentines! Addorable!
    Theresa

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  3. They are so cute!! Crafting is fun! Just hard to find the time!!
    POlly

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  4. DEAR DEBRA,
    THOSE ARE SO SWEET....THAT IS SOMETHING I WOULD LEAVE OUT ALL YEAR ROUND...SO PRETTY...YOU DID AN AWESOME JOB.
    BLESSINGS
    SIMPLY DEBBIE

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  5. Hello Debra... oooh, I love how you magically turned vintage Bingo cards into beautiful Valentines... I am also in love with your little heart~shaped pin cushion... congratulations on your award!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  6. Love your valentine cards! Stay warm this week-end.

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  7. Hi Debra,
    I would so lOVE to get together with all you crafting gals and have one huge crafting weekend...I think that would be AWESOME to meet, craft and build friendships. LOVE your bingo Valentine cards. The red ones are harder to find around here.
    Happy Weekend!
    Warmly,
    Deb :)

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  8. It sounds like a perfect time to stay inside and craft. Your cards are so cute, looking forward to what you accomplish this weekend.
    Hugs,
    Dawn

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  9. love the cards, very cute.. I so need to do some valentines day crafts.. :(

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  10. Loving those bingo cards with the Valentines! Such a sweet combination...

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Kate

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  11. Debra - those are gorgeous!!! I love the bingo backing and the ribbon and the buttons...

    Have fun staying in to play!!! And - stay warm!!!

    xoxoxo
    Much Love,
    robelyn

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  12. Adorable!!! They are lovely creations!

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  13. You have such a gift of seeing "what could be" from "what is"! What a novel idea.

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  14. Great Valentine Bingo Beauties! Love them. I am amazed at the creativity out there in the blog world! Enjoy your weekend!

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  15. I save every card too...my poor kids are gonna hate me some day!
    I always have good intentions of doing something with them besides sticking them in a box. I just love this idea! Did you jump up and holler BINGO when you thought of it? BTW, bring me up to speed...what are stickles?
    Debbie

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  16. Congratulations on your well deserved award!
    Love your Valentines!
    Blessings

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  17. Really cute idea for the bingo cards and valentines. What are stickles? We don't have a choice of glossy or mat when it comes to decoupage glue around here. So many wonderful things available in the States that I've never even heard about. I just work with what I can find. We are having dust and wind today. Yuck! I plan to stay inside as much as possible. Have a great weekend. :) Tammy

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  18. Hi Debra:
    Hope you get to spend the whole weekend creating! Your Valentines are so sweet! and...you deserve the blog award, for sure!
    xoxo
    Donna

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  19. Oh I love those Debra! Those are such sweet vintage valentines you were able to use! Stay warm, it's freezing here too, good time to get some creative juices flowing! ~ Theresa

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  20. Debra,
    Those are too cute! I love them. I just pulled some old childhood valentines out of an old scrapbook (the type we kept as kids) and was trying to figure out how to use them in the tags I made on the wreath I posted a few days ago. Too bad I did not see your post I might have copied. They are still sitting on my work area I might do something with them yet. Your pin cushion is very sweet also.

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  21. love your Valentine cards- how clever and creative- of course red check always my favorite. cannot wait to see more cards. just listed a red check post myself.
    have a great weekend.
    Karen

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  22. These are so sweet, Debra. What a wonderful idea - I may have to try that myself!

    xo
    Claudia

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  23. Debra, If those aren't just the sweetest! I love the wire that you added so they can "hang" around a little longer :) Hope you have a great weekend...stay inside and keep warm!
    Gale

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  24. Hi-
    Just wanted to say that I did a small tour of my home on a past post Oct 18 2007 I was on the historic house tour of our town and took a few pictures the post is called House Tour if you have time to look. Thanks Debra
    Blessings

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  25. Well done you! They are lovely! Just my kind of craft! I love the cards you used!!
    Hug, Lisa

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  26. Congrats on your award girl!!!
    Everybody loves you...who in the world wouldn't???? :)
    I love your Valentine cards...too cute! You are just so festive...don't loose the mood!!!
    everything vintage

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  27. Debra, I love those Bingo card creations. So cute. laurie

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  28. You are certainly creative, Debra. I seem to lack the creativity gene, as far as arts and crafts go. But I do like to leave special cards out for a while to enjoy them.

    Congrats on the award. Have a wonderful week!

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  29. You'd certainly never know this was a 1st for you. They are precious. I know you had fun.

    Oh dear Debra. I didn't know that Donna had already given you this award. I looked on your sidebar but should have checked closer. OOPS....Tracy :)

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