Wednesday, March 23, 2011


10 SWAP CARDS ! : Here are 10 altered vintage post cards that I made for i Hanna's post card swap. Go check it out. This was so much fun and I had mine done in two days last weekend. I made more than 10 ! TWO CARDS: For the first card I used the WW2 post card from what was then a POW camp. Camp Reynolds in PA. The name of the "town" back then was Victory PA. Now it is Reynolds Pa. The camp is no longer there of course housing was developed in the early 50's . The post card is one that my dad used from the Railway Express when he worked there at that time. Some have delivery dept. graphics on them and some are blank. I posted pic of these a few posts ago scroll down and take a look.
So now to what I did to the post cards. The first one is a blank card, first clued down piece of old ledger paper , piece of old had wrote recipe, piece of mesh ribbon, part of an old doily, vintage buttons and a May graphic from old almanac from 1942. And distressed it all with Ranger distressing ink pad. And stamped part on top with Just A Note stamp.
The second post card is another blank card I first distressed it, stamped it with a fish stamp, kinda reminds me of Nemo lol. Then added some sea shell cut from a deck of cards, a mermaid from a game, piece of old world atlas with a pic of had made shell girl from the 50's in Florida. Mesh ribbon along the bottom. Stamped with Just A Note stamp on revers side.

TWO MORE: The two above first one is another blank vintage post card I stamped it all over with the Just A Note stamp, distressed it, then added the negative of a couple tags I punched out of and old book. Then added a butterfly i cut out of same old book and colored with chalk pencils and added rhinestones. The flower and pots are cut from a greeting card. I then distressed it all. Stamped Just A Note on reverse..
Next one is a blank vintage post card it has a pic of a late 1800's Victorian home in Mercer Co. Pa.
I stamped it all over with the Just A Note Stamp and distressed it. The added old paper doily with some antique buttons and did an all over distress. Stamped Just A Note on reverse.
More to come!
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  1. Grammy Donna, how cool to see your postcards and thanks for sharing how you made them. Those vintage postcards are so precious, I'm not sure I would have been able to make any marks on them. You're brave and very creative. :-)

  2. Thanks Hanna, I would not have altered them but I have a bunch of them. lol

  3. Wow i really like your cards, to me they look so nice :)

  4. Hello, Donna--Your postcard arrived today, and I was so happy to receive it! Thanks a bunch for sending it my way!

  5. Thanks RR, I am glad you like it, I really enjoyed doing this swap.

  6. Dear Donna, I found your postcard today when I came home from holidays. What a beautiful surprise! I really like old papers and you've made a really wonderful new set with it :^)
    thank you very much,

  7. Well done using vintage cards! These are beautiful. They have a wonderful earthy feel to them! It's fun checking out what all Hanna's swappers have been up to... best wishes from germany, tj

  8. Hi Donna, I am a beginner in altered art and I came upon your blog thru iHanna's blog. I love your postcards, they're very pretty. The one that has a net and shells on them is such a wonderful idea. I don't have a blog yet. I hope I can email you photos of my postcards. Blessings too to you, Angie Salanio

  9. Beautiful Postcard.
    Hugs from Norway :)