Get Inspired Challenge: Vintage Flashcards

Morning all! One of the lovely things about scrapping is being able to cozy up with a cuppa on a rainy Winter’s day, which we’ve had a few of here in Perth just lately, and look through your older albums. It’s nice to reminisce, but sometimes you are also reminded of a cool element that you haven’t used in a while.
I came across these two layouts of Tully back in 2015, and I was reminded of how much I love those vintage flashcards.

The first one uses one of Katie’s Vintage Flashcard Alphas – no. 3.

I used it as a photo mat, tucking the photo under a photo wrap to “hold it on”.

The second uses the Another Year Flashcards

This time I used it to form part of the horizontal composition, tucking it behind the photo slightly and using lots of elements on top of and behind to add depth to the page.

I got to thinking about all the vintage flashcards in the store and other ways they might be used (do a store search for ‘Vintage Flashcard’ and check them all out!). You could punch holes in them and turn them into tags, you could thread them on string, you could staple, clip or peg them onto all manner of other elements. You could tie them into bundles, decorate them, use them as titles or as part of your journaling.

Late last month I challenged our then guest CT members to use them in a layout.

Kathy (Blackkathy) used the same Vintage Flashcard alpha to spell out part of her title, stacking and fanning the cards to do so – cuteness!

Lori (lmaggs) used Vintage Flashcards: Winter in this beautiful heritage layout, shrinking the cards down a little to add her thoughts to the page – gorgeous!

I rummaged around for some photos and this is what I came up with.

Here I wanted to make a ‘bundle’ of cards tied together with string. I used Vintage Flashcards Photographs and used two versions of bakers twine to ‘tie them together’. I extracted the knot loop and placed it over a key element to make it look as though the key was tied on as well. Then I tucked my photo in, as well as a small tag and a ‘T’ for Tully.

I was looking through the Vintage Flashcards: Traveler No.2 set, and it occurred to me that I could certainly use some of them as part of a title for a page using photos from my recent trip to Sri Lanka. I began by placing four flashcards on the page with the idea of using them as a background. Once I had put the photo cluster on the top, I could see that it would work to have the title split in two – top and bottom. The white space on the flashcards allows you to add a word, as I did here with the work ‘tea’. The white space on the top card provided just enough space for some explanatory journaling. A few elements and some spilt tea leaves and it was done!

For my last example, I used a flashcard from the My Family Genealogy Flashcard Words set. I wanted to title the page “Sister, Sister”, so I duplicated the card and used one vertically and the other horizontally. For this one I punched a hole in the corner of the photo and in the top of the flashcard and threaded them onto a string. I think this is my favourite one!

What could you do with a vintage flashcard? Your challenge is to use any of the vintage flashcards available in the store on a layout. There will be a few sets in the sale this week šŸ˜‰

Please post your layout in the Scrapbook Challenge Gallery. I can’t wait to see what wonderful ideas you come up with!
Don’t forget to add your 100% DD layout to the August Challenge Participation Sign-in thread to earn store rewards!

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