Friday, June 21, 2019

Graphic 45 Vintage Ad Cards for Dad

Hi, Friends......

While I had my Graphic 45 "A Proper Gentleman" collection out, I made some fun and simple Dad cards using one of the wonderful vintage patterned cardstock pieces along with old advertising. I get a good chuckle reading old papers and ads, so this was a super-fun set to make and right up my alley!! Since this reflects something about myself, I am entering it in the #G45Selfie June Challenge.

I dressed up the cards by die-cutting some small arrows, buttons, hats, etc. from the glossy black cardstock of an old Darice embossing folder package. I really liked using this thicker card...esp for buttons. They look shiny and dimensional. Perfect!!

(Taking a page from my crafty friend Karen Ladd's playbook, I am now scouting around for other discarded packaging that might make some interesting die-cuts. I already snagged a Ritz cracker box and have a tiny bag of shiny red buttons!!  LOVE!!)

Here are my cards. You will want to click on them to enlarge the images so you can read these fabulous old ad texts.  

(Your browser might work differently than mine, but here's how I inspect a close-up: right click on the image, choose open link in new tab, go to that new tab with the image, hover over image with cursor and the + should appear, left click to enlarge.)


And here is the set all together:

Supplies used include:
Graphic 45 "A Proper Gentleman" Collection
My Favorite Things - Blueprints 7 die set (arrow)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Tilda Cutaways die set (ampersand)
Serendipity - Birdies die set (hat)
Poppystamps - Button Oval die set (button)
Repurposed packaging for the diecuts
Core'dinations/Darice black cardstock for mats and card base

Hope you enjoyed these fun masculine cards. Which one do you like the best?  I love them all, but that muscle man one makes me laugh.
(Hey....I might need one of those contraptions while I rehab my hand!!!)

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and leave your encouraging comments!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card set in the following challenges:
1. Graphic 45 - June Selfie Challenge #G45Selfie (reflects my love for hilarious old advertising)
2. Kat Scrapiness June Card Challenge - Food &/or Father's Day
3. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #92
4. Crafty Calendar June Challenge - Masculine
5. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - June
6. DL.Art June linky
7. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #392-393 - AG
8. Let's Create June Challenge - AG w/ opt. Masculine
9. Double D Challenges - Pick a Pattern


  1. Love these old ads and thanks for the tip from Karen about using packaging to make your embellishments.

  2. WOW what a great set Janis! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Pick A Pattern’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  3. Brilliant card for a guy. love the vintage adverts, thank you for joining in at the Crafty Calendar Challenge

  4. Oh my gosh, I love these old ads! I'm not sure if I'm more tickled by the low prices or the outrageous claims on them..but probably both! Yay for you in turning packaging into fun die cuts. Buttons are my favorite thing to cut from heavy, glossy the Darice embossing folder backings. Now I need to save some Ritz cracker boxes for red buttons too. My favorite ad is a toss up between the $75 a week (yeah, right) and the Krusher Grip for only 25 cents. Great, fun grouping of cards that are perfect for guys!

  5. Thanks for your entry at Let's Craft and Create.
    Sabina DT


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