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Making a Vintage Photo Birthday Card

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Incorporating a vintage photo, that has meaning to the recipient, into a handmade birthday card creates a special gift of its own. This is a guide about making a vintage photo birthday card.
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June 10, 2013

Use an old black and white photo to make a special birthday card for a female family member that will stir some memories of days gone by.

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 1 card

Supplies:

  • an old black and white photo
  • 12 x 12 in Deja-vu scrapbook paper from KaiserCraft Charlotte's Dream Collection, product code P820 ~ see http://www.kaisercraft.com.au/
  • 4 x 5.4 in natural Hessian (burlap)
  • four 2 inch natural skeleton leaves
  • photo editing program
  • scanner and printer
  • quick drying glue
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • pair of standard scissors
  • heart-shaped paper punch
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Steps:

  1. Cut a piece sized 6x9 inches from the Deja-vu scrapbook paper.
  2. Score the 6x9 inch scrapbook paper in half to create a card sized 6x4.5 inches. The floral side must be on the inside of the card.
  3. With the fold at the left, center and glue the Hessian on the front of the card.
  4. Cut a second piece sized 3.5x5 inches from the Deja-vu scrapbook paper.
  5. With the floral side facing up, center and glue the 3.5x5 inch piece of scrapbook paper to the front of the card.
  6. Scan the photo onto your computer.
  7. With the photo program, click on the Bright/Color-button and then choose Sepia to change the color of the photo.
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  9. From the different frames that could be added to the photo, choose Antique Photo 01. This will give the photo an even more aged look.
  10. Print the photo via PhotoScape, using the 3x4 inches size option, and cut out the printed photo.
  11. Center and glue the printed photo to the front of the card.
  12. Glue two skeleton leaves at the top left corner of the printed photo, and two at the bottom right corner.
  13. Use the heart-shaped punch to punch six hearts from the Deja-vu scrapbook paper and glue them in place over the skeleton leaves.
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By 2 found this helpful
February 14, 2012

Use an old black and white photo to make a special birthday card that will stir some memories of days gone by.

Approximate Time: 30 minutes

Supplies:

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Instructions:

  1. Fold the 8.2 inches x 6 inches textured tan-colored cardboard crosswise in half to create a card 6 inches x 4.1 inches ~ use the ruler to make the fold neat and smooth.
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  3. Cut two strips with a length of 5.5 inches each from the tray liner.
  4. With the fold at the left, glue each of these on the left and right side of the card.
  5. Center and glue the 3.2 inches x 5.5 inches marbled tan-colored cardboard to the front of the card.
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  7. Scan the photo onto your computer.
  8. With the PhotoScape program, click on the Bright/Color-button and then choose Sepia to change the color of the photo.
  9. Next, add an antique photo filter (nr 4). This will give the photo an even more aged look.
  10. From the different frames that could be added to the photo, choose the Antique 02 frame and set the width at 200%.
  11. Save the adjusted photo onto your computer. Then, print the photo via PhotoScape, using the 3 x 4 inches size option.
  12. Cut out the printed photo.
  13. Use the old gold acrylic paint and the fine paintbrush to add some detail to the marbled cardboard.
  14. Center and glue the printed photo to the front of the card.
  15. Glue the pearl heart pony beads around the photo to make a frame.
  16. From the sheet of ordinary tan paper, cut a piece sized 7.6 inches x 5.6 inches and fold it crosswise in half. Glue to the inside of the card to write a message.

Photos included:
Photo 1: The original photo used for the project.
Photo 2: Cut two strips from the tray liner and glue each of these on the left and right side of the card.
Photo 3: Center and glue marbled tan-colored cardboard to the front of the card.
Photo 4: Use the old gold acrylic paint to add some detail to the marbled cardstock.
Photo 5: Center and glue the printed photo to the front of the card.
Photo 6: The completed card.

By Benetta from Pretoria, Gauteng

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