June 11, 2012

DIY Vintage Love Notes 4 Dad

Last week's Project was the Vintage Town Box for dad, and I wanted to give it along with a love note, not the traditional greeting card but something a little bit different and less elaborated, and still wanted it to look nice & vintage.  So I thought of making it very easy with simple index cards & stamps and they came out like this:

Just a simply note to let him know how much I love him.  

We thought about using our collection of vintage stamps, choosing the ones that would go better with this project.

The index cards were white in color, so to give it the aged look, we painted them with water colors, adding more and less water to create more dark/clear areas.

The love messages were written with an actual typewriter, giving it an old look. 

You can do these love notes very easily, here is the how to:

  •  Index cards (the size of your preference)
  • Water color (yellow ochre or similar)
  • Brush, water & palette
  • Vintage clear or wood stamps
  • Stamp's Ink


1.  Mix the yellow ochre water color with different amounts of water in the palette to create different shades, some more dark some more clear. 

2.  Paint both sides of the index cards, applying the different shade mixes thought the cards.  Let them dry.

3.  Apply the stamps, playing around the images according to the design you have planned.

4.  Write the love notes or poems in the back of the index cards with a typewriter or use your computer to print it with a similar font, or if you wish also use your own handwriting, whatever you like.  Once you've done this, you are done.     

I found lovely poems in following site, click here, but you can also write your own.  Now I am not sure which one I will give dad, because I like them all, hehehe. 

If you like these cards, I have scanned some to share with you, feel free to print them and write a nice message:

Every week we have the honor and pleasure to participate and share our projects in awesome parties, please visit them and see what talented artists and crafters are creating.  They are not in a particular order, just from the oldest I found till the newest I found:

Brag Monday @ The graphics Fairy  
Vintage style link party @ Debbiedoo's 
Market yourself @ Sumo's Sweet Stuff  
Link party @ The Girl Creative 
Making Monday marvelous @ C.R.A.F.T.  
Boggieboard Cottage @ Masterpiece Monday 
Mod Mix Monday @ Mod Vintage Life  
Meet me Monday @ You're Talking Too Much
Calling All Crafters Monday @ All Things Fee  
CraftOmaniac Monday @ CraftO Maniac 
More the Merrier Monday @ DIY Home Sweet Home  
Make-it-Yourself Monday @ An Original belle 
Amaze me Monday @  Dittle Dattle
Under 300 Followers Blog Hop @ Pinkapotamus  

Get your craft on @ Today'screative blog 
Knick of Time tuesday @ Knick of Time 
Tell it to me Tuesday @ Creatively Living 
Tutorials & Tips Link Party @ Home Stories A2Z  
Cowgirl up Linky Party @ Cedar Hill Ranch 
Tuesday’s Treasures @ My UnCommon Slice of Suburbia
Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday @ Kammy's Korner 
Be inspired link party @ Elizabeth & Co
Coastal Charm @ Nifty Thrifty Tuesday 
Power of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking 
Take the Time to Challenge @ Raising 4 Princesses 
Turning the Daunting into the Do-Able @ Project Queen
One project at a Time @ A Bowl Full of Lemons
Linking Pary @ Passionately Artistic
Take a look Tuesday @ SugarBee crafts 
Open Call Tuesdays @ Salt Tree
Show me what you got @ Our DelightfulHome
Wow us Wednesdays @ Savvysouthern style 
Primp your stuff Wednesday @ Primp
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm 
Share the love @ Very Merry Vintage Style
It's a Party @ DIY by Design 
Whatever goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts 
What is it Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants 
Whatever you want Wednesday @ Free Pretty Things for You
Wicked Awesome Wednesday @ Handy man, crafty woman 
Show & Share @ Southern Lovely 
Show and Tell @ SNAP 
It's a Party @ CreativePrincess
Wildly Original Round Up @ I Gotta Create
Waste Not want Not Wednesday @ Pretty Shabby Uk 

Catch as Catch Can @ http://www.myrepurposedlife.net
Open House Party @ No MinimalistHere
Vintage Inspiration @ Common Ground 
Hookin' up with @ House of Hepworths
Time Travel Thrusday @ Brambleberry Cottage 
20 Below Thrusday @ Cristinas Adventures
Home and Garden Thrusday @ A Delightsome Life 
Made you Look @ Maid in a Day 
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From my front porch to yours 
Thrifty Thursday @ Saved byLove Creations
Show off your stuff party @ Fireflies and Jellybeans
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest 
Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now 
Inspirational Friday @ At the picket Fence 
Do something Crafty @ See Vanessa Craft
Friday feature @ Redoux Interiors 
Once upon a Weekend @ Family Ever After
Friday Fun Party @ Craftionary 
Finished Lit and Laundry for Friday @ Lit and Laundry
Feature yourself Friday @ Finger Prints on the Fridge 
Look at Me I'm so Crafty @  Fun to Craft
It's a Hodgepodge Friday @ It's a Hodgepodge life 
Friday Flair @ WhipperBerry
Fridays Unfolded @ Stuff& Nonsense 
Simply Link Party @ SimplyDesigning
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage   
Happy Hour Friday @ Happy Hour Projects 
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home  

Spotlight Saturday @ Classy Clutter 
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different act Normal
Site Nite special @  Funky Junk Interiors 
Get schooled Saturday @ Too much time on my hands
Scrappy Saturday @ CandaceCreations
Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tatertots & Jello
Check me out Saturday @ Iam only 1 Woman 
Serenity Saturday @ - Serenity You
Saturday Seven Party @ Positively Splendid 
Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sisters' Stuff
Saturday Showcase @ Bowdabra Blog  

What's Your Sunday's Best! @ My 1929 Charmer 
Weekend features @ Sisters of the Wild West
Simply Klassic Sunday @ Simply Klassic Home 
Sundae Scoop @ I (Heart)Nap Time
DIY Project Parade @ DIY showoff 
The Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table andDreaming 
Creative Bloggers's Party & Hop @ Homemaker on a Dime
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things

Thank you very much and have a wonderful week,



  1. What a great idea! I love the vintage look. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love this!!! Such a good idea that could be used for so many things! Can't wait to try this!


  3. Awesome - Love them! Have a great week.

  4. Wonderful little cards - I especially love the yellow paper against the dark drawing lines. Thank you for leaving a sweet comment on my Russian doll :)

  5. What a great idea! I love your card designs.

  6. This is such a sweet idea! My dad would love this too, I may have to borrow this♥

  7. I love these cards! They are so cute! Thanks for stopping by our blog, we are now following you back!
    Brooke from babblingsandmore.com

  8. You made some wonderful Father's Day cards! Great idea to paint the index cards. Fun!

  9. I'm your newest follower! Thanks so much for the follow. I love my readers!

  10. What a sweet idea! These are wonderful! Thank you for the inspiration! And thank you for your kind visit and comment! I will be following you, too!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  11. Very nice card! And the box is fantastic. I've been visiting your blog, I love your organizer!!
    I like decoupage too.
    Besos from Argentina. Silvina

  12. Fantastic idea! I love vintage. The images and the typewritten notes are just wonderful for father's day!
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original Round Up party is open.

  13. Just found your blog and I'm the new funny faced follower! I laughed when I read the part about typing the card! I have a vintage typewriter sitting on a typing table in my bedroom. My thought: if I make a typo I can't back up and delete it like on my laptop! Such a cute card to make for Daddy!


  14. So cool! They look great!

    Thanks for sharing!

  15. These cards are adorable! I love the aging technique that you used, I'll have to try that. I'm visiting from the do something craft link party. Your new follower - Terrie

  16. I would love it if you would share this post on the Waste no Want Not Wednesday @ Pretty Shabby UK! I really think my readers will enjoy it!


    Many Thanks

    Dawn @ Pretty Shabby Uk

  17. Hi Linky party is up and running, sorry for the delay.


  18. What a wonderful collection of cards with a great vintage feel! Nicely done!

  19. Cute ideas! Thanks for sharing on our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Hope you come back next week. -The Sisters

  20. Homemade cards are the best! Love your vintage design! Delightsome post! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  21. Great printables--thanks so much for sharing them. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!


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