Last summer, I went to a garage sale. They had a few really old knitting magazines from the 1950’s and early 1960’s, and were only asking 25 cents per issue. The pictures were kind of hysterical, especially the advertising photography.
I went through the magazines and selected some pictures, intending to make funny greeting cards with them. But never quite got around to making them.
When I saw the Handmade Greeting Card Swap, I jumped on it! It seemed like the perfect impetus to finally use those pictures. Here’s how they turned out:
The last one wasn’t from those magazines; it was a paper ad from a 1980’s print-industry magazine. I hand-colored the face and then embellished.
The “I really like you” card features photocopied vintage craft supplies rather than ad photos.
All of the cards feature some thermal embossing. I love the little extra boost of texture and shine that it gives each card. In many cases, I pasted the ad text inside the card.
The expressions on the ad models’ faces are SO funny! I was glad to be able to share them with some of my LC friends.
These are so fun…a look back at the past with a bit of crafty snark…
I was wondering how you got the tape measure to look so realistic! That is the card I got. Love it!
These all turned out so well! What a fun way to use the ads. I love mine!
These are hilarious and delightful! I LOVE the puns you came up with for the images!
Your cards are wonderful! A perfect blend of craftiness and snark.
Love them all! They are so great!
What a great way to give new life to these images-.they’re fantastic! My favorite is the one with the man with the pipe- their poses and fscial expressions! I wish I could hear the photographer giving them directions.
Omg. Hilariously awesome!!
Fantastic and really funny!
these are hilarious & awesome at the same time!
Such clever quotes and layouts! I can write poetry and other stuff but it is a challenge for me to create snappy quotes.
My favs are:
Thanks so much! Really didn’t expect these to be featured; made my day!
I can’t believe I never came back and commented on these! But obviously I love everything about them.
Definitely gonna spring that plaid joke on my dad.