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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Vintage Cards Found @ Goodwill & My Altered Storage Binder

On one of our excursions to Goodwill, DH happened to find this scrapbook for sale and he knew I would want it!


The album is in excellant condition....


and packed with vintage cards...and how do I know these are vintage?


Here's the birth announcement...
and inside it states that the baby boy was born May 15, 1952!

Let me show you a few of the many, many cards inside...


What a wonderful Easter card...


and the birthday cards are still like new and the colors are so bright and cheery!


Isn't this roller skating birthday card so cute? Do kids even go roller skating anymore?
My parents owned a roller skating rink, I roller skated every Sunday.


It seems that birds never go out of style, this one is very sweet looking.


Check out all of these Valentine cards!

My plan was to remove the cards and store them for various craft projects...
and this brings me to my storage project...


I took this binder that I had bought at Wal-Mart a few years ago.
The color was not working with what I have going on in my scrapbook/office...
So I went through my scrapbook paper and this is how it looks now...


I used some ribbon and my lacy flower that I made...


Added some chipboard sentiments along with more flowers and lace...


Added some tabs inside for easy access for each holiday...


Still removing the cards so the tabs are temporary until all completed...


And here is the binder completed! 
It turned out so fun and bright....

I'm linking to these parties...

And before I forget, I really appreciate all the nice comments and all the followers...
I'll be having a giveaway starting on Friday.

Thanks so much!

15 comments:

Suzann said...

I love that idea!!!
Thank you for sharing
Suzann

Erin said...

I love the organizer!! :)

Isn't it kinda sad to think someone just got rid of all those old memories.

But maybe they are like my old family photos and stuff...I don't even know who the people are and I often wonder why I keep them.

Erin said...

OH...and believe it or not...kids DO still roller skate!!

My daughters schools have always had roller skating parties several times a year, since Kindergarten. I was shocked the first time I went and how many of the kids were just flying around like they did back in the 70's when it was cool. ;)

Dawnll said...

Oh I am so jealous that you found such a gold mine! I LOVE those cards and can't believe someone would give that away.
Your organizer is so beautiful sweetie

Humble Homemaker said...

Thanks for stopping by Humble Homemaking. You have such a sweet blog. I am your newest follower. Hope you have a good day. ;)
Humble Homemaking

Amanda said...

Oh my gosh, those cards are just adorable! Very cute storage to, I'm joining you from the friday blog hop

Lisa Cash said...

Stopping by from Speckled Dog. Aren't you SOOOO lucky to have found something that wonderful at the Goodwill?! I love those cards, and your storage solution is very clever and cute!

Dandelion and Daisy said...

What a great way to dress up a plain Jane file folder. Love your lacy flower!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

What a terrific find! The vintage cards inside are just precious! I love what you did to the file folder! Have a wonderful weekend! Angie xo

shannon said...

Love it, what a find!
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glamourpuss said...

So cute; love the flower!! :)

It's a Crafty Life said...

What a way to make something new again. :-) It is so cute, and the flower adds just the right touch. Thanks for linking up!

AllieMakes! said...

How fun! My mother has been assembling something like this for me but its only a couple decades less vintage... Yikes! Reality just hit me...
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

Jen said...

What fun this must have been! I love what you did with that binder thing. Thanks for sharing at Fantastic Friday. I hope that you will join us this week!

Scrappy Gifts said...

Great find for those cards! Love the altered binder especially all the flowers,
Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays last week!

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