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Vintage Postcard Christmas Cards

Handmade Christmas Cards using Vintage Postcards

While in Paris recently, I picked up a selection of vintage French holiday postcards for €1 each from Marché aux Puces, Saint-Ouen. I made them into Christmas cards for my family by cutting slits in the corners of blank cards (rather messily, with a pair of scissors I might add…) and slotting the postcards in. Super simple:)

Handmade Christmas Cards using Vintage Postcards

Handmade Christmas Cards using Vintage Postcards

Handmade Christmas Cards using Vintage Postcards

Handmade Christmas Cards using Vintage Postcards

Handmade Christmas Cards using Vintage Postcards


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Alice Potter Illustration

Alice Potter very generously donated one of her prints for the craft fair me and colleagues held at the University of Birmingham recently. Along with the print she included the adorable postcard pictured below with a personal message written on the back. Since it was addressed to me I thought it would be ok to bring the postcard home:), and it’s now taken pride of place on my fireplace. I’m thinking it would look even better if I were to decoupage the frame – so that may be a little job for the weekend!

Alice Potter Postcard
Alice Potter Postcard


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Isabel Reyes Feeney’s Tea For Two

Me and Phil recently spent a week in Madrid. We found some cool shops around the Malasana and Chueca districts, including a  number of comic book shops, and craft and vintage boutiques. In one of the boutiques, Nest, I picked up the postcards below, by Madrid-based illustrator Isabel Reyes Feeney. Adorable aren’t they?

Check out her Etsy shop to see her other postcards and stationary.

Isabel Reyes Feeney Postcard

Isabel Reyes Feeney Postcard

Isabel Reyes Feeney Postcard