Every find yourself procuring stashes of ephemera from ages ago because you love the look of 'old meets new'? There's something miraculous that happens when you add a bit of rarity to a project - vintage lends character that wouldn't otherwise exist. We challenged the CP Gals to mix and match 'old & new' with the Crate collection, Notes & Things, and Lisa Dickinson was first to give it a go–her layout is totally retro!
One of my favorite things about the new Crate Paper collection, Notes & Things, is that it mixes perfectly with the vintage ephemera that I love to collect! The softer, aged color palette blends seamlessly with the old advertising and marketing pieces that populate my stash.
I have an old parchment advertisment and vintage ticket booklet that I've been wanting to use on a page, and after pulling out a few of the Notes & Things pieces, I knew that together they would create the look I wanted. Because the ad was somewhat fragile (and likely not acid or lignin-free!) I opted to photograph it, reduce the size, and print it on a piece of cardstock:
By photographing and printing the ad (rather than using the original), I can use it again in the future and there's no risk of damaging my photos or scrapbooks with unsafe products.
I chose to cut the ad into strips and create a striped background on my page, adding in some of the Notes & Things papers and vintage tickets. It was an ideal background for these photos of my daughter dressed up for a 1950s-themed spirit day at school.
Before stitching the strips to my cardstock, I distressed the edges with a file to give them an old, worn appearance. Once stitched down, I gently lifted the edges on each strip to add texture and dimension to the page. All the machine stitching helps add to the vintage feel, as well as referencing the journaling, which talks about sewing a poodle skirt for this occasion.
The die-cut tags from the collection provided frames for my photos, and topped with natural jute twine, they also have that vintage vibe!
The striped background has plenty of color, pattern, and texture, so I kept my embellishments to a minimum, using the layered butterflies from Notes & Things, as well as several cork and chipboard accents from the Styleboard line (which just so happens to mix beautifully with this new release!)
So if you're wanting to put a dent in your ephemera stash, be sure to pick up the Notes & Things collection. It's a wonderful way infuse the old with the new on your next scrapbook page!