Calling card

The crafting world often draws inspiration from style trends. Vintage is “in,” and I’m loving it. Somehow, I’ve collected three different stamps of typewriters, and I’m sure I’ll find a use for all of them.

I also found a stamp set that includes an image of a rotary-dial telephone. For this card, I stamped in white ink, embossed with clear embossing powder and embellished with ribbon, a Fastenater staple and brads. If you have brads, a brad-hole punch is a must. I don’t miss the days when I punched my cardstock with a large safety pin.

Here’s how to make it:

Make a card from a 6 1/4-by-9-inch piece of green cardstock (I used a piece of Bazzill Dotted Swiss). Cut a 3 1/2-by-6 1/4-inch piece of patterned transparency (such as one from the Black & White Collection by Me & My Big Ideas). Place a dot of glue (such as Aleene’s Jewel-It) in each corner of the transparency and adhere it to the left side on the front of the card.

Cut 1 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch and 3/4-by-4 1/2-inch pieces of black cardstock. Stamp a phone image on the first piece and “swell” on the second piece (the stamps I used are from the Hello There collection by American Crafts) in white (such as Colorbox Cat’s Eye Queue classic pigment ink in frost white), both near the pieces’ right edges.


Cover the stamped images in clear embossing powder and shake off the excess; emboss with a heat gun. Attach four silver brads in the corners of the “phone” piece. Attach a staple near the left edge of the “swell” piece (I used my EK Success Fastenater and a silver staple).

Tie black-and-white ribbon and white polka-dot organza ribbon around the left end of the phone piece. Cut a 1 3/4-by-4 1/2-inch piece of vellum; adhere underneath this piece. Adhere the “swell” piece just above the bottom of the card. Adhere the phone piece just above that.


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