Sunday, August 24, 2014

Stamp-A-Faire - the 1940's

The uber talented Betsy Veldman has created the most adorable post and video for this Era.  Nichole writes on her blog that Betsy sets the tone for the 1940's era with a beautifully composed letter she wrote "as if a young woman were writing to her true love overseas during the war"  Check out Betsy's sweet letter and video tutorial HERE.

Betsy introduced her video this way: During wartime, supplies were scarce and the essentials were rationed.  This meant that new clothes were hard to come by.  So women would “make-do” and spruce up an old dress or hat by creating a flower pin or brooch out of scraps of felt and fabric.  It was their way of breathing new life into a tired, old outfit. 

Here is my little felt nosegay.  I decided to attach mine to a card (which is going to have to be hand delivered with lots of love! ) I really enjoyed creating these sweet little flowers.  Thank you, Betsy for a very inspiring look at the 1940's.

It is getting very late so I guess I will hit the hay.  I plan to be back in the time machine tomorrow hoping to see what the 1960's hold : )


Solid white cs by PTI
Embossing folder by Anna Griffin for Cuttlebug
Pti Felt used: Raspberry Fizz, Melon Berry, Harvest Gold, Spring Moss
Flowers and leaves cut from PTI's  Just Smile Die Collection
sentiment from Phrase Play #6 stamp set by PTI
Polka dot Ribbon by American Crafts


Carole Z said...

This is so sweet, I love your little nosegay! Looking forward to the 60's now! Hugs Carole Z X

*Vicki* said...

Such a gorgeous design!! Love the dimensional flowers! :) HUGS

Taunya Butler said...

LOve, love, love your little nosegay - just so preciously done and full of sweet cuteness!! I love how you made a card for the '40s!

Asha said...

Oh so pretty!!!! So clean and fresh too.
hugs, Asha

Helen F. said...

Beautiful card, Patti. Love the felt flowers and that AG embossing folder is gorgeous...I'm so surprised I don't have that one ~ or maybe I do?

Nora N. said...

Your bouquet came out lovely!! I also LOVE that embossing folder you used. I need to get that now!!! Stunning, stunning card!!