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Antique French Playing Cards – Free Large Printables

I want to share another fab blogfind with ya’ll today: Antique French Playing Cards, Lady Size (meaning they are a bit slimmer than “ordinary” playing cards). 1st Floor Flat offers these for personal use, as printable collage sheets.

I have increased the sizes and enhanced the sharpness, and made all cards into l-a-r-g-e PNG-files (transparent backgrounds), so they can be used individually in your mixed media or as a banner or in your digital creations of all sorts, in large versions:

Wings of Whimsy: Antique French Playing Cards - Hearts - free for personal use #ephemera #printable #vintage

Wings of Whimsy: Antique French Playing Cards - Spades - free for personal use #ephemera #printable #vintage

Wings of Whimsy: Antique French Playing Cards - Diamonds - free for personal use #ephemera #printable #vintageWings of Whimsy: Antique French Playing Cards - Clubs - free for personal use #ephemera #printable #vintageWings of Whimsy: Antique French Playing Cards - Others - free for personal use #ephemera #printable #vintage

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I love everything about these: the wonderful colors, the rose-wreaths around the Aces, the French Royalties, and the cute Jokers! Even the back side is wonderful!

Personally I’m going to make banners with mine, I’m thinking one kewl banner would be the large Ace-cards and the Jokers bunted together, with some colorful ribbons and embellishments. Thus I included one red Joker flipped horizontally for symmetry…:-P I’m also thinking to use the remaining cards for pretty journaling, and I think they would make pretty cards for that special King or Queen in your lives πŸ˜€ Another idea is of course to bunt the Heart-cards together, for an anniversary or why not for Valentine’s Day, when the time comes?

These files are free for your personal use and enjoyment, and do visit 1st Floor Flat, she has lots of other wonderful free stuff as well πŸ˜€

Love&Light

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32 thoughts on “Antique French Playing Cards – Free Large Printables

  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have some small wooden boxes that I’ve been trying to decide what to do with thomake them special and these will be perfect! Can’t wait to get started on them.

  2. Oh my word, these are amazingly beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing these, must definitely find good use for them! Take care, Ira x
    irascreacorner.blogspot.com

  3. Thank you! I will make THE BEST 2d match for my son (who has autism). The colors and patterns are so beautiful! This is so perfect because it is so lovely and grown up for him (he is 19). We still work on preK skills but I need to make his therapy items as age appropriate as possible! I love these! Thank you again!

    1. I am so delighted to hear that! I printed mine in A4-size and they still looked fabulous, sharp and antique.

      In Norway we play a very popular card game for all ages, easy enough for young kids, called VriΓ₯tter. I googled it and found the English wikipedia: Crazy-Eights http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crazy_Eights. You could print all the cards in Jumbo sizes, and create your own simplified version of this game for 2 people without the smaller cards, by making 4 Jokers the “8” cards πŸ™‚

      1. Thank you!!!!!!!! I will do this and try to teach him via visual rules! If he “understands” and “gets it”, I will be forever grateful!!!!!!!!!!!

      2. I’m just thinking out loud, I have no experience with autism, but I do know my girls learned this game at ages 4-5. I think the combination of two colors (black and red) and the two variations of each color (hearts/diamonds & spades/clubs) is visually very powerful. Please let me know if you try this, how it works out for you πŸ™‚ Maybe introduce the cards to him first, and then “advance” to the game if he likes them? If there are other specific items/images he really appreciates, you could custom make your own small deck of cards with those, following the same principles πŸ™‚

        Lots of love to you and your son πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you very much Sherry-Lynn πŸ™‚ And welcome as my follower πŸ™‚ I will send you an email with some exclusive treats for followers only, and the individual playing cards are included in those treats πŸ˜‰

      Love&Light
      Gunnvor Karita πŸ™‚

  4. I’m looking for a whole set like this so I can create a whimsical product using my laser printer. Do you know where I can get a complete set?

    1. I’m sorry Mark, I have not seen the complete deck of these cards. You could try searching on Flickr, I think maybe I saw some of the smaller cards there one time… also if you use the same back side, you could combine cards from several different sets…? At least that’s what I would do in my whimsical life…lol! xoxoxo

    1. Thank you for leaving a comment Melissa. I am very intrigued, since I have no idea what a Burlap Mad Tea Party is all about…??? Is it a referal to Alice in Wonderland…? And would you consider that a Christmas decoration, or something to use all year? I’d love to see pictures πŸ˜€ xoxoxo

  5. Excellent! Very nice cards! I recently produced some 3D-art with a deck of cards spread out on a table where old cans. glass, matches and dices share room. Would be nice to use these images on the cards instead! The ones I have right now are nice and I have edited them a bit to make them more real. But in my opinion these are much nicer.

    Are these yours or might there be someone else who want to charge me fΓΆr using them.

    Jack

    1. These are free for personal use. Meaning you can’t sell them or work utilizing these. If you want to inquire about buying the right to use them in your work for sale, please contact the original poster, Susie on First Floor Flat. xoxoxo

  6. Thank you very much !!
    I have these cards and I’ll keep preciously your .png… in case I loose one of them !! ;-)))

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