1914 Delineator – Baby Butterick

Here is a darling scene by Ella Dolbear Lee, from The Delineator, January 1914:

Wings of Whimsy: 1914 Delineator - Baby Butterick

Really, January? I indulge in the idea that 100 years ago, there was also people like me, who celebrate Christmas in their hearts every day of the year! (Or maybe the January issue was released early in December…? 😛 )

I tucked Baby Butterick in a vintage jar, mine is a Norgesglas, which is the Norwegian equivalent to Mason jars 🙂 To even the ground a little, I filled some Maldon sea salt flakes in the bottom of the jar, I think regular coarse sea salt will do too 🙂 But I must admit I did spend a little time with a scewer and a pair of pliers to position everything, and this display does not take movement well, so I recommend placing it on a mantle where it will not be touched…:-P

Also the back side is not that pretty, since there is no reverse side on the carriage:

Wings of Whimsy: 1914 Delineator - Baby Butterick

Wings of Whimsy: 1914 Delineator - Baby Butterick

I added the support strip for the carriage by cutting out a strip of paper from some scrap white paper I had.

Whenever Baby Butterick  was released, it is definitely a Christmas scene, and I simply adore the little baby, the toys and his carriage 🙂 And the little Christmas tree is so darned cute, I want to multiply it for all my Christmas displays 😀

Wings of Whimsy: 1914 Delineator - Baby Butterick

I had a little puzzle with piecing everything together, it might be easier for you since you now have my finished model to consult…;-) I ended up not using the jacket, for my display. Maybe because I printed Baby Butterick on 170g photo paper, it was simply too thick with all those layers, I had to choose between the gown and the jacket, and I decided I liked the gown the most 🙂 In hindsight I also think too much of the white paper is showing, since most of the figures are double sided. I should have taken the time to brush a little tea stain or ink on the back of all the papers before piecing it together, at least now you can avoid my mistake…lol 😀

Wings of Whimsy: 1914 Delineator - Baby Butterick

I have put a high quality Baby Butterick in my Christmas download folder, free for your personal use and enjoyment 🙂

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Calendar Poll

This is just a quick note to ask your input 🙂

I’m working on a 2015 calendar, and I’d like to know what format would be most useful to you:
What is your prefered day to start the week?

What is your prefered language?

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Victorian Sleighride Trade Card

How about THE cutest vintage sleighride I ever saw:

Wings of Whimsy: Sleighride #victorian #ephemera #freebie #printable #tradecard

Wings of Whimsy: Sleighride #victorian #ephemera #freebie #printable #tradecard

This is a McLaughlin’s Die Cut Coffe Trade Card, and it is part of a series of several simmilar cards. I must say I am really starting to fall in love with the coffee trade cards, so many of them were very, very elaborate, beautiful details and often created on commission with the best artists of the era!

Wings of Whimsy: SleighRide #victorian #ephemera #freebie #printable #tradecard

Here’s how to easily create this little paper beauty for Christmas yourselves:

  1. Print out
  2. Score precisely along the middle line
  3. Fold the sheet in half along the line
  4. Glue the front and back together (I use spray glue, and only wait a few minutes before the next step)
  5. Cut out the card. I start by cutting from the front, and then trim from the back if any white edges are still showing
  6. Score softly along the sides of the sleigh and the cape
  7. Fold the bottom side flaps back to make the card stand up, and the top side flaps forward to create the folding cape
  8. TA-DAH: an adorable Victorian Sleighride

This card is pretty on both sides, so put it somewhere where both sides can be seen 🙂 Or if you want it on a mantle, you can put a small mirror behind it 😉

This file is free for your personal use and enjoyment. Go to the download folder below to grab your high quality copy 🙂

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Decoupage Anything

I think the reason why I’m so crazy about decoupage, is that it can be applied to revamp soooo many different things:

Wings of Whimsy: Decoupaged Sewing Machine Hard Top #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #sewing

Wings of Whimsy: Decoupaged Sewing Machine Hard Top

My decoupaged sewing machine hard top. I also created some ruffles with my sewing machine and hot glued them to cover my napkin “seems”.

Wings of Whimsy: Decoupaged Tired Thrift Finds Tray

Wings of Whimsy: Decoupaged Tired Thrift Finds Tray

Thrift finds: A Lazy Susan, two old metal cookie boxes, a wooden candle stick (on the bottom) and a wooden salt grinder (on top) all decoupaged and glued together for a rotating tiered tray 😀

Wings of Whimsy: Decoupaged Tiny ShelfA small thrifted shelf, originally used for spices. It is now the home of my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint sample bottles 🙂

Wings of Whimsy: Decoupaged Metal Trays

Light metal trays into clip boards.

Wings of Whimsy: Decoupaged Letter Organizer

Two different large cereal boxes, Cut in half and taped together, to make desktop paper organizers. I cut one height-wise and one length-wise, and they now fit different papers in my studio.

Wings of Whimsy: Decoupaged Metal Tins

Wings of Whimsu: Decoupaged Metal Tins

Little metal boxes, I decoupaged the lids, and now use these for binder clips, old french clips and eyelets.

Wings of Whimsy: Decoupaged Power Strip

Wings of Whimsy: Decoupaged Power Strip

Quite possibly my favorite decoupage item to date: my power strip for the phone, the hot glue gun, the laminator, sitting smack in the middle of my studio desk for super easy access, and nicely decoupaged, hidden in plain sight 🙂

Here’s the very easy instructions on how I go about decoupaging with napkins:

1. Paint the item white (if it’s not already. Both my sewing machine hard top and the power strip were already white and ready to go!). Use cheap acrylic craft paint. If your item is plain wooden, one coat might be enough. If your item has a dark color or multiple colors, you might need to paint several coats.

2. Brush a coat of decoupage glue onto the item. I usually stick with 2 parts Elmer’s glue (regular white school glue) mixed with 1 part water, save your good stuff!

3. Lay the top layer of a pretty napkin on top of the item, and brush some more glue on top too. Leave to dry.

4. If your item has several sides in need of new decor, you might have to repeat step 3 for each side.

5. When your item is completely dry, sand the edges to remove excess napkin.

6. Enjoy your restyled item 😀

And here’s some older stuff I decoupaged in earlier posts (click on the images to see the original posts):

Wings of Whimsy: DIY Old Book Crafts No 8 - Queen At Home Stationery Folder

Queen At Home Stationery Folder

Wings of Whimsy - DIY Old Book Crafts No 6A - Sweet Pea Journal

Sweet Pea Journal

Wings of Whimsy - DIY Old Book Crafts No 6A - Sweet Pea Journal

Sweet Pea Journal

Wings of Whimsy - DIY Old Book Crafts No 6A - Sweet Pea Journal

Sweet Pea Journal

Wings of Whimsy: DIY Book Crafts No 4 - Accordion Organizer

Accordion Organizer

Wings of Whimsy: Nested Easter Cherubs #vintage #printable #ephemera #freebie #easter

Nested Easter Cherubs Corrugated Cardboard Hearts

Wings of Whimsy: Easter Peat Pots - free for personal use #vintage #printable #scraps #ephemera #freebie #easter

Easter Peat Pots

Wings of Whimsy: Decoupaged Sewing Machine Hard Top #diy #decoupage

Lampshade

Wings of Whimsy: Love Song Border - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #sheet #music #printable #border #tape #freebie

Rose Peat Pots

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1914 Rose Heart Bookmarks

Have I told you lately how much I love roses…? Yes, in every second post, you say? I hope you are here because you love roses too, then, because I’m not going to stop any time soon…:-P

I have designed a new type of bookmarks to share with you today, featuring Miss Ella V. Baines’ gorgeous roses from a 1914 rose catalog, and the shape of a Coca Cola bookmark from around the turn of the century:

Wings of Whimsy: Rose Heart Bookmarks #freebie #printable #ephemera #rose #heart

Wings of Whimsy: Rose Heart Bookmarks #freebie #printable #ephemera #rose #heart

Wings of Whimsy: Coca Cola Heart Bookmarks #freebie #printable #ephemera #heart

I printed mine on 170g Canon photo paper, folded them in half along the pink middle line, applied spray glue to the back and pressed the front and back together for double sided bookmarks.

I also chose to laminate mine, after they were glued, but before I cut out the shapes. The inner heart shape has to be cut with an exacto knife for a neat finish, and you might not find that super easy when they are laminated. If you don’t have a laminator, another option could also be to simply apply contact paper to the sheet before gluing it together and cutting out the bookmarks 😉 That might be easier to cut too, since it is not quite as thick and stiff. I did not try these as paper only, but I think that will probably work as well, since they are double sided…;-)

Some ideas on where to use these bookmarks:

  • to mark important pages in books at work
  • favorite and/or often used recipes in your cook books
  • pages in your journal
  • to hold several pages together in a letter
  • include a personalized bookmark when gifting a book to someone
  • and of course the obvious, in the books your are currently reading

Wings of Whimsy: Rose Heart Bookmarks #freebie #printable #ephemera #rose #heart

Wings of Whimsy: Rose Heart Bookmarks #freebie #printable #ephemera #rose #heart

Wings of Whimsy: Rose Heart Bookmarks #freebie #printable #ephemera #rose #heartThese files are free for your personal use and enjoyment. Go to the download folder below to grab your high quality copies 🙂

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I have used the following graphics for these designs:

Heart Shaped Bookmark – Coca Cola

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