Valentine Sweethearts – Part VI

My Grandpa Ola was the oldest son home on the Bakke farm. Some of you might remember his sisters Ingeborg and Lise who emigrated to America in the 1880s. You have also met his parents Nils and Helga before.

For Nils and Helga’s 1898 wedding picture I have chosen a beautiful album mat with little pink flowers:

Wings of Whimsy: Pink Flowers Album Mat #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #valentine

Notice that my Great Grandmother’s name on the mat is spelled Helge, which is a male name in present Norway. But a 100 years ago, that is how they pronounced her name, and she is referred to as Helge on several records, thus I wanted to preserve that on their romantic wedding photo 🙂

She was only 19 when she got married, and bore a total of 9 children, over a period of 23 years. The most precious memorabilia I have from her is the little book of psalms for church, where she has written her name on the title page in 1893, for her confirmation. Both Helge and Nils and all their children including my grandfather Ola were baptised and confirmated in the same church. So were my father, myself and my siblings, and all our children: Hornindal Church, built in 1856.

Hornindal Church

I am adding my photos digitally, then printing the finished image on matte photo paper (Canon 170g matte photo paper). I then glue the image onto thin cardboard (cereal box) with spray glue, before I cut it out. After cutting I also distress and ink the edges and corners, for a vintage, worn look. This makes for a nice and stiff image, that I can hang, erect with an easel or even just lean agains something (similar to cabinet cards).

The font is Snell Roundhand Black, it came with my latest Photoshop update. You might be able to find a similar font for free if you search for free fonts.

Here is a low resolution preview of the ready to print frame. Print it out and and the picture manually, or use the PNG-file (transparent background) to add pictures digitally:

Wings of Whimsy: Pink Flowers Album Mat #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #valentine

Find your high quality copy of the file in the download folder, free for your personal use and enjoyment 🙂

Download PrintableI have also added a family tree to my project, the tree I have used is neither vintage nor free, but if you want to buy it you can find it HERE:

Wings of Whimsy: My Family Tree Chart

I have marked the people we have covered so far with hearts, including todays main persons Nils and Helge. 

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I have used elements from the following sources for these design:

Pink Flowers Photo Mat – Sofi on Flickr

Winged Heart – The Old Design Shop

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Romantic Paper Easels

If you make Valentine Sweethearts on thin cardboard, with the various frames I have shared, (and will continue to share for a few more days), you might discover that a couple of easels will be helpful when you are arranging your Sweethearts:

Wings of Whimsy: Romantic Paper Easel #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #music

Wings of Whimsy: Romantic Paper Easel #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #music Wings of Whimsy: Romantic Paper Easel #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #music Wings of Whimsy: Romantic Paper Easel #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #music

Use my printables to craft 2 romantic Paper Easels:

Wings of Whimsy: Romantic Paper Easel #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #music

Wings of Whimsy: Romantic Paper Easel #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #music

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Print out the front and back pages
  • Glue them together with spray glue, let the glue dry for a few minutes.
  • Cut the two easels apart
  • Score along the middle lines
  • Fold and press into a sharp fold
  • Use some paper clips or little clothes clips to to hold your two sides of the easel firmly together, while you cut it out.
  • I also inked the edges, for a more vintage, worn look.
  • Place your Sweethearts, or other paper treasures, on the easels and enjoy 🙂

Wings of Whimsy: Romantic Paper Easel #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #musicIf the image you want to display is heavy, you can make the easels more solid by sandwiching a piece of thin cardboard (cereal box) between the front and back layers when you are glueing them together. 

Find your high quality copies of the files in the download folder, free for your personal use and enjoyment 🙂

Download Printable

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Drop A Line To Cupid Sheet Music – Wings of Whimsy

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Valentine Sweethearts – Part V

The daughter of Nils and Brite was my highly beloved Grandma, Oddny! She married my Grandpa Ola in 1937. For their wedding photo I have chosen a wonderful Forget-Me-Not album mat, since they were one of my Grandmother’s favorite flowers. She loved a lot of flowers, but the tiny, yet abundant Forget-Me -Not always had a special place in her heart:

Wings of Whimsy: Die Cut Forget Me Not Album Mat #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #valentine

The 30ies were hard times in rural Norway, and my Grandfather had to work as a carpenter far away from home, to afford building a home on the farm, in order to have something to offer a wife. So my Grandparents were in a long distance relationship for years, before they could finally get married. I have some of the love letter they wrote each other, and they are so romantic and beautiful!

Here is a sneak peek of my Valentine project, with the romantic images of my ancestors:

Wings of Whimsy: Die Cut Forget Me Not Album Mat #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #valentine

The vintage silver plate trinket/jewelry boxes belonged to my Grandma, so of course they are in front of her picture 😀 I now keep some of the love letters in the large box.

I am adding my photos digitally, then printing the finished image on matte photo paper (Canon 170g matte photo paper). I then glue the image onto thin cardboard (cereal box) with spray glue, before I cut it out. After cutting I also distress and ink the edges and corners, for a vintage, worn look. This makes for a nice and stiff image, that I can hang, erect with an easel or even just lean agains something (similar to cabinet cards).

The font is Snell Roundhand Black, it came with my latest Photoshop update. You might be able to find a similar font for free if you search for free fonts.

Here is a low resolution preview of the ready to print frame. Print it out and and the picture manually, or use the PNG-file (transparent background) to add pictures digitally:

Wings of Whimsy: Die Cut Forget Me Not Album Mat #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #valentine

Find your high quality copy of the file in the download folder, free for your personal use and enjoyment 🙂

Download Printable

 

I also decided to add a family tree to my project, the tree I have used is neither vintage nor free, but if you want to buy it you can find it HERE:

MyFamilyOddnyOla_WoW

I have marked the people we have already covered with hearts, including todays main persons Oddny and Ola. 

The family tree only covers 3 generations before me, plus myself and my daughters. The main reason is that I know a lot about the family on my fathers side, since they all basically lived in my hometown Hornindal, or very close, and also all photos have been collected on the farm over the years, so it is possible to cover them fairly well. However, on my mothers side, I know a lot less, I don’t even have proper pictures of two of my Great-Grandparents, thus that side will stop with Great-Grandparents. So all my Great-Great-Grandparents and my Great-Great-Great-Grandfather I have introduced are all on my fathers side, and not included on the chart.

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I have used elements from the following sources for these design:

Forget Me Not Photo Mat – Sofi on Flickr

Winged Heart – The Old Design Shop

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Valentine Sweethearts – Part IV

Those of you who were around last spring have already met this pair of my Great-Grandparents, Nils and Brite, who married in 1908. My paternal Grandmother was born in 1909 and her photo was taken in 1910, HERE. For Valentine I have added a romantic apple blossom album mat to their wedding photo:

Wings of Whimsy: Die Cut Apple Blossom Album Mat #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #valentine

Such sweet apple blossoms! Their wedding was on July 4th, so really they should have been summer blossoms. I have a particular rose album mat in mind, but first I have to convince the vendor about shipping it to Norway…lol So until I have the “perfect” mat, this absolutely stunning mat will do, even if the season is a wee bit off 😀

Brite was the daughter of Amund and Ingeborg, whom you met two days ago. She was the second oldest sister in a group of 8 siblings. Maybe because they came from a fortunate home, none of them had to emigrate. Nils was the son of Oleanne and Nils, whom you also met, three days ago. He had 9 siblings, almost all of them had to emigrate in the late 1800s. I have not started tracing them in America yet. For some reason Nils’ older brother chose to emigrate, leaving his birthright farm to Nils and Brite, thus allowing them a living in the years to come. 

I am adding my photos digitally, then printing the finished image on matte photo paper (Canon 170g matte photo paper). I then glue the image onto thin cardboard (cereal box) with spray glue, before I cut it out. After cutting I also distress and ink the edges and corners, for a vintage, worn look. This makes for a nice and stiff image, that I can hang, erect with an easel or even just lean agains something (similar to cabinet cards).

The font is Snell Roundhand Black, it came with my latest Photoshop update. You might be able to find a similar font for free if you search for free fonts.

Here is a low resolution preview of the ready to print frame. Print it out and and the picture manually, or use the PNG-file (transparent background) to add pictures digitally:

Wings of Whimsy: Die Cut Apple Blossom Album Mat PNG-file (transparent background) #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #valentine

Find your high quality copies of the files in the download folder, free for your personal use and enjoyment 🙂

Download Printable

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Apple Blossom Photo Mat – Joyce Hamillrawcliff

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Valentine Sweethearts – Part III

I simply had to include the picture of my Great-Great-Great Grandfather Harald! I do not have a picture of his wife Oline, but there probably never was one. Harald was born in 1828, and married Oline in 1850. She died in 1866, only 38 years old. Harald had his picture taken at old age, most likely for two reasons; he was a prominent man of our hometown, having been the mayor for several periods, and his son Amund (whom you saw yesterday) was the current mayor when cameras were starting to appear. Thus the whole family was photographed, including Harald, probably very close to the end of his life (1898):

Wings of Whimsy: Die Cut Rose Frame #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #valentine

I am adding my photos digitally, then printing the finished image on matte photo paper (Canon 170g matte photo paper). I then glue the image onto thin cardboard (cereal box) with spray glue, before I cut it out. After cutting I also distress and ink the edges and corners, for a vintage, worn look. This makes for a nice and stiff image, that I can hang, erect with an easel or even just lean agains something (similar to cabinet cards).

The font is Snell Roundhand Black, it came with my latest Photoshop update. You might be able to find a similar font for free if you search for free fonts.

Here is the frame ready to print for you, if you wish to add pictures manually, or as a PNG-file (transparent background) if you wish to add pictures digitally:

Wings of Whimsy: Die Cut Rose Frame #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #valentineWings of Whimsy: Die Cut Rose Twin Frame PNG-file (transparent background) #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #valentine

And finally the single frame as PNG-file:

Wings of Whimsy: Die Cut Rose Frame PNG-file (transparent background) #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #valentine

Find your high quality copies of the files in the download folder, free for your personal use and enjoyment 🙂

Download Printable

If you wish to have the original image I worked with, please follow my reference link below to go to the source of this wonderful photo mat! Don’t forget to leave a little blog love (a comment) for the lady who provided such amazing graphics!

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Printable Valentine Graphics – Lark Crafts

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