A very sad day!

Today is a very sad day! I just found a Flickr-account that has systematically uploaded many, many of the files I have shared for personal use with my readers and followers in the past two years. She also shares them with no limitations, including many files from my Exclusive folder that I have specifically asked my followers not to share with other non-followers.

My digital files are copyrighted under international law, and as thus they are my property. Even if the original images are in public domain, I invest hours and hours of work, skills and effort into scanning ephemera, cleaning and enhancing the images, sharing them here with you for personal use, and organizing a large archive. And I have been doing it all for free, for the mere satisfaction of brightening my followers days. The digital files are automatically copyrighted, and re-sharing them is a crime, violating international laws!

I have notified the Flickr-user that has so many of my files posted, and await her response. Until then, I have locked the Exclusive folder with immediate effect.

I apologize to all the other, loyal followers! And I will happily consider your applications to join the Exclusive folder in a more secure way, but at least for the time being, this will no longer be an automatic feature including all new followers.

 

A Rose From You – Digital Collage

I can’t draw! At all, so badly so, that I also can barely write anything understandable… maybe that is why I tend to sit down with my computer or paper and scissors when I feel creative…lol!

Today I’m sharing a digital collage, not sure if you can use it for anything, but it’s an example of what I make when other people would be doodling:

Wings of Whimsy: A Rose From You Digital Collage #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie

I have an interview for a new job tomorrow morning!!! I’ll probably be up all night, unable to sleep from being nervous… Please think about me and send me some “good luck vibes”, I feel like I really need it :-O

In case you can use my digital collage for something (maybe a background in your own work?) I’ve put it in the download folder for you. The file is free for your personal use and enjoyment.

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I have used the following elements for this design:

A Rose From You Sheet Music – Old Design Shop

Red Rose – Old Design Shop

Lace Frame – Zibi Vintage Scrap

Baby Girl (my Grandma!) – Wings of Whimsy

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Vintage Love Song Borders or Tape

Did you miss me lately? I have not been away from crafting, but I have had to choose easy projects…

Lets see, I have crocheted an Olympic hat for my youngest, made some darling ornaments with some scraps and my new edge-punches, crafted a wire crown and started crafting my first feather tree (made the wire part, still need to attach the feathers), crafted a wire display-thingy currently in use for some of my Celebrity bookmarks, crafted fabulous ribbon-boxes, sewn book covers for about 10 different books and binders, AND started a few projects that I’ll be posting about here little by little… including today’s post: Vintage Love Song Borders 🙂

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

I designed these borders with LOVE for my friend Sheri. She just mailed me her package has arrived (to Cananda) so here they are for all of you to share:

Wings of Whimsy: Love Song Border Pink - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie Wings of Whimsy: Love Song Border Pink - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie

Wings of Whimsy: Love Song Border Sepia - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie Wings of Whimsy: Love Song Border Sepia - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie

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These borders can either be used as shelf borders, I have a couple of long shelves where I can display the whole song, or you can roll them up and use them for gift wrapping or crafting later. You might also like my idea of attaching double-sided tape to the back of them, before you roll them up, that will give you a complete Vintage Love Song on tape… get it…? lol

Instructions:

  • Choose which song you like
  • Print both pages of the song
  • Cut the strips apart
  • Attach each strip to the next in the order of the strips with a narrow (6mm) piece of double sided tape
  • Use an edge punch, or a pair of edge trim scissors to the bottom side of the border
  • Optional: add wide (18mm) double sided tape to the back if you want tape
  • If storing for later: Roll it up, and secure it with a piece of string or ribbon
  • Or roll it onto an empty tape spool and secure it with a piece of string

Sheri: Did you open your little rolled up borders yet, and discover they are complete Love Songs…? 😀

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I used the following sheet music to design these two Love Song Borders:

Drop A Line To Cupid – Wings of Whimsy

Harbor Of Love – Wings of Whimsy

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DIY Christmas Sheet Music Rosettes

Create a few easy last minute Christmas Sheet Music Rosettes with my ready to go printables:

Wings of Whimsy: Christmas Sheet Music Rosette - free printables #ornament #decoration #embellishment

A fun variation is also to use a small rosette on top of a large one, for lots of dimension and detail.Wings of Whimsy: Christmas Sheet Music Rosette - free printables #ornament #decoration #embellishment Wings of Whimsy: Christmas Sheet Music Rosette - free printables #ornament #decoration #embellishment Wings of Whimsy: Christmas Sheet Music Rosette - free printables #ornament #decoration #embellishment

I used gorgeous vintage sheet music posted by Angie (Knick of Time) and Karen (The Graphics Fairy), to design these rosettes in two different sizes. Use them for embellishing your gifts, or to decorate around the house, or you can even hang them as ornaments on your Christmas tree!

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Print in 100% size on A4 paper
  2. Score, using the black markings as guidelines
  3. Cut around the strips, and cut the strips apart on the white lines
  4. Accordion fold all strips
  5. Glue 3 of the large strips or 2 of the small strips together with hot glue
  6. Attach a circle to the back of the rosette with hot glue
  7. Attach a circle (or other embellishment) to the front of the rosette with hot glue
  8. Punch a hole and string your rosette with pretty ribbon of your choosing

For the small rosette, my 1 Inch Christmas Circles are the perfect size as seals, with or without bottle caps. For the large rosette, I recommend a 2 inch circle, or trace around any cup or glas you have easily available 🙂 You could also use most any Christmas scrap, cherub or other for these, I have a few available to download HERE.

I have created 3 different small rosettes (One A4-sheet will yield 3 small rosettes) and 3 different large rosettes (One A4-sheet yields 1 large rosette).

I made all of them, but had to rush most of the gifts out of the house before I had time to take pictures, so I might have to make more rosettes during the Christmas days, just so I can take more pictures… 😛 A couple of the rosettes in these pictures are the test versions, that I made while testing different types of sizes and styles. The rosette in the first picture is in the final batch.

High quality print files of all 6 designs can be downloaded here:

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These files are free for your personal use and enjoyment 😀

I have used the following elements for these designs:

Christmas Sheet Music – Knick of Time

Christmas Sheet Music – Knick of Time

French Christmas Sheet Music – The Graphics Fairy

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PS Would you like a closer look on the Cherub Tag from the pictures? Find it here:

Wings of Whimsy: Cherub Christmas Tags -  free for personal use #victorian #vintage #ephemera #printable

12 Days of Christmas Cones – DAY 11 – free printables

Some of my favorite Victorian Christmas Ephemera features roses, so I simply had to include roses with this series of Christmas Cones 🙂

Wings of Whimsy: 12 Days of Christmas Cones - DAY 11 - free printable #vintage #victorian #shabby #chic #ephemera

I love the result just “as is”, but you can of course embellish yours more if you please 🙂 

Grab a high quality copy of the printable for this cone:

Download PrintableThese files are free for your personal use and enjoyment 🙂

I have used the following elements for todays designs:

Victorian Cone Template – Brenda Walton

Rose Sheet Music – New York Public Library

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