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Vintage Library Cards in altered journal



Vintage Shaped Library Card - Click Image to Close

I love vintage images.  Nice Crane Designs have some Library Cards that fit this journal perfectly. 
I started with a plain composition book and covered the front and back with pink gingham designer paper. I heavily distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink.
On the front I even made a gap so the G45 Secret Garden paper would show through.
I colored the images with pencils and then fussy cut them out.  
Distressed the edges.  
The front cover was attached and surrounded with 
Wild Orchid flowers.
I've highlighted with some G45 Secret Garden cut outs.

 On the inside and rear page I created pockets so I could slide the library card in.  They could be used for photo mats or notes.

 Be sure to browse Nice Crane Designs store for all your vintage needs!


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