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Showing posts with label Cards & Templates. Show all posts

Printable Victorian Trade Cards (VTC): Vintage Advertising for Austen's Forest Flower Cologne

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Victorian trade card for Austen's Forest Flower Cologne, 19thc. Printable high-res JPEGs - https://bit.ly/3UZXnRP. | #19thcentury #artnouveau #ephemera #illustration #oldpaper #vintageadvertising

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The great hall was shimmering in light,
sun streaming from the open windows, and ablaze with colour,
the walls decorated with embroidered hangings in rich shades of gold and crimson.
New rushes had been strewn about, fragrant with lavender, sweet woodruff, and balm...
the air was... perfumed with honeysuckle and violet,
their seductive scents luring in from the gardens
butterflies as blue as the summer sky.
Sharon Kay Penman, Devil's Brood

First-generation digital scan of a Victorian trade card from the late 19th century, produced by T. Kingsford, a successor to W. J. Austen & Co., a perfumer from Oswego, New York.

The front of the card shows a winged meadow pixie holding a basket of violets or forget-me-nots, of which she is handing out in bunches. The back of the card extols the virtues of Austen's Forest Flower Cologne, a "new triple extract combining the most delicate and fragrant odors known."

Download and use in various altered art, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects. You can find the free 4" x 6" @ 300 ppi JPEGs here (front) and here (back).

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Free Vintage Holiday Postcards: Bonne Année (Happy New Year)!

A vintage Bonne Année (Happy New Year) greeting postcard from the early 1900s. This real photo postcard (RPPC) shows a young woman blowing a kiss as she holds a basket of flowers with the words Bonne Année in gold letters below her image. The original sender of the postcard has signed her name (looks like "Cordula") on the upraised arm of the lady in the photo.

Download and use in various altered art, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects. You can find the free high-res 4" x 6" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Free Vintage Illustrated Holiday Templates: Christmas Reindeer and Victorian Santa's Parade Decorative Borders for Cardmaking or Gift Tags

Well, we were supposed to go out today and get Christmas cards to accompany our gifts but a winter storm has descended with a vengeance on southern Ontario so I stayed home and prepared these Victorian Christmas cards instead. If you're housebound like me, print these on your printer for last-minute card and gift exchanges or go paperless and email them to relatives and friends!

The first card above has a Christmas reindeer decorative border on the upper part of the card and stylized Christmas trees on the bottom part of the card. To download the high-res 6" x 4" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark, please click here.

The second card shows a decorative border illustrated with images from a Victorian Santa Claus Parade with Santa himself, fabulous gifts and magical beings galore. To download this whimsical card without any words, please click here.

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Free Vintage Illustrated Holiday Card and Template: Whimsical Christmas Menu, 1889

A black and white illustration for a whimsical Christmas "menu" from December 1889 with the following items:
Snowy Streets, Starry Skies
Holidays; with Source of Joy
*** -- ***
Forefathers; pickled in Praise
*** -- ***
Shopping; en Masse
Cards and Banners with Greetings
*** -- ***
Stockings á la Santa Claus
Festivals; merry with Fir-trees and Mistletoe
Gifts; flavored with Love
*** -- ***
Back-Logs, served whole
*** -- ***
Peace and Good-will; dressed
with Charity
*** -- ***
Carols; Sweet :: :: Chiming Bells

I have included both the original card with the full menu, and one where I have removed the menu items in case you want to use it as a template for other projects. Can be used for recipe cards, gift tags, as a menu at a festive dinner or in scrapbooking.

To download the high-res 5" x 4" @ 300 ppi JPEGs without a watermark, please click here for the menu card with words and here for the blank Christmas card template.

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Free Vintage Holiday Postcards: Christmas Greeting Card with Cherubs Holding a Blank Scroll

A vintage Christmas postcardcard from the early 1900s. The front shows a pair of angelic cherubs holding a long blank scroll against a snow-covered Christmas tree with a sparkling star in the background. I have also included the postally unmarked postcard back that shows the imprint of the cherubs that were embossed on the front. Great for any upcoming Christmas projects.

To download the high-res 6" x 4" @ 300 ppi JPEGs without a watermark, please click here for the postcard front and here for the postcard back.

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Free Vintage Illustrated Templates: Edwardian Lady Travelers Journal Pages (Set 2)

Why do you go away?
So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.
Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

Two pre-made templates featuring antique illustrations of Edwardian lady travelers from my personal collection of La Mode Illustrée. The first template shows a lady in a dress of emerald green trimmed with wide bands that feature sparkling stars. The second template shows two ladies in heavy jackets and skirts that are stylish yet sturdy enough to withstand travel on dusty roads. These templates can be used as travel journal cards, invitation cards or other general announcements.

You can download the high-resolution 11" x 8.5" @ 300 ppi JPEGs here (lady in green) and here (ladies in monochrome).

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Free Vintage Illustrated Holiday Template: Halloween Invitation Card with Edwardian Lady in Blue

There is something at work in my soul, which I do not understand.
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

A pre-made Halloween invitation card template that shows an Edwardian lady hurrying away from a spooky castle in the background. You can download the high-resolution 7" x 5" @ 300 ppi JPEGs without any words here or with the words "All Hallows Invitation" here.

Below is the original image scanned from my personal collection of La Mode Illustrée.
You can download the high-resolution 6" x 9" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark for any other craft or graphic design projects here.

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Free Vintage Illustrated Templates: Edwardian Lady Travelers Journal Cards (Set 1)

Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.
Ibn Battuta

Two pre-made templates featuring antique illustrations of Edwardian lady travelers, one in a brown traveling dress and the other with a touring bucycle. These can be used as either travel journal cards or inserted into your junk journal for supplemental entries.

You can download the high-resolution 6" x 4" @ 300 ppi JPEGs here and here.

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Free Vintage Illustrated Template: Rain Pictures with Victorian Lady Sheltering under a Tree

The richness of the rain made me feel safe and protected;
I have always considered the rain to be healing—a blanket—the comfort of a friend.
Without at least some rain in any given day,
or at least a cloud or two on the horizon,
I feel overwhelmed by the information of sunlight
and yearn for the vital, muffling gift of falling water.
Douglas Coupland, Life After God

A pre-made template featuring an antique illustration of a young Victorian lady waiting with her umbrella under a tree for the rain to pass. You can use this as a background for your creative collage, junk journal or graphic design projects with a nature or outdoor theme.

You can download the high-resolution 11" x 8.5" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Free Victorian Trade Cards (VTCs): Linden Bloom Perfume Ad with Young Girl Blowing Soap Bubbles

First-generation digital scan of a Victorian trade card from the late 19th century, produced by Foote and Jenks, perfumers from Jackson, Michigan. The front of the card shows a young Victorian girl holding a tea cup and blowing soap bubbles while the back of the card extols the virtues of the various perfumes and powders sold by the company.

You can download the high-res 4" x 6" @ 300 ppi JPEGs without a watermark for crafts or junk journal projects here (front) and here (back).

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Free Victorian Trade Card (VTC): Vintage Parker's Tonic Ad Featuring Young Lady in a Sunny Yellow Bonnet


I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island

A Victorian trade card featuring the image of a demure young lady wearing a sunny yellow bonnet and holding a posy of red flowers in her left hand. This illustration initially appeared in a late 19th century advertisement for Parker's Tonic. You can download the high-res 5” x 7.5” @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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