Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Altered cabinet cards

Happy White Wednesday! I'm working on some creative ways to display family photos this week. We are hosting a party Saturday for my mother in law, Jean, who will be turning 80 years old.  I want to place photos around the house of Jean at various ages and stages of her life.  The entry table will focus on her childhood. I have several very good black and white photos and two tables to use. Today I altered two cabinet cards with photos of Jean as a little girl.  These cabinet cards will be the focal point of each entry table.
 
 I wanted to keep the embellishments neutral so that the picture remained the focal point. I was just adding texture. Vintage lace and mother of pearl buttons seemed perfect for this 1930's picture. Here's another shot that I love of her standing in the garden.

I used this wooden frame display just for these shots. I won't be using it for the actual party. I will have some fun photo holders for the other black and whites that will join the cabinet cards in the displays. I'll share those ideas with you as I decorate this week so stay tuned!  I hope you are having a great week.  I'm linking this to -

45 comments:

  1. So sweet. She will love that you are honoring her with the photos.

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  2. Hi Vicki, How sweet of you.... I know your mother n law will feel really special seeing the beautiful cards and photos that you have made to honor her for her Birthday! Happy Birthday to Jean!!!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

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  3. they are gorgeous! she will just love all of your beautiful touches!

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  4. Ahhh she will love you taking the time to make her feel special.

    Sylvia

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  5. I've been working on scanning old (fragile) prints and I love what you did...now if I only knew which relatives were in some of my photos I could honor them in a special frame.

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  6. What a great idea,these are really sweet. Hope you all have a wonderful Birthday party! xoxo Debra

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  7. That is so pretty she's gonna love all these lovely things that will make her birthday so special.

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  8. Wasn't she a darling! And I absolutely love what you did with the card frames.

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  9. These are so dainty and pretty! I love your pretty ribbon and special touches! I save very bit of ribbon and trim for special projects! ♥

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  10. Wish I could see her face when she sees what you have done! What a truly special honor that not very many will every experience.....And what a wonderful gift you are giving her. Can't wait to see more! Smiles & Blessings ~ Robin

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  11. Just lovely. Such a beautiful gift. What special treasures for a special lady.

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  12. What a wonderful way to honor your mother-in-law. She will love it!

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  13. Such a great way to display the photos. You are one talented girl!

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  14. What a wonderful idea! The pics of her as a child are so cute. She is going to love this. Can't wait to see how they are all displayed.
    You're very talented.
    Prim Blessings
    Robin

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  15. Oh your MIL will love these! Everyone will! Your MIL looks like a doll in the photo of her standing in the garden.
    Thanks for sharing with us!
    Hugs,
    Sonya

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  16. These are simply lovely. Your attention to the specialness of this party is perfection.

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  17. These are just beautiful!!Your MIL will love it.
    Love the photos.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  18. I love these Vicki...great job!!

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  19. What a lovely thing to do for your MIL. The party is bound to be a huge success.

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  20. That is such a great idea Vicki. Those photos are awesome and I´m sure your MIL will love it and all the guests too.
    Have a wonderful day
    xo Tina

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  21. Thanks so much for the wonderful inspirations! My BF owns an Antique shop. She has many cabinet cards and we're always looking for different ways to alter them.
    Your MIL is going to be sooooo proud of you.

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  22. Dear Vicki,
    The cabinet cards of your MIL, looks so beautifull, in this way -Love you added lovely lace and the idea of placing many different photoes of her in the table display, will make her so happy-to see,
    Such a sweet gesture- '
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  23. those black & White photos of her as a little girl are just precious!!! She is going to feel so special that you took the time to make those for her Vic!!! Happy 80th to your Mother in law!

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  24. Perfectly precious I say:)
    xoxo~Carol

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  25. So pretty! Such a wonderful idea! I'm sure she will love what you have done!
    Michelle

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  26. What a lovely tribute for your sweet Mom. She will surely treasure it.
    Susie
    http://www.thepolkadotrose.com

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  27. These are so charming, Vicki! I think cabinet cards are the perfect frames for altering! So fun!

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  28. These are lovely! So precious, and what wonderful displays for your party. I love this idea.
    Have a great weekend!
    ~ Julie

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  29. These is really something wonderful! You have some real talent! I absolutely love and adore the white and the delicate decor!

    Hugs,

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  30. Soo beautiful, Vicki! Just the right amount of wonderfulness to highlight the photos!

    You have a great eye for beauty!!
    Have a fab day!
    Becky

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  31. I love these Vicki...and know she will too! Take lots of pics to share and have fun!

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  32. very sweet!!

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  33. These are WONDERFUL! Hope the party went well :) Laurel

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